* Ankara Doctor. Turkey's government apologizes to injured protestors, while doctors treating the wounded in the capital say they are being attacked by police.
* Richmond Hill 4s. Toronto suburb Richmond Hill bans the number 4 for all new house numbers because some believe the number is bad luck.
*Evers Story. Fifty years after the assassination of Medgar Evars, a famous fictional account of his killing is reprinted in a Mississippi newspaper.
* Boston Ape Carpet. Scientists say 1 in 13 people have chimp-like feet and they've got a test to prove it.
* Alexandre Despatie. One of Canada's most successful Olympic athletes on the world diving stage retires.
* GMO Wheat. Regulators try to find out how an unapproved, genetically modified strain of wheat made by Monsanto is growing wild in Oregon.
Adding onslaught to injury. In Ankara, Turkey, doctors have set up clinics to treat injured protesters -- but according to our guest, police are firing tear gas at those clinics, and arresting patients.
Restoring the story. In 1963, the New Yorker edited specifics out of a Eudora Welty short story about the murder of civil rights worker Medgar Evers. Now, a Mississippi newspaper has published that story in its original form.
Hijacking fracking. To protest the testing for shale gas in New Brunswick -- which could lead to extraction by "fracking" -- First Nations activists commandeer a mining company's truck.
Wheel like a pig. It will be a trilogy about a little guy on a noble quest -- but its hero isn't a hobbit named Frodo, it's a real-life pig in a wheelchair named Chris P. Bacon.
Chimpier by the baker's dozen. According to a new study, one in thirteen of us has ape-like feet -- which gives a new meaning to the phrase "old soles".
And...may the fours be with you -- 'cause they'll have to put them somewhere. In some cultures, the number four is considered unlucky -- which is why Richmond Hill, Ontario, has decided to stop using it in addresses.
As It Happens, the Tuesday edition. Radio that plays "keep fours", and plays for keeps.
For the fifth day now, anti-government demonstrations took place across Turkey.
Earlier in the day, the country's Deputy Prime Minister made an apology to protesters injured over the weekend in Istanbul during clashes with police. And in Taksim Square, where the clashes started, things appeared calm.
But in Ankara, things looked very different.
Dr. Hande Arpat is helping with a network of emergency clinics set up near where the demonstrations have been taking. And that is where we reached her.
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It was a short bit of drama that underscores a long-standing complaint.
Today, in eastern New Brunswick, First Nations activists took control of a truck belonging to the mining company SWN Resources. They were protesting against the company's plan to do seismic testing in the area -- which could lead to extraction of shale gas, through the controversial practice known as "fracking."
Susan Levi-Peters is the former chief of the Elsipogtog First Nation, and she watched the events unfold. We reached her in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick.
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To most it's just a number. To some, it's a lucky number. But to some people living in Richmond Hill, Ontario -- having the number 'four' in your address has proven to be a bit of a curse.
And for those people, the city council recently passed a bylaw outlawing the number 4 in all new street numbers.
Greg Beros is the councilor who presented the motion. We reached him in Richmond Hill.
|B-MUSIC: DRIVE IN, TURN ON, FREAK OUT|
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Used to be if you wanted to write a song with somebody, the two of you went out to the barn, split a fifth of whiskey, got into a fistfight, made up, sat down with a washboard and a guitar, and played and yelled about heartbreak until you had something. And that process got us a lot of great songs. But things have changed. As evidenced by the nominees for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize.
The prize awards the best Canadian songs released by independent artists over the past year. And the five nominees were announced yesterday. Over the course of the next week or so, we'll play all of them. And we'll start with a nominee whose members have quite possibly never even been in a barn together, strange as that is.
The band is called Purity Ring. When they wrote their nominated song, singer Megan James lived in Halifax and composer Corin Roddick lived in Montreal. He sent her music and beats; she sent them back with lyrics and vocals. The result was an album called "Shrines" -- and this song, nominated for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. This is Purity Ring, with "Fineshrine".
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50 years ago, the United States was facing a crisis.
On June 11th, 1963, John F. Kennedy took to the airwaves to address the nation. Here's some of what he had to say.
Myrlie Evers and her children were watching on the TV in their Jackson, Mississippi home. Myrlie's husband Medgar wasn't there. The NAACP leader was meeting with the civil rights group's lawyers. His family remembers the sound of his car pulling into the driveway after midnight. Then they remember a loud bang.
A member of Jackson's White Citizen's Council named Byron De La Beckwith had shot and killed Medgar Evers. His assassination would become a pivotal event in the civil rights movement.
That summer, the New Yorker published a short story by Eudora Welty about the murder of Medgar Evars. But the editors had her replace his name. In fact, every proper noun pointing to Mr. Evers, his killer, and the community where they lived was kept from readers.
Until this past Sunday. That's when the Jackson Clarion Ledger published Eudora Welty's story in its original form.
Jerry Mitchell is the reporter responsible. We reached him by Skype in Jackson, Mississippi.
|BELA FLECK: THE BLUEGRASS SESSIONS|
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"You kill the head of the snake, the body dies."
That's how David "Deacon" Jones viewed his job as a defensive end in the NFL. By "snake" he meant whatever team he was playing against. By "head" he meant that team's quarterback. And over a phenomenal -- and phenomenally brutal -- career, Mr. Jones killed a lot of heads.
David "Deacon" Jones -- a Hall of Famer, a force of nature, and one of the best defensive players in NFL history -- died yesterday. He was 74.
He didn't invent the quarterback sack. But he did invent the term. He once told the Los Angeles Times, quote, "You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You're sacking them, you're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback."
And it was what he did with a lot of quarterbacks. Mr. Jones was fast. He was ruthless. He was also six-foot-five.
Over ten years with the Los Angeles Rams, he became known as the "Secretary of Defense". He embraced the title, and the respect that came with it. After all, as David "Deacon" Jones himself once said, "I came as close to perfection as you can possibly get."
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It was an experience that the people involved would probably much rather forget. But of course, they never will.
Last night, on a St. John's to Wabush Air Canada flight, one of two engines on the Beechcraft turboprop aircraft failed. Reports say the two pilots on board reassured passengers as they flew towards Deer Lake, Newfoundland, and made an emergency landing.
No one was hurt in the incident -- but some were left seriously shaken.
Jane Chaulk was on board. For the record, here is how she described the experience.
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Invite thirteen of your closest friends 'round for a party. Ask them to take their shoes and socks off. Politely at first, and then aggressively.
Now look around. One of your friends has ape feet.
At least, it's a mathematical probability, according to new research from Boston University. Anthropology Professor Jeremy DeSilva asked visitors to the Boston Museum of Science to shed their footwear. And he found that many of us are closer to our primate ancestors than we may like to think…foot-wise at least.
We reached Professor DeSilva at his office in Boston, Massachusetts.
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For 15 years, the name Alexandre Despatie has been synonymous with diving in this country.
From that first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 -- when he was just 13 and barely five feet tall -- we've watched him grow up. And move up -- to the three-metre platform, and the ten-metre tower, winning world championships and Olympic medals, and still more Commonwealth medals.
Last year, his career was nearly ended by a devastating accident in which he hit his head. But he came back to compete at the London Olympics.
That, it turns out, would be his last major competition. Today in Montreal -- with his parents sitting nearby, as they have throughout his career -- Alexandre Despatie announced he was retiring from competitive diving.
Here is some of what he said, for the record.
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It was an experimental, genetically engineered strain of wheat that was never supposed to go near the food supply.
In the early two-thousands, the bio-tech company Monsanto was testing the unapproved strain, which was modified to tolerate a common herbicide. Those tests were stopped. But that didn't stop the modified wheat from spreading.
Last week, to the shock of U.S. regulators, it was found growing wild on a farm in Oregon.
Michael Flowers is a cereals specialist at Oregon State University. We reached him in Corvallis, Oregon.
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It's a decision that is sure to cause outrage.
Today, an Egyptian court convicted forty three N-G-O workers of operating illegally in the country -- a charge they vehemently deny.
Many of the accused were foreign nationals - and received their sentences in absentia.
David Kramer is the President of the pro-democracy organization Freedom House'- one of the NGOs charged in this case. We reached Mr Kramer at his Washington, D.C. office.
|PHARRELL PRESENTS: THE REMIX INSTRUMENTALS, VOL.2|
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"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is...good. No, I mean, it's really good. Robertson Davies' "Deptford Trilogy"? Really...interesting. Good writing and stuff. But, look, with all due respect to Mr. Tolkien and Mr. Davies, there's something missing. A pig in a wheelchair named Chris P. Bacon.
Which is why I have a new favourite trilogy, which hasn't even been published yet.
It will be by Len Lucero, the owner of a pig-on-wheels called Chris P. Bacon. He's just signed the book deal.
We reached Mr. Lucero at his veterinary clinic in Clermont, Florida.
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They were a band for more than thirteen years, and friends for longer than that. They were always on the verge of becoming the next big thing -- despite setbacks that would have broken up less dedicated musicians. But even without mainstream success, they cultivated a community of fans one explosive show at a time.
Today, those fans are in mourning -- because the singer and guitarist for the band called The Mark Inside, Chris Levoir, has died. He was 31 years old. No cause of death has been given.
In his day job -- or rather, his other night job -- he was a respected sound engineer at two of Toronto's busiest live venues.
But onstage and on record, he revealed a gift for songwriting, and a voice that could stop you in your tracks. He could go from a sweet croon to a bloodcurdling scream in the space of a few seconds. And he often did.
Because of label problems and other tribulations, The Mark Inside had only released two albums and an EP since 2000. They were set to release their latest album a month from today.
Their last album, "Nothing To Admit", came out in 2011. From that album, this is The Mark Inside -- featuring the late Chris Levoir on guitar and vocals -- with "Can't Take Her With You (When It's Over)".
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