Vindication to some, indignation to others. The Saville Report
re-examines the human cost of Bloody Sunday -- but to unionists, the
report itself was too costly.
Demolishing a building -- and its legacy. Six decades after a
residential school was raised in the Northwest Territories, it's about
to be razed to the ground.
Isolating incidents. In Kyrgyzstan, violence against Uzbeks forces
thousands to leave -- and leaves those who stayed in urgent need of
The coast and the machines. As the Gulf of Mexico turns black, a Liberal
Senator laments the relaxation of Canadian offshore drilling
Closing down branch plants. In downtown Toronto, G-20 summit
preparations mean saplings are being forced to make like trees -- and
And...guess what's coming to Dinner? When Kraft Dinner reinvents its
noodle -- the secret ingredient is cauliflower -- one former KD cover
model is boiling mad.
As It Happens, the Wednesday edition. Radio that brings you remembrance of things pasta.
Bloody Sunday was a pivotal moment in Northern Ireland's troubled
history. The killing of fourteen unarmed men by British soldiers during
a civil rights march in January 1972 led to an escalation in violence
across the province. Initial reports on the killings cleared the
soldiers of wrongdoing, and questioned the innocence of the victims
involved. Nearly forty years later, the Saville Report -- set up to take
another look at the killings -- has redressed that conclusion.
Saville's report unequivocally declared the innocence of all the
victims, and claimed that the actions of the British soldiers were
wrong. That was met with delight by the victims' families. But for some
in Northern Ireland, the report and the twelve-year inquiry have been
Many in the
Democratic Unionist Party, or D-U-P, question the time and money spent
on the report, and want to know why those killed by the IRA haven't
received the same attention.
Paisley, Jr. is the Democratic Unionist Party MP for North Antrim,
Northern Ireland. We reached Mr. Paisley in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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of desperation and mourning are continuing to play out in southern
Kyrgyzstan. Over the past days, armed Kyrgyz men have launched
widespread attacks on ethnic Uzbeks.
of thousands of people from the minority group have fled. Others remain
in the region, desperate for food, water and medical help.
Some work to bury the dead, and comfort those in mourning, as you can hear in this sound from the field gathered by Euronews.
Kyrgyzstani military are struggling to gain control of southern city of
Osh. And aid groups are trying to get help through to Uzbeks who remain
in the area. But continued violence and looting are making it
Alexandre Baillat is the head of Medicins Sans Frontieres' mission in the country. We reached him in the capital, Bishkek.
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we approach the start of the G-20 in Toronto, security measures are
taking root in Toronto. Or in some cases, they're taking out roots.
days ago, construction began on the two perimeter security fences that
will surround the summit site. Since then, bus shelters in the area have
been dismantled, and trash bins and newspaper boxes removed.
Today, a new precaution was taken: small trees around the summit site have been dug up and hauled away.
Adam Vaughn is a Toronto city councillor for the ward most affected by the summit. We reached him at his office.
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think people in Wales would get all the entertainment they needed from
just pronouncing the place names. For example, here's the name of a town
in Anglesey, North Wales.
Provided you've got enough saliva, that name alone is hours of fun. But
the people of Wales aren't satisfied with just reading maps to one
another. They crave more excitement. Weirder excitement.
example, the "Man Versus Horse" competition we told you about yesterday
-- an annual race that pits equine against human in a small town called
Llanwrtyd Wells. We spoke with the inventor of that race, Mr. Gordon
Green -- and he happened to mention another popular event in the town:
Which rang a bell for us. Because back in 1993, As It Happens covered that story.
year, the great Shawn Evans won the final of the seventh annual world
Bog Snorkelling Championships. And guest host Robert Fulford spoke with
her, bogside, right after the win. Here's part of that conversation --
from our archives.
Well, we're going to surface and clean this bog off our flippers while
you listen to the news. But we'll dive back in in just a few minutes --
with these stories:
Dismantling history. A one-time residence for aboriginal students in
the Northwest Territories is about to be reduced to rubble.
Murder by numbers. The Mexican government keeps no official tally of
homicides -- but one Arkansas librarian is doing the math.
Giving up the goats. In Australia, feral goats are being unwittingly
betrayed on a regular basis by their aptly named brethren: the Judas
Stay tuned. I'm CO.
And I'm CS.
Hello again, I'm CO.
And I'm CS. This is As It Happens, Part Two.
Senator Colin Kenny says our government's offshore drilling regulations are offside.
And a certified macaroni expert gets a forkful of "Smart Kraft Dinner" -- and its brand spanking noodle.
Those stories are still to come on As It Happens.
It's been a long time coming.
decades, students at residential schools across Canada suffered the
trauma of being separated from their families and their culture. Some
were abused. Few were left unmarked by the experience.
Today, in Winnipeg, they got their first chance to tell their stories to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Those who wanted to spoke, in private, to the commissioners.
it's not just the survivors who spoke out. Ronnie Wanekia-Cook is
eleven years old. He shared his thoughts about residential schools with
CBC Winnipeg, for the record.
the nineteen-fifties, a residence for aboriginal students called Dehcho
Hall was built in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, and run by a
Catholic mission. Now, more than half a century later, the process of
erasing it from the landscape is about to begin.
the demolition is Gilbert Cazon, interim general manager with Nogha
Enterprises. He lived in Dehcho Hall in the nineteen-sixties. We reached
him in Fort Simpson.
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Nearly every day, the reports come flooding in from Mexico.
fifteen men died in a police shootout in the state of Guerrero. The day
before, twenty-nine inmates died in a clash between rival gangs in a
Sinaloa prison. Last week, police announced they had uncovered a mass
grave containing fifty-five bodies near the city of Taxco.
of drug-related homicides in the international press are often filled
with numbers, but rarely with names. Equally troubling is that, while
there is no doubt that the violence has escalated over the past few
years, there is no national official count of the homicides --- only
Molloy doesn't think estimates are good enough. She is a reference
librarian at the New Mexico State University, but she has made it her
life's work to meticulously tally the homicides in Mexico's most
dangerous city, Ciudad Juarez. Her daily news and analysis emails have
become a useful tool for more than three hundred people, including
journalists, human-rights watch groups, and American policy makers.
We reached Molly Molloy as she traveled through Little Rock, Arkansas.
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The Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms. The Canada -Soviet hockey series of 1972. The Quebec Referendum.
Just a few big moments in Canadian history.
you can take out your quill pen and add this to the list: the time
Kraft Dinner reinvented the noodle. That's right, it's happened. And the
new noodle is made from of all things, cauliflower.
at As It Happens, we were shocked to learn that a Canadian food staple
such as this had been tampered with. So, we had to know if "Smart Kraft
Dinner" -- as it is called -- is all that it's cracked up to be.
put it to the test, last week, we called up West Gidluck. He's a farmer
in Biggar, Saskatchewan. He's also the winner of a nationwide contest,
back in 1998, that crowned him an aficionado of all things cheap, cheesy
and nearly instant. To mark his victory that year, Kraft emblazoned his
face on three million boxes of KD.
turns out you can't buy this new, "Smart Kraft Dinner" in Biggar. So we
couriered West a fresh box. And earlier today, we reached him at his
home where he was just about to try it for the first time.
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is digging deep to deal with the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Today,
company executives met with American President Barack Obama, and
promised to create a twenty-billion dollar fund to pay for claims
arising from the disaster. The company also announced it would withhold
paying dividends to its shareholders for the rest of the year.
of which stops the flow of crude from the BP well-head -- which is now
estimated to be spewing forth thirty-five thousand to sixty thousand
barrels a day. That's yet another dramatic increase in the volume
scientists estimate is coming out of the well head; last week it was
thought to be between twenty-five and thirty thousand barrels a day.
exacerbates the frustration of having to clean up this disaster for so
many is the belief that it could have been prevented by a better
regulatory system. And while the spill is still largely an American
issue, the concern over offshore drilling regulations is a timely one in
Canada. Yesterday, in letter to the Ottawa Citizen, Senator Colin Kenny
expressed his dismay at what he feels is a weakening of Canadian
offshore drilling regulations.
We reached Colin Kenny in Ottawa.
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little more than a week after strikers were evicted from Mexico's
largest copper mine, the company that owns the mine is now the midst of
setting up shop once again. But some critics of that company, Groupo
Mexico, are not persuaded that the health and safety problems that
sparked the three-year strike have been solved.
The leader of the striking union, Napoleon Gomez, cites findings by a
delegation of American and Mexican health professionals thatvisited the
mine in 2007. Garret Brown is one of those health professionals -- he's
an occupational hygienist. We reached him in Oakland, California.
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They say that birds of a feather flock together. The same is true of people.
past Thursday, Lynn Miller, co-founder of Le Nichoir Wild Bird
Rehabilitation and Conservation Centre in Hudson, Quebec, flew to New
Orleans, where she has been aiding organizations aimed at helping birds
affected by the oil spill. Yesterday she spoke to CBC Radio Montreal's
"Homerun" about the process. Here's part of that conversation, for the
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Thirty-four years ago today, a protest by students in Soweto, South Africa turned ugly.
of angry students marched through the all-black township. They were
protesting against the enforced use of Afrikaans instead of English as
the language of instruction in black schools.
Scuffles between marchers and police broke out. Police opened fire, killing twenty-three people, including children.
incident triggered what's now known as the Soweto Uprising, which
lasted for days, and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people --
with thousands more injured.
the initial clash between the marchers and police was taking place, As
It Happens' host Barbara Frum spoke to Langa Skosana, a reporter for
"The Star" -- a daily newspaper in Johannesberg.
tough to be the new kid. Especially if you're the new kid on Kangaroo
Island. All its inhabitants are pretty tight-knit -- and pretty wild.
But if you're a sociable sort, your natural exuberance will break down
their resistance. From then on, you'll be inseparable from your new
pals. Until the wildlife officers show up and kill them all.
the cruel lot of the Judas goat. In most ways, a Judas goat is just
your average goat -- albeit one with haunted eyes. But what makes a
Judas goat different from a non-Judas goat is that it is trained to herd
animals. That skill -- and the goat's natural conviviality -- are then
exploited by humans, who use the Judas goats to round up other animals
And just to
clarify, it doesn't derive its name from a farmer named Al Judas, or
something. It's named for the Biblical jerk you'd expect: Judas
Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.
Judas goats that are being dispatched to Kangaroo Island -- which is
off the coast of South Australia -- have been fitted with tracking
collars. Once there, they find a herd of the feral goats that are
plaguing the island -- gulping down vegetation that endangered bird
species need to survive. The Judas goats then bond with the feral goats
-- although at first, one imagines the feral goats look at the Judas
goats' tracking collars with a certain suspicion.
this?" the Judas goats say obliviously, "I don't know -- I guess it's
jewellery." The sad part is, that's what they actually believe. The
feral goats buy it, and they agree to hang out with the newcomers.
is a mistake: humans use the Judas goats' tracking collars to pin down
the feral goats' exact location. And then they destroy them. So far,
more than a thousand feral goats have been eradicated in this fashion.
the next time your boss orders you to do something demeaning -- or
worse, something that might undermine your colleagues -- don't feel
sorry for yourself. Instead, pity the sad Judas goat: the deadly enemy
that thinks it's a friend.
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