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Tied Feet Student, Siegfried Park, Face App Gallery, Thunder Bay Deaths, General Hospital Cancer Drug, and more

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

He was bound -- she's determined. An eight-year-old First Nations student is tied at the ankle to another student as punishment -- and now, two years later, his great-aunt wants the school board to review its decision to do nothing about it.


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Trump: Special Counsel, Stealthing Lawmaker, Shark Livers, Tesla Workers, Chris Cornell Obit, and more

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Understanding the overseer. U.S. President Donald Trump calls the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia a "witch hunt" -- but as our guest explains, there's nothing supernatural about it.


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Trump Latest: John Dean, Councillor Flight, Jeremy The Snail, Offensive Word "Newfie" Study, Encore: Samra Zafar, and more

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The over office. After the revelation that U.S. President Trump tried to stop the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn's ties to Russia, many are talking impeachment and Watergate -- subjects our guest, former Nixon aide John Dean, knows a lot about.


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Garbage Island, Trump Classified, Charity Bookshop, Fentanyl OD Cop, Passenger Bill Of Rights, and more

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

All washed up. Scientists arrive on a remote island in the South Pacific to discover it's been trashed -- not by human inhabitants, by tens of millions of pieces of plastic humans have chucked into the ocean.


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RCMP Bullying Report, Cyber Attack Hero, Sgt. Pepper's Reviewer, Targeted Activist, Snowden Refugees, and more

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An intimidating task. The RCMP watchdog says not enough has been done to tackle problems with harassment and bullying among officers -- and that the force can't handle the problem on its own.


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NHS Cyber Attack, Hit And Run, Autograph Law, Saskatchewan Ambulance, Rare Plants Destroyed, Hong Kong Bookseller, and more

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Put your money where your health is. In the U.K., hackers take control of thousands of National Health Service computers, demanding a ransom -- as part of a cyber-attack that has hit dozens of countries.


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Former FBI Critic, Corrections PTSD, Election Sign Trap, Measles Outbreak, Stumble Suit, Addiction Centre Neighbours, and more

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The end -- and the beginning of the end? When U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fires the FBI Director, a former agent is chilled -- because he believes it will have a chilling effect on the agency's Russia investigation.


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Comey fired, BC election, Suzuki ad, and more

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The director's cut. After the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the Democrats are crying foul -- and demanding an independent special prosecutor to investigate links between the Trump Administration and Russia.


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Nuclear Site Emergency, Pepe The Frog, Sheep-Eating Plant, Hutterite Fire, Anne Morrissy Merick Obit, Kosher Cheese Charge, and more

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Two ominous words: "Take cover." That was the order from the U.S. Energy Department to workers at a nuclear waste site in Washington state today -- after the collapse of a tunnel contaminated with radiation.


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Quebec Floods, France: En Marche, Bad Condo Behaviour, Chibok Girls, Pineapple Art, Opioid Guidelines and more

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Wrung out. A Montreal resident awoke in the middle of the night to firefighters pounding on her door, urging her family to leave as the water gushed in -- and now she's wondering when, or if, they'll be able to return.


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Quebec Flood, Microbeads Retraction, Little Free Library, UAE Icebergs, Afghan Death Photo, Dragonfly Study, and more

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The life aquatic. As the rain continues in Quebec, streets on Montreal's West Island look more like lakes -- but despite an imminent evacuation order, our guest has opted to stay put, rather than play the wading game.


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Healthcare Vote, Pig Protester, Little Free Libraries, Flint Water, Plastic Melting Ship, and more

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A not-especially clean bill of health. U.S. President Donald Trump scores a win when the House passes a bill to replace Obamacare -- but a Republican representative who voted against it says it has problematic pre-existing conditions.


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Mount Logan climber, Sessions laughing protester, Montreal flood, and more

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cold comfort. Natalia Martinez has been trapped on Yukon's Mount Logan since Monday's earthquake -- and while her partner says rescue plans are well under way, she'll face more severe weather before she's brought to safety.


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Prison Report, School Lunches, Baseball Ashes, London Ranked Ballot, Fort Mac Father, and more

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Crime and undeserved punishment. In his report on the death of a Cape Breton prison inmate in custody, Canada's Correctional Investigator blasts guards for using excessive force -- and Correctional Services for failing to investigate.


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Dallas Boy Shot, Posthumous Award, Immigration Detainee, Reading: The Wise Owls, Recruiting for Jihad, and more

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

He was going. Now he's gone. When a party in a Dallas suburb got out of hand, 15-year-old Jordan Edwards and his friends tried to leave -- but he was killed when a police officer shot into their moving car.


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Execution Relative, Venezuela Protest, My Enemy/My Brother Feature

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When the daughter of the latest Arkansas inmate to be executed could not afford to see her father one last time, our guest made it happen even though that inmate killed her father...AND...The filmmaker behind the new documentary "My Enemy, My Brother" tel


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O'Leary Volunteer, Peel School Mom, Gus the Asparagus, Jimmy Wales, and more

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A lousy return on investment. Kevin O'Leary's departure from the Conservative leadership race has left some of his supporters feeling betrayed...AND...Unreality check. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tells us about his latest project.


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Kevin O'Leary drops out, Toronto crane rescue, and more

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A shark never stops moving. And now, "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary has announced he's moving right out of the Conservative leadership race -- and as he explains, it's because he thinks the party is gonna need a bigger vote.


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Softwood lumber dispute, Arkansas executions, Yemen famine, and more

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Timber! That sound you hear is high hopes crashing to the ground -- now that the Trump Administration has fired what could be the first volley in a trade war, by imposing big new tariffs on Canadian imports.


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London marathon runners, Afghanistan attack, naked mole rat study, and more

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Long-distance relationship. Nine years ago, one man talked another out of jumping off Waterloo Bridge to his death -- and yesterday, they ran the London Marathon together, at the exact same time.


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Assisted dying, French elections, unicorn frappuccinos, and more

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fighting for his life, and for his death. No one knew Adam Maier-Clayton's fight for assisted dying better than his own father, Graham Clayton -- and tonight, Mr. Clayton tells us about the grief that has followed his son's suicide.


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Real estate changes, garment industry transparency, treasure map from space, and more

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

If you can't stand the heat, you won't get a kitchen. So Ontario's government is stepping in to cool down Toronto's uncomfortably hot housing market -- but one economist warns the intervention could give buyers and sellers a nasty cold.


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Bill O'Reilly out, DREAMer deported, Sylvia Moy obit, and more

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Oh, really? No -- O'Reilly. But yes, after a series of accusations of sexual harassment, and a mass exodus of advertisers, Fox News has really cut the popular host of "The O'Reilly Factor" loose.


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UK election, Toronto housing prices, Ziggy wine trademark dispute, and more

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Faster than a speeding ballot. After British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a surprise snap election, a Labour Party member predicts her haste will lay waste to the opposition.


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North Korea tensions, Assisted death advocate, Turkey referendum, Laundry cooking, and more

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Demilitarized tone. Vice President Mike Pence has stern words for Pyongyang from Korea's demilitarized zone, but former Democratic negotiator Bill Richardson says its time for both sides to cool down...AND: The head of Dying with Dignity says 27-year-old


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Afghanistan reporter, Impaired driving overhaul, Louis Sarno remembered

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Yesterday, the U.S. military dropped a giant bomb in Afghanistan -- but details about the effect of the explosion remain up in the air...AND, Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch remembers his friend Louis Sarno -- the American musicologist.


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'Mother of all bombs', Snoring is a habit, New marijuana law, UN Haiti abuse

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Full blast. Today, without warning, the United States dropped a bomb in Afghanistan -- one so massive it had to be delivered by cargo plane. Ready to roll. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's new bill will finally legalize marijuana -- but with no def


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So close after so far. Superhuman Canadian runner Gary Robbins tells us how he almost became the sixteenth person ever to complete the gruelling, hundred-mile Barkley Marathons.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 12: Also, a woman in Maplewood, Missouri launches a lawsuit against the city -- after she was found in violation of a nuisance ordinance for calling the police about her abusive boyfriend.


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A new Cold War heats up. With a Moscow meeting imminent, the White House applies more pressure to convince Russia to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad, but our guest says Vladimir Putin will not be moved -- at least, not like this.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 11: Also, new revelations from African migrants leaving their homes to cross the Mediterranean -- who say they've been sold as slaves by people-smugglers and militia groups in Libya.


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Tug of war. The Prime Minister remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge as Canada's coming-of-age moment, but one historian says the reality was too brutal to be turned into a convenient patriotic myth.

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 10: Also, in some states, students are publicly shamed when they're unable to pay for a meal -- but New Mexico's new law sets out to un-make a mockery of kids' inability to afford lunch.


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A badly-oiled machine. A warmer Arctic means an increase in ocean traffic, and an increased chance of an accident leading to an oil spill -- and a new report suggests remote areas are not remotely prepared for that.

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 6: Also, a state senator in Hawaii is pushing a new law that would classify homelessness as a medical condition -- and allow doctors to prescribe shelter.


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Sucker punch. Former Canadian Olympic boxer Custio Clayton says Montreal police didn't pull him over last night because they wanted an autograph -- but because he's black.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 5: Also, after 25 years, Arizona shuts down the infamous "Tent City" jail set up in the middle of the desert by Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- in part because prisoners actually wanted to do time there.


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Darkness at first light. A dawn attack in Idlib province kills dozens of people and sickens dozens more -- and a doctor who's been treating the victims believes it was a chemical strike.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 4: Also, a potentially offensive line. The NHL announces it won't be participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Korea -- and one former Canadian Olympian says that makes sense from a business perspective, but not from a fan's.


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Chaos in St. Petersburg. At least ten people are killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb filled with shrapnel explodes on a subway train in Russia -- and our guest's train arrived at the station moments later.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Apr. 3: Also, as he sees it, it's publish and perish. Journalists in Mexico are being murdered, and their murders are going unpunished -- so the publisher of one Juarez newspaper decides it's safer for his staff if he stops the presses.


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Captive sentence. A Nova Scotia man receives seven years for forcing a fourteen-year-old girl into prostitution, marking the first ever human-trafficking conviction in the province.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 31: Also, talk to the hand. After Ottawa police officers sport wristbands in support of a colleague charged with manslaughter, a former firefighter launches a counter-campaign acknowledging the alleged victim.


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Do not inter. In a small Quebec town, a proposal for a Muslim cemetery faces fierce opposition from a group of residents. We speak with an imam who made the trip from Montreal to quell their fears.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 30: Also, cars keep getting safer for the people inside them -- but a new report from the U.S. says more pedestrians are being killed than ever before.


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An amicable divorce -- or the onset of a splitting headache? British Prime Minister Theresa May officially sets the two-year process of Brexit in motion -- and our guest, a Conservative MP, is looking forward to the U.K. going it alone.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 29: Also, a wrenching decision. Farmers with so-called "smart tractors" can't afford the maintenance, so they're turning to illegally downloaded, hacked software -- and tonight, a John Deere spokesperson gets a fix on the situation.


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Military imprecision. An airstrike targeting ISIS snipers in Mosul killed as many as 200 civilians this month -- and it looks more and more like the U.S.-led coalition is responsible.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 28: Also, return to dissenter. Three years after they participated in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, nine activists are arrested -- immediately following the election of a new Beijing-friendly chief executive.


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The detention mounts. Tens of thousands of Russians take to the streets to protest corruption, and hundreds are arrested on the charge of "illegal provocation" -- including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and our guest.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 27: Also, if you buy a so-called "smart tractor," you're locked into a restrictive contract that makes repairs prohibitively expensive -- so some desperate D-I-Y farmers are resorting to buying hacked software.


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The art of "No deal". The House vote on U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative push -- the repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" -- is pulled at the last minute, when it becomes clear that it's DOA.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 24: Also, President Trump did make progress on another promise, though, giving the go-ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline -- although a Nebraska farmer says that progress will come to a screeching halt at his property line.


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Put your money where their mouths are. The Liberal's new budget earmarked billions more dollars for Indigenous health, education, and infrastructure -- but Cindy Blackstock says they've left out Indigenous children and youth.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 23: Also, he was off to meet our guest. Instead, he met an assassin. Today, a former Russian lawmaker and critic of Vladimir Putin was gunned down in Kiev -- and the man he was scheduled to see is pointing the finger at Moscow.


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An attack in the shadow of Big Ben. We speak with a witness to today's shocking violence near the British parliament -- in which someone drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and was shot after stabbing a police officer.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 22: Also, a car and a knife. Those two simple things were apparently the assailant's only weapons in London today; we'll ask a former security official if it's time to issue guns to British police.


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The divisive uniter. The late Martin McGuinness was an IRA commander first, and later a key figure in negotiating peace in Northern Ireland. Tonight, one guest says goodbye to a great man -- and the other says good riddance to a scoundrel.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 21: Also, keep calm and do not carry those things on. The U.S. and the U.K. both announce a ban on laptops and other electronic devices on flights from certain airports in the Middle East and Africa.


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Sea change. So far this year, the number of refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean has risen dramatically -- and tonight, we speak with a doctor aboard a ship that saved nearly a thousand people just yesterday.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 20: Also, At a hearing in Washington, James Comey offers another extraordinary revelation: this time, that the FBI is investigating Russian interference in the election -- and any links between the Trump campaign and Russia.


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Showing some restraint. A Honolulu judge issues a temporary restraining order against the latest version of President Trump's travel ban -- and tonight, Hawaii's attorney general tells us why he challenged it in the first place.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 17: Also, Close encounters of the burned kind. A BBC team went up Mount Etna in Sicily to do a story on volcano monitoring -- and ran down at top speed when it abruptly erupted.


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The glory's still there -- but the power is iffy. Hydro bills in rural Ontario have gotten so high that people are appealing to local churches because they can't make ends meet -- and now, neither can the churches.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 16: Also, pre-emptive spike. After a white rhino at a French zoo is brutally killed for its horns, a Czech zoo decides to dehorn all its rhinos before poachers can even try.


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A moment's peace. In the photograph, a man listens intently to his gramophone in front of shattered windows in a rubble-strewn bedroom in Aleppo. Tonight, we speak with the man who took that photo.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 15: Also, make lakes great again. The Trump Administration may be preparing to slash the funding of the Great Lakes clean-up program -- and a Wisconsin mayor tells us what he's doing to keep that program from being watered down.


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All right now. As The Netherlands prepares to go to the polls, the two main choices are a conservative party -- and the party of a man who's been called the "Dutch Donald Trump" -- among other things.

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mar. 14: Also, house of discards. They made their homes in a gigantic landfill in Ethiopia. Then, the whole thing came crashing down. Now, the death toll keeps climbing.


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Monday, March 13, 2017 - Going nowhere fast. Girl Guides of Canada won't be needing tour guides of America -- because the organization has just announced all trips south of the border are suspended, due to the travel ban.

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Plus, the enormous toll on the smallest people. It has been six years since the civil war began in Syria -- and UNICEF says more children were killed there last year than ever before.


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Trying his patients. They voted Trump and they hate Obamacare -- but, according to a West Virginia doctor, his Red State patients will be left in a sorry state by the Republicans' proposed health care plan.

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 10: Also, a story that may have more than one big payoff. An investigative reporter says Sweden's arrest of a Bombardier employee for suspected bribery may only be the beginning of the company's legal problems.


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The official opposition. Liberals in a Montreal riding reject the candidate the party wanted, and nominate a virtual unknown instead -- and the local mayor, who was shut out of the race, says resentment fueled the rebellion.

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 9: Also, making a federal case of it. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister wants Ottawa to take action to stem the flow of refugees entering illegally from the United States -- but he won't say what action.


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Variety and the spies of life. It's being called the biggest leak of CIA documents ever -- and if it's real, Wikileaks has revealed that the agency can spy on you through your TV, even when it's off.

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 8: Also, they were dressed as doctors. But they weren't at the hospital in Kabul to help, they were there to kill -- and tonight, a journalist tells us about the deadly attack that ISIS says it orchestrated.


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A killing behind bars. In the dead of night, poachers break into a French zoo, kill an endangered white rhinoceros, and saw off its horn -- which is worth thousands of dollars on the black market.

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 7: Also, he was bounced -- but next year, he'll be bouncing. After years of being banned from the All Native Basketball Tournament because he didn't pass the "blood quantum" test, Jos Wilson wins his fight to play.


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Rolling out the unwelcome mat -- again. After his first executive order is blocked, U.S. President Donald Trump issues a revised version of his travel ban -- but opponents say it still discriminates against Muslims.

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 6: Also, sudden death, delayed response. Seven months after a mentally ill Somali-Canadian man dies following a confrontation with police, Ontario's police watchdog charges an Ottawa officer with manslaughter.


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She was right, but she's not celebrating. An Irish historian urged the government to dig up the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers, believing hundreds of infants were buried there -- and today, the government confirmed her fears.

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 3: Also, from online byline to way out of line. Police charge a disgraced former journalist with making a number of anti-Semitic threats across the U.S. -- and our guest believes the same guy has been harassing him for months.


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Out of commission. It seemed like a huge step forward when a sex-abuse survivor joined the Pope's commission for the protection of minors -- but now Marie Collins has quit, citing a distressing lack of progress.

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 1: Also, the red flag was a red flag. In 2015, a group of Confederate flag lovers cruelly disrupted an eight-year-old black child's birthday party -- and this week, two of them were given prison sentences.


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Love and hate. Someone breaks into the home of a teenage girl in Port Colborne, Ontario, and spray-paints a racist slur on her wall -- because she's white, and her boyfriend is black.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 28: Also, the truth hurt. Remembering the late Augie Merasty -- who turned the ugly legacy of his time at residential school into a memoir that became an award-winning bestseller.


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Shattered. A Philadelphia rabbi tells us about the clean-up at a Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones lie toppled and broken -- the second act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in the U.S. in less than a week.

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 27: Also, a tale of two tales. Author Joseph Boyden acknowledges the similarities between one of his short stories and a story by an Ojibway elder -- but says he didn't copy from the latter to write the former.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170227_64096.mp3




A rigged Presidential selection. For the umpteenth time, Donald Trump expresses his hostility toward the media -- but then, for the first time, his White House bars certain news outlets from a press briefing.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb: 24: Also, a step forward -- or a step skipped. Two provinces announce they're reconsidering the role of preliminary inquiries in the court process to prevent unreasonable delays -- but our guest says that's unreasonable.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170224_61443.mp3




Disarming honesty. After his girlfriend is killed on live television, a former TV reporter runs for office -- advocating for nuanced gun-control policies he believes could save lives.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 23: Also, an Iowa state senator wants universities to grill potential professors about their politics during job interviews -- to ensure Republicans and Democrats are equally represented at the lectern.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170223_32735.mp3




The seven wonders of the worlds. In a nearby solar system -- "nearby" in astronomical terms, anyway -- NASA discovers seven new planets about the size of our own, some of which may be habitable.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 22: Also, belatedly guilty as charged. Jamal al-Harith was a former Guantanamo detainee who always insisted on his innocence -- but now he's died as a suicide bomber for ISIS in Iraq.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170222_93139.mp3




Inspiration in desperation. After a teenage boy overdoses in his garage, an Ontario father goes public about his own family's struggles with opioid addiction.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 21: Also, when it comes to lost works of literature, Walt Whitman really does contain multitudes. A Texas grad student discovers a forgotten novel by the great American poet.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170221_20859.mp3