US Shutdown, Lone Rent Control Tenant, Animals Urethra Study and more



The big bite to his business. His two restaurants were shuttered by the shutdown -- and now a Virginia business owner is assessing the extent of his losses.

The Big Picture. Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy offers his reflections on the political standoff that closed his country for more than two weeks.

A too-sizable chunk. A Canadian artisanal cheese maker says her industry could be devastated by an E-U trade deal that would double the quota of allowable European fine cheeses, if ratified.

There's no price like home. A New York tenant who's enjoyed rent protection for years says he's not about to vacate, just because his landlord is renovating the building.

One's good fortune leads to another. Nearly fourteen years ago, Pete Edwards wagered that his two-year-old grandson would grow up to play soccer for Wales -- and it paid off in leaps and pounds.

And...when it comes to number one, we're all Number One. Researchers at Georgia Tech University formulate a "Law of Urination", which concludes that all animals -- regardless of size -- take roughly the same time to discharge their fluids.

As It Happens, the Thursday edition. Radio that never shies away from a leaked report.

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