Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, did she blow it by not coughing up? A former Liberal volunteer and entrepreneur turned down a ticket to an expensive Liberal fundraiser -- and now wonders if paying to play would have gotten her work.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, she was a devoted doctor committed to health care for those who didn't have access to it. Now, Elana Fric-Shamji is dead, her husband has been charged with murder, and Toronto's medical community is in shock.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, it started as a party -- and ended as a tragedy. Our guest was at an Oakland warehouse on Friday night, when the fire began -- and he's still waiting to hear about friends who've been missing since.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were famously executed for spying in the 'fifties -- and now, their son explains why he's calling on President Obama to exonerate one of them: his mother.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, the Liberals say a committee was too quick to call for a referendum on the way we vote, but a Conservative member says the MPs have done their job and now it's the government's turn.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, an employee at an Indiana air conditioner factory says he can hardly believe the news after Donald Trump claims credit for keeping some of the plant's jobs from moving to Mexico.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, eight people have died so far in Melbourne, Australia, after a rare outbreak of something called "thunderstorm asthma" -- which had our guest gasping for breath.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Juanita Castro has especially complicated feelings about the Cuban leader -- because her criticism of her brother's government forced her to leave Cuba, but her family ties made her an outsider in Florida.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a hamlet in Nunavut goes to the Supreme Court to stop companies from seismic testing in the Arctic -- and we'll speak with the local man who spearheaded the case.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, to deflect questions about a pay-to-play fundraiser, and a dubious donation to the Trudeau Foundation, the PM says everything's cool because Chuck Strahl is a Foundation director. At which point Mr. Strahl resigns.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, he has ways of helping you talk. In the aftermath of spying revelations against a group of Quebec reporters, one senator introduces legislation to protect journalistic sources and whistleblowers.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Illinois congressman Danny Davis tells us about the victim of Chicago's 701st homicide -- a teenage boy allegedly killed because of an argument over shoes, who happens to be Congressman Davis's grandson.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, he was in prison for shooting her. Now, he's out of prison because of her. We'll speak with a Florida man who received early release this month -- and the woman he shot 26 years ago, who's in his corner now.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, dozens of allegations of police abuse in northern Quebec result in just two charges -- and the head of one native friendship centre says women in her community are now more afraid.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, after a young woman was murdered in London, Ontario, the police kept her purse before giving it to her sister -- and now, she wants to know why they held on to it for decades.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a Canadian imam is among thousands of people detained in Turkey after the failed coup -- but his wife insists her husband had nothing to do with it.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, he said he was the right man for their jobs. But despite Donald Trump's promises, an Indianapolis factory is headed to Mexico -- which will leave our guest unemployed and uncertain about his vote and his future.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Margot Bentley spent years in a vegetative state before her death last week in a B.C. nursing home -- even though her living will specifically asked she be allowed to die.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTTonight, we dedicate the As It Happens podcast to the life of poet and musician Leonard Cohen. We'll hear from those who loved him and collaborated with him over his long career.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a sense of the senselessness. A Maryland man visiting Toronto for a bachelor party is viciously beaten outside a club and later dies -- and tonight, his father tells us about the late Julian Jones.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, held up by the Rust Belt. The Republican candidate was lifted to victory by a part of the country that was once the heart of industry -- and one Ohio voter explains why she rejected the Democrats in favour of the outsider.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, actually, he's got the best words. Because Peter Sokolowski works at Merriam-Webster -- and he'll tell us how the words Americans looked up defined the 2016 presidential race.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, they're with her -- because of her. Tomorrow, the United States may elect a woman president for the first time -- and Rochester, New York is making it easier for people to pay tribute at the grave of suffragette Susan B. Anthony.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, an Ontario pilot project plans to address poverty by simply giving money to the people who need it -- and former Senator Hugh Segal explains how he thinks that could pay off.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, he wrote a bestseller -- but wishes he couldn't have. Mohamedou Old Slahi, author of "Guantanamo Diary," is finally allowed to return home to Mauritania -- after being held at the U.S. military prison for 14 years.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, an indigenous Australian man demands the British Museum give back a tree-bark shield stolen from his ancestors by Captain Cook.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is serving 28 years in prison for fraud and extortion -- but thousands of his former constituents are asking President Obama to grant him a reprieve.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé is shocked to find Montreal police were granted dozens of warrants to monitor his phone -- and now he has a few questions for the judges who issued those warrants.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, former airline pilot Beverly Bass flew into Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11 -- and this weekend, she'll go back to see the musical about that day, which is finally opening in the town where it's set.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIt's an As It Happens tradition to celebrate holidays with readings. This Halloween, we've got a reading of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven."
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Quebec's Associate Chief Justice says a shortage of indigenous-language interpreters in northern communities is causing trials to be delayed -- or cancelled.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, she was driving home when a random bullet punched through her side window. Now, twenty-six-year-old Precious Land is paralyzed -- one of thousands of Chicago residents who were shot, but survived.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, up against the Walloons. Everyone, especially Canada, blames one region for threatening the billion-dollar trade deal with the EU -- but a Belgian politician says he understands where Wallonia is coming from.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Ottawa police release a report showing they're far more likely to stop young, male, black and Middle-Eastern drivers than anyone else -- and the study's author wants it to spark discussion, and change.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAfter an interview with a grade seven teacher about the election, we decided to check in with a few students.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, It's ridiculous and insulting -- to put it invisible-planely. The UN proudly announces its new ambassador for women's empowerment -- but actual women are disappointed that it's the comic-book superhero Wonder Woman.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, it's been fifty years since Charlie Wenjack froze to death trying to get home. Tonight, his sister Pearl Wenjack tells his story, and talks about two people who've brought that story back to light: Gord Downie, and his brother Mike.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, capital idea. Two-and-a-half centuries after their ancestors contacted the Crown about a treaty, the Algonquin of Ontario finally ink an agreement in principle for an enormous piece of land, including Parliament Hill.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, on one side: ISIS. On the other side: Iraqi forces. And inside Mosul are nearly a million-and-a-half civilians who are in grave danger, as the fight for control of the city continues for a second day.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, after police charge 9 protesters at Muskrat Falls, we hear from hunger-striking artist Billy Gauthier who says his death would only be the first if the power project is allowed to flood their land.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, another former premier, Alison Redford, remembers Mr. Prentice's dedication to the province where he moved as a teenager, became a lawyer, and served -- if only briefly -- as leader.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAs It Happens producer Imogen Birchard talks to Anishinaabe comedian and podcaster Ryan McMahon about Cleveland's baseball team and #NotYourMascot.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTPlus, Ain't it weird when you discover that he really was where it's at? Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for Literature -- but even our Dylan-loving guest isn't sure the committee made the right decision, and a whole lot more.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTPlus, Under a mushroom cloud. A child in Victoria, B.C. dies after eating a wild "death cap" mushroom. And a warning to other foragers: it's indistinguishable from a mushroom that's perfectly safe.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Donald Trump says he's glad to be "unshackled" from the Republican leadership -- but a Republican Congressman says it's the GOP that should be celebrating.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, the founder of a group called "Trumpettes USA" says we're overlooking Hillary Clinton's failings, and overlooking the obvious: that her candidate will make America great again.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Alison Azer just wants action in the case of her children, who've been taken to Iran by her ex-husband -- but she's disappointed by the disrespectful action shown by Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTOn October 6 2006, Anna Politkovskaya was shot at point-blank range in her Moscow apartment building. We ask whether it's any safer to be a journalist in Russia, ten years since her death.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, the RCMP apologizes to hundreds of female members who were harassed and abused -- and we'll talk to one of the Mounties who led the charge for that apology: former Inspector Linda Gillis-Davidson.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, the Iceland Pirate Party wants to decriminalize drugs and crack down on corruption -- and it may form the country's next government.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso. the most powerful storm in the Caribbean in nearly a decade tears through Haiti and a representative of the UN's children's agency says the true toll of Hurricane Matthew may be yet to come.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, ten years after moving to Mexico and becoming part of a vibrant creative community, Canadian artist Barbara McClatchie Andrews is murdered.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, his client left a man partly blind after attacking him with a hammer -- but an Ottawa lawyer says the court was right to find that client "not criminally responsible" for a fourth time.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTA story about a Swiss town looking to hire a hermit presents a challenge.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, the U.S. Congress overrides the President's veto, and clears the way for people to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11 -- and our guest says he's ready for his day in court.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, a Sri Lankan journalist correctly predicted his own murder, and the failed inquiry that followed -- but now, a development he didn't see coming: a new investigation into his death.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAND, If you're suffering from kidney stones, you'll be relieved to hear that a doctor has made an amazing discovery: you can get rid of them by riding a roller coaster.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, a federal judge described it as one of the worst prisons in the United States -- and now that the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility has been closed, our guest is among those saying "Good riddance."
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Robert Hall was executed by a terrorist group in the Philippines in June -- and his sister wants to know why the Canadian government did so little to save him.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTWhen a Danish couple gave a ride to a Syrian refugee family, fed them, then bought them train tickets, they thought they were helping. But a Danish court called it human smuggling. We check in with activist Lisbeth Zornig -- after she lost her appeal.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, the wife of a Canadian human rights activist who survived imprisonment and torture in Bahrain remembers her late husband.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, a Pennsylvania cafeteria worker quits just weeks into the school year -- after she's ordered to enforce the school's new policy of taking hot meals away from kids whose parents haven't paid up.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, She has described her late client as "unique, creative, and outrageously opinionated" -- and tonight, literary agent Carolyn Swayze shares her memories of author W.P. Kinsella.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, a suspect in the bombings is arrested after a shootout with police -- and the mayor of the New Jersey town where that suspect's family ran a business tells us what he knows so far.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, every young writer hopes to become a hot property. They don't hope to have to run into a hot property to save their novels -- but when his house caught fire, that's exactly what Gideon Hodge found himself doing.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTWhat does squirrel taste like? Nope, not chicken. More like the other white meat. On this week's podcast extra, how to cook nature's cutest rodents. And, from 1975, a recipe for earthworm cookies.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, For the second time this year, the German town is the site of disturbing anti-migrant violence -- this time, because of an enormous brawl between about teenage refugees and right-wing extremists.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Scottish missionary Jane Haining was a hero of the Holocaust, for refusing to abandon the Jewish children in her care -- and a new discovery sheds more light on her story.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, he was kidnapped to teach someone a lesson and the family of David Sneddon, who went missing twelve years ago, believes that someone is Kim Jong-Un -- who learned English from Sneddon.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, to the head of one New York financial firm, it's not just a time to remember the 658 employees who died on September 11th -- it's a time to give on behalf of those who were taken.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, today, a federal judge in the U.S. said the Dakota Access pipeline could resume construction -- and then, to the relief of indigenous activists, the federal government put the whole thing on pause.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAs It Happens cooks up Moe Koffman's "Curried Soul" with a recipe from the back of his 1969 album "Moe's Curried Soul."