Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Courtney Barrett and her family barely escaped the powerful "winter tornadoes" that struck Georgia this weekend, before one destroyed her trailer.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a hero's son's welcome. There is no greater icon to American conservatives than Ronald Reagan -- and tonight, his son Michael shares his hopes for the incoming administration.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, she knows how fast things can go downhill. Which is why the CEO of a snowboard company says she'll pay for any of her employees to attend the Women's March on Washington this weekend.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a good deed goes punished. The president of a Missouri college lets a homeless student crash in the school library on a cold night -- and is promptly given the boot for lending a hand.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, it will never be off his radar. Investigators suspend the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and the father of a passenger on that lost plane worries he'll never know what happened to his son.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a monumental civil rights moment gets its monument. President Obama announces an official commemoration of the firebombing of a bus full of "Freedom Riders" in Alabama in 1961 -- and we'll speak with a survivor of that attack.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief, tells us how a northern Ontario community is coping after the suicides of two twelve-year-old girls.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, what else could he do? Arthur Manuel's sister remembers the First Nations leader as a man who's passion for both his family and his people would know no end.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, yes we can. And yes, he did. A Chicago pastor and friend of Barack Obama's reflects on the legacy of the community activist who became his country's first black President.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, shuffling his Trump card. Days before the new U.S. president takes office, Justin Trudeau rejigs his cabinet to include a new foreign minister whose focus so far has been entirely on trade.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Iran mourns former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as a revolutionary hero but our guest says it's his power to temper anti-western views that will really be missed.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, president de-flect. Donald Trump calls a briefing on Russian interference in the US election 'constructive', but the president-elect still doesn't say that the Kremlin did anything wrong.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a Chicago physician says she wouldn't be alive if it weren't for great medical care but her brush with death has inspired her to appeal to the people in her profession to exercise a little bit of empathy.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a TV presenter says the BBC's decision to leave some dark realities out of its new Planet Earth series will contribute to the extinction of the animals it portrays.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTAlso, throwing it in reverse. When protectionist U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes the wheel, this country's auto industry worries that he'll pump the brakes on Canadian exports -- and jobs.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTPlus, Crime against nature. To celebrate Canada's hundred-and-fiftieth birthday this year, admission to national parks is free -- which has an Alberta naturalist worried that a stampede of hikers will make the outdoors not-so-great.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTPlus, The very pictures of health. After looking at hundreds of paintings, scientists believe they can detect early signs that an artist developed certain conditions -- by carefully examining their brushstrokes. And a whole lot more...
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a pop up to shoot-up. In Nanaimo, B.C., a city councillor puts up a totally un-sanctioned tent, where drug users can safely inject drugs -- right beside City Hall.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTPlus, background comes to the foreground. Author Joseph Boyden becomes the subject of controversy, after an investigation raises questions about his claims of Indigenous ancestry.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Force majeure. We remember Carrie Fisher, the actor who led the Rebellion against The Dark Side in Star Was before going public with her private battle against a dark side of her own.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Wham! Bam. Thank you, man. George Michael's friend and former publicist pays tribute to the singer as a gay icon whose battle to simply be himself, inspired Faith.
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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTPlus, Opportunity nukes. Russian president Vladimir Putin and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump are suddenly both keen to restart the arms race -- but our guest does not share their enthusiasm. And much more.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Donald Trump dismisses FBI and CIA reports that Russia meddled in the election -- and tonight, former CIA operative and presidential candidate Evan McMullin tells us why he's dismissing the president-elect's opinion.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, the shots seen 'round the world. Our guest was there to photograph the art opening at the gallery in Turkey yesterday -- and even after the gunman started firing, Burhan Ozbilici kept taking pictures.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, out -- but not out of danger. As thousands of evacuees stream out of Eastern Aleppo, medical staff are working overtime to treat the wounded, and the weary.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, BC's government offers first-time home buyers no-interest loans, but the opposition NDP says the governing Liberals are trying to buy the next election by tempting British Columbians further into debt.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTOn this week's podcast extra, we revisit a salty interview from 2014 with a bartender in Bushwick boycotting SantaCon.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a Democrat will be the governor of North Carolina, after a hard-fought election -- but state Republicans are doing everything they can to make sure the winner loses.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, Ottawa unveils its new strategy on opioids -- but senator and former police chief Vern White says it doesn't do enough for addicts -- or against the people exporting the stuff from China.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, breaking news -- or, at least, twisting it hard. There's a new study on whether young people can distinguish between fake news and facts -- and it suggests that their critical thinking is in critical condition.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, the toughest customers. With increasing frequency, a BC funeral director is arranging services for families whose loved ones have died of fentanyl overdoses -- and he's doing what he can to reduce his clientele.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, a semi-hostile climate on making the climate less hostile. As the premiers meet the PM, almost all the provinces are on board with a carbon tax -- but there's a cold wind blowing in from the West.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAlso, it's called the Berkley Pit -- but to birds, it's "Never, Never Land". Thousands of snow geese are dead after choosing the wrong place to touch down: a toxic lake at a former Montana mine.
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.