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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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A talking-to about who he was talking to. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll recuse himself from any investigation of the Trump campaign -- but Senator Amy Klobuchar still wants answers about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mar. 2: Also, an Edmonton parking enforcement officer is floored to learn the man accused of assaulting him with a crow bar and a box-cutter has had his charges stayed.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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A human-caused humanitarian crisis. A hundred thousand people in South Sudan are facing starvation -- and officials with the World Food Programme say the famine is "man-made".

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 20: Also, the war over the war on drugs. Last summer, we spoke with a senator in the Philippines who was investigating President Duterte's violent drug crackdown. This weekend, she was charged with corruption.


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A Texas lawyer says women are at risk after a client from Mexico asked an El Paso court for help with an abusive partner only to be picked up herself by Immigration officials.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 17: Also, just grab your gear and go. The Canadian outfitter Arc'teryx says the fight has only begun after it leads a big outdoor trade show to leave Utah for a state that's keener to protect its nature preserves.


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We speak with the chief of a First Nation about the death of a celebrated Indigenous artist in the Thunder Bay Jail -- and of the artist's sister, killed in a car accident on her way to retrieve her brother's body.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Feb. 16: Also, Daniel Ramirez Medina was a so-called "DREAMer", protected from deportation -- but he and hundreds of other undocumented immigrants are abruptly learning that doesn't matter under the new U.S. President.


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He contained multitudes. Dave and Morley, their many friends and neighbours, and Galway the cat -- after more than two decades, their stories have come to an end, with the death of the legendary CBC storyteller, Stuart McLean.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, he talked the talk -- so he was forced to walk the walk. But the end of Michael Flynn's short tenure as U.S. National Security Advisor may just mark the beginning of an investigation into his conversations with the Russian Ambassador.


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The take-away on how they were taken away. An Ontario judge rules that Ottawa failed Indigenous children removed from their homes during the so-called "Sixties Scoop" -- and it will have to pay.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, more power to them. A new bill would let U.S. border officials search and question Canadian citizens on Canadian soil -- and we'll find out why Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale thinks that's a good idea.


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The twain meet. Everything seemed mighty neighbourly today as Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump met for the first time in Washington -- but a shared stage doesn't mean shared policy.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, they won't cross that bridge when they come to it. Given its proximity to the U.S., Windsor students usually take lots of field trips Stateside -- but for now, because of the travel ban, all American visits are off.


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Visit revisited. After hearing our interview with a Quebec woman turned back from the U.S. border, a Vermont city clerk refuses to accept that she'd been rejected -- and personally invites her to cross the border for lunch.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, a re-open door policy. Less than a year after adopting the so-called "Dubs scheme" to welcome unaccompanied child refugees, the U.K. shuts it down -- and Lord Dubs himself wants that reversal reversed.


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It's no place like home. Yesterday, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos went for a routine immigration check in Phoenix, Arizona -- and today, her family's still there, but she's been deported to Mexico.

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, he kept his nose out of trouble. But the rest of him was in serious jeopardy -- and an Australian man's nostrils were what kept him alive after his excavator fell in a waterhole, trapping him inside for hours.


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Turnabout is not fair play. A Quebec woman tries to take a routine shopping trip to the United States -- only to be turned back by an official who finds Muslim prayers on her phone and decides they're anti-American.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, after a tornado in Louisiana, Yoshekia Brown is experiencing the worst kind of déjà vu -- because 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, her home has once again been destroyed.


Media Files:
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Danger in numbers. On the weekend, 22 refugees crossed into a Manitoba community from the U.S. in freezing conditions -- and tonight, a community leader says Ottawa needs to act before one of his neighbours gets hurt.

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, art imitates strife. A German-Syrian artist recreates a dramatic scene from the streets of Aleppo, Syria, in the streets of Dresden -- and creates an unexpected controversy.


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Heartbreak hotel. Eighteen-year-old Alex Gervais died by suicide at a B.C. hotel, after years of being shuffled around the province's child-welfare system -- and a new report details how that system failed him.

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, back at death's door. For the second time in two years, a Russian opposition activist is in hospital after suffering multiple-organ failure -- and his wife believes he was poisoned both times.


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Crossing more than one line. Two members of a polygamous church are found guilty in a B.C. court -- after taking a thirteen-year-old girl across the U.S. border to marry a church leader in his forties.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, felonious bunk. To bolster the case for U.S. President Trump's immigration ban, Kellyanne Conway brings up the "Bowling Green Massacre" -- which never happened.


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He left Tunisia for Canada, hoping for a better life. Instead, today in Montreal, a funeral was held for Abubaker Thabti -- one of six people killed in the attack on the mosque in Quebec City.

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, the late author Bharati Mukherjee spent decades exploring what it meant to be an immigrant -- and tonight, her husband -- Canadian writer Clark Blaise -- shares his memories.


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Dodging a ballot. He campaigned on a promise to change Canada's electoral system -- and now that Prime Minister Trudeau has voted against that, NDP MP Nathan Cullen says his government has betrayed Canadians.

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, even after she arrived, she was left in transit. A driver locks a 19-year-old woman with autism and epilepsy on the school bus for six hours -- and now, she's afraid to go back to school.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Paying personal tribute. A Quebec professor remembers a colleague shot dead in the attack on a mosque as a father, a husband, a teacher and a friend -- and vows not to allow the killings to destroy his faith in humanity.

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, in the chaos of the massacre, a member of the mosque was arrested by police. But he turned out to have nothing to do with the murders. Now he's been released -- and he says he doesn't blame the officers.


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Monday, January 30, 2017 - Horror in Quebec City. A gunman's attack on a mosque has left six people dead and several others in critical condition. A member of the mosque, who lost two friends, shares his grief and his fear.

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, "humanity's ugliest face." That's how a Quebec MP describes the attack, calling it an act of terrorism. And he's urging all Canadians to reach out to members of the Muslim community to express their solidarity.


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Friday, January 27, 2017 - Choice isn't free. The Netherlands wants help to replace the foreign aid that Donald Trump has withdrawn from groups that help women access abortions - and our International Development Minister says Canada will answer the call.

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, nearly eighty years after a black man was dragged from his jail cell and shot to death, a police chief in Georgia apologizes for his department's role in the lynching.


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Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Underprepared for overdoses. Last year, a 20-year-old BC man died after OD-ing on opioids in an addiction treatment centre -- and today, the jury at a coroner's inquest issued 21 recommendations to prevent similar deaths.

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, up for the wall -- or up against it. U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll put a "big, beautiful wall" on the border with Mexico -- but one of our guests thinks it's too much and the other thinks it's not enough.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - A breath of fresh air. Before her transplant, an Ontario woman was kept alive for six days without her lungs -- and now, months later, Melissa Benoit's life is one long sigh of relief.

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, getting the General idea. We ask former General Andrew Leslie to share his marching orders, as he becomes the parliamentary point man on relations with the U.S. under Donald Trump.


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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - He was left alone with children. He didn't leave them alone. Now, the city of Westmount, Quebec is paying a settlement to victims of a man who coached children's hockey there for thirty years -- and sexually abused his players.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, Keystone O-K. The new U.S. President turns the controversial pipeline project around -- and despite campaigning against it, the Alberta government now says it's happy with the White House's reversal.


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Friday, January 20, 2017 - "Now arrives the hour of action" The words of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, who thrilled his supporters today with an inaugural speech that promised, as he's always promised, to make America great again.

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - A landscape turns lethal. After a series of earthquakes, an avalanche buries an Italian ski resort in snow and debris -- and we'll get the latest on a rescue effort that may be too late.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Les mots un-justes. Our guest says the Prime Minister disrespected her yesterday when she asked him about the mental healthcare needs of Quebec's English-speaking minority -- and he insisted on responding in French.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - To cut a long sentence short. Chelsea Manning -- who was convicted for leaking U.S. secrets -- will be released from prison almost thirty years early, after President Obama commutes her sentence.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Monday, January 16, 2017 - All helicopter's breaking loose. The PM says he's happy to chat with the Ethics Commissioner about his chopper trip to the Aga Khan's private island -- but Tom Mulcair says Trudeau should be grounded for breaking the law.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Friday, January 13, 2017 - Worse case scenario. She's already been charged in the murders of eight seniors -- and today, a former Ontario nurse appeared in court to face six new charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - A reverend in Charleston, South Carolina is relieved the trial is finally over -- after the white supremacist who murdered his wife and 8 others at the Mother Emanuel AME church is sentenced to death.

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - News you can prove. Salacious headlines about Donald Trump's far-from-proven bad behaviour in Russia lead a watchdog from the Poynter Institute to issue a plea about journalism and the truth.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - An education in anguish. She barely survived the La Loche school shooting. Now, a year into her recovery, a Saskatchewan teacher says it's time her community got the help it was guaranteed.

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170110_46625.mp3




Monday, January 9, 2017 - Cold hands, warm hearts. A Toronto doctor fights to save asylum seekers from frostbite after they're smuggled overland from the United States and abandoned in the Canadian winter.

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170109_50622.mp3




Friday, January 6, 2017 - Afer a mass shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport, several people are dead and more are injured. The gunman -- who was reportedly a passenger -- pulled a weapon from his checked baggage after his plane landed.

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170106_39176.mp3




Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Serve. And protect. After four deaths from an apparent murder-suicide, Canada's military ombudsman calls on Ottawa to keep our soldiers in uniform until they can retire with the help that they need.

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170105_25349.mp3




Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - An ex-soldier in Nova Scotia is suspected of killing himself and his family. A relative says the veteran had recently sought help for PTSD.

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170104_85528.mp3




Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - All the right's moves. On the first day of the new U.S. Congress, the Republicans execute an embarrassing public flip-flop -- and our guest believes the problems could multiply for the divided party.

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170103_93184.mp3




Monday, January 2, 2017 - The calendar changed -- but nothing else did. A horrific attack at an Istanbul nightclub leaves dozens of people dead -- and leaves no question that 2017 will be another year of attacks in Turkey.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Plus, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20170102_36771.mp3




Friday, October 30, 2016 - Nothing to write at home about. In Turkey, a novelist is freed after months in jail for something she wrote -- but an investigative journalist is arrested for a single tweet the government deemed "terrorist propaganda".

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Plus, 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...


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161230_18053.mp3




Thursday, December 29, 2016 - In retaliation for election cyberattacks that have been clearly linked to Russia, the Obama Administration imposes sanctions -- and boots dozens of Russian intelligence operatives from the country.

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161229_87644.mp3