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June 2012

The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * US Deserter. After twenty-eight years, a U.S. man who claim he deserted the airforce surfaces in Sweden -- now, officials are...

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SCOTUS Health Care: Democrat

Barack Obama's health care reform has passed its constitutional. The United States Supreme Court handed down a five-to-four judgment this morning. The plan would, for...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * SCOTUS Health Care. Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison predicts a hardy future for both his party and his President after the...

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Texas prisons heading to court

On Tuesday, a lawsuit was filed against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, challenging the lack of air conditioning in its correctional facilities. The suit...

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Boudin Capital Fight

Not everyone loves boudin. After all, in Quebec, it's a sausage made with pig's blood. But in Louisiana, boudin is taken to a whole other...

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Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One:*Elliot Lake: Watcher: Catherine Timeleck-Shawwoman has been keeping vigil since the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall.*Boudan Capital:  The Louisiana towns of...

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Parkinson's diagnostic algorithm

Being told one has Parkinson's is not something anyone wants to hear, but the earlier a diagnosis can be made, the more effectively the condition...

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Moose Call World Champ

Kevin Deschaine has a unique and extraordinary gift.He speaks to moose.On June 23rd, 2012, registered Maine guide, Kevin Deschaine became the first ever World Champion...

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Winnipeg Architect. Manitoba architect Etienne Gaboury says the city of Winnipeg is destroying its historical heritage by destroying one of...

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Double Mastectomy Swimmer

For breast cancer survivor,Jodi Jaecks, the fight isn't over. Last week, she won the right to go topless in Seattle area public pools. That's a...

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RCI final broadcast

On June 24, the shortwave service of the CBC, Radio Canada International, signed off for the last time.Since its inception in 1945, RCI has brought...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Egypt: Morsi Wins. Dina Zakaria co-founded Mr. Morsi's Brotherhood party, Freedom and Justice. She discusses the country's future with Mohamed...

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NYC Bee Police

For Officer Anthony Planakis, it's looking like it will be a busy summer in New York City. He's really the only guy on the city's...

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Del Mastro election spending investigation

The PM's Parliamentary Secretary, Dean Del Mastro, has spent months defending the government against allegations of election tampering in the Robocall Affair. That became a...

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * TPP Folo. A leaked portion of the Trans Pacific Partnership suggests national interests may play second fiddle to corporate interests.*...

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Alberta drowning lawsuit

The Toney family is suing the RCMP and Alberta Fish and Wildlife for what the family alleges was a failure to train staff for emergency situations....

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The Lord God Bird

Here on As It Happens, there are a number of ongoing stories that we've followed through the years. One of those stories concerns a bird...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Bullied Bus Monitor. Torontonian Max Sidorov was so disturbed by the abuse of 68-year-old Karen Klein that he saw on...

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DarwinTunes

Can culture be explained in terms of natural selection? Can music?Professor Armand Leroi is an Evolutionary Developmental Biologist at Imperial College London.He is also the co-creator...

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Best Swim Stroke

Stroke heat. A fluid-dynamics expert settles a long-floating debate in competitive swimming: what's the most efficient way to use your arms in the water?...

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The Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Assange to Ecuador. The Wikileaks creator is attempting to seek asylum in Ecuador. We hear from Vaughan Smith -- the...

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Pakistan Polio Vaccine

Polio and the war on terror. Heidi Larson has spent years trying to convince people in pockets of the world where polio persists that the...

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Greek reaction to German comments

Things are getting testy in the Eurozone. The split result of Greece's recent election, with a pro-austerity measures party narrowly winning the most votes, has done nothing to...

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Elie Wiesel. The Nobel Prize-winning author is returning an award from Hungary, because he says the country is "whitewashing" its...

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German reaction to Greek election results

The results of the Greek election were split, but the pro-bailout party, New Democracy, narrowly won the most votes.  Now the party is hoping to form a...

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Dryden Storm

Canadians are accustomed to all kinds of weather. But on Saturday evening, Dryden, Ontario resident Dale Berrey experienced weather on a whole other level --...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Greece Results. Voters lean toward austerity, but Wolfgang Nowak, a former political advisor in Germany, says he still wants Greece...

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Shoes & Personality

Looking into people's souls, by looking at their soles. A couple of American researchers have found that it's not the clothes that maketh the man...

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Assisted Suicide Decision. BC's Supreme Court declares Canada's laws against physician-assisted suicide unconstitutional, and grants Gloria Taylor an exemption to...

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Legalize Ecstasy?

Inevitably, it's a hard pill for some people to swallow.British Columbia's Chief Medical Officer is standing by his assertion that MDMA -- popularly known as...

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Organ Retention

PART IIf you read a newspaper in Ontario this morning, you may have noticed an ad from the province's Forensic Pathology Service.  The ad reads:...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Organ Retention Part One: Ontario's Chief Pathologist explains a new policy to return organs, removed during autopsy, to bereaved families....

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The Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Magnotta Chair. The proprietors of the internet cafe where German police arrested Luka Magnotta attempted to auction off sell the...

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Call to Ban Handguns

It's the kind of anniversary that's impossible to celebrate.Today marks four years since Oliver Martin and Dylan Ellis were killed by a complete stranger. The...

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Penguin Sex

It has taken a hundred years for the details of what actually happened to come to light. And they remain as haunting and traumatizing today...

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Syria Children Human Shield. We speak with a special representative about a new UN report detailng violence against children in...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * C-38 Amendments. Government house leader Peter van Loan on how the government will pass its omnibus budget bill despite Opposition...

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Saskatchewan Grain Bin Singer

We all have our ways to unwind. For example, a colleague of mine in Regina likes to surf YouTube. And while he was doing that,...

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Red Deer Oil Leak. Local residents are concerned after thousands of barrels of oil were leaked into a river.* Fort...

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Griffin Prize: Seamus Heaney

In accepting the Lifetime Recognition Award by the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, Seamus Heaney described himself as a man who "dabbles in verses."...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One:*Charity Chill: Moore Foundation: A US charity reponds to our interview with Senator Nicole Eaton. She used his group as an example...

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Len Boogard

For Len Boogaard, mourning the death of his son, NHL player Derek Boogaard has not been simple.    Derek died in May 2011 from an accidental...

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The Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Len Boogaard. The father of the late NHLer Derek Boogaard investigated his son's medical treatment in the years leading up...

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World Shin-Kicking Championships

What do you like to get up to on the weekend? How about a good ol'-fashioned shin kicking? This weekend, the village of Chipping Campden...

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Ted Opitz. The Conservative MP for Etobicoke Centre explains why he'll continue to sit in the House despite a judge's...

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Transit of Venus

I think it's safe to say this is an event that isn't likely to happen again in anyone's lifetime -- at least, anyone old enough...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Magnotta Arrest. German police arrested Luka Rocco Magnotta today. The accused murderer is expected to be extradited to Canada. We...

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Helicopter Cat

Orville, the cat, was killed by a car. Orville, the helicopter, was born of the hands of his owner - dutch artist Bart Jansen.The Orvillecopter --...

Zero Teacher

You don't mess with Mr. Dorval. Students who took Lynden Dorval's physics and science classes at Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton knew that if...

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Zero Teacher. A high school teacher was suspended for giving zeros to students who failed to hand in assignments.* High...

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