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The Wednesday Edition

Just a few of the highlights from the latest show. For a more detailed rundown, click on "Read More" at the bottom of this entry. Or consult the box marked "Latest Audio" at the right-hand side of the webpage.

PART ONE

HAMA ACTIVIST. A war of attrition: As the uprising in Syria drags into its ninth month, the country is brought to a standstill. People are hungry, cut-off and defiant, but they continue to protest....and die.

LOMA LINDA McDONALD'S. Unhappy meal. Loma Linda, California -- arguably the most health-conscious city in the world -- has just approved it's first McDonald's restaurant and let's just say the decision has more than tummies grumbling.

PART TWO

EMAIL: HIV STATUS. Crime and punishment.  As It Happens listeners share their thoughts about the criminality of not disclosing whether you are HIV positive or not.

ESSAY - BLACK PETER. Naughty or nice...or racist. Santa's helpers in the Netherlands are causing a stir. Many say the depiction of Santa's so-called Black Peters has to change.

PART THREE

REPEAT: WADE DAVIS. War and Peak. Wade Davis has spent a dozen years chronicling the three expeditions of Everest made by George Mallory and his team in the 'twenties. We repeat Carol's feature interview with him about his book, "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and The Conquest of Everest".

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