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Monday: Laval mayor, mid-air skydive accident, BlackBerry latest, child internet sex tourism, Darwin's finches, and more...

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He vows to lay down the law, not act above it. Former police officer Marc Demers replaces scandal-plagued Gilles Vaillancourt as mayor of Laval, Quebec.

Oh, chute! Two planes carrying skydivers collide over the U-S -- and miraculously, everyone makes it safely to the ground.

Don't shoot the Blackberry Messenger. C-E-O Thorstein Heins is out, and stocks plunge -- but an analyst says Blackberry's new C-E-O, John Chen will "right the ship."

Safe in an iPadded room. A new club in Buenos Aires offers people the change to wreck technology as a way of venting anger.

Undentured service. A fight-bloodied N-H-L player responds to opposing fans' taunts by pulling out a tooth and tossing it to them.

And, welcoming bob to the crew. Ontario plans to enforce a law requiring mens' barbers to learn women's haircuts -- or face a hefty fine.

As It Happens, the Monday edition. Radio that always does its part.


Show:AS_IT_HAPPENS
Date:2013/11/04
Time:17:30:01

PART ONE


LAVAL MAYOR Duration: 00:06:44

The last time we heard from Marc Demers he was waiting to talk to the cops.

A former officer himself, Mr. Demers had just learned that the police had a recording of someone saying something about breaking his legs. That someone was Gilles Vaillancourt, the former mayor of the Montreal suburb of Laval. He'd been charged with a whole list of crimes including fraud and racketeering. More interesting still: Mr Demers was running to replace him as mayor.

Marc Demers won that election yesterday. We've reached Laval's new mayor-elect at his campaign headquarters, in Laval.


FOR THE RECORD: MONTREAL MAYOR Duration: 00:01:51

Quebec's election law requires municipal candidates to have a fixed address in the community they're running in as of the first of September of the year BEFORE the election. Mr. Demers had a house in Laval, but sold it in June of last year. He didn't get a new house in Laval until January. In the meantime he was based about an hour away.

Laval, of course, isn't the only city in Quebec that's been playing mayor-roulette as a result of the ongoing municipal corruption investigations. Here's Montreal morning show host Mike Finnerty talking to that city's new Mayor-elect, Denis Coderre, this morning.


RED IS THE COLOUR Duration: 00:00:25
Album:MAKEWEIGHT/HEIRLOOM
Label:CUSTOM
Persons/Roles:
LISA MALACHOWSKI - COMPOSER
HEIRLOOM - POP GROUP
LISA MALACHOWSKI - PRODUCER

MID-AIR SKYDIVE ACCIDENT Duration: 00:06:15

In skydiving terms, it was known as the "Sunset Load." Two planes full of jumpers, on a picturesque Saturday evening jump high above Wisconsin. But things went badly wrong.

Mike Robinson is a skydiver who was on one of the aircraft. We reached him in New York City.


AVA Duration: 00:00:15
Album:TRILOGI/FREDRIK
Label:THE KORA RECORDS
Persons/Roles:
FREDRICK - COMPOSER
FREDRICK - POP GROUP

ONTARIO BARBER TRAINING Duration: 00:06:40

Frank Olsynko has been a barber for 45 years. And, like his father before him, he cuts men's hair, and shaves men's faces. But now, Mr. Olsynko will have to learn to do the same for women, too (we're pretty sure he's excused from the shaving part, though). That's because Ontario legislation requires him to be able to style women's hair -- or face a two-hundred-and-ninety-five dollar fine.

We reached Frank Olsynko at his shop in Stittsville, Ontario.


DEVIL'S HAIRCUT Duration: 00:00:22
Album:MCA CD COMPILATION, VOL. 17, OCTOBER 1996
Label:MCA, MCAD 9690
Persons/Roles:
BECK - COMPOSER
JOHN KING - COMPOSER
MICHAEL SIMPSON - COMPOSER
BECK - POP GROUP

SCRIPT: HOCKEY TOOTH SOUVENIR Duration: 00:01:22

It takes a certain sort of person to yank out their own teeth. In Canada, we call those people hockey players.

"Hockey teeth" is an oxymoronic term that refers an obvious lack of denticles. And over the past month, no fewer than three NHL players have become self-appointed members of the hockey teeth club. But none so generously or so memorably as Krys Barch of the Florida Panthers.

On Saturday, the Panthers were in Washington playing the Capitals. As can sometimes happen in professional hockey, there was a fight between the two teams.

Afterward, Krys Barch was sent to the penalty box with a visibly bloody nose and mouth. Keep in mind the game was in Washington, so Mr. Barch was surrounded by Capitals' fans, who were hardly complimentary toward him. But Mr. Barch let his selflessness shine through. He sat in the penalty box, reached into his mouth, pulled out his front tooth, and then threw it to a young fan. Take that, Mean Joe Greene. (Remember that old Coke commercial?)

The boy who is now the owner of Krys Barch's front tooth proudly posed with his souvenir after the game. It seems that in spite of his tender years, the significance of the tooth was not flossed on him.

Here's another guy with an appreciation for "Hockey Teeth." This is Bahamas.


HOCKEY TEETH Duration: 00:02:31
Album:PINK STRAT/BAHAMAS
Label:CUSTOM
Persons/Roles:
AFIE JURVANEN - COMPOSER
BAHAMAS - POP GROUP

PART TWO


CURRIED SOUL 2.0 Duration: 00:00:51
Album:CURRIED SOUL 2.0 (SINGLE)/SOCALLED
Label:CUSTOM
Persons/Roles:
MOE KOFFMAN - COMPOSER
MOE KOFFMAN - SAMPLED PERFORMER
SOCALLED - INSTRUMENTALS
SOCALLED - REMIXER

BLACKBERRY LATEST Duration: 00:06:45

As you've probably heard on the news, BlackBerry is no longer for sale.

Canada's most famous tech company anounced today that its largest shareholder -- Fairfax Financial -- will not buy the company and take it private as previously planned.

BlackBerry also announced that it's replacing its chief executive. After less than two years as CEO, Thorsten Heins is out.

The former CEO of California-based software company Sybase, John Chen, has been appointed as chair of BlackBerry's board of directors. He will also serve as its interim C-E-O.

With its share price plummeting after today's announcements, BlackBerry's survival remains in question.

Kevin Restivo is a senior mobility analyst with International Data Corporation, or IDC.

We reached him in Toronto.


CALLIOPE Duration: 00:00:30
Album:WALK TO THE SEA/ODESSA/HAVANA
Label:TZADIK, TZA-CD-8177
Persons/Roles:
DAVID BUCHBINDER - COMPOSER
DAVID BUCHBINDER - TRUMPET
HILARIO DURAN - PIANO
ALEKSANDAR GAJIC - VIOLIN
JOAQUIN NUNEZ HIDALGO - CONGAS
JOHN JOHNSON - WOODWINDS
MARK KELSO - DRUMS
ROBERTO OCCHIPINTI - DOUBLE BASS
ROBERTO OCCHIPINTI - PRODUCER
ODESSA/HAVANA - JAZZ GROUP

TAPE: FORD APOLOGY Duration: 00:02:33

The mayor of Toronto is not known for giving up ground, much less for saying sorry.

But over the weekend on his radio show, he did apologize for mistakes he's made -- citing past bad behavior at a number of public events.

For many of his fellow city councillors -- that apology didn't go far enough.

But some continue to stand by mayor Ford.

Norm Kelly is the city's deputy mayor.

Here is part of his conversation with Matt Galloway, host of CBC Toronto's Metro Morning.


EMAIL Duration: 00:01:23

Well many of you were in no mood to cut Rob Ford some slack.

On Friday we spoke with Mark Towhey -- the mayor's former chief of staff. Then we received this email from Carol Wainio in Ottawa:

"With all due respect to Mark Towhey, Mayor Ford's decision about his future should not be based on 'what is good for Rob Ford and his family'. Ford made the choice to be a public official, the mayor of a very large city, and his decision should reflect the responsibilities of that office. Taking those responsibilities seriously would be good not just for his own family, but by extension, for all Toronto families, particularly those troubled ones he claims to care about, and for whom he should serve as a role model."That's part of an email from Carol Wainio in Ottawa.

We also received a tweet from Siu Hong Yu responding to our interview with Joy Green -- an Etobicoke resident who continues to support the mayor.

It reads: "Thanks for the interview with Joy Green. I'm definitely not a Ford supporter but fully appreciate her perspectives."And thank you for all your perspectives.

If you'd like to weigh in, Our Talkback number is 1-866-481-5718. E-mail is aih@cbc.ca Or you can 'tweet' us @cbcasithappens.


EFFIGY Duration: 00:00:31
Album:ANDREW BIRD: NOBLE BEAST
Label:FAT POSSUM, FP1124-2
Persons/Roles:
ANDREW BIRD - COMPOSER
ANDREW BIRD - WRITER
ANDREW BIRD - SINGING

BUENOS AIRES TECH CLUB Duration: 00:06:40

You're staring blankly at the pinwheel spinning on your frozen computer screen. One ... two ... minutes go by.

Your deadline is ebbing closer. Your blood pressure is rising. All you want to do is take that laptop and kick it, smash it. Maybe throw it against a wall.

Well now, if you live in Buenos Aires, you can get even with contrary technology.

Guido Dodero started the Break Club, where patrons have free reign to trash all manner of tech. We reached Mr. Dodero in Buenos Aires.


IN STITCHES Duration: 00:00:24
Album:GUIDED BY VOICES: DO THE COLLAPSE
Label:TVT, TVT-1980-2
Persons/Roles:
ROBERT POLLARD - COMPOSER
ROBERT POLLARD - WRITER
GUIDED BY VOICES - ENS IN-V

SOUND OF THE DAY: BERLIN BUSKER Duration: 00:01:45

You know you're striking the right chords as a busker if you can inspire an impromptu singalong with your music.

But a street performer in Berlin, Germany, recently had a day that's pretty darn tough to beat.

Midway through his performance of the 1984 chart topper "Smalltown Boy", by Bronski Beat, he was unexpectedly joined by the band's original frontman Jimmy Somerville -- who happened to be strolling by with his dog.

Here's how it all went down -- our Sound of the Day.


SMALLTOWN BOY Duration: 00:02:10
Album:AGE OF CONSENT/BRONSKI BEAT
Label:LONDON, LON109
Persons/Roles:
STEVE BRONSKI - COMPOSER
JIMMY SOMERVILLE - COMPOSER
LARRY STEINBACHEK - COMPOSER
BRONSKI BEAT - POP GROUP
MIKE THORNE - PRODUCER

PART THREE


CHILD INTERNET SEX TOURISM Duration: 00:07:21

Using animation to catch child sex abusers.

An international children's rights group says it has given Interpol the identities of a thousand men around the world who have allegedly been engaging in webcam child-sex tourism.

Terre Des Hommes is the Dutch rights organization. The group created a 3-D animated character to help them. A ten-year-old Philippino girl, named "Sweetie."

Hans Guyt is the special project director for Terre Des Hommes, and we've reached him at The Hague. And a warning, as you can imagine, some of the details are disturbing.


ONE HELL OF A PARTY Duration: 00:00:31
Album:POCKET SYMPHONY/AIR
Label:ASTRALWERKS, 094638548126
Persons/Roles:
JARVIS COCKER - LYRICIST
JEAN-BENOIT DUNCKEL - COMPOSER
NICOLAS GODIN - COMPOSER
AIR - POP GROUP
JARVIS COCKER - VOCALS
NIGEL GODRICH - PRODUCER

DATELINE: FLUKE SOCCER GOAL Duration: 00:02:21

Dateline, Stoke-On-Trent, England.If you're a fan of football -- the American kind, as in the CFL or NFL -- you'll know that most kickers won't attempt a field goal unless the ball is within, say 40 yards of the goalposts.

Good thing this story's about the English version of football, or soccer, as we like to call it. because someone forgot to tell these football players.

On Saturday, in a game in England's Premier League between Stoke City and Southampton, Southampton turned over the ball immediately after the inital kickoff.

The Stoke defenders immeditely passed the ball back to their goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, who, while almost on his own goal line, kicked the rolling ball downfield.

Ninety eight yards later - after one bounce -- it was in Southampton's goal. In metric terms, Mr. Begovic had kicked the ball almost eighty metres, making him only the fifth goalkeeper to score a goal in Premier League history, and certainly over the longest distance.

To put that in context again, well, the record distance for an NFL field goal is sixty nine yards, or sixty-three metres. And NFL kickers practice field goal kicks for hours every day.

Here, now, is the commentary on that goal, which, as the commentators point out, was aided considerably by a strong wind.


UNC Duration: 00:00:29
Album:FOR TRUE/SHORTY, TROMBONE
Label:VERVE, B001558602
Persons/Roles:
TROMBONE SHORTY - COMPOSER
BEN ELLMAN - PRODUCER
TROMBONE SHORTY - TROMBONE

NAZI ART DISCOVERED Duration: 00:07:04

It's being touted as the biggest art find since the Second World War.

When German police raided the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt -- the grandson of German art collector Hildebrand Gurlitt -- they unearthed a treasure trove of lost art. Art believed to have been stolen by the Nazis.

The raid took place in 2011, but police have only just released information about the art haul. There are believed to be about 1,500 pieces in all. Including works by renowned artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall.

The collection could be worth more than a billion dollars.

Gwendolen Webster is an independent art historian based in Germany. We reached her at her home in Aachen, Germany.


THE ONLY FACE Duration: 00:00:28
Album:THE BRYAN FERRY ORCHESTRA: THE JAZZ AGE
Label:BMG, 53800759 2
Persons/Roles:
BRYAN FERRY - COMPOSER
BRYAN FERRY - WRITER
ALAN BARNES - INSTRUMENTS
BRYAN FERRY ORCHESTRA - ENS INSTR
SARAH CHAPMAN - ALTO INSTR
KATY COX - CELLO
ROBERT FOWLER - INSTRUMENTS
COLIN GOOD - PIANO
CHRIS LAURENCE - CONTRABASS
EMMA OWENS - ALTO INSTR
EMMA PARKER - VIOLIN
FRANK RICOTTI - PERCUSSION
MALCOLM EARLE SMITH - TROMBONE
VICTORIA SUTHERLAND - VIOLIN
JOHN SUTTON - DRUMS
ENRICO TOMASSO - INSTRUMENTS
MARTIN WHEATLEY - BANJO
MARTIN WHEATLEY - GUITAR
RICHARD(SAX/CLAR) WHITE - INSTRUMENTS

TAPE: MONTREAL ARTIST - CHINA Duration: 00:03:03

Like any artist, Ben Clarkson welcomed the chance to display his work abroad.

A few weeks ago, a show of the Montreal artist's paintings and collages was set to open at a Beijing gallery. He hoped the works would resonate with a Chinese audience, since one featured an image of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and another Chairman Mao.

Then all evidence of the exhibition disappeared.

Mr. Clarkson spoke earlier today to CBC Manitoba host Marcy Markusa. Here is part of their conversation:


SPIDERS IN THE STORM Duration: 00:00:21
Album:THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN DIRT & THE SKIRT/CAPTAIN DIRT & THE SKIRT
Label:ARBORA VITA, AVCD003
Persons/Roles:
LYNDELL MONTGOMERY - COMPOSER
KRISTIN SWEETLAND - COMPOSER
CAPTAIN DIRT & THE SKIRT - POP GROUP
CAPTAIN DIRT & THE SKIRT - PRODUCER
DAVID TRAVERS-SMITH - PRODUCER

DARWIN'S FINCHES THREATENED Duration: 00:06:54

You'd hope the birds that Charles Darwin studied when developing the theory of evolution could evolve well enough to save themselves... but that's looking unlikely.

Darwin's finches -- fourteen similar species of birds unique to the Galapagos Islands -- are in trouble. The most aggressive threat they face seems to be a kind of fly that scientists believe arrived on the Islands in the 1960s.

Sarah Knutie is a PhD student in biology at the University of Utah. She studies the finches and is writing her dissertation on an idea that might help save them.

We reached Sarah Knutie at her lab in Salt Lake City.


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