Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
Are we punishing criminals -- or refugees? The government's new anti-human-smuggling legislation is tough -- but some say it's too tough on those being smuggled.
The elements of style. Our fancy TVs and cellphones rely on rare-earth elements, for which the world relies on China -- which is getting stingy with the stuff.
A birds-oil view. New research shows that nearly a third of Newfoundland and Labrador's northern gannet population may be threatened by the BP spill.
An infantile dispute. A Texan art-gallery director blames a disagreement with his congressman over "anchor babies" for the loss of his job.
Thousands of revoltin' developments. When Ireland was booming, it started building scads of subdivisions -- many of which are now unfinished, and unoccupied.
And...time wounds all heels. So throw those Jimmy Choos away and pick up a pair of "Afterheels" -- biodegradable flats you can get out of a vending machine.
As It Happens, the Thursday edition. Radio is the window to the soles.