banner-no-place-nogreen.jpg

December 2012

Monday: Michael Enright OC, India Anti-Rape Protests, Music 2012

Part 1*Michael Enright, Order of Canada: The Governor General honours a former As It Happens host.   *India Protests: The death of a Delhi student who...

Listen

Welsh soccer club with world's longest name attracts attention of Brazilian players

It's quite the mouthful: North Wales soccer club, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch FC, is more famous for its long name than the soccer it plays, but that hasn't...

Listen

Possible Cure for the Lonely Nova Scotia Moose

It's called "The Moose Sex Project". Its mission: to help New Brunswick moose make some new 'friends' with the lonely moose of NS. We reached...

Listen

Friday: Syria Charity Blocked; Norman Schwartzkopf; Moose Sex

Part One*Syria Charity: A U-S company shuts down a Canadian woman's campaign to raise money for her family in Aleppo.   *Moose Sex: Conservationists in Nova...

Listen

Russian Adoptions

For would-be kin, it's less than kind. Russian President Vladimir Putin signs an order to ban the adoption of Russian children by Americans,leaving adoptive families...

Listen

Thursday: Russian Adoptions; Idle No More; Rushdie

Part One*Russian Adoptions: An American father learns that Putin will block his family's plan to adopt another Russian orphan.   *Idle No More: A Winnipeg woman...

Listen

What Caused the Sabre-Tooth Tiger Extinction

A mammoth-eating mystery. Fresh news from the cutting edge of sabre-tooth tiger science leaves one researcher puzzling over what killed the big cats....

Listen

Wednesday: Syrian General Defects; Sabre Toothed Cat Extinction; In Their Own Words

Highlights Include:Part One: *Syrian General Defects. The military police chief's defection  is another blow to the weakened regime.*Holiday Reading. Roch Carrier with his story, "The...

Listen

Monday: The Shepherd (Reading), Snowbound Shepherd, Christmas Hairdo, Grinch Neighbour

Tonight: I'm dreaming of a white-knuckle Christmas story. It's an "As It Happens" tradition -- tonight, the thirty-fourth annual broadcast of "Fireside Al" Maitland, reading...

Listen

"Fireside Al" Maitland Reads Frederick Forsyth's "The Shepherd"

Fasten your seatbelts, folks, and prepare for takeoff. For the thirty-fourth time now, we bring you Al Maitland's classic reading of Frederick Forsyth's short story...

Listen

Friday: FTR: NRA Newser; Louie Palu on Guns; The Gift of the Magi

Highlights Include:Part One: *Louie Palu on Guns. A Canadian photojournalist who spent years surrounded by guns weighs in on the NRA's stance. * Reading: The...

Listen

Amazon spiders get defensive with giant replicas of themselves.

We speak to biologist Phil Torres about a tiny spider that takes a cue from the Wizard of Oz....

Listen

Thursday: India Gang Rape; Free Stanley; No Rythm Monkeys and more

Highlights Include:Part One:*India Gang Rape. Women in Delhi are taking to the streets to protest the brutal rape of a woman on a bus.*Free Stanley....

Listen

Hillsborough Stadium Disaster: Goalkeeper

Revising revisionist history. The UK government announces a new inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster. Bruce Grobbelaar, the Liverpool goalkeeper in that fateful match,...

Listen

Wednesday: Pakistan Polio Shooting; Hillsborough Goalkeeper, Robert Bork Obit

Highlights Include:Part One:*Pakistan Polio Shooting. The UN suspends its vaccination program after eight health workers are assassinated.*Hillsborough. Former Goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar reacts to a new...

Listen

'Fireside' Al Maitland: Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas

Listen to the great former "As it Happens" host Alan Maitland's reading of Stephen Leacock's classic story, "Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas."...

Listen

Texas Hog Highway

For feral hogs, nothing is certain but death and Texas. The Lone Star state opens the fastest highway in the U.S. of A -- which...

Listen

Tuesday: Jeffrey Union Bill, Instagram Privacy, Texas Hog Highway and more

Highlights Include:Part One: *Jeffrey on Union Bill. Ontario's Labour Minister says the thinking behind Ottawa's union transparency bill is unclear. *Instagram Privacy: Instagram users are...

Listen

Missing Women Report

To neither serve nor protect. An official inquiry concludes that the Vancouver police and the RCMP failed utterly to help the missing women who fell...

Listen

Remembering Laurier LaPierre - journalist, politician, educator

Laurier LaPierre is best known as co-host of "This Hour has Seven Days", which aired from 1964 to 1966, but in 1978, Mr. LaPierre co-hosted...

Listen

Monday: Gun Buy Back; Missing Women; New Japan PM

Part 1*Gun Buyback: An NYPD/Church program that pays people to turn in guns proves popular after the Newtown murders. *Missing Women:  BC's Missing Women's Inquiry...

Listen

Occupy Protests Obituary

Sudden movement. A writer who spent a year "embedded" with Occupy protesters across the U.S. tells us what she saw: the good, the bad, the...

Listen

Caught In The Syrian Crossfire

It's the rebels and the government forces that are doing the fighting in Aleppo. But often it's the civilians who are doing the dying. A...

Listen

Friday: Connecticut School Shooting, Refugee Health: Kenney, Occupy Obit

Part One: *Sandy Hook School Shooting: The father of one young survivor tells his story about a day that left dozens dead. *Refugee Changes: Immigration...

Listen

Madame Gingerbread abduction: Candiac, Quebec.

Monsieur Gingerbread and the triplets have been putting on brave faces in the wake of Madame Gingerbread's disappearance from Candiac, Quebec, last week. We speak...

Listen

Thursday: UK Rendition; Michigan Right to Work; The Man in the Red Suit

Part One:*UK Rendition: The UK pays $3.5M to family sent to Libya and tortured in 2004. *Union Bill: Russ Hiebert, the MP behind the bill...

Listen

FolksDressedUpLikeEskimos.tumblr.com

No matter what type of stereo it emanates from, it's a stereotype. Fed up with lyrics in "The Christmas Song" about "folks dressed up like...

Listen

Ravi Shankar, Sitar Virtuoso and Indian Music Icon: 1920 - 2012

Star light, sitar bright. Ravi Shankar -- a virtuoso who emerged from India to introduce the rest of the world to his chosen instrument --...

Listen

'Reg the Rooster' and 'Gertie to Bertie: the sex swapping chickenrooster'

The tales of Reg the Rooster's brush with an unappreciative neighbour who wanted him dead.. plus Gertie, the hen, who became Bertie, cock of the...

Listen

Wednesday: F-35 Report, Unions Bill, Haiti Cholera, Ravi Shankar Obit

Part One:*F35 Report: Retired Air Force Col. Paul Maillet on a new KPMG price tage for the fighter jet program. *Union Bill: Government backbencher Brent...

Listen

World-Famous Yellowstone Wolf, 832F, Killed

The grey wolf is no longer considered endangered in Yellowstone National Park -- and as a result, hunters have shot the park's most famous "alpha...

Listen

Tuesday: Famous Wolf Shot, Roenick on Lockout, Diane Loomer Obit

Highlights Include:Part One:*Diane Loomer Obituary. Remembering the founder of Vancouver's Chor Leoni men's choir.*Famous Wolf Shot. The most famous wolf is dead because Wyoming's new...

Listen

Philadelphia Flyers' Jeremy Roenick on NHL Lockout

Not pulling any punches: on Day 87 of the NHL lockout, Carol speaks with former Philadelphia Flyers star Jeremy Roenick....

Listen

Queen Guitarist Brian May on Sir Patrick Moore

Queen's Brian May remembers his friend, Sir Patrick Moore -- star-gazer, TV host, and music lover -- who died Sunday at the age of 89....

Listen

Ex-Hostage, Terry Waite, returns to site of his kidnapping

We speak with former Hezbollah hostage, Terry Waite, on what it was like to return to Beirut and what it will take to bring peace...

Listen

Monday - Terry Waite on Hezbollah, "In Cold Blood" Investigation, Patrick Moore Obit, Fracking Research Questioned

Part One:*Terry Waite Hezbollah: 25 years after his release, the former hostage sits down for a chat with his captors. *St John's Fence: A plan...

Listen

New Gold Medallist: Shot putter Adam Nelson

He's through with throwing -- but his throws may still put him on top. After eight years, American shot putter Adam Nelson may have just...

Listen

Friday: CNOOC-Nexen Deal, Pigeon Eating Catfish, Cluster Munitions Bill, and more...

PART ONE * CNOOC- Nexen Deal. Ottawa approves the sale of Canadian energy co. Nexen to Chinese National Offshore Oil Corp.* Canadian Uncle out of...

Listen

Pigeon-Eating Catfish

From a whisker to a squawk. A new study details how giant European catfish beach themselves in order to prey on unsuspecting pigeons. Julien...

Listen

Amsterdam "Scum" Villages

An Amsterdam proposal to evict troublemakers to so-called "scum villages" has critics arguing the mayor is not community-minded....

Listen

Thursday: Bangladesh Fire Update, New Brunswick Mayor Resigns, Donald Trump Bars Glenfiddich, and more...

PART ONE * Bangladesh Fire Update. Documents suggest big clothing retailers balked at paying for fire safety measures at factories because it would cost too...

Listen

You've Been Trumped trailer

Donald Trump has announced that he will never sell Glenfiddich whiskey in any of his bars ever again. That's because the company behind Glenfiddich...

End of the World Meal

Every day, Francis Vallée goes outside, and changes the number on the countdown sign. Today, we're down to fifteen. Fifteen days to the end of...

Listen

Mae Azango: One of a Kind

When Liberian journalist Mae Azango went to the bush to report what was happening to girls, she knew she would make enemies.     Last night,...

Listen

Musician, bandleader Dave Brubeck 1920 - 2012

A master takes five. Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, whose signature was off-kilter time signatures, died yesterday -- one day short of his ninety-second birthday. ...

Listen

Jason Becker Documentary

A new documentary tells the amazing story of Jason Becker -- a rock virtuoso with ALS, who still makes music communicating with his eyes, and...

Listen

Wednesday: Egypt Protests, End of the World Meal, Dave Brubeck Obit, and more...

PART ONE* Egypt Protest. An activist describes how supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are clashing in Cairo.  * BC Snowy Owl. Snowy...

Listen

Parliamentary Secretary to John Baird on Israel Settlement Plans

Our interview with Deepak Obhrai generated a lot of response -- listen for it tonight on the program: Is Canada isolating itself, politically?Of the 193 countries...

Listen

Tuesday: Gay Conversion Therapy, Israeli Settlements: Canada, Jason Becker Doc, and more.

PART ONE * Gay Conversion Therapy. The California politician whose law banned gay conversion therapies compares its short life to a roller-coaster ride.* Israeli Settlements....

Listen

Quebec Police Funeral

The moment of truth. At the funeral of a Montreal detective, a journalist reveals a secret that officer kept for nearly forty years....

Listen

First Text Message

OMG.Whether or not the SMS makes you :) or :( , it cannot be disputed that it has changed the face of communication - more...

Listen

Monday: New Israeli Settlements, Three Cups of Tea Suicide, Pacific Salmon Collapse and more.

PART ONE * UK UN Ambassador. Britain's UN ambassador explains why his government summoned Israel's ambassador in protest over settlements expansion. * Three Cups of...

Listen

Old Tom's Balls

In the nineteenth century, Old Tom Morris was one of the great golfers -- and now divers are suiting up in the hopes of finding...

Listen

« November 2012 | January 2013 »