Thursday, June 2, 2011


They've left, and he's left. With a forest fire threatening his Saskatchewan town, the manager of the general store is one of the only people who hasn't been airlifted out.  

Grief and disbelief. While Syrians mourn, the father and uncle of a murdered 13-year appear on state TV to praise the country's president. 
Casualties of war. A new report on the violence in Somalia finds that nearly half its victims are children under five.

Beauty is only skin deep -- whereas ugly worms go way deeper. Scientists dig up a tiny, hideous creature that lives three-and-a-half kilometres underground.

He wore hide in plain sight. A researcher tries to get the dirt on a nineteenth-century nomad called "The Old Leatherman" -- by exhuming his grave.

And...they boot horses, don't they? Well, because of equine herpes, they did indeed ban horses from a girls' horse-riding competition -- so the competitors had to fake it with stick-horses.

As It Happens, the Thursday edition. Radio that's been through the desert on a horse with no legs.

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