The Current

The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. The Current's team of journalists - based in every major region of the country - think locally and globally. They don't just talk about the issues. They poke and prod them and look at them from new angles, shedding light on what needs to be exposed and taking delight in the surprising twists and turns stories can take. Nothing's off limits - politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion. If it's pertinent to Canadians, it's on the Current agenda.

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Episodes

The Current Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Can the media ever get it right?

It's a story that generates a level of scrutiny, debate and fury unlike almost any other. As part of its Eye on the Media series, CBC Radio's The Current asks how journalists are doing with their coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and examines audience reactions.
  • 2014
  • 00:19:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

The Current Disability and the Justice System

What do you do with an adult daughter whose disability keeps her in perpetual childhood and whose outbursts of anger and violence lead to criminal charges? In Halifax this week two parents went public, raising these concerns about their respective daughters and arguing that their children's behaviour is being criminalized when they should be treated with compassion and receive help. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/19/2014

The Current Human Trafficking of Inuit Women and Girls

They don't even have a name for it in Inuktitut, but a new study says human trafficking of Inuit women and girls is an alarming trend that must be tackled. There are reports of families approached to sell babies, and Aboriginal youth between 11 and 14 lured with free trips south and then trafficked for sex. Anna Maria Tremonti hears ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace

People with high-functioning autism are said to have an "invisible disability." But it's not always completely invisible. There can be problems communicating, troublesome ticks, or socially inappropriate behaviour. Sometimes, it's enough to result in dismissal. Advocates say workplaces should be more accommodating. But as CBC reporter Julie Ireton discovered, there is a bigger debate taking place about whether workers with ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

The Current Should allergy protection in schools be a human right?

Like many children across the country, Elodie has a life-threatening food allergy. Her mom Lynn Glover removed Elodie from her Hamilton, Ontario school last fall because she believed the school wasn't offering enough protection. She's since filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario claiming her daughter faced discrimination. In 2006, Ontario created the first law in the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/07/2014