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The Current

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The Current
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CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

Latest Episodes

Rumana Monzur: Untying the Knot

Bangladeshi-Canadian woman Rumana Monzur tells us how she rebuilt her life after a vicious attack from her husband blinded her. She found hope, and the will to keep going, for the sake of her daughter.

23 MIN17 h ago
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Rumana Monzur: Untying the Knot

Women in politics

Valérie Ouellet brings us an update on her investigation into why women are more likely than men to find themselves running in hard-to-win ridings — and what that means for Parliament's gender balance.

8 MIN17 h ago
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Women in politics

Deep-sea mining

Gerard Barron’s company retrieves potato-sized nodules from the ocean floor, jammed full of base metals. He says they could help to wean us off fossil fuels, but oceanographer Craig Smith warns that the risk to sea life could be too high.

17 MIN17 h ago
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Deep-sea mining

Are impeachment hearings swaying voters?

We’re checking in on the latest in the impeachment hearings with the CBC’s Susan Ormiston, and speaking to two Americans who are watching — but aren't convinced the process will sway their vote.

20 MIN17 h ago
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Are impeachment hearings swaying voters?

National affairs panel on the new cabinet

Our national affairs panel unpacks the prime minister’s options as he prepares to unveil his new cabinet.

19 MIN1 d ago
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National affairs panel on the new cabinet

Wild skating

Around this time of year in Alberta’s Bow Valley, the lakes are frozen just enough for skating, but not yet covered in snow. We join some locals to try out "wild skating."

4 MIN1 d ago
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Wild skating

Iran protests

We discuss the unrest in Iran, where more than 100 protesters are reported killed, amid an internet blackout.

21 MIN1 d ago
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Iran protests

Superbugs and antibiotic-resistance

Doctor and author Matt McCarthy discusses the rise of antibiotic-resistant bugs, and the work being done to avoid catastrophe.

24 MIN1 d ago
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Superbugs and antibiotic-resistance

Hong Kong standoff

After two days of violent clashes, roughly 100 protesters are holed up inside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, surrounded by police. We ask how the standoff can be resolved, and if more violence is inevitable.

19 MIN2 d ago
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Hong Kong standoff

What a meme of a woman yelling at a cat tells us about ourselves

A meme of two incongruous images — a woman screaming and a cat sitting at a dinner table — was one of the most popular pieces of internet humour this summer. Why did it strike a nerve, and what does it tell us about ourselves, and how we handle anger and frustration?

6 MIN2 d ago
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What a meme of a woman yelling at a cat tells us about ourselves

Latest Episodes

Rumana Monzur: Untying the Knot

Bangladeshi-Canadian woman Rumana Monzur tells us how she rebuilt her life after a vicious attack from her husband blinded her. She found hope, and the will to keep going, for the sake of her daughter.

23 MIN17 h ago
Comments
Rumana Monzur: Untying the Knot

Women in politics

Valérie Ouellet brings us an update on her investigation into why women are more likely than men to find themselves running in hard-to-win ridings — and what that means for Parliament's gender balance.

8 MIN17 h ago
Comments
Women in politics

Deep-sea mining

Gerard Barron’s company retrieves potato-sized nodules from the ocean floor, jammed full of base metals. He says they could help to wean us off fossil fuels, but oceanographer Craig Smith warns that the risk to sea life could be too high.

17 MIN17 h ago
Comments
Deep-sea mining

Are impeachment hearings swaying voters?

We’re checking in on the latest in the impeachment hearings with the CBC’s Susan Ormiston, and speaking to two Americans who are watching — but aren't convinced the process will sway their vote.

20 MIN17 h ago
Comments
Are impeachment hearings swaying voters?

National affairs panel on the new cabinet

Our national affairs panel unpacks the prime minister’s options as he prepares to unveil his new cabinet.

19 MIN1 d ago
Comments
National affairs panel on the new cabinet

Wild skating

Around this time of year in Alberta’s Bow Valley, the lakes are frozen just enough for skating, but not yet covered in snow. We join some locals to try out "wild skating."

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Wild skating

Iran protests

We discuss the unrest in Iran, where more than 100 protesters are reported killed, amid an internet blackout.

21 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Iran protests

Superbugs and antibiotic-resistance

Doctor and author Matt McCarthy discusses the rise of antibiotic-resistant bugs, and the work being done to avoid catastrophe.

24 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Superbugs and antibiotic-resistance

Hong Kong standoff

After two days of violent clashes, roughly 100 protesters are holed up inside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, surrounded by police. We ask how the standoff can be resolved, and if more violence is inevitable.

19 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Hong Kong standoff

What a meme of a woman yelling at a cat tells us about ourselves

A meme of two incongruous images — a woman screaming and a cat sitting at a dinner table — was one of the most popular pieces of internet humour this summer. Why did it strike a nerve, and what does it tell us about ourselves, and how we handle anger and frustration?

6 MIN2 d ago
Comments
What a meme of a woman yelling at a cat tells us about ourselves
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