Archive for the ‘Radio/The Current’ Category

Saudi Arabia is using Justin Bieber, F1 event to ‘whitewash’ its human rights record: Human Rights Watch

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Canadian singer Justin Bieber is facing calls to cancel his appearance at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this weekend to avoid whitewashing the country's controversial human rights record, according to the Canada director at Human Rights Watch.

Original Toronto Raptor Tracy Murray on how the team became so important to Canadians

Monday, May 20th, 2019

We look at the popularity of the Toronto Raptors, talking to Tracy Murray, one of the players who was there when it all began.

‘Nostalgia is not a vision’: Campaigners lay out risks and rewards of Calgary Olympic bid

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Calgarians go to the polls Tuesday, in a plebiscite on whether to pursue the bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Current spoke to two people from either side of the debate.

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

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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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. She fought to have her name made public to help ensure other young athletes don't experience the same ordeal.

Russia’s corrupt hockey playoffs mirror Putin’s ideology, says sports writer

Monday, March 12th, 2018
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It's hockey night in the Russian Federation, and some observers say recent controversies in the KHL — Russia's professional hockey league — have resonance off the ice.

Super Bowl politics: Two teams line up on different sides of a divided nation

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

This Sunday, the 52nd Super Bowl game pits last year's winners, New England Patriots against the underdog Philadelphia Eagles — and the field is brimming with politics.

‘Concussions affect a life’: Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players’ lives

Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Hockey legend Ken Dryden is calling on the NHL to penalize any play that involves a player making contact with the head of another — no exceptions.

Is breaking the 2 hour barrier for running a marathon even possible?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

A secretive project is underway to complete a marathon in under two hours — three long minutes short of the existing record. Only the elite are part of the 2017 quest to shatter the record in marathon running. But is it even possible?

Canadian hockey shutout from NHL playoffs spurs fans to defend national sport

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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It's been a long time when a Canadian hockey team celebrated a Stanley Cup win. This year Canadian teams are shut out of the NHL playoffs and the lure of other games beckons. What's all this doing to the hockey business? And the hearts of hockey fans?