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The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, one of Canada's most trusted and listened-to journalists.

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Solar probe set to embark on perilous journey to the sun

Humanity's first mission to touch the sun thrills NASA scientists.

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How to tell the perfect lie

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'A Nazi in all but name': Author argues Asperger's syndrome should be renamed

Hans Asperger's pioneering work on autism led to Asperger syndrome being named after him. But the author of a new book claims that he also collaborated in the Nazis' euthanization of children.

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These designers think everyone should wear jumpsuits - so they've made one in 248 sizes

The Rational Dress Society proposes that we clear out our wardrobes and wear jumpsuits 24/7. It's not just a fashion statement, it's a path to unity and equality, they say.

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Turkey's lira crisis puts European economies at risk, says expert

As the Turkish lira tumbles and the country's president remains defiant in a tariff battle with the U.S., one expert warns the economic stability in Turkey could spread beyond its borders with serious implications.

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Charlottesville resistance 'knocked the alt-right back on its heels,' says prof

Other groups followed Charlottesville's example in opposing alt-right, says professor

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How Judy Rebick's 11 personalities helped her cope with the abuse she suffered as a child

Feminist Judy Rebick reveals she lived with multiple personalities - and that it made her a stronger activist.

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Canadian 'Raccoon Whisperer' draws international admirers

Jim Blackwood has been feeding raccoons from his deck for two decades. Videos showcasing his raccoon family have been met with such enthusiasm online that some international fans are travelling to see the interactions first-hand.

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Would you let a 10-year-old cut your hair? Artist argues we should give kids more control

Theatre artist Darren O'Donnell says it's time to break down our 'adultitarian' society and take children and their abilities more seriously.

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Telling their stories on canvas: Syrian refugees take art classes to overcome trauma

An art project in Toronto aimed to help Syrian refugees confront their trauma, by letting them tell their stories on canvas.

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How 'counter-monuments' can solve the debate over controversial historical statues

Amidst the disagreement over what to do about John A. Macdonald statues in Canada, one expert points to "counter-monuments" as a way to add historical context without removing what already exists.

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Fredericton shooting leaves 4 people dead, suspect in custody

Two officers are among four fatalities in a Fredericton shooting that police are continuing to investigate. The Current speaks to eyewitnesses and CBC reporter Harry Forestell.

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Why the origins of deep brain stimulation fell into obscurity

In 1950, Dr. Robert Heath invented a technique to change the human brain using deep brain stimulation. Now it's used to treat a range of illnesses. Author Lone Frank shares the forgotten story behind Heath's controversial work in her book.

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Hitler in L.A.: How private Jewish spies foiled a Nazi Hollywood takeover

Murder plots, secret spies, and big sums of money. In his new book, professor Steven J. Ross tells the unbelievable story of how Nazis intent on affecting America culture almost co-opted Hollywood.

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Activist says Saudi police threatened his family after he tweeted about diplomatic row with Canada

As a diplomatic row threatens to pull Saudi patients and student doctors out of Canadian hospitals, one activist living in Quebec alleges that his family has been threatened by police back in his home country.

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Recycling injectors could help solve EpiPen shortage: researcher

Dr. Jackie Duffin offers a practical solution to curtail the ongoing EpiPen shortage - reusing expired injectors. She's calling on the government to do more to inform and protect Canadians.

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The race for the perfect red: Why we still haven't cracked the colour of love, excitement and blood

In the history of producing colour pigments, our efforts to make the perfect red have often resulted in shades not quite bright enough or prone to fading. But after scientists accidentally discovered a new shade of blue, the race is on to create the right red.

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Banning Alex Jones, Infowars could 'backfire,' tech journalist says

The rules invoked to ban Alex Jones and Infowars from online platforms have existed for years, says a technology writer. By not addressing the issue until now, companies have allowed his popularity and influence to grow.

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Overall health includes oral health: Should dental be part of universal health care

Dentists are divided on whether universalizing dental care is the way to fix problems of inadequate and inequitable coverage.

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Was Canada's criticism of Saudi Arabia a diplomatic faux-pas?

Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it would cease new trade deals with Canada in reaction to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's tweets calling for the 'immediate release' of detained Saudi activists.

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Meet the Sherlock Holmes of bird crimes investigating the black market for dead hummingbirds

Forensic ornithologist Pepper Trail has been investigating the apparent rise in a black market trade for chuparosas: love charms made with the bodies of dead hummingbirds.

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Finding Adler: The music and mystery of the Jewish refugee who shaped the lives of a Chinese family

During the Second World War, a Jewish refugee escaped the Nazis and fled to Shanghai. There, he taught music to a group of orphans, but abruptly disappeared in 1947. The Chinese-Canadian son of one of those orphans, Fang Sheng, set out to solve the mystery of what happened to him.

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Too many tourists? Rethink how you travel or risk ruining destinations, says expert

International tourism grew by 7 per cent in 2017, with 1.3 billion people dragging suitcases around the world. But locals in popular destinations like Venice are fed up as large influxes threaten local culture, push up prices and damage the environment.

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Rohingya refugees 'very scared' as monsoon season approaches in Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslims fled persecution in Myanmar and many are in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh. But there's another threat they face - monsoon season.

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Feline lovers beware: Study suggests dogs are smarter than cats

For years, the taunt has been that cats rule, and dogs drool. But dog lovers - fear not - it turns out science is on your side.

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Watch the fur fly in the surprisingly competitive world of cat shows

Rivalry is rife in the competitive world of the Cat Fanciers' Association.

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Who foots the bill for forest fires? One expert argues there's a simple way to save taxpayer money

As forest fires rage across North America, one expert argues that governments should take out insurance policies to reduce the burden on taxpayers.

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Is there a dinosaur hiding in your drawer? Meet the man who's found 15 new species

Dozens of new species of dinosaur are being discovered every year, which keeps expert fossil hunters like Steve Brusatte busy.

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Making street harassment a hate crime could unfairly target minorities, warns advocate

Some countries have introduced legislation in an effort to curb the street harassment of women, but one advocate warns there could be unintended consequences.

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Italian government's suggestion NGOs are colluding with traffickers is 'shameful politicking,' aid worker says

Matteo Salvini, Italy's newly installed far-right interior minister, defended his government's controversial decision to close Italy's ports to NGO rescue operations on the grounds of "collusion" between migrant traffickers and aid workers.

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Trump is creating a world of empty embassies and risking global stability, says Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow's new book argues that the U.S. State Department is being gutted to the point where American influence in the world is at risk.

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How 'fat shaming' from doctors is leading to misdiagnoses for obese patients

Critics are calling out health-care provides who fat-shame obese patients, arguing it leads to inferior care compared to non-obese patients.

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Time to loosen up? Meet the mayor trying to ban mandatory neckties in the office

Citing health concerns and gender discrimination, a U.S. mayor is trying to free workers from having to wear neckties at the office.

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Journalism can't 'have all the answers' in the complex age of Trump, says veteran reporter

The public is "selective" about what it deems fake news, according to a veteran reporter covering the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Would you fly in a pilotless plane? AI aircrafts are on the horizon

From debate about the relative safety of unmanned cockpits to concern about the technology's lift-off among passengers, the future of pilotless planes remains cloudy.

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Hot sauce with chili and bananas? Using science to discover surprising food pairings

American chef James Briscione's new cookbook Flavor Matrix explores why the pairing of certain foods based on their chemical compounds taste so good, like tomato with coconut or coffee with carrot.

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How empathy can transform healthcare: Dr. Brian Goldman

ER physician Brian Goldman makes the case for kindness in his medical memoir that includes research suggesting an empathetic bedside manner can benefit patients and doctors.

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Jail time for using a plastic bag: Is Kenya's strict ban helping or hurting its people?

Rivers and lakes are cleaner since Kenya introduced a sweeping ban of single-use plastic bags, but thousands of jobs have been lost. Caro Rolando's documentary, From The Frontlines: The War on Plastics, examines the debate about whether the ban is doing more harm than good.

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'We don't know all those stories': Impact of Toronto shooting hard to capture, Montreal Massacre survivor says

Two women who lived through mass shootings share their experiences of recovery and discuss what can be done to help those impacted by the shooting in Toronto's Danforth neighbourhood.

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Sacha Baron Cohen's controversial new show has critics reevaluating comedy in Trump era

Baron Cohen uses his usual deceptive tactics in Who is America?, which critics warn may fuel distrust in a time of fake news and growing tensions.

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Listen to Mic Drop: A podcast by teens

On Friday's we pass the mic in our feed to teenagers with a CBC original podcast about teens and their real-life struggles. The podcast gives teens privacy - using only their first names, or in some cases, pseudonyms, so they can really open up about their life. This is the last installment.

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Why tiny microbes could be the key to the search for life on Mars

Parallels between the evidence of water on Mars and subglacial lakes in Nunavut has renewed optimism for life beyond Earth among researchers.

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New compilation of Nelson Mandela's letters shed light on his time in prison

Hundreds of letters Nelson Mandela wrote while incarcerated under apartheid rule have been compiled into a new book. The Current discusses the compilation with its editor, Sahm Venter, and Mandela's granddaughter.

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'A compromised life is worth living': Why Ing Wong-Ward won't choose medically assisted death

Ing Wong-Ward, a disability rights advocate, was diagnosed with colon cancer over a year ago. Now in palliative care, she is fighting to make her remaining time meaningful - and to help others to do the same.

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Canada needs to brace for wave of eco-refugees in future, climate scientist says

Extreme heat is here to stay and we need to prepare for more of it to come, says a climate scientist who suggests rising temperatures could lead to eco-refugees making their way to Canada in the decades to come.

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Americans can relate to life under dictatorship thanks to Trump, says 'Egypt's Jon Stewart'

When Bassem Youssef left his career as a thoracic surgeon to focus on political satire, he earned the moniker of Egypt's Jon Stewart. Now living in the U.S., he sees similarities between his native home under military rule and America in the age of Trump.

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How O-Six became Yellowstone's 'most beloved' wolf

Author Nate Blakeslee looks at how the life of a famous Yellowstone wolf named O-Six provides a poignant insight into the struggle for survival of wolves in the U.S.

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'Urban movement' grows as municipalities take sale of handguns into their own hands

After a deadly shooting in the city's Greektown neighbourhood, Toronto council approved a motion to urge the federal government to forbid the sale of handguns in the city.

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Academic research should be funded by public tax dollars - not corporations, says ethicist

The findings of a recent CBC News investigation is drawing the ire of academics who are concerned about the use of corporate money to fund research at public universities.

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'They are prime targets': White Helmets evacuation prompts concern for rescuers left behind

Political science professor Bessma Momani says government forces have the upper hand in Syria, and they are aiming for all those who actively opposed the regime.

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Toronto shooting: Why there are no simple explanations for acts of mass violence

Toronto's former deputy police chief Peter Sloly says the role mental health, guns and radicalization play in Canada's rising crime rates are far more nuanced than we think.

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'A lot can be done' to build on success of 3-day ceasefire in Afghanistan

A three-day ceasefire to mark the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr offered a ray of hope in the bloody war between the Afghan military, U.S. forces and the Taliban.

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Will Pegg will die an assisted death. He couldn't feel more alive

Will Pegg's body is slowly falling apart, riddled with metastatic bone cancer. He knows he doesn't want to die this way. So he's chosen to go on his own terms, with a medically assisted death.

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As gunfire rips through Toronto's Greektown, a community is 'shaken'

CBC News reporter Meagan Fitzpatrick gives us an update from the shooting scene in the east end of Toronto that left two victims dead, 12 injured.

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'Everyone remembers it': B.C. Okanagan fires trigger reminder of 2003 disaster

Fires and smoke still smouldering in parts of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley have residents and business owners concerned they may see a repeat of previous record fires.

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Listen to Mic Drop: Teens discuss their struggle with depression

This episode of Mic Drop, a podcast made by teens, looks at the complicated mental health issues youth experience and the friendships that get them through.

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The fight against 'deepfake' videos includes former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul

As technology continues to make it easier for people to create 'deepfake' videos, the threat to democracy has become more urgent. Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul shares how he was a target of this technology that aimed to discredit him.

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Why tracking 'hate incidents' that don't break the law is crucial to tackling rise in hate crimes

Irfan Chaudhry, who monitors reports of hate-fuelled encounters in Alberta, says paying closer attention to more subtle forms of violence is crucial to understanding Canada's climate of hate and possibly preventing future attacks.

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Meet the lawyer and marathon runner who creates safe spaces for others to compete

Canadian competitive ultrarunner and human rights lawyer Stephanie Case can't stop pushing herself - even while working in war zones where training is near impossible.

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Journalists today face a 'brick wall of nationalism,' says director Rob Reiner

Our greatest obligation is to hold those in power accountable, says former Knight Ridder journalist

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'Blood on their hands': Critics decry U.S. decision to allow 3D-printed gun blueprints online

Starting next month, blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun will be available online. But critics argue the move opens up a dangerous frontier in America.

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Why 'treason' doesn't quite describe Trump's actions in Helsinki

Treason may feel like the right word to describe Donald Trump's behaviour, argues one law professor, but its narrow legal definition might mean it's not the right charge.

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Human rights groups want Canada to respond to alleged mistreatment of drug smugglers at sea

Two human rights organizations are calling on the Canadian government for answers amid "troubling revelations" of the U.S. Coast Guard's alleged mistreatment of suspected drug smugglers at sea and Canada's alleged complicity.

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Ottawa unlikely to scrap Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., says immigration expert

The federal government is facing political pressure from the opposition who want to see a long-term plan to address the steady influx of asylum seekers - including a call to scrap the Safe Third Country Agreement.

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Lynching of Emmett Till no different than modern-day police shootings, argues law professor

The U.S. Justice Department's review of the 1955 killing of black teenager Emmett Till is being regarded with suspicion by some activists, while one law professor argues that there are strong links between the decades of lynchings and modern-day police shootings.

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'The Russians tried to destroy our country,' says former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile says she walked into a "huge mess" during the 2016 campaign and believes the Russians "took active measures to destabilize" U.S. democracy.

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Trump not the first president to be 'soft' on Russia, says political scientist

Donald Trump has met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, days after 12 Russian military intelligence officers were indicted on accusations of hacking Democrats. But the attitude towards Russia could undergo a stark change by the next election, one analyst says.

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Missing the soccer? Try this - the Tiramisu World Cup

It's a dessert that Italy's had a love affair with and translates to "Pick me up." CBC reporter Megan Williams takes on the hard job of judging the first ever, world Tiramisu competition.

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Why Tim Hortons in China is a hard sell

Tim Hortons proudly plays up its Canadian heritage in its marketing. Some even consider the coffee chain a part of the fabric of this country. So how will a double double fare in China, as the company plans on expanding there in the next decade?

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Bruce McArthur investigation still generating new leads, investigator says

The Toronto police detective leading the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is still reviewing leads and cold cases, after more human remains were found last week.

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How cities are finding solutions to combat scorching heat waves

There's never been such an urgency for cities to adapt to the extreme heat that experts say will continue. Here are some ideas cities are implementing to keep cool in summers to come.

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Listen to CBC's Mic Drop - a podcast by teenagers who share intimate parts of their lives

On Fridays this summer, The Current's handing the mic over to teenagers who share their real-life struggles in a new CBC podcast called Mic Drop. The podcast uses only their first names, or in some cases, pseudonyms, so they can really open up about their lives.

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Will more police on the streets be enough to curb wave of gun crime in Toronto?

An extra 200 police officers will deployed overnight on Toronto streets, in the hopes of stopping a recent spate of deadly shootings. But advocates and experts warn the problem won't be solved just by putting boots on the ground.

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Facing Race Pt 1: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada

Here's a look back on one of our most important series of this past season, Facing Race. This town hall was recorded live in Montreal where we asked what Quebec's special status means for the pursuit of racial equity, looked at racial disparities in employment and meet a former neo-Nazi who is fighting to deradicalize young Quebecers.

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Facing Race Pt 2: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada

Here's part two of our town hall in Montreal as part of our series Facing Race. We look at what Quebec's special status means for the pursuit of racial equity, examine racial disparities in employment and meet a former neo-Nazi who is fighting to deradicalize young Quebecers.

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A vote for Doug Ford was a vote against reconciliation, says Indigenous activist

The folding of the Indigenous Relations portfolio into another department in Doug Ford's new administration has alarmed First Nations advocates, who argue it shows reconciliation is not a priority for the new premier.

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Greyhound bus cancellations: Should affordable transportation be considered an essential service?

Greyhound bus service in much of Western Canada is about to become history. With many rural communities relying on transportation to access health care, some argue the government needs to subsidize this service.

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Thai boys' recovery could be put at risk by media spotlight, says author who worked with Chilean miners

The soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand have a long recovery ahead of them, but there may be lessons to learn from the case of the Chilean miners, who were tapped underground for 69 days in 2010.

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Meet Mega Traun, the Canadian veteran who went from a roadside bomb to gold at the Invictus Games

Mike Trauner suffered life-changing injuries when a roadside bomb exploded during his deployment in Afghanistan. After being trapped at home for months on end, the Invictus Games gave him a new goal in life.

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High stakes, high emotions: Why crying in sports can hurt the game

There's a time and place to cry in sports and it's not in the middle of the game, says a sports psychologist behind a study that found tears are accepted on the field, with caveats.

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'We could all be dying': Grassy Narrows, Ont., youth suffer mercury poisoning consequences

More than a half a century after mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows First Nation, the poisoning continues to have deadly consequences - especially for youth.

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U.K. will have a 'gun to its head' over Brexit resignations, says politics professor

The resignations of senior U.K. politicians show divisions over how Theresa May's government wants to approach Brexit, and the EU could use that to strengthen its negotiating hand, says a politics professor in Britain.

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Facebook marks Nunavut Day with Inuktut translation tool in Canada

Some Indigenous people are praising Facebook's new Inuktut translation tool as a way to promote and maintain Indigenous languages but argue more needs to be done to fill the language gap for essential services.

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Why Canaan, a Haitian city without a government, is at a crossroads

Canaan is a unique settlement in Haiti, built by displaced survivors of the 2010 earthquake with little government oversight. But with a population of 250,000, the city is at risk of becoming just "another slum" unless the government gets involved, argues one expert.

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'Human crisis': Ai Weiwei's documentary showcases plight of refugees

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has turned his lens on the massive scale of the global refugee crisis in a powerful documentary, Human Flow. He says this crisis is not limited to refugees and represents the human condition.

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Journalist describes 'eerily silent' scene as first of boys rescued from Thai cave

As rescue efforts continue, we speak to a journalist at the scene in Thailand about how the young soccer team is holding up.

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Why these thrill-seekers are reluctant to geotag the stunning sites they find

Is social media - and the pursuit of the perfect Instagram picture - changing how we interact with nature? And what are the effects on the environment?

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'God doesn't make wine. God makes vinegar': Backlash against natural wine trend is a corker

The natural wine movement means there's no filtering or fining of the wine and no chemicals are added in the process. It's a method some wine lovers won't buy into.

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Listen to an episode from a new CBC podcast called MicDrop where teens pick the topics and take the mic

On Fridays throughout the summer, The Current is passing the mic to Canadian youth with a podcast that features unfiltered conversation about real-life struggles. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts.

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This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story

Former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin shares the story of her fugitive childhood with a twist you'll never see coming.

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SLAV backlash highlights Canada's history of denying racism, says poet George Elliott Clarke

The controversy around SLAV - a show about slave songs with a predominantly white cast - plays out against the complexity of French-Canadian identity, and a tendency to erase Canada's history of racism and slavery, argues George Elliott Clarke.

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Montreal heat wave: People with health conditions, no air conditioning at most risk

Since Monday, firefighters and police have been working their way through neighbourhoods to check on vulnerable residents suffering in the extreme heat that has been the cause of 11 deaths to date.

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Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter

Jeremie Saunders has a fatal illness and wants to talk about it. He and his friends mix raw emotion with waves of laughter in the infectious podcast Sickboy.

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Stephen Harper criticized for speaking at 'Free Iran' event hosted by dissident group

Former prime minister Stephen Harper is under scrutiny after speaking at a weekend rally organized by an Iranian dissident group that some critics call a 'cult-like' organization.

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Stuck 'like a cork' in the Bastard's Crawl, Canadian cavers' 18-hour ordeal to stay alive

As efforts to rescue a young soccer team from a cave in Thailand continue, we hear from experienced cavers about the accidents and disasters they've lived through, and why even a brush with death won't stop them exploring

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Social media 'turf wars' influencing rise in public shootings, anti-gun violence advocate says

Three separate shootings in the heart of downtown Toronto stir concern that gun violence is on the rise in Canada's largest city.

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The body on the boat: The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean, and the toll on those who try to save them

When the crew of the Aquarius picked up a migrant boat in the Mediterranean late last year, they found the body of a young woman on board. CBC correspondent Megan Williams set out to find out who this woman was, and how she died.

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30 years after Man in Motion tour, Rick Hansen still fighting for accessibility

"Right now there's over a billion people on the planet living with a disability according to the World Health Organization - that is one in seven people."

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How will Mexico's new president shake up NAFTA negotiations?

Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador secured a wide majority on Sunday, all but guaranteeing sweeping reforms for the country. In the midst of NAFTA negotiations, what does that mean for Canada?

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The pen pal project: How a Chicago charity taught teens the joy of letter writing

After news of two Canadian pen pals who have finally met face-to-face - after 56 years of letter writing - we look at a program in Chicago that aimed to teach teens how writing can forge a connection.

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Mic Drop: Here's why The Current is giving a voice to Canadian youth

The Current is passing the mic to Canadian youth on Fridays throughout the summer. Listening could spark a conversation with a young person in your life.

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How overcoming adversity brought together a Syrian teen and Mi'kmaq grandmother

Since meeting Mi'kmaq grandmother Charlotte Morris, 13-year-old Syrian refugee Basel Alrashdan has immersed himself in Indigenous history. When he takes his Oath of Citizenship, he's hoping to use the opportunity to highlight Indigenous treaty rights.

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Open-plan offices leave women subject to sexism at work, research suggests

Research shows that sexism is more prevalent in open-concept offices because women feel overexposed and have no privacy.

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Why migrants are desperate to flee Central America to cross U.S. border

Migrants aren't fleeing the so-called Northern Triangle countries to pursue the American dream. They're risking their lives to escape gang violence, according to a Central American analyst.

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Facing Race: Highlights from The Current's town hall event in Halifax

The Current explores issues of race facing all Canadians today, from environmental racism, to gentrification of traditionally black communities, to how the #MeToo moment is excluding black women and the violence they live under.

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How legalizing pot will help a Fort McMurray reserve become self-sufficient

With the legalization of recreational marijuana months away, Indigenous leaders are split over whether this new law should be embraced as an economic opportunity or be concerned over the potential health implications it could have on communities.

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Should boiling lobsters alive be banned? Experts disagree on whether crustaceans can feel pain

Switzerland has banned boiling lobsters alive, is it time to show these creatures we care about their feelings - even if many scientists argue they don't have any?

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Uncivil society: The divide between passion and practicality in U.S. politics now

Can politics maintain a civil tone when disenfranchised people feel their lives are on the line? And is it fair to ask people who feel that way to be patient?

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Senior podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he'll 'drop dead' before he stops fighting for equality

Harry Leslie Smith says he's seen humanity at its best - and worst. The Second World War veteran has lived through poverty and the Great Depression and warns a younger generation to heed his message: Don't let my past be your future.

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Meet Rwanda's only female neurosurgeon who trained in Canada

When Dr. Claire Karekezi returns to her native Rwanda next month after training in Canada. She will be one of only five neurosurgeons - and the only woman - serving a population of 12 million people.

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Should Canada ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity?

A bill to ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity has been under consideration since December 2015, leaving animal rights activists frustrated by the long delays. But one Senator cites expert testimony that suggests animals in amusement parks are not suffering.

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Under the knife and unaware? What happens when we're under anesthesia

Before anesthesia, there were stories of people preferring death to surgery; of hopping off operating tables and running. But are we truly fully unaware? Or does a part of us retain some memory of what happens when we're under?

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Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts

In 2014, Burlington, Ont. was hit with a so-called "weather bomb" leaving many with flooded basements. But it also kicked off city-wide efforts to adapt to the new reality of disruptive weather events.

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There's a 'major contradiction' between Trudeau's apology to LGBT Canadians and Bill C-66, prof says

The bill omits convictions from bathhouse raids, which critics of the bill say targeted gay men even if the charges themselves were not specific to sexual identity.

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Métis doctor honoured for serving remote Indigenous communities

Dr. Catherine Cook has served Indigenous communities for more than three decades. Her work has recently been honoured with the Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award.

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The magnificent bully: Why thousands of barred owls are being shot by U.S. conservationists

Barred owls are being culled in large numbers in the Pacific Northwest, in an effort to save their close cousins, the endangered spotted owl. Is it fair to kill one species to save another? conservationists disagree, but it's a question that will become more pertinent as climate change forces animals to migrate.

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Migrant crisis: When media leaves, nothing will change, says mayor of town on U.S.-Mexico border

Images of young children in cages have shocked the world this week, as a zero-tolerance immigration policy saw families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Current's Julie Crysler was in McAllen, Texas, meeting people on both sides of the immigration debate.

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Rhetoric around migrants in U.S. has parallels to slavery, says historian

Both Canada and the U.S. have a long history of removing children from the care of their parents, and one historian says the rhetoric in use today is the same as during the time of slavery.

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Why are dead hummingbirds showing up for sale? Investigating the love charm black market

Forensic ornithologist Pepper Trail has been investigating the apparent rise in a black-market trade for chuparosas: love charms made with the bodies of dead hummingbirds that appear to be growing in popularity in Hispanic-American communities.

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This pop artist used artificial intelligence to compose an entire album

Singer and technologist Taryn Southern has just done something no musician has ever done before: released an album composed with artificial intelligence. Critics argue it's not really music if a human isn't composing it.

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'I know the Yazidis are going through hell': ISIS survivors in Canada plead for help for family left behind

After surviving sexual slavery under the brutal rule of ISIS, Yazidis who escaped to Canada cannot find closure because of family members who are still missing, languishing in refugee camps or still in ISIS hands. They want Canada to do more to reunite them.

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Doug Ford's vow to fight federal carbon tax part of concerted effort, prof says

Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford has vowed to scrap the cap-and-trade system. But critics warn the move against taxing greenhouse gas emissions will have a domino effect both politically and economically.

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The Senate passed the pot bill. What happens now?

Canada is on its way to being the first industrialized country in the world to legalize pot nationally. The contentious Bill C-45 to legalize recreational marijuana passed on Tuesday.

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Government must do more to help Yazidi refugees, says advocate

Majed El Shafie and Mavis Himes have become lifelines for Yazidi refugees who have settled in Canada - as well as those still living under ISIS rule.

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Full Episode for June 20, 2018 - The Current

From Yazidi women settling in Canada after surviving sexual slavery but who are not at peace knowing their family members are in the hands of ISIS; to the support Yazidi refugees rely on; to a bill passed that pushes legalizing weed forward; to the impact of scrapping cap-and-trade in Ontario ... This is The Current.

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Increase in Toronto shootings will continue without new strategy, argues anti-gun advocate

More than a decade after the 'summer of the gun,' Toronto has seen a recent spike in shootings, including two little girls at a playground. Some argue policing and prevention strategies need a new approach.

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What makes it a murder? Coroner's office inquiry into 'concealed homicides' after Mississauga deaths

Three family members died in their Mississauga home over a period of several years, but it was only after the third death that police established a suspicious pattern. The Current talks to investigators about how they approach the scene of a death, and where mistakes can be made.

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Drummer Sheila E. encourages female musicians to keep smashing taboos

Legendary drummer Sheila E. had to fight for recognition throughout her career. She advises other young and aspiring female musicians to be confident, despite obstacles like sexism and harassment that can still be found in the industry.

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Full Episode for June 19, 2018 - The Current

From solutions addressing Toronto's surge in gun violence; to breaking down the taboo of female drummers; to how three deaths in an Ontario family is shining a light on so-called concealed murders ... This is The Current.

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Helping refugees becoming a 'popularity contest,' says advocate

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel has called for the government to let in more LGBT refugees and to track the numbers, but some advocates worry about politicizing the refugee system and warn against prioritizing any particular group over others.

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Finding Adler: The music and mystery of the Jewish refugee who shaped the lives of a Chinese family

During the Second World War, a Jewish refugee escaped the Nazis and fled to Shanghai. There, he taught music to a group of orphans, but abruptly disappeared in 1947. The Chinese-Canadian son of one of those orphans, Fang Sheng, grew up hearing stories of this man, and set out to solve the mystery of what happened to him.

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What Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings had was not a 'love affair,' new Monticello exhibit reveals

An exhibit at the Monticello plantation is being applauded by many descendants for acknowledging the life of Sally Hemings, and for sharing the truth behind her relationship with Thomas Jefferson.

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Full Episode for June 18, 2018 - The Current

From a call on the government to admit more LGBTQ refugees into Canada; to debating the legacy of Thomas Jefferson with the exhibit of Sally Hemings' bedroom; to how an Austrian Jew taught orphans to become members of China's symphony orchestra ... This is The Current.

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Daughter of Wettlaufer's last victim unconvinced inquiry will result in changes to system

Susan Horvath has lost faith in long-term care after her father was murdered by Elizabeth Wettlaufer. She's also not confident an inquiry looking into how her crimes went undetected for a decade will result in any improvements.

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Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns?

Safe Third Country Agreement is based on the understanding that both countries are safe for refugees

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Lea Garofalo was killed by her Mafia family. Now she's the face of anti-mob protests

Alex Perry's new book looks at the women who are fighting to bring down the Mafia, and inspiring people across Italy to say enough is enough.

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Full Episode for June 15 - The Current

From the inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer murders raising questions about how long-term care homes are run; to the story of women who took on a powerful mafia; to a 'zero tolerance' migrant policy in the U.S. separating children from their parents ... This is The Current with Ioanna Roumeliotis.

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Why fans still flock to the World Cup despite politics and controversy

Despite political controversy in this year's World Cup in Russia, soccer fans are still get excited for the tournament and argue the game has a powerful connection to unite the world.

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How reporter Seymour Hersh uncovered a massacre, and changed the Vietnam War dialogue

Seymour Hersh brings great insight into investigative journalism - past and present - because he has broken some of the most important and history-making stories of the last fifty years.

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Does Canada need a national cycling strategy?

As cycle advocates lobby for more bike lanes to make travel safer, critics argue Canada needs a more strategic solution than simply building more infrastructure.

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Full Episode for June 14, 2018 - The Current

From cycling advocates calling for a Canadian strategy to keep people safe; to whether Russia's controversies will affect the FIFA World Cup; to investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on reporting some of the biggest stories of the past 50 years ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for June 13, 2018 - The Current

From what was accomplished between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at the Korea Summit; to how forensic architecture can determine if human rights abuses have occurred; to whether Canada's supply management system is a solution for U.S. dairy farmers ... This is The Current.

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Should the U.S. adopt Canada's supply management system in order to save its dairy farmers?

U.S. President Donald Trump has said high tariffs and Canada's supply management system are hurting American dairy farmers, who are already struggling to make ends meet. While some argue the U.S. could solve those problems by adopting a similar system, others warn it can be bad for consumers, and for global trade.

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'Ear-witness testimony': Detainees' memories used to map out a notorious Syrian prison

A research group called Forensic Architecture has recreated a prison in Syria, a place no outsider has had access to since the beginning of the war. Former detainee testimony is used to construct an interactive model.

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Movie trailer-like video starring Trump and Kim resembles North Korean propaganda, says historian

A White House movie trailer-style video depicting U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as heroes was made to help negotiate peace. But did it have a positive affect?

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North Korean defector to Trump: 'Don't believe Kim Jong-un'

A man who defected from North Korea has a stark warning for U.S. president Donald Trump about trusting the regime.

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Supreme Court to rule on controversial risk assessment tests accused of bias against Indigenous offenders

An upcoming Supreme Court of Canada ruling could decide whether controversial tests that are used to predict criminals' likelihood to reoffend violate the Charter rights of Indigenous people.

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Watch out, Alberta - close encounters with cougars are on the rise

Wildlife experts say that as humans encroach more into cougar habitats, and as cougars adapt more to being where people live, the possibility of a close encounter is increasing.

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Full Episode for June 12, 2018 - The Current

From whether a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump will bring peace; to the growing conflict between cougars living with humans; to questioning cultural bias in risk assessments for Indigenous prisoners ... This is The Current.

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Rift between Trump and Trudeau could be first step towards a recession, warns former foreign affairs minister

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been called "unprecedented" by observers. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay says it's alarming and could even lead to a recession if it persists.

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Canadian company says it can make cost-effective fuel by sucking carbon dioxide from the air

Carbon Engineering is a Canadian company that sucks carbon out of the air and converts it to fuel. New research conducted by its founder suggests the company's methods could be a viable tool in the fight against climate change.

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U.S. activists inspired by Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

As U.S. faces up to its own problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women, what can the country learn from Canada's success - and failures?

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Full Episode for June 11, 2018 - The Current

From how the war of words between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will affect the future of NAFTA; to MMIW cases gaining traction in the U.S. after an indifference to the issue; to turning captured carbon into fuel ... This is The Current.

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'Interesting times': Political heavyweights assess Doug Ford's win in Ontario

As Ontario welcomes a new incoming premier and a seismic shift in the political landscape, we speak to three political heavyweights about what this means for the province, and the rest of Canada.

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From piety to prosperity: What obituary trends reveal about society's shifting values

With a rise of particularly frank memorials, should we be worried?

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Could marijuana help people addicted to opioids, or are we swapping one addiction for another?

The potential for cannabis to wean people off opioid addiction is getting renewed attention after Canopy Growth, Canada's biggest marijuana grower, gave UBC $2.5 million research endowment to investigate the idea.

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Full Episode for June 8, 2018 - The Current

From what Doug Ford's majority win means for Ontario and the rest of Canada, to the potential of cannabis in the fight against the opioid crisis, and what the trend of painfully honest obits says about changing attitudes towards death and journalism ... This is The Current.

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Actors in new play don't see script until they get on stage - and it's in a language they don't understand

Nassim Soleimanpour, who had a global smash with White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, is back with a new concept that explores language and the feeling of being a foreigner.

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Union's defence of Elizabeth Wettlaufer was 'grossly disappointing,' says employment lawyer

The former nurse's union filed grievances against her previous employers after she was fired for medication errors and professional misconduct.

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U.S. government treats Puerto Rico with 'disdain' in aftermath of Hurricane Maria, says lawyer

People in Puerto Rico have watched friends and relatives die as the infrastructure crumbled in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. As the new hurricane season starts, people on the island say they are ill-equipped to cope with another storm.

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Women over 50 'probably not benefiting at all from chemotherapy,' says oncologist

An oncologist and co-author of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that each year in Canada, 30,000 women battling a specific type of breast cancer may not need to undergo chemotherapy.

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U.S. Coast Guard detentions of drug smugglers 'violating international law,' and Canada may be complicit

A joint investigation by CBC's The Current and The Investigative Fund heard from seven suspected drug traffickers, who were picked up in international waters with the support of the Canadian navy. They report being mistreated after being handed to U.S. Coast Guard vessels.

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Survivor of sexual assault goes public to create a sporting world free of abuse

Former Olympian Geneviève Simard says that bringing her former ski coach Bertrand Charest to court over sexual abuse is the hardest thing she's ever had to do. Now she's fought to have her name made public, so she can make sure other young athletes don't experience the same ordeal.

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Israel's greatest threats are internal, not Hamas or Iran, says former prime minister Ehud Barak

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak calls the Middle East a 'tough neighbourhood,' doesn't underestimate - or apologize for - Israel's position of strength. Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American human rights attorney, argues that Barak's views are emblematic of a wider problem in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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Rural and northern Ontario voters sound off before critical election

Issues like the price of electricity, school closures and dwindling populations are becoming life-or-death issues for communities far away from Queen's Park.

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How brain cancer gave a neuroscientist insight into mental illness

After a career studying brains, neuroscientist Barbara K. Lipska developed a whole new understanding of mental illness when brain cancer caused her to lose her mind.

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U.K. cracks down on Russian oligarchs bringing wealth into country

British lawmakers say the flood of rubles from super wealthy Russian expats could be a threat to national security in the U.K.

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Should Canada ditch Mexico and go it alone with U.S. on new trade agreement?

As the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S. escalates, some observers are arguing that Ottawa should drop Mexico and form a bilateral agreement with Washington. But one former diplomat argues that Mexico is Canada's third-largest trading partner, and we could be turning our backs many other markets.

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Full Episode for June 4, 2018 - The Current

From whether Canada should ditch Mexico and go it alone with the U.S. on trade agreement; to the neuroscientist who lost her mind and recovered her sanity; to the impact of Russian wealth on Britain ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for June 1, 2018 - The Current

From the escalating trade war as the U.S. announces stiff tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum; to arrests in Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights activists; to how our brains work to make us feel happy ... This is The Current.

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Arrest of UBC graduate casts doubt on Saudi Arabia's push for reform

As Saudi Arabia is set to life the notorious ban on women driving in mere weeks, a UBC grad and outspoken women's rights activist finds herself detained - again - along with other human rights activists caught in the country's crackdown.

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Happiness doesn't come without hard work, according to neuroscience

The key to happiness, according to neuroscientist Dean Burnett is complex. The author explains the scientific facts behind what's going on inside the happy brain.

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Tariffs are a NAFTA bargaining chip, argues Canadian steel magnate

The steel tariffs announced by the U.S. are a NAFTA bargaining chip, argues one industry insider. But others argue that the White House should focus on countries which dump cheap metal into the North American market — instead of imposing tariffs on close trading partners.

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Trump and the Trans Mountain pipeline: What would Jean Chrétien do?

Nearly 15 years after leaving public office, former prime minister Jean Chrétien has plenty to say about today's Canada — from the Trans Mountain pipeline, to divisions in Quebec. A new documentary on the CBC Documentary Channel offers fresh insights into his life and political career.

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What is digital justice? For many, it starts with their internet bill, says activist

Social and economic inequality in our everyday lives are finding a foothold in the digital world. Activist Nasma Ahmed launched the Digital Justice Lab to fight back.

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Leave Lil Tay alone, tech writer says of controversial YouTube child star

Social media is generating a new breed of child stars and critics argue young YouTube personalities need to be protected from exploitation. But tech writer Alexandra Samuel argues there's no difference between putting your kid on YouTube versus on the ice to play hockey.

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Full Episode for May 31, 2018 - The Current

From how Jean Chrétien would handle President Trump and the Trans Mountain Pipeline; to making the digital realm more inclusive and equitable; to whether the child stars of YouTube and Instagram are being exploited ... This is The Current.

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Government should have 'removed all political obstacles' to Trans Mountain pipeline sooner: Conservative MP

A Conservative government would have exercised constitutional powers to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline stayed in the hands of the private sector, finance critic Pierre Poilievre told The Current.

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Is there a dinosaur hiding in your drawer? Meet the man who's found 15 new species

Dozens of new species of dinosaur are being discovered every year, which keeps expert fossil hunters like Steve Brusatte busy.

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Academics call removal of ISIS documents by New York Times 'unethical'

After a New York Times report in April revealed journalist Rukmini Callimachi collected thousands of ISIS documents from Iraq, several academics have put forth a petition calling the act of removing the files illegal and unethical.

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Full Episode for May 30, 2018 - The Current

From critics calling out the government's purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline; to an Iraqi-Canadian grad student's petition against the New York Times' removal of ISIS files in Iraq; to how dinosaur fossils can provide clues for adapting to climate change ... This is The Current.

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Jail time for using a plastic bag: Is Kenya's strict ban helping or hurting its people?

Rivers and lakes are cleaner since Kenya introduced a sweeping ban of single-use plastic bags, but thousands of jobs have been lost. Caro Rolando's documentary, From The Frontlines: The War on Plastics, examines the debate about whether the ban is doing more harm than good.

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Evidence shows Starbucks' anti-bias training may backfire, says expert

As Starbucks closes U.S. stores today for racial bias training, critics argue companies are going about diversity training all wrong as research suggests it can have a negative effect.

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Advocate group supporting needle exchange trial in prisons concerned over roll out

Next month, Correctional Service of Canada is providing clean needles to drug users in two federal prisons. Critics argue it's a dangerous move but a prisoner support group worries how the pilot project will roll out.

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Full Episode for May 29, 2018 - The Current

From concerns over a pilot program in two federal prisons providing clean needles to drug users; to whether a ban on plastic bags is helping or hurting Kenya; to research that suggests conventional anti-bias training may do more harm than good ... This is The Current.

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Pipeline expansion is 'last gasp of fossil fuel industry,' says activist

A Thursday deadline set by Kinder Morgan to be assured the Trans Mountain pipeline is going ahead is not stopping opponents from pushing back on the project. The expansion contradicts the future of renewable energy, says environmental activist.

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Final stretch in Ontario election has polls seeing orange

With only 10 days remaining in the fight to run Ontario, political watchers recap the unorthodox election and react to how Sunday's leaders debate plays into the endgame.

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Cutting funds to aid groups accused of sexual misconduct will hurt the vulnerable, says UN official

Aid workers are speaking out about sexual harassment on the job, but many say the industry is still reluctant to face the issue, and can even discourage reporting.

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Full Episode for May 28, 2018 - The Current

From whether the fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline is a constitutional crisis or democracy in action; to aid workers speaking out about sexual harassment and assault on the job; to a look inside the Ontario election and Sunday's debate ... This is The Current.

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'The supply chain is so tightly integrated': industry reacts to proposed tariffs

The auto sector reacts to Trump's proposed tariffs of up to 25 per cent on imported vehicles.

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Congo Ebola outbreak maps are riddled with errors. Volunteers are racing to fix them

Vaccines to treat affected areas of the Ebola outbreak in the Congo are available, but the maps distributed to get to them are inaccurate. Volunteer mappers are rapidly fixing this to help prevent the spread of the virus.

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Alex Jones faces lawsuits after calling Sandy Hook shooting a hoax

Three defamation lawsuit have been filed against conspiracy theorist and right-wing radio host Alex Jones. The suits are in relation to repeated comments he has made calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.

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Full Episode for May 25, 2018 - The Current

From how U.S. President Trump's latest threat of auto tariffs affects NAFTA negotiations; to why families of Sandy Hook victims are suing talk-show host Alex Jones; to an Ebola vaccine made in Canada rolling out in the DRC ... This is The Current.

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Music industry is complicit in R. Kelly's continued success, says culture critic

For decades, American R&B star R. Kelly has been followed by allegations he's denied, yet his music career continues. Critics argue the artist's #MeToo movement is long overdue.

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U.S. schools turn to facial recognition technology to stop gun attacks

U.S. schools are adopting facial recognition technology as a way of keeping students safe, but there are concerns about privacy, particularly as the technology becomes more widespread.

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Do your kids play Fortnite? Here's how it could win them a college scholarship

As esports grow exponentially in popularity, young players are starting to take advantage of the financial opportunities that lie in becoming a professional gamer. And some universities are starting to offer scholarships to attract them.

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Full Episode for May 24, 2018 - The Current

From how Fortnite, the biggest E-sport in the world, is opening up financial opportunities; to the music industry turning a blind eye to allegations of sexual abuse against R Kelly; to U.S. schools embracing facial recognition A.I. to combat campus shooters ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for May 23, 2018 - The Current

From the first woman to become RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki tasked to reform work culture; to how election integrity is playing out as Ireland is set to vote on abortion; to journalist Ben Makuch's fight to protect the identity of an ISIS recruiter ... This is The Current.

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Vice reporter says RCMP's demands for his notes puts journalism at risk

As the RCMP's fight to compel a journalist to hand over his notes reaches the Supreme Court of Canada, opinion is divided over whether sources should be protected, and concerns of national security.

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What can Ireland's abortion referendum teach us about election meddling in the internet age?

Ireland is about to hold a historic referendum on repealing the country's Eighth Amendment, which in effect bans abortion. As international interest in the vote has grown, it is being seen as a test case for electoral integrity.

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'We have to eradicate this behaviour': RCMP commissioner tasked to reform workplace harassment

Brenda Lucki made history when she became the first female RCMP commissioner. Her task to reform the force's work culture and to foster reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is no small feat, but she says she's committed to the challenge.

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'I expected to die in there': Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal

Bashir Makhtal languished in an Ethiopian prison for 11 years, while human rights groups fought for his release. Now, back in Canada, he is asking why it took so long to secure his release.

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Female politicians push to make Parliament more family-friendly

It's Karina Gould's first day back in Parliament after taking a 10-week maternity leave. The federal Minister of Democratic Institutions is bringing her son to work, balancing motherhood and politics. But some argue that message is the wrong one for many working women.

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The race for the perfect red: Why we still haven't cracked the colour of love, passion and blood

In the history of producing colour pigments, our efforts to make the perfect red have often resulted in shades not quite bright enough or prone to fading. But after scientists accidentally discovered a new shade of blue, the race is on to create the right red.

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Full Episode for May 22, 2018 - The Current

From the case of Canadian Bashir Makhtal who spent 11 years in an Ethiopian prison; to the search for the next red pigment and how the colour became the most fought-over in history; to making the world of politics family-friendly ... This is The Current.

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A vaccine for Lyme disease was shelved years ago, is it time to bring it back?

Dogs and horses can be vaccinated against Lyme disease, but an inoculation for humans was taken off the market in 2002. As the ticks that can cause the disease become more common, some researchers are saying it's time the vaccine made a comeback.

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Efforts to block hate speech on Facebook actually work to discriminate against minorities, critics say

As Facebook looks to expand its fleet of moderators, critics say the current system promotes biased decision-making against marginalized people.

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Music in mind and mouth: How beatboxing is helping kids with speech problems

Kaila Mullady discovered that her incredible beatboxing skills could help her young cousin overcome a debilitating speech problem. She's been helping kids like him ever since.

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Full Episode for May 21, 2018 - The Current

From why a viable vaccine for Lyme disease has been sidelined in Canada, to the business and politics of moderating content on social media, and how beatboxing skills are being used to help people with speech impediments... This is The Current with Gillian Findlay.

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Should palace officials have done more to prepare Meghan Markle's family for the royal wedding?

The world's gaze falls on the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But that intense scrutiny has been on Markle's family for months, says a veteran royal biographer, and the palace could have done more to help them cope.

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Why the soaring cost of vanilla could put your favourite ice cream flavour off the menu

Taking the kids for ice cream this holiday weekend? Soaring prices in the vanilla bean market are having an impact on ice cream mixtures — and a lot of other products too.

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Canada has dormant volcanoes. Climate change could wake them up

While the activity of B.C.'s dormant volcano presents no danger to the public, scientists are monitoring Mount Meager closely as climate change continues to affect the stability of rock in the area.

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Full Episode for May 18, 2018 - The Current

From the subtle racism towards Meghan Markle as she's set to join the royal family tomorrow; to the role climate change is having on Canada's volcanoes; to the story behind why vanilla bean is now worth more than silver ... This is The Current with Laura Lynch.

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Halifax university's decision to have white prof teach residential schools course ignites controversy

A Halifax university stands by their decision to have a non-Indigenous scholar teach a course on residential schools. But critics are outraged that lived experience is not considered necessary to share this traumatic history.

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Aging with HIV is an absent reality for Africa, says Stephen Lewis

Thanks to access to necessary treatment, Canadians with HIV are living longer than ever expected. But that's not the case for the rest of the world, says Stephen Lewis, pointing to a lack of global interest in the crisis.

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Aging with HIV: Survivors have outlived expectations, but still face stigma and uncertainty

As the population of people living with HIV gets older, they face new challenges — related to their health, finances, and isolation — in unprecedented circumstances.

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Full Episode for May 17, 2018 - The Current

From the controversy over a non-Indigenous scholar teaching a university course on residential schools; to a cohort of Canadians aging with HIV facing unexpected challenges; to Stephen Lewis on the lack of accessible HIV treatment around the world ... This is The Current.

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Full Episode for May 16, 2018 - The Current

From how to minimize flood risk as B.C. residents brace for more rising water this week; to Mokhtar Alkhanshali's quest for the best coffee in Yemen; to Tara Westover's transformation after leaving a non-conformist family against schooling to earning a PhD ... This is The Current.

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From an isolated homeschooling to a PhD from Cambridge: How Tara Westover was saved by her education

Tara Westover grew up with isolationist parents who didn't trust the government, and gave her an erratic homeschooling. She alleges that she was abused by a violent brother, but getting an education — culminating in a PhD from Cambridge — helped her to break the cycle.

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Canada must do more to minimize flood risk, says climate expert

The devastating floods in B.C. and New Brunswick are a reminder to homeowners and communities to do more to minimize flood risk, according to a climate expert who says expect more extreme weather to come.

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How a search for the world's best coffee led to Yemen in the midst of civil war

What lengths would you go to for the perfect cup of coffee? For Mokhtar Alkhanshali his quest took him to Yemen where the daunting hikes up the highland mountains were the least of his challenges during the civil war.

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