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 Could Pay-What-You-Can Tuition Work in Canada?

Many Canadian students scrape together thousands of dollars in loans, grants and savings for tuition fees... and still deal with crushing debt after graduation. People who've endured it successfully might say it's a rite of passage, or a good hard lesson in money management. But the State of Oregon thinks students may benefit from different rites and different lessons. It's ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/25/2013

The Current The Boy with a Past: Teen Fatherhood

He was 16 when his twins were born, a teenage father who agreed with his even younger girlfriend that the babies would be better off adopted by another couple. But that didn't make it easy. No one ever talks about the teenage dad. He is often ignored, shunned or shamed. Aziza Sindhu brings you the story of one man and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:26:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/19/2013

The Current Where's the Male Birth Control Pill?

Drug companies may be willing to supply a birth control pill for men - however there is that little problem of demand. CBC Radio's The Current asks about the slow pace of research into contraceptives for men. 
  • 2013
  • 00:25:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/15/2013