Hello, I'm Laura Lynch.
Good evening. I'm Mary Ambrose.
This is As It Happens.
Pitching in. A Pakistani-born musician chimes in to help out those
struggling to survive the devastating floods in his motherland.
Give me shelter -- or give me nothing. A woman who works with domestic
abuse victims in Fort McMurray stages a hunger strike to push for more
Billy, don't be a hero-worshipper. A psychologist warns that the kinds
of superheros boys look up to today are more like superzeros.
Compare and contrast. Images a California man claims are lost works by
Ansel Adams look suspiciously like those taken by someone's Uncle Earl.
Punching above his waist. When a man in Nunavut finds himself straddled
by a polar bear, he socks him in the snout -- and lives to bear
And . . . Rock of ages. Scientists discover a stone formed from
ancient, primordial slime that's been around for almost as long as the
As It Happens, the Monday edition. Radio that longs for the goo' old days.
In the face of the worst natural disaster the world has seen in at
least a decade, one man is doing what little he can to help.
floods in Pakistan have already affected more than twenty million
lives. And the United Nations reports that millions of children may
contract waterborne-diseases, if proper aid is not distributed.
yet there is relatively little response from the world, in terms of
financial aid or emotional interest. There are no musicians or Hollywood
stars waving flags for Pakistan. Which is why Pakistani-born musician
Salmaan Ahmad has announced that he is writing a song for Pakistani
We reached him in a studio in New York City, as he was recording the song.
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|HOMAYUN SAKHI|| - ||COMPOSER|
|HANK DUTT|| - ||VIOLA|
|DAVID HARRINGTON|| - ||PRODUCER|
|DAVID HARRINGTON|| - ||VIOLIN|
|ABBOS KOSIMOV|| - ||PERCUSSION|
|KRONOS QUARTET || - ||STRING QUARTET|
|THEODORE LEVIN|| - ||PRODUCER|
|SALAR NADER|| - ||TABLA|
|FAIROUZ NISHANOVA|| - ||PRODUCER|
|STEPHEN PRUTSMAN|| - ||ARRANGER|
|HOMAYUN SAKHI|| - ||RABAB|
|JOHN SHERBA|| - ||VIOLIN|
|JEFFREY ZEIGLER|| - ||CELLO|
It may be boom times for many in Fort McMurray, Alberta. But, for others, these are also hard times.
city's population has grown rapidly with the oil sands boom. But Fort
McMurray's only women's shelter was built thirty years ago-- and it
remains the only refuge for victims of domestic abuse. Unity House has
just thirty-five beds -- not nearly enough.
Proctor is hoping to change that. She just finished a three-week hunger
strike to draw attention to the problem. She is also the executive
director of the Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society. We reached her in
Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
|JEAN-BENOIT DUNCKEL|| - ||COMPOSER|
|NICOLAS GODIN|| - ||COMPOSER|
|AIR || - ||POP GROUP|
|NIGEL GODRICH|| - ||PRODUCER|
Ansel Adams' photographs may be black and white, but recent claims about his work are anything but.
couple of weeks ago, we spoke with Rick Norsigian. He's the California
contractor who claims to have bought negatives of Ansel Adams' photos at
a garage sale in Fresno. He thought he hit the jackpot when the
negatives were valued at two hundred million dollars.
But then we spoke with Ansel Adams' grandson, who said the negatives were not his grandfather's work.
the Ansel Adams garage sale jackpot is looking more and more like
leprechaun's gold. And it all comes down to a man called Uncle Earl.
Nichols is the curator of the Scott Nichols gallery in San Francisco,
where many of Ansel Adams' photos have been displayed. We reached him in
|STEVE MARTIN|| - ||COMPOSER|
|GARY SCRUGGS|| - ||COMPOSER|
|JERRY DOUGLAS|| - ||DOBRO|
|STUART DUNCAN|| - ||MANDOLIN|
|CRAIG EASTMAN|| - ||FIDDLE|
|KENNY MALONE|| - ||PERCUSSION|
|STEVE MARTIN|| - ||BANJO|
|JOHN MCEUEN|| - ||PRODUCER|
|TIM O'BRIEN|| - ||VOCALS|
|HANS OLSON|| - ||HARMONICA|
|EARL SCRUGGS|| - ||BANJO|
|SKIP WARD|| - ||DOUBLE BASS|
|DO MO CHARA MAITH/SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY PIPE BAND|
|BOB WORRALL|| - ||COMPOSER|
|ROBERT MACNEIL|| - ||PRODUCER|
|J REID MAXWELL|| - ||PRODUCER|
|SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY PIPE BAND || - ||BAND|
Quick -- what's the first country in the world you think of when you
hear this?Did you think of Scotland? Makes sense if you did, since that
is of course the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe. But it's perhaps
time to retune your thinking a little, after what happened this weekend.
Because the first country in the world when it comes to the bagpipe --
for this year, anyway -- is the Republic of Ireland.
and drummers from all over the world gathered over the weekend in
Glasgow -- as they have every August since 1930 -- for the World Pipe
Band Championships. And it was a group from Dublin that took first place
at the event.
It was a
first time win for the St. Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band, who beat out
six-time winners Field Marshall Montgomery from Lisburn, Northern
Ireland for the top prize. And rounding out the top three was Canada's
own Simon Fraser University Pipe Band -- also a six-time champion, and
winner of the trophy for the past two years.
for the second year in a row now -- and the second time ever -- a
Scottish shutout! Nary a band from Scotland finished in any the top
now is a little of St. Laurence's O'Toole's winning medley performance,
recorded live by BBC Scotland on Saturday. You'll hear some commentary
throughout by Canadian Bob Worrall, a former world champion solo piper.
Since 2006, he has served as colour commentator for the BBC's televised
coverage of the event.
The new world champion St. Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band from Dublin, Ireland -- our Sound of the Day.
We've got to take a break for the news and weather. But we'll be back
with more As It Happens in just a few minutes. When we return:
Fighting words. The head of the B.C. medical assocation tries to give
Mixed Martial Arts the smack-down with a call for a nation-wide ban.
Close encounter of the ursine kind. A Nunavut man takes fur-tive measures to avoid becoming a polar bear's lunch.
And . . . It's the type-oh thing that drives Talkback crazy -- sloppy
and ridiculous spelling mistakes. Hear some doozies, when we return.
Stay tuned. I'm LL.
And I'm MA.
Superheroes, these days, just ain't what they used to be.
ask Sharon Lamb. She's a professor of psychology at the University of
Massachusetts and she conducted a study with more than six hundred boys
about the kinds of men they look up to in the media. Part of that study,
published in the book Packaging Boyhood, showed that the superheroes of
today present some pretty lack lustre options, in terms of role models.
We reached Professor Lamb in Shelburne, Vermont.
|STANTON MOORE|| - ||DRUMS|
| ROBERT WALTER|| - ||ORGAN|
| WILL BERNARD|| - ||GUITAR|
| STANTON MOORE|| - ||PRODUCER|
| MIKE NAPOLITANO|| - ||PRODUCER|
|BABES IN JAZZLAND/BABES IN JAZZLAND|
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|DONOVAN || - ||COMPOSER|
|BABES IN JAZZLAND || - ||JAZZ GROUP|
|JAYMZ BEE|| - ||PRODUCER|
|CHRISTINE BOUGIE|| - ||GUITAR|
|LAUREN FALLS|| - ||DOUBLE BASS|
|SHELKAH FRANCIS|| - ||SAXOPHONE|
|JASMINE JONES|| - ||DRUMS|
|AMY MEDVICK|| - ||FLUTE|
|SOPHIA PERLMAN|| - ||VOCALS|
|ASHLEY WEY|| - ||PIANO|
Mixed Martial Arts are creating a mixed reaction in Canada.
the weekend, the Ontario government decided to allow the controversial
fight events to be staged in that province. But, while the decision may
be a hit with Ultimate Fighting fans, it's anything but a knockout for
The British Columbia
Medical Association is calling on the federal government to ban the
full-contact sport in Canada. They say the fights are too dangerous to
Dr. Ian Gillespie is the president of the association. We reached him in Victoria.
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|SERGE GAINSBOURG|| - ||COMPOSER|
| BORIS BERGMAN|| - ||ADAPTOR/LYRICIST|
| PAUL IVES|| - ||ADAPTOR/LYRICIST|
|RAKES|| - ||POP GROUP|
| PAUL HUSSEY|| - ||PRODUCER|
A few weeks ago, Wes Werbowy found himself in a fight for his life with
the North's greatest predator. The sixty-seven-year-old was in Whale
Cove, Nunavut when a polar bear woke him from his tent. That's when Mr.
Werbowy got his Rocky Balboa on.
Recently, he told his story to CBC Radio North. Here's part of it, for the record.
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|DAMIAN, JR KULASH|| - ||COMPOSER|
|DAMIAN, JR KULASH|| - ||PRODUCER|
|OK GO || - ||POP GROUP|
|HOWARD WILLING|| - ||PRODUCER|
|DAVID WILCOX: GREATEST HITS TOO|
|DAVID WILCOX|| - ||COMPOSER|
|DAVID WILCOX|| - ||VOCALS|
| DAVID WILCOX|| - ||PRODUCER|
| DAVID WILCOX|| - ||PRODUCER|
| DAVID WILCOX|| - ||PRODUCER|
To the naked eye, it might look like an unremarkable rock. But this is the stuff of which planets are made.
team of geologists working on Baffin Island have come across a strange
blob of stone -- that is believed to be four-point-five billion -- yes,
billion -- years old. This would make it only slightly younger than the
Don Francis is
an Earth scientist at McGill University who was part of the research
team. We reached him just west of Whitehorse, Yukon.
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|CHRIS JONAT|| - ||COMPOSER|
|CLUMSY LOVERS || - ||POP GROUP|
|JOHN WEBSTER|| - ||PRODUCER|
When it comes to mistakes, Jeff Deck is just that type-o guy. The typo guy that makes Talkback feel grammar-ous.
Friday, we spoke with Mr. Deck, the founder of the Typo Eradication
Advancement League. He and his friend Benjamin Herson travelled across
the United States and corrected every typo and grammatical error they
came across. They compiled their corrections in new book, The Great Typo
Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time.
We asked you to compile your favourite typos and submit them to Talkback. And you did. To wit: