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The Friday 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

SYRIA - RED CROSS IN HOMS. Red Alert. The International Committee of the the Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent send teams to the Syrian city of Homs, but are denied entry to its most aggrieved neighbourhood, Baba Amr.

SUPER TUESDAY ADVANCER. Priming the primaries. We'll line up Super Tuesday with Amy Davidson, Senior Editor The New Yorker.

PART TWO

ZARGANAR ON BURMA. Joking for democracy. Burma's most influential comedian, social critic and democracy activist stopped by As It Happens' studio today to talk about his struggle for freedom. He was a political prisoner until October. That's no joke.

TEXAS ROUNDUP. Wanted in Hale Center, Texas. They've got unpaid parking tickets. They've let their pets wander. They've been drunk in public. And the police have put out "wanted" posters to track them down.

PART THREE

ALAIN GRAVEL STORY. A source, saved. We'll speak to Montreal journalist who just won a decisive court battle to keep a source confidential.

FTR: CHARLES TAYLOR PRIZE - GILL. Of backaches and blisters. Charles Taylor Prize nominee, Charlotte Gill, reads from her tree-planting memoir aptly entitled Eating Dirt.

...and more.

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