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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

NORTH KOREA DEFECTORS. Burying a god. What the future holds for those trying to escape the brutal North Korean regime after the death of Dear Leader. That's coming up on As It Happens.

MEXICO CITY DUMP. Massive miscalculation. The closure of Mexico City's largest dump -- possibly the largest dump in the world -- causes a colossal pileup of trash in the capital.

PART TWO

READING: THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL. A burning desire. We hear the late Al Maitland's reading of "The Little Match Girl", Hans Christian Anderson's haunting story with a timeless message of hope.

FARMER AND SNOOP. Issuing a joint statement. How a sixty-eight-year-old Welsh farmer's giant rutabaga led to a meeting with rapper Snoop Dogg -- which, in turn, led to that Welsh farmer smoking some of Mr. Dogg's crop.

PART THREE

JEFFREY SACHS. 'Twas a busy year for this economist. A special presentation of Carol's on stage interview with the author and economist, Jeffrey Sachs, on his new book and its relationship to the Occupy Movement.

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