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!


Alive Son, Surgery Mistake, Liberal Wrestler, Hong Kong Arrest, Paddington Bear, Bieber's Shoe  

A matter of death and life. His family held a funeral for him, and grieved for weeks, but it turns out a California man is very much alive -- which means someone else lies in the grave with his name on it.

Petya Ransomware, Google Fine, Quebec Arrest, Barbara Frum Hall of Fame, Syria Warning, Penis Rock, and more  

Building a worse mouse trap. Another ransomware attack hits computers around the world -- and with their machines rendered virtually useless, plenty of victims are handing over the virtual cash.

Trump Travel Ban, Fete Nationale, Ugliest Dog, Whales vs. Fishermen, Pride: Taber, and more  

A departure on arrivals. Lower courts blocked it, but now the U.S. Supreme Court has partly reinstated it -- and our guest says he'll keep fighting U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Concertgoer, Sniper:Tom Mulcair, Boston Poutine, STC Bus Route, Grenfell Cladding, and mroe  

Reaching a crescendo before the performance even began. Our guest says she was assaulted twice at a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra -- and she believes it was racially motivated.

Sears Restructure, House of Commons indigenous Language, CIA Snack Theft, Funeral Song, Bee House, Exploding Whipped Cream and more  

A catalogue of catastrophe. When Sears Canada announces store closures, serious layoffs, and "restructuring", the former CEO says the retailer's failure could have been avoided -- but now, it can't.

Langevin Building, Racist Patient, Lube Ban, ID Leak, Marian Hossa, New Ken Doll, and more  

Rename, or remain the same? The Prime Minister announces an Ottawa building will no longer be named after an architect of the residential school system -- but a former Conservative MP calls that a mistake.

Boxing Death, Security Bill: Goodale, Bulla Matari Ad, Flooded Art, Belgium Fries, Hollywood Money Laundering and more  

A victory and a loss. After being knocked out in Edmonton, heavyweight Tim Hague dies of his injuries -- and tonight, the man who landed that fateful punch tells us how his moment of triumph turned to horror.

Portugal Fire, Highway of Tears, Irish Babies, Finsbury Paris Attack, Julius Ceaser, Math Line and more.  

Conditions critical. It began with a lightning strike, and with the help of heat and high winds, it's become the worst forest fire in Portugal's history -- an enormous inferno that our guest was lucky to survive.

Helmut Kohl: Mulroney, Amazon-Whole Foods, Vegetable Names, Supreme Court of Canada Delays, Balloon Ban, Joshua Wong and more  

The architect of modern Germany. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney remembers German Chancellor Helmut Kohl -- and their fight to re-unite Germany inside a united Europe.

Syrian Fire Victim, Turkey Protest Charges, Raccoon Attack, Devil Horns TM, Emoluments Lawsuit, Hair Piano Teacher, and more  

He left chaos for safety. But three years after escaping the war in Syria for a new life in the U.K., Mohammad Al-Haj Ali died in the fire that consumed a London high-rise in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

UK Fire: Witness, Handmaid's Protest, Alex Jones Interview, Red-Tailed Hawk Adoption and more  

Up in smoke. A 24-storey high-rise in West London is consumed by fire, and while the neighbourhood and the world were watching in horror, our guest left his house down the street to take action.

Jeff Sessions Testimony, Raqqa Citizens, Kevin Durant's Mom, Italy Olive Trees, Troll Cake and more  

Attorney General knowledge. There are no major bombshells in Jeff Sessions' testimony before a Senate committee, but tension continues to simmer -- because of the answers he gave, and the answers he didn't.

Beverley McLachlin Steps Down, Russia Protests, Comey Coverage, Climate Change Study, and more  

Justice is done. After 28 years, Canada's longest-serving chief justice has announced her retirement -- and tonight, we'll look back at the many stands Beverly McLachlin took while sitting on the bench.

Lord Buckethead, UK Election: Youth Vote, UK Election: Conservative, Fort Mac Report, Vitamin Penne, Sam Panopoulos Obit, and more  

Beyond the pail. After an unexpected election result in the UK, our guest is an unexpected candidate: Lord Buckethead, the interplanetary space lord who challenged Theresa May in her own constituency -- and lost by a mere 37,000 votes.

James Comey Hearing: Lawyer, James Comey Hearing: Bar, Pirate Joe's, NFLD Fisherman, BC Bear, George Orwell's Son and more  

The audacity of the word "hope". After former FBI Director James Comey's testimony today, there are more questions about whether President Trump obstructed justice -- and they revolve around his use of that one word.

Iran Attack, Edmonton Sex Assault, Liquor Store Peacock, Consent Changes, Dad Wanted, A Song For Jenny, and more  

A target's targets. ISIS strikes in Iran, killing twelve people in two attacks on Tehran -- and the country's Revolutionary Guard immediately points fingers at Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

London Attack Follow, NSA Leaks, Shelter Donation, US Former Ambassador, Old War Tank, UK Election: Labour Party  

Erring on the side of a caution. When a counter-extremism group told British police about Khuram Butt last year, they let him off with a warning -- and this past Saturday, he led the deadly London Bridge attack.

London Attack: Witness, Coma Lawsuit, Qatar Explainer, Pink Slime, Dean Beeby and more  

Vigil, and vigilance. The U.K. is in mourning, and on high alert, after Saturday's attack on London Bridge -- and from his place barricaded inside a restaurant, our guest was a captive audience to the horror.

Climate Mayor, Counterfeit Duck, Scholastic Book, Australian Passport, Uganda Activist, Sleeplessness Study, and more  

City limits. Business leaders, universities, and local officials across the U.S. -- including our guest, the mayor of Salt Lake City -- have a message for the world: we'll do everything we can to reduce emissions, regardless of our President.

As It Happens for Thursday, June 1, Paris: Deese, Paris: McKenna, Anthem Folo, Wettlaufer Guilty, Vulture Baby, Faceless Fish and more  

There's no "U.S." in team. While announcing he was joining just two other countries on the planet in rejecting the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump made a case against the deal -- but our guest says his case was neither accurate nor true.

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