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Thursday August 4th, 2011

Tonight:

Crash course. Fears of a U.S. market slump and concerns over the European debt crisis send world financial markets into a precipitous plunge.

Innappropriate appropriation. An African-American woman sues her former high school after a racially-themed homecoming event called "Wigger Day."

He has some Piers-ing questions to answer. British MPs call for former Mirror editor and CNN talk-show host, Piers Morgan, to return to the U.K. and face questions about illegal phone hacking.

Presumably this was one of the known knowns. A former U.S. military contractor who was tortured by American Forces in Afghanistan has won the right to sue former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.

Taken, with a grain assault. We pay our respects to a paragon of Canadian post-war architecture, the Ogden Federal Elevator in Calgary, which is now being torn down.

Acid Happened. An American film-maker stitches together hours of film shot by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they ushered in the psychiadelic era in an LSD-soaked romp across America.

As It Happens, the Thursday Edition...Radio that urges you to turn on, tune in and...uh...hey man, what are all these trippy purple spiders doing in the studio?

 

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