Of science and silence. Critics say that BP doesn't just want to co-operate with scientists -- it wants to co-opt them.
They haven't got you under their scan. Quebec's College of Physicians
puts the kibosh on diagnostic scans needed for a controversial MS
Long after the battles, they're losing the war. A study of Vietnam
veterans shows some suffer seizures forty years after their initial head
In the end, it was an armless prank. Three years after it left, it's
still left -- but at least a famous mannequin's missing limb is back
where it belongs.
Feyer, haughtier, snobbier. We'll travel to the U.K.'s Chap Olympiad,
where sporting glory is sought with a minimum of skill, and a maximum of
And...it's not surprising that they get vole-uble or even vole-atile --
they're voles, after all. A study reveals that the mouselike creatures
are avid social drinkers.
As It Happens, the Friday edition. Radio that'll make it one for my baby -- and one more for the rodent.
It's no secret that BP has a lot of problems at the moment. But now it has a new one.
comes in the form of a bunch of angry professors. They're accusing the
oil company of trying to buy the silence of academic experts.
is facing about three hundred lawsuits right now over the destruction
caused by its spill in the Gulf. So the company has started contracting
university scientists to help build a defence. And some academics find
the strings attached to those contracts troubling.
Cary Nelson is one of them. He's the head of the American Association of University Professors and we reached him in Chicago.
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It was a moment of breaking news that made his career.
the 1973 Senate Watergate Committee investigation into the Nixon
Administration, it was revealed that the U.S. President kept an "enemies
list". Journalist Daniel Schorr managed to get his hands on the list of
twenty people and began to read it live on the air. When he got to
Number Seventeen, he read out: "Daniel Schorr, a real media enemy".
Schorr hadn't read the list before the broadcast -- and he later
recalled that it almost made him collapse on the air. He called it the
most electrifying moment of his career.
The veteran journalist has died at the age of ninety-three.
Daniel Schorr was the last of a group of journalists known as the
"Murrow Boys", a team of reporters recruited by CBS broadcast legend
Edward R. Murrow. He had the first televised interview with Soviet
Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Mr. Schorr also won three Emmys for his
journalistic efforts during the Watergate years, from 1972 to 1974. In
1980, he helped launch CNN as its senior Washington correspondent. He
spent the last twenty-five years as a news analyst at NPR, and was still
working as of a couple weeks ago. His advice for young journalists: "At
least once in your lifetime, take a risk for a principle you believe
Over the years he was
interviewed many times on our program. From our archives, here is Daniel
Schorr being interviewed by Barbara Frum on As It Happens on May 1st,
1978, when Richard Nixon's autobiography was released.
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Even while the Vietnam war was still being waged, the trauma suffered
by the soldiers who fought there was hard not to notice. But, it turns
out that, for some GIs, certain wounds they sustained would not become
obvious for decades.
Head Injury Study has just discovered that soldiers can develop seizures
close to forty years after their initial head wound in combat.
Jordan Grafman is the chief of the cognitive neuroscience section of
the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. We reached
him in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Who could have predicted that statisticians would be the hot topic of the summer?
since the federal government announced plans to make the long-form
census voluntary, data, the collection thereof, and the people who
collect data, are the unlikely focus of barbecue, picnic and fishing
on the program, we spoke with economist Nils Veldhuis of the Fraser
Intitutute, who supports the government's decision. Which had Talkback
voluntarily offering its two census' worth.
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It's quite a disarming story.
Nineteen-twenties baseball star Francis Joseph O'Doul -- or "Lefty
O'Doul" as he was more popularly known -- had a mean left swing. And he
was a southpaw pitcher as well. Hence his nickname. After a successful
career as both player and manager, the National League slugger had the
brainwave of opening a restaurant where sports stars and the public
could meet, eat and generally have a swell time. The idea was a
left-field success, and many legends from the world of sport and
entertainment have graced a table at "Lefty O'Doul's" restaurant and bar
in downtown San Francsico.
O'Doul died in 1969, but the restaurant has remained ever popular. In
1998, a mannequin of "Lefty" was erected in the eatery to pay tribute to
the great lefthander. And ever since, "Lefty" has stood at the entrance
of the bar, welcoming guests with that famous left arm of his.
three years ago something terrible happened to the mannequin. Something
that cost Lefty O'Doul's restaurant an arm and a leg...well, an arm.
"Lefty's" famous limb went missing without a trace. Until now, that is.
Lee Houskeeper works for "Lefty O'Doul's" bar and restaurant. We reached him in San Francisco.
And that's all that's left of the first part of tonight's program. The
news is coming up next, and then we'll be back with more As It Happens.
When we return:
A vein pursuit. Patients who want to undergo a contentious treatment for MS are out of luck in Quebec.
The chappiest place on Earth. At the U.K.'s least strenuous sporting
event, there's no mascot -- but there's a surplus of ascots.
Politics makes strained bedfellows. The wife of Japan's Prime Minister
has a bestseller on her hands, with a book that is sharply critical of
her confused husband.
Stay tuned. I'm HM.
And I'm DJ.
In the past year, an experimental treatment for Multiple Sclerosis has
given sufferers of the disease cause for hope and apprehension.
Proponents of the treatment -- which involves the unblocking of veins in
the neck-- cite promising initial results, but others warn that larger
and more comprehensive studies need to be done.
and follow-up to the treatment require special diagnostic scans that
are available at a private clinic in Montreal. But Quebec's College of
Physicians has ordered the clinic to suspend giving scans to these
Earlier this month,
Susan Gaskin returned from Poland where she had the controversial
treatment. Now she needs regular follow-up Doppler scans, and she can't
get them. Mr. Gaskin lives in Laval, but we reached her in Montreal.
That was Susan Gaskin. We reached her in Montreal.
Yves Robert is the secretary of Quebec's College of Physicians. Earlier
today, he spoke with CBC Montreal's Daybreak. For the record, here's
what he had to say about why the college has suspended the use of scans
for people like Ms. Gaskin.
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Apparently, the tendency to imbibe a little too much booze in the company of a buddy isn't restricted to a single species.
among the preliminary findings of a group of researchers who've been
studying the social aspects of excessive drinking. And they didn't
conduct the research by taking notes at company Christmas parties.
Instead, their subjects were...voles. Prairie voles, to be precise.
Ryabinin is a professor of behavioral neuroscience at the Oregon Health
and Science University. We reached him in his office in Portland,
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Nowadays, people spend a lot of time lamenting the death of old-fashioned sportsmanship. And for good reason.
Take this year's soccer World Cup. Even before the tournament had
begun, France was only able to qualify after striker Thierry Henry used
his hand in the build-up to a goal that ultimately eliminated the Irish
-- a misdemeanour he fully admitted to. And during the England-Germany
game, Frank Lampard's strike crossed the German goal line, but was
disallowed. The German goalkeeper admitted he knew the ball had gone
over the line, but that he chose to keep his mouth shut. And then there
was Uruguayan striker Luis Alberto Suarez's deliberate handball that
stopped a sure goal for Ghana.
of course it's not just soccer. Golf had the Tiger Woods scandal; doping
allegations have been made against Tour de France cyclists and
track-and-field athletes. The list of transgressions goes on and on.
all I can say is thank heavens for the Chap Olympiad. Now in its sixth
year, the Olympiad is much more about good manners and etiquette than
sporting prowess. You'll find no cheats there -- rather, a group of
thoroughly decent chaps.
Gustav Temple is the editor of Chap Magazine, the organizers of the Chap Olympiad. We reached him in London, England.
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Dateline, Tokyo.Behind every great man, they say, there's a great
woman. But sometimes the great man is behind the great woman. Sometimes
'way behind. And sometimes they don't even seem to be in the same room.
That's the case for Japanese Prime
Minister Naoto Kan and his wife, Nobuko Kan. The First Lady has just
released a book entitled "You are Prime Minister, So What Will Change in
Japan?" And in this book, she criticizes everything from her husband's
complete lack of fashion sense to his very ability to govern the
"I cannot help
feeling a sense of wrongness," Mrs. Kan writes, "Is it okay that this
man is Prime Minister? He's more of a Number Two or a Number Three
She would know. The
couple has been married for more than forty years -- a marriage that's
widely regarded as a match of intellectual equals. Although they don't
always agree: the Prime Minister often refers to his wife as his
"opposition in the home."
she's also his opposition in book buyers' homes. While the First Lady
acknowledges that her husband is a good spontaneous speaker, he's
apparently not so hot at reading from scripts. On the subject of a
recent policy speech, Ms. Kan wrote that "even as a family member, I
could not give him even a passing grade for his delivery."
contrary behaviour from a First Spouse isn't novel in Japan. The
previous Prime MInister's wife, for example, told the nation that she
once flew on a UFO to Venus, and that she met actor Tom Cruise in his
previous life, as a Japanese man.
naturally, Nobuko Kan's down-to-earth take on her husband has resulted
in a bestseller. Although it's unopened on the Prime Minister's
nightstand. He's told reporters, "I'm afraid to read it."