As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio


CBC Radio's As It Happens' listening experience is like taking a trip around the world. From the complex headlines of the day to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the story behind the story and now we're podcasting the whole show!


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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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".  

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...

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.  

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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - Growing unsettled by growing settlements. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes what may be his last opportunity to address Israel on the world stage -- and his disapproval meets with disapproval.  

Plus, background comes to the foreground. Author Joseph Boyden becomes the subject of controversy, after an investigation raises questions about his claims of Indigenous ancestry.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - A fare for fashion. A Bangladeshi labour leader says that hundreds of garment workers have been fired after protests for higher wages -- in order to put clothes on so many of our backs.  

Also, 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.

Monday, December 26, 2016 - Unsettling developments. Benjamin Netanyahu continues to blast Barack Obama over a UN resolution condemning settlements, but former peace negotiator Daniel Levy says the Israeli Prime Minister has only himself to blame.  

Also, 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.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - They haven't met their grandchildren but they've seen them in a hostage video. Linda and Patrick Boyle share the heartbreak of having their son, their daughter-in-law and now two grandchildren held captive in Afghanistan  

Plus, 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.

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