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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Take this job claim and shove it. Donald Trump has been very vocal about the number of jobs he saved at an Indiana plant -- but our guest says the president-elect should save his breath.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161207_40284.mp3




Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Standing up against the watered down. More than a thousand cancer patients were given diluted chemotherapy -- and now, some of them say a settlement for their suffering is too weak as well.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161206_92280.mp3




Monday, December 5, 2016 - The ghost of a chant. Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander explains why he did what he did, and didn't do what he didn't do, when people chanted "Lock her up!" at a rally -- about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161205_89521.mp3




Friday, December 2, 2016 - Amid the relentless attacks, Anas al-Basha put on face paint and a costume to entertain kids as "the clown of Aleppo" -- before he was killed by an airstrike this week.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161202_80304.mp3




Thursday, December 1, 2016 - It began with one ember and then he was driving for his life. Michael Luciano says he had to rely on memory to keep on the road after fire engulfed his Tennessee town.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161201_50553.mp3




Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - A Judicial Committee recommends that Justice Robin Camp be removed from the bench after a sexual assault trial where he asked a witness why she didn't just keep her knees together.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161130_73243.mp3




Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Two out of three ain't good. Prime Minister Trudeau says "No" to the Northern Gateway pipeline, but "yes" to the Line 3 and the Trans Mountain -- and our guest is deeply unhappy about that last one, in particular.

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
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Monday, November 28, 2016 - One man was an island. For more than fifty years, the late Fidel Castro imposed his personal ideology and authority on his country -- and tonight, we'll look at his complicated legacy.

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
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Friday, November 25, 2016 - A wholly surprising half-measure. A judge cuts an Alberta sex offender's twelve-year sentence in half -- because the man was abused by guards and fellow inmates while waiting for trial.

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161125_26513.mp3




Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Kevin help us. Reality TV star and investor Kevin O'Leary sees only one figure powerful enough to lead the Conservative Party, defeat Justin Trudeau, and take on Donald Trump -- and it's Kevin O'Leary.

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161124_69906.mp3




Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - When it comes to NASA, the sky will be the limit. An advisor to president-elect Donald Trump says the space agency's climate-change research is "politicized science" -- which is why it will be scrapped.

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161123_67821.mp3




Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - You ain't seen nothing jet. But you're about to, because the federal government is set to pick up 18 fancy new jet fighters as a stop-gap measure -- and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will explain why that's a great idea.

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161122_37441.mp3




Monday, November 21, 2016 - Fighting for water, against water. Indigenous protesters are still standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline -- even after being tear-gassed and sprayed with water by police in freezing temperatures.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
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Friday, November 18, 2016 - Pretty far right and pretty far wrong. In the Eighties, our guest testified against Jeff Sessions becoming a federal judge -- and tonight, he'll testify against the Alabama Senator being Donald Trump's Attorney General.

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161118_28001.mp3




Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Post-Dean age wasteland. The Democratic Party lost the White House, and Congress, and several formerly blue states -- and past DNC chair Howard Dean says he's just the man to fix things as the the future DNC chair.

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161117_51439.mp3







Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - If you want to move, you're in good company. And tonight, the CEO of that Philadelphia company explains why he's responding to employees disturbed by a Trump presidency -- by letting them transfer to the Canadian office.

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161115_55050.mp3




Monday, November 14, 2016 - Alt-right-hand man. Critics have called Steve Bannon a bigot, a misogynist and a fascist -- and now, President-elect Donald Trump has called him his chief White House strategist and senior advisor.

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161114_37469.mp3




Friday, November 11, 2016 - Remembering Leonard Cohen

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Tonight, 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.


Media Files:
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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Donald Trump is big on the word "unbelievable." Unfortunately, it's a word he also applies to climate change -- and a prominent scientist says the president-elect's environmental agenda could be disastrous.

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161110_65822.mp3




Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - The end of establishment politics. People are predictably polarized in the United States today -- but almost no one predicted what they would be polarized about: Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election.

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161109_79307.mp3




Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - It's still standing -- but it's definitely a house divided. And on election day, the Pennsylvania home of Priscilla Shotter is about as starkly split as it gets.

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161108_16242.mp3




Monday, November 7, 2016 - Standing up to be counted. Election Day is tomorrow, but Latino voters have already turned out in unprecedented numbers in Florida -- and we speak with a woman who's been helping galvanize those voters.

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161107_97804.mp3




Friday, November 4, 2016 - Now that we know Canadian police monitored journalists and our spy agency's been duping judges about its own illegal snooping, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will tell us what he's going to do about it.

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161104_77105.mp3




Thursday, November 3, 2016 - They were watching their backs but someone else was too. Now, Quebec police confirm they got warrants to monitor the phones of six journalists -- and tonight, Alain Gravel tells us what's it like to know he was being tracked.

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161103_39687.mp3







Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Closed minds closed doors. And now, fired public servants and discharged military personnel are filing a class-action suit against Ottawa -- saying they lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
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Monday, October 31, 2016 - The check is on the mail. By announcing a review of newly discovered emails, FBI Director James Comey threw the U.S. election into further chaos -- and according to our guest, he may also have broken the law.

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161031_62338.mp3




Friday, October 28, 2016 - Armed and danger-less. The Bundy brothers and their gun-slinging cohorts occupied an Oregon wildlife reserve for weeks -- so our guest is shocked and disappointed to hear of their acquittal.

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161028_73219.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: A reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

It'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."


Media Files:
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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - They were gathered at their school when the airstrikes started. Now, at least 22 children in Idlib province are dead -- and according to UNICEF, more Syrian schools have been bombed since.

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, Quebec's Associate Chief Justice says a shortage of indigenous-language interpreters in northern communities is causing trials to be delayed -- or cancelled.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161027_47520.mp3




Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Home stretch. The Calais camp is empty, and its residents are heading to communities across France -- and while our guest has volunteered to welcome refugees to her village, some of her neighbours aren't so receptive.

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161026_13590.mp3




Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - A former nurse is charged with killing eight residents at nursing homes in Ontario -- and our guest, whose parents were in one of those homes, is in a state of disbelief.

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161025_32724.mp3




Monday, October 24, 2016 - Time's running out, and it's unclear whether the lone holdout -- Wallonia -- will agree to the trade deal before a Canada-EU summit this week. Jean Charest says maybe Canada should take a rain check on that summit.

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161024_72072.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: Kids on the US Election

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

After an interview with a grade seven teacher about the election, we decided to check in with a few students.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161021_16550.mp3




Friday, October 21, 2016 - Belgian waffling. Despite Canada's best efforts, Wallonia will not support a Canada-Europe trade agreement -- and one former trade minister is furious that a small region in Belgium has put the deal in jeopardy.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161021_49136.mp3




Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Donald Trump continues to claim the election is "rigged" -- by the media, by Hillary Clinton's campaign, by "Saturday Night Live" -- but the former chief counsel for the RNC says his claims are ridiculous.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161020_24194.mp3




Wednesday, October 10, 2016 - Three girls between twelve and fourteen. And now a fourth, who was ten. All have killed themselves in Northern Saskatchewan within the past few weeks -- leaving families and neighbours desperately seeking answers.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161019_22956.mp3




Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Ezra Levant is upset that reporters with his company, "The Rebel," won't be allowed into an upcoming United Nations climate summit -- but a UN spokesperson says cooler heads may convince him to reverse that decision.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161018_41884.mp3




Monday, October 17, 2016 - The RCMP offers compensation to women on the force who have been harassed. And yet a Mountie who is suing for abuse while serving on the Musical Ride is still waiting.

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161017_50276.mp3




Friday, October 14, 2016 - Former federal cabinet minister and Alberta premier Jim Prentice dies in a plane crash in British Columbia -- and politicians of all stripes are paying tribute to a man who put principles before partisanship.

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161014_66209.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: Not Your Mascot

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

As It Happens producer Imogen Birchard talks to Anishinaabe comedian and podcaster Ryan McMahon about Cleveland's baseball team and #NotYourMascot.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161014_18250.mp3




Thursday, October 13, 2016 - The long road toward redemption. Eleven years after the brutal murder of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte, the youngest offender involved in her killing is finishing her sentence -- and her youth worker says her rehabilitation has

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Plus, 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.


Media Files:
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Wednesda, October 12, 2016 - Home is where the harm is. The deadly weekend airstrike on a funeral in Yemen was just part of the new normal for Mohammed Al-Asaadi -- who's trying to raise a family in Sanaa, even as the bombs fall.

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Plus, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161012_70055.mp3







Monday, October 10, 2016 - Not political discourse so much as a course of political disses. Last night's nasty debate confirms what a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin has long believed: that Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency, and the GOP.

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161010_86801.mp3




Friday, October 7, 2016 - A hospital worker and a mayor in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew plead for help -- and tell us many communities are still completely cut off since the storm.

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161007_92580.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: Marking 10 years since killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

On 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161007_58301.mp3




Thursday, October 6, 2016 - There was no calm before the storm. And after Hurricane Matthew ravages Haiti, people there are wondering what this latest disaster will mean for the future of their beleaguered country.

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161006_99364.mp3




Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Montreal philosopher Charles Taylor bags a million dollar prize for his deep thoughts regarding a more tolerant understanding of our diverse age.

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, the Iceland Pirate Party wants to decriminalize drugs and crack down on corruption -- and it may form the country's next government.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161005_45863.mp3




Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - BC's representative for children and youth finds more than one hundred kids have been subjected to sexualized violence while in her province's care -- and most of them are Indigenous girls.

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also. 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20161004_27686.mp3







Friday, September 30, 2016 - A he said/they said scenario. A University of Toronto professor announces that he won't be using genderless pronouns -- and tonight, he'll explain why he's standing firm, after an angry backlash.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160930_59174.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: Hiring Hermits

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A story about a Swiss town looking to hire a hermit presents a challenge.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160930_43286.mp3




Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Horror in Hoboken. Amy Krulewitz was on a routine train journey -- until the train she was on entered the station at dangerously high speed, and crashed into the bustling passenger concourse.

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160929_75186.mp3




Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Ground to air -- and then air to ground. Investigators say it's definitive: a Russian missile launcher shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight, killing nearly three hundred people -- among them, our guest's son.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160928_34988.mp3




Tuesday September 27, 2016 - Jody Wilson-Raybould once protested alongside the Chief of the West Moberly First Nation aginst the Site C dam -- but now that she's a federal minister, she's lost her voice

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

AND, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160927_73246.mp3




Monday, September 26, 2016 - As far as he's concerned, the race will go not to the swift. One American professor has correctly predicted the outcome of presidential elections since 1984 -- but he's not happy about his own prediction this time.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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."


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160926_38874.mp3




Friday, September 23, 2016 - Ex-convict Jose Vivar was leading a fitness class in a Toronto park this summer when someone shot him five times -- and tonight, he tells us what happened that day.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160923_81769.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: Is it human smuggling to give a ride to a Syrian refugee family in Denmark?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

When 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160923_98507.mp3







Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Mystery surrounds the shooting of a defence lawyer in Toronto yesterday -- and the subsequent shooting of a suspect by police who, for some reason, had the area under surveillance.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160921_72446.mp3




Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - A shocking end to a shaky truce. Aid convoys headed for Aleppo with crucial supplies are pummelled by airstrikes, killing 20 aid workers -- most from the Syrian Red Crescent.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160920_97913.mp3




Monday, September 19, 2016 - An explosion in New York City on Saturday night set off a period of confusion and concern -- and in the first hour of that stressful time, our guest made a discovery in Manhattan that may have saved lives.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160919_36411.mp3




Friday, September 16, 2016 - After a judge convicted Travis Vader of second-degree murder yesterday, law experts noticed a problem with the decision: the criminal code section he used to convict was declared unconstitutional.

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160916_38436.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: What does squirrel taste like?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

What 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160916_81373.mp3




Thursday, September 16, 2016 - Justice -- and a measure of peace. Six years after Lyle and Marie McCann's disappearance, an Alberta judge rules Travis Vader murdered them -- and the McCanns' son says his family feels a weight has been lifted.

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160915_64828.mp3




Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Dammed if he doesn't. Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette breaks ranks with his government's approval of a BC dam -- saying that a failure to consult local First Nations could violate the UN declaration on indigenous rights.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160914_62350.mp3




Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - British Columbia is the only province in which forced psychiatric therapy, including electroconvulsive treatment, is legal -- and now, two people who say they suffered under that policy are trying to change it.

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160913_57716.mp3




Monday, September 12, 2016 - Going down with the ship. Using an underwater vehicle, researchers say they've found the well-preserved wreck of Franklin's long-lost vessel, HMS Terror, deep in the icy waters of an Arctic bay.

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160912_42368.mp3




Friday, September 9, 2016 - They were part of the problem -- so they're part of the dissolution. All three members reviewing the Energy East pipeline are off the panel, after accusations of conflict of interest.

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Also, 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160909_99848.mp3




PODCAST EXTRA: Moe Koffman's "Curried Soul" recipe

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

As It Happens cooks up Moe Koffman's "Curried Soul" with a recipe from the back of his 1969 album "Moe's Curried Soul."


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/asithappens_20160909_19311.mp3