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The future of CBC: your chance to ask questions

On Tuesday, As It Happens is going to devote a segment of the program to what you, CBC's listeners and viewers, think the future of...

"Attack On Our Democracy": Former AG Fraser Slams Fair Elections Act

Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser is calling on Canadians to speak out against the proposed Fair Elections Act....

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Will proposed New Orleans noise restrictions spoil the party on Bourbon Street?

Bourbon Street, the most famous drag in New Orleans' famous French Quarter, is a loud and proud 24-hour street party. Now, New Orleans City Council...

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"Pretty sour," 3800-year-old cheese found on Chinese mummy

Andrej Shevchenko says organic matter found on a 3800-year-old Chinese mummy was the world's oldest cheese. Yellow globs on the mummies necks and chests had...

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How to lose $80,000 in 3 easy steps

Here's a brief lesson in how to lose eighty thousand dollars:First: Win eighty thousand dollars in a court settlement. That's what Patrick Snay did, after he...

Bradley Cooper took Ellen's Oscar selfie not Bradley Manning, corrects Guardian

It is now the most retweeted picture ever. And it was quickly followed by one of the most retweeted corrections ever. ...

Dr. Morton Doran, surgeon with Tourette syndrome, appointed to the Order of Canada

Dr. Morton Doran is one of today's appointees to the Order of Canada. The B.C. surgeon is being recognized for his work as a physician...

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Return to Tahrir

- jeff douglas It was with a chilling sense of deja vu that I listened to Carol speaking to protester Nazly Hussein from Cairo's...

Who Did You Remember?

As we passed two minutes in silence at eleven minutes past eleven this morning in tribute to all who have served, fought and fallen, most of...

Canadian Air and Space Museum

All week we've been following the story of the closure of the Canadian Air and Space Museum in Toronto.   As news of the museum's...

Duane Buck's Last Chance

- jeff douglas What will happen to Duane Buck? Odds are - he will die. Tomorrow. 'What is at issue here is the impermissible injection...

9/11: Voices Looking Back

- by jeff douglas It's been ten long years.  As It Happens is marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States...

China, England and The U.S. implicated by Libyan papers

- by jeff douglas You know you can get a paper shredder for under thirty bucks? They're good things to have. 'Cause you never know...

Israeli Ambassador expelled from Turkey.

A UN report stating that Israel acted legally in blocking a Turkish-based flotilla that sought to bring supplies to the port of Gaza in May/2010...

We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids' Book of Freedom

- by jeff douglas We're approaching the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and nothing says commemoration like.... A colouring book. Sorry. A coloring book. This one...

My Thoughts on Jack Layton's Passing

I was shocked and saddened when I arrived at the CBC this morning, and learned that Jack Layton had passed away. I was on vacation...

BBC Clemens vs Murdoch

A rather unfortunate twist of scheduling for BBC world News... But chapeau to guest/nonguest Michael Wolff for maintaining his cool....

First, Do No Harm

by jeff douglas   Tuesday, March 15, 2011: A medical worker comforts a colleague receiving treatment at Salmaniya Hospital in Manama, Bahrain, after he was...

The challenged Tom MacMaster

by jeff douglas He did it, he says, in part because he "liked the challenge." Tom MacMaster is the very American, very straight, very safe PhD...

Start Spreading the News

by jeff douglas I'm leaving today .... dah dah da da dah. Well, not leaving, but I did want to be a part of a couple...

Part of the Game?

  by jeff douglas I grew up playing the game. My dad had me on skates from the age of two and a half, and...

Shots From the Shop

by jeff douglas Like everyone else, I snap hundreds of millions of pictures with my cell phone, thinking that they will serve as a great...

It Ain't Easy Being Official

by jeff douglas Man, our society is, like, sooooooo obsessed with weight. It's not healthy. It's not right. Imagine being told that just because you're...

Ethics and Religious Culture

by jeff douglas Here's my problem - one of my problems - I'm a flip-flopper. Perhaps it's my Gemini coding. But after spending minutes/hours immersed in one side of a...

An Eye for An Eye

by jeff douglas Majid Movahedi is inarguably a bastard. After Ameneh Bahrami repeatedly rebuffed his marriage offers, he repaid her by hurling acid into her face....

Show Me Some Frackin' Science

by jeff douglas Just watched Gasland over the weekend, and I have to admit, it kind of freaked me out: animals losing hair, people lighting...

Sakura

by jeff douglas This morning, I set off to Toronto's High Park with my dog, Collin, for his morning constitutional. The cherry blossoms bloomed on Saturday, so, while SeƱor Dog...

Accurate Intel

by jeff douglas So, there are reports that the information leading to the death of Osama bin Laden was procured, in part, through 'enhanced interrogation techniques.' And, of course, that reopens the...

Blue and Orange

by jeff douglas I went to high school at Cobequid Educational Centre: the good old CEC, in Truro, Nova Scotia. Note the crest for my...

End of Osama bin Laden

by jeff douglas I always wake up around three a.m. Just a brief interruption in the ol' slumber. Just long enough to do a bit...

Silver Lining

by jeff douglas I'm not sure that every cloud has a silver lining - but for Patty Bullion of Lester, Alabama, last week's funnel clouds...

Good Lutz, Patrick!

by jeff douglas Two quadruples. Seven triples. That's either a heavy duty night out, or a killer free skate. Patrick Chan knocked back his two...

Hot Water Tap

  - by jeff douglas This came up in our story meeting this morning. Jessica Ernst is seeking a total of $33 million from Encana, the...

Barnes Dance

by jeff douglas During my brief sojourn to Los Angeles ten years ago, I was witness to something in that changed my life. It was one of the...

Toxic Doubt

by jeff douglas Tonight you'll hear Carol's interview with Mark Kemp. He speaks about living on the edge. Literally. Mr. Kemp is a British ex-pat who teaches...

A Different Battlefield

by jeff douglas Carol is speaking with Harvard University's Shashank Joshi on Libya, or, more specifically, about money for Libya. Libyan opposition forces The first...

One Step Forward, One Step Back?

by jeff douglas I don't know if many of us in the West can appreciate the scope of what the arrest of Hosni Mubarak and...

Beatbox

by jeff douglas So, beatboxing. It will likely surprise few of you that I am not the coolest kid on the block.  Twenty years ago...

Never Let The Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

by jeff douglas Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck. Never read it, but (apparently) it's a piece of classic road-trip Americana. Bill Steigerwald - who...

Monday, Monday

by Jeff Douglas Monday, Monday. As I eased my way into the week, nursing an espresso machiato, Carol was starting her Monday in an extensive interview with former...

Touretteshero.

  Behold, Touretteshero! Carol spoke with Jessica Thom tonight on AIH regarding her disability and her alter-ego. Here she is - Touretteshero:  ...

Roll With It

by Jeff Douglas I live in constant wonder of Chris Howden. Many of you will recognize his name from his time in the cohost...

Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda.

by Jeff Douglas It's one of my wife's favourite sayings, usually levied against me in the wake of some missed opportunity. She uses it...

For the Minds of Babes

by Jeff Douglas As a relative newcomer to Current Affairs, I can tell you, firsthand: news can be, in the words of one of...

The Art of the Yarn

by Jeff Douglas You know, growing up on the East Coast with those Maritime winters - and autumns - and, now that I think of...

Calling All Code Breakers.

As we mentioned a few nights back, the FBI is looking for help in cracking the encryption of two notes found on the body of a homicide victim...
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