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The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

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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. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.

The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.
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Toronto, Ontario

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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. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.

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The Current CBC Radio P.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6 (877) 287-7366


Episodes

Protests in Hong Kong are a source of discord for families here in Canada, says activist

8/22/2019
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The protests in Hong Kong are causing divisions among families and friends in the diaspora. We talk to two Hong Kong Canadians about what kinds of conversations they're having at the dinner table.

Duration:00:20:06

Your smartphone is ruining your sex life, says renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth

8/21/2019
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Dr. Ruth Westheimer has been offering advice on sex and intimacy for decades, and she's not done yet. She speaks to Anna Maria Tremonti about a new documentary on her life and career, and why she thinks our smartphones are ruining our sex lives.

Duration:00:14:17

Protecting jobs is no defence in wake of SNC-Lavalin ethics report: Conservative strategist

8/21/2019
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Our national affairs panel looks at how the SNC-Lavalin report could affect the fall election, and whether the prime minister's defence that he was looking out for jobs holds water.

Duration:00:19:17

'I'm myself now': What it's like to come out as gay late in life

8/20/2019
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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson spoke openly about his sexuality for the first time in a column in the Ottawa Citizen. Coming out of the closet is an intensely personal decision no matter what the age. We speak to two people who, like Watson, came out later in life.

Duration:00:19:26

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine could have saved more lives if research was funded earlier: microbiologist

8/20/2019
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A Canadian microbiologist who helped develop the Ebola vaccine currently being used to save lives in Congo is frustrated because he believes it could have been used to save more lives if governments and pharmaceutical companies committed to its funding and support years earlier.

Duration:00:16:54

Shaming people into fighting climate change won't work, says expert

8/19/2019
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First up on the show today, we're asking whether the "flight shame" movement helps — or hurts — climate activism. One expert says inspiring people is a more effective way to create change.

Duration:00:19:58

Mosquitoes are 'our most deadly predator,' even weaponized by Nazis, says author

8/16/2019
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Author Timothy Winegard tells about his new book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator. It's abuzz with facts about the insects, including the role they played in creating gin and tonic, and how they are implicated in the rise (and fall) of the Roman Empire.

Duration:00:23:23

Conspiracy theories over Jeffrey Epstein's death will always move faster than evidence: expert

8/16/2019
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We discuss why the death of Jeffrey Epstein has spawned a rash of conspiracy theories. One expert tells us that while social media may have played a role in spreading the theories, the simple fact is that evidence moves slowly, and chatter moves fast.

Duration:00:20:04

Google Earth project about Indigenous languages feels like 'tourism,' scholar says

8/15/2019
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A new Google Earth project aims to celebrate Indigenous languages, but Canadian scholar Jennifer Wemigwans is less than impressed. She tells us why we need better tools to preserve and revitalize endangered tongues.

Duration:00:10:32

Conservatives may not win new voters, but will use SNC-Lavalin ethics report to galvanize base: pollster

8/15/2019
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Our national affairs panel weighs in on the ethics commissioner's findings on the SNC-Lavalin affair. As party leaders line up to condemn the prime minister, we explore how different parties will try to leverage the report ahead of the federal election.

Duration:00:20:33

Summer camps and facial recognition

8/14/2019
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Today on The Current, we explore summer camps that are deploying facial recognition technology to send anxious parents image updates of their unsuspecting kids.

Duration:00:20:28

Bianca Andreescu could be role model for next generation of Canadian tennis stars, says Patricia Hy

8/13/2019
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Former professional player Patricia Hy says that Bianca Andreescu's Rogers Cup win could turn her into an amazing role model for the next generation of Canadian players — but she'll need to be wary of the distractions that come with being a high-profile athlete.

Duration:00:10:27

Chinese intervention in Hong Kong protests could change the region 'as we know it': former diplomat

8/13/2019
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As protests close Hong Kong airport for a second day, we explore how the unrest is being portrayed in mainland China. We speak to an activist in Canada, and a former diplomat who warns that an intervention could be on the table.

Duration:00:20:32

Ordinary people paying the real price as governments face off over Kashmir: analyst

8/12/2019
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We discuss the situation in Kashmir, talking to people with family caught up in the political tensions.

Duration:00:20:41

This filmmaker wanted to help people get over their Islamophobia. So he offered them a free trip to Egypt

8/12/2019
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Canadian-Egyptian Tarek Mounib wanted Islamophobes in the U.S. to explore what drove their prejudice, so he offered them a free trip to Egypt. We talk to the filmmaker, and a woman who took him up on his offer.

Duration:00:16:33

How Canadian farmers are 'leading the front' on sustainable agriculture to protect food stability

8/9/2019
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In the wake of a damning UN-backed report about the links between climate change, land use and food resources, Megz Reynolds says Canadian farmers are "leading the front" on sustainable agriculture practices that curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Duration:00:12:48

Canada's oldest nudist club is marking its 80th anniversary

8/9/2019
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Birthday suits of all shapes and sizes will be on display Saturday as Canada's oldest nudist club marks its 80th anniversary in Vancouver.

Duration:00:07:50

'A lot of speculation': Mystery replaces fear in Gillam, Man., where pursuit of B.C. suspects ended

8/8/2019
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A sense of relief and mystery has replaced weeks of fear in a remote northern Manitoba community where a lengthy cross-Canada hunt for homicide suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky ended Wednesday with the discovery of two bodies, says Tessa Vanderhart.

Duration:00:18:05

Domestic terrorism charge would help track 'mobilization of violence' online, former FBI agent says

8/7/2019
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U.S. authorities need to attach a federal penalty to domestic terrorism in order for law enforcement to combat violent ideology online that apparently triggered the El Paso, Texas, attack, says Clint Watts.

Duration:00:19:58

This Syrian refugee spent months stuck in a Malaysian airport. Now he wants to bring 200 migrants to Canada

8/6/2019
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Hassan Al Kontar wants to give up to 200 asylum seekers who have spent years detained in Australia's disputed offshore immigration system the same freedom he was given: a chance to resettle in Canada.

Duration:00:19:06