Monday: Mike Duffy, G4S Abuse, Norway Mirror Town, Lou Reed Obit -- and more



The cheques in the maelstrom. Senator Mike Duffy says two cheques from the Prime Minister's Office are part of what he calls a "monstrous fraud".

Watching the wheels. Brent Rathgeber -- who in June resigned in anger from the Conservative caucus -- suggests the ongoing scandal in the Senate could provoke some of his former colleagues to follow suit.

Criminal behaviour. A South African University alleges that inmates in the country's Maungaung prison have been subjected to horrific abuses, by members of the British-based firm that provides security to the facility.

In a Reed of his own. British bassist Herbie Flowers shares his memories of playing on the transformative 1972 album, "Transformer", and of the man behind it -- Lou Reed, who died yesterday, at the age seventy-one.

A driving force, in music. A Saudi comedian offers a new spin on a Bob Marley classic -- in support of dozens of Saudi women who took to their steering wheels, to protest a countrywide ban on women drivers.

And....sticking it where the sun don't shine. The valley town of Rjukan, Norway, is accustomed to almost no sunlight for half of the year -- but thanks to the installation of giant mirrors on the surrounding mountains, the future's so bright, they gotta wear shades.
As It Happens, the Monday edition. Radio that gives you ample reason to reflect.

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