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."
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, in 2013, Canadian lawyer Robert Tibbo asked refugees to help hide Edward Snowden in Hong Kong until he could escape the country, and arrest -- and tonight, he'll tell us why.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, he was missing for twenty-seven years -- but now, the remains of eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling have been found, and the man who killed him has confessed.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, a scandal involving a fabulist stem-cell researcher who's been accused of using patients as "guinea pigs" goes all the way to the panel that awards the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Tens of thousands of people killed, millions of refugees, and a rise in racism: all results, a Washington Post columnist says, of a failure to intervene in Syria
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, It's just September, and Chicago has already had more homicides this year than in all of 2015 -- and tonight, we'll speak with a man whose job it is to clean up crime scenes.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn its Olympic hangover, some are accusing Rio of treating Paralympic athletes as second class citizens. We speak to a British gold medal winner who'll be at next week's games.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTIt seems like a good place to end. As it Happened: The Archive Edition wraps up its 2016 season with The Finnish Episode. We’ll speak with the organizer of Finland’s World Swamp Soccer Championship about what it's like to try to run in metre-deep mud.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, A teenager at an asylum centre in Norway sneaks out to sell sex, and those responsible for her care are either unable -- or unwilling -- to help.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, On Friday, Stanford University student Brock Turner will be released after serving half his six-month sentence -- and now, California has closed the loophole that allowed that short sentence in the first place.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Students in South Africa take to the streets to protest against a Pretoria high school where teachers have repeatedly ordered kids to straighten their hair.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, The New York Post's revelations of still more sexting from former Congressman Anthony Weiner appear to have ended his marriage -- but according to Dan Savage, the photos shouldn't have appeared publicly at all.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, It's unusual for a convicted criminal to thank the FBI agents who caught him -- but that's what a Mississippi man did this week, when he was sentenced for planning to join ISIS.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTHear our extended interview with Filipina Senator Leila de Lima, and her inquiry into 1,900 killings since President Duterte took office.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTOn The Privy Episode of As it Happened: The Archive Edition, we’ll hear about late poet Al Purdy’s newly refurbished privy and we’ll speak with the woman who rescued Margaret Thatcher’s former loo from a dumpster.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, In the midst of a crushing economic crisis, thousands of people in Venezuela have abandoned their jobs to find work in gold mines -- which are breeding grounds for mosquitoes carrying malaria.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, A Red Cross worker tells us how search-and-rescue efforts have gone in the aftermath -- and we'll speak with a woman who made a narrow escape before the town around her collapsed.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Waukesha has a drinking problem. At least, that's the opinion of various angry mayors around the Great Lakes -- who say granting the Wisconsin city the right to divert water from Lake Michigan could eventually leave everyone parched.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, For a time in the 'nineties, the late Lou Pearlman sent multiple boy bands to the top of the charts -- and our guest, who was in one of those bands, says he wouldn't wish Mr. Pearlman's guidance on anyone.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTPlus, Wanted post-er. An Australian man has been in detention in Dubai for nearly a month, for the crime of trying to raise money for children in refugee camps -- through an unapproved charity in a Facebook post.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT'We call up Canadian marathoner Krista Duchene in Rio, who was last on As It Happens when she broke her leg... mid-race.'
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTOn the The Birds and Bees Episode of As it Happened:The Archive Edition, we'll hear from Police Officer Anthony Planakis, who was in charge of handling New York City's problems with roving gangs of ... bees.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, the speed demon who tested his Rubik's Cube wrist work against Usain Bolt's 100 metre time came out first
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, We'll speak with a transgender runner who sympathizes with the South African Olympic athlete -- but says Caster Semenya's elevated testosterone levels mean she shouldn't be allowed to compete.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Thirty-eight years ago, a Montreal woman's baby disappeared -- and now, a Y-shaped birthmark may be the clue that leads Liliane Cyr to her long-lost child.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale promises new investments to improve the lot of immigration detainees, but warns Canada will always need to jail some newcomers.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn this Podcast Extra, we'll revisit an interview we did last week to mark the passing of Marianne Ihlen. Many people knew Ihlen from the Leonard Cohen song "So Long, Marianne," but few knew of the love that her and Cohen shared throughout the 60s.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, An Aleppo doctor has little time for ceasefire proposal, as he does his best to treat the patients of a chemical attack.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTThis week it’s The Discoveries Episode, which includes the story of an Associated Press photographer whose picture of a homeless man on the streets of Washington, DC led to him being reunited with his family.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, A Toronto judge lifts the publication ban on Rob Ford's infamous crack video. But one of the first people to report on the late mayor's drug use says there are secrets still to tell.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Rio officials says divers shouldn't worry, but we hear from a former athlete who says no one knows why a pool has turned lime green.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, More than a thousand design nerds promise to spend their money on a reissue of a 1974 CBC manual dictating the proper use of its exploding pizza logo.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Lawyers in Quetta,Pakistan gather at a hospital, following the assassination of a colleague. Then a bomb went off. A survivor struggles to describe the horror.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, an Uber driver prepares to watch his son compete in Rio after he tells a ride share fare he can't afford the trip and she rallies a team of supporters.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTThey were the first couple in the world to enter into a legal same-sex partnership. Former As it Happens host, Michael Enright, speaks with Eigil Axgil, the day after he said “I do” to his partner of 40 years in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, A study of easy-breathing Amish children suggests that early exposure to large farm animals might reduce the incidence of asthma.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, A Vancouver resident says he's having panic attacks after the city's new foreign buyer tax leaves him with a shocking bill and a date in court.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Newfoundland and Labrador Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says he's disappointed that Ottawa's new process for picking Supreme Court judges may leave his province off the bench -- again.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, a drug used to tranquilize elephants is now being sold on the streets to unsuspecting users with deadly results. An enforcement officer in Cleveland warns that carfentanyl could soon turn up in Canada.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, A Colorado man died trying to find a million dollars' worth of loot hidden by Forrest Fenn -- and now, that man's ex-wife says Mr. Fenn should get the truth -- that there is no chest -- off his chest.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTEver wonder what a typical morning is like at As it Happens? Listen in on one of our story meetings, via this week's podcast extra.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTThis week, it's The Four-Legged Episode on As it Happened: The Archive Edition. We’ll hear about a cat that stole dozens of pairs of men’s underpants and we’ll hear from a Texas lawyer who decided to take his pet donkey to court, to mixed reaction.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, In 1964, a Republican actor starred in an ad, sharing his fears that the GOP had lost its way -- and in 2016, that same actor tells us how he ended up delivering that old message in a new commercial.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Residents of the Faroe Islands slaughter more than a hundred pilot whales as part of an annual hunt called The Grind -- but our guest, a Danish MP, rejects calls for the killing to grind to a halt.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTAlso, Last night, we spoke with a woman who's fighting so-called "creepshots" on Twitter -- and tonight, Canada's Minister of Status of Women weighs in.