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As It Happens from CBC Radio

CBC Radio's As It Happens' listening experience is like taking a trip around the world. From the complex headlines of the day to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the story behind the story.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - Burnaby Muslim Leader, Cpl Cirillo Cartoonist, MMA Fight, Nigerian Ebola Doctor, Sick Leave Miner, Hitler House, Camels Bans Camels, Nunavut Suicide Film, ROM's 'Of Africa'

Anguish, and accusations. Amid fears of misguided reprisals, the head of the BC Muslim Association denounces the man who killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Download Friday, October 24, 2014 - Burnaby Muslim Leader, Cpl Cirillo Cartoonist, MMA Fight, Nigerian Ebola Doctor, Sick Leave Miner, Hitler House, Camels Bans Camels, Nunavut Suicide Film, ROM's 'Of Africa'
[mp3 file: runs 01:15:53]


Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Ottawa Shooting: Senator White, Glenn Greenwald, Social Media Monitor, FTR: Salvation Army Toy Theft, Ottawa: Soldier Help, Kobani American, Ottawa: Norwegian Security

The politicians were back to work on Parliament Hill today. There was lots of talk about business as usual. But much has changed.

Download Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Ottawa Shooting: Senator White, Glenn Greenwald, Social Media Monitor, FTR: Salvation Army Toy Theft, Ottawa: Soldier Help, Kobani American, Ottawa: Norwegian Security
[mp3 file: runs 01:19:26]


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- Ottawa Shooting, QS: Petrolakas, Blackwater Trial, Tape: Bear Attack, Winnipeg Infant Deaths, Ben Bradlee Obit, Steenkamp Family

Shortly before ten o'clock, an armed man shot and killed a Canadian Forces soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial. The soldier was a reservist with Hamilton's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

Download Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- Ottawa Shooting, QS: Petrolakas, Blackwater Trial, Tape: Bear Attack, Winnipeg Infant Deaths, Ben Bradlee Obit, Steenkamp Family
[mp3 file: runs 01:20:11]


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Coutre-Rouleau Expert, Indonesia VP Case, Russia Targets McDonald's, Breaking Bad Dolls, and more

He was, as they say, "known to police," federal authorities and our guest. I'll speak with someone who was monitoring Martin Couture-Rouleau on social media, long before yesterday's attack that killed a Canadian soldier.

Download Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Coutre-Rouleau Expert, Indonesia VP Case, Russia Targets McDonald's, Breaking Bad Dolls, and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:19:43]


Monday October 20, 2014 - Kandahar Tent City, Erotic Teacher Fired, Blind Dart Team, Ebola Flight Numbers, Lynda Bellingham, Sports Writers, Raccoon Owners, Russian Sub Hunt, Whale Goes to Waste, Jack the Ripper's True Identity, Klinghoffer Play, 1st Sex

A pitched battle. The British Army is abandoning a tent city in Kandahar. Refugees in Iraq need shelter. But one NGO is having trouble getting the help it needs to move the tents from point A to point B.

Download Monday October 20, 2014 - Kandahar Tent City, Erotic Teacher Fired, Blind Dart Team, Ebola Flight Numbers, Lynda Bellingham, Sports Writers, Raccoon Owners, Russian Sub Hunt, Whale Goes to Waste, Jack the Ripper's True Identity, Klinghoffer Play, 1st Sex
[mp3 file: runs 01:12:05]


Friday, October 17 - Zak Ebrahim, Nepal Survivor, Stolen Cabin, Sphinx Unearthed, Oppenheimer Park, Lindor Reynolds Obit, Kansas Senate and more

Not his father's son. Zak Ebrahim changed his name to distance himself from his father's legacy of terrorism -- but in his new memoir, he takes a close look at what it was like to be raised by El Sayyid Nosair.

Download Friday, October 17 - Zak Ebrahim, Nepal Survivor, Stolen Cabin, Sphinx Unearthed, Oppenheimer Park, Lindor Reynolds Obit, Kansas Senate and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:35]


Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Nepal Trekkers, Postal Delivery Suit, Dateline: Sexist 'Family Feud', World's Tallest Cow, New CSIS Rules; Critic, Philippine Visas Follow-Up, Rate Your Classmates, Bob Martin Named, Fan-Gate, Syrian Photographer and more

In one frozen moment. Dozens of people are still missing after an avalanche in the Himalayas -- and the owner of a Montreal tour company fears for the life of his friend and colleague.

Download Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Nepal Trekkers, Postal Delivery Suit, Dateline: Sexist 'Family Feud', World's Tallest Cow, New CSIS Rules; Critic, Philippine Visas Follow-Up, Rate Your Classmates, Bob Martin Named, Fan-Gate, Syrian Photographer and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:23]


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Ebola Former CDC, Listener Response: Failure to Replicate, Melchert-Dinkel Sentence, Killer Whales, Philippine Visa, Algo Mall Report, Naomi Klein, Montreal Ladybugs, Hong Kong Violence, SK Identity Theft and more

Substandard operating procedure. Nurses at the Dallas hospital where the first Ebola patient landed in North America say the facility had no special protocols in place -- and our guest enumerates the hospital's failures.

Download Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Ebola Former CDC, Listener Response: Failure to Replicate, Melchert-Dinkel Sentence, Killer Whales, Philippine Visa, Algo Mall Report, Naomi Klein, Montreal Ladybugs, Hong Kong Violence, SK Identity Theft and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:15:40]


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Turkey: US Ambassador, Tape: Fletcher: Assisted Suicide, Failure to Replicate, Frankenstein Pumpkin, NDP: National Child Care, King Harold, Viking Hoard Found, Samara Nominee, Chess Tournament Follow-Up and more

Even 'frenemy' status is up for debate at this point. Instead of launching airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Turkey attacks Kurds inside Turkey -- further confusing its would-be allies.

Download Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Turkey: US Ambassador, Tape: Fletcher: Assisted Suicide, Failure to Replicate, Frankenstein Pumpkin, NDP: National Child Care, King Harold, Viking Hoard Found, Samara Nominee, Chess Tournament Follow-Up and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:12:09]


Monday, October 13, 2014 - Calgary Blackout, Columbus Day Renamed, Haiti RCMP School, Liberia Nurses, Tony Abbott On Putin, Listener Response: Solar Tower, Ferguson Marches, Dateline: Putin's Tiger, Ben Lerner

Making out as best they can. With a massive blackout expected to last for days, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi calls on residents to keep away from the downtown core.

Download Monday, October 13, 2014 - Calgary Blackout, Columbus Day Renamed, Haiti RCMP School, Liberia Nurses, Tony Abbott On Putin, Listener Response: Solar Tower, Ferguson Marches, Dateline: Putin's Tiger, Ben Lerner
[mp3 file: runs 01:18:14]


Friday, October 10, 2014 - Amazon Lawsuit, NS Apology, Bird Solar Tower, Dateline: Kim Jong-Un Missing, Anna-Maria Hefele, iPhone Seller House, Danny Williams, Florida Exhumations, Peeing In the Shower, Kobani Latest, SCOTUS: Voter ID and more

Amazon doesn't want you waiting online -- but their workers are another matter. A lawsuit alleges that line-ups for security checks are keeping workers at Amazon waiting after work, and our guest wants to be paid for that time.

Download Friday, October 10, 2014 - Amazon Lawsuit, NS Apology, Bird Solar Tower, Dateline: Kim Jong-Un Missing, Anna-Maria Hefele, iPhone Seller House, Danny Williams, Florida Exhumations, Peeing In the Shower, Kobani Latest, SCOTUS: Voter ID and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:17:24]


Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Turkey Follow-Up, CAMH Pot, Pee Shower Savings, Vegas Gay Weddings, Question Period Copyright, Belgium Government, Cicada Dream Band, Willie Nelson's Braids, Syria War Crimes, Alberta Wallaby Search, Clegg Auto-Correct and more

Not our problem...yet. A chorus of Western countries is urging Turkey to join the fight against ISIS, and the country's former ambassador to the UN says it will -- if Turkey is attacked directly, and not before.

Download Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Turkey Follow-Up, CAMH Pot, Pee Shower Savings, Vegas Gay Weddings, Question Period Copyright, Belgium Government, Cicada Dream Band, Willie Nelson's Braids, Syria War Crimes, Alberta Wallaby Search, Clegg Auto-Correct and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:13:01]


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Kobani Arrests, Cormier Hay Ride Death, Beaver Salmon Project, iPhone House Barter, Canada Suicide Chair, Needle Potato, Notre Dame, Crystal Castle, Oppenheimer Junction, CSIS Director, Jimenez Inquest and more

Our guest knows what side he's on: the Turkish side. But having crossed the border from Syria, where his hometown of Kobani is under threat from ISIS, he's been detained -- raising questions about which side Turkey is on.

Download Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Kobani Arrests, Cormier Hay Ride Death, Beaver Salmon Project, iPhone House Barter, Canada Suicide Chair, Needle Potato, Notre Dame, Crystal Castle, Oppenheimer Junction, CSIS Director, Jimenez Inquest and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:15:10]


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Iraq Combat: Mulcair, Ron Francis Obit, Twin Peaks Returns, Oilsands Labels, Listener Response: Robert Fowler, Agatha Christie Trunk, Air Canada Instruments, Afghan Soldier, John O'Keefe on UK Immigration and more

Sins of a mission. Opposition leader Tom Mulcair has been a vocal critic of the government's plan to fight ISIS -- and tonight, he'll make the case against the case for war.

Download Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Iraq Combat: Mulcair, Ron Francis Obit, Twin Peaks Returns, Oilsands Labels, Listener Response: Robert Fowler, Agatha Christie Trunk, Air Canada Instruments, Afghan Soldier, John O'Keefe on UK Immigration and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:19:14]


Monday, October 6, 2014 - Iraq Combat: Robert Fowler, NBC Ebola Cameraman, Dateline: Persistent Beaver, Private Home Delivery, Postmedia Buys Sun, Sherlock Holmes Film, Kobani Fight, Geoffrey Holder, Hong Kong Protests End, Syrian Refugees and more

Desperate times call for more than half-measures. As Parliament debates the government's plan to join the fight against ISIS, former diplomat Robert Fowler is unequivocal: the Western response is just not enough.

Download Monday, October 6, 2014 - Iraq Combat: Robert Fowler, NBC Ebola Cameraman, Dateline: Persistent Beaver, Private Home Delivery, Postmedia Buys Sun, Sherlock Holmes Film, Kobani Fight, Geoffrey Holder, Hong Kong Protests End, Syrian Refugees and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:09:29]


Friday, October 3 - Canada in Iraq: Bezan, Dewar, Garneau, Nice American Scientists, Message in a Bottle, 9/11 Firefighters, Persistent Beaver, Former CFS Worker, NWT Food Bus

Casus belli. The Prime Minister introduces a motion for Canada to join air strikes against ISIS in Iraq -- and a government representative presents us with the case for war.

Download Friday, October 3 - Canada in Iraq: Bezan, Dewar, Garneau, Nice American Scientists, Message in a Bottle, 9/11 Firefighters, Persistent Beaver, Former CFS Worker, NWT Food Bus
[mp3 file: runs 01:14:12]


Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Sperm Bank Lawsuit, FTR Justin Trudeau, Surrey Six Mother, RBC Painting, US Ebola Charges, Romeo Phillion, Italian Ticket Paid, Ugly Vegetable Market, Potato Chip Protest

Her pregnancy came with complications -- but not medical ones. An Ohio woman sues a sperm bank after a mix-up -- one that resulted in Jennifer Camblett, who is white, giving birth to Payton, who is mixed race.

Download Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Sperm Bank Lawsuit, FTR Justin Trudeau, Surrey Six Mother, RBC Painting, US Ebola Charges, Romeo Phillion, Italian Ticket Paid, Ugly Vegetable Market, Potato Chip Protest
[mp3 file: runs 01:13:25]


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Ebola Congressman, HK Student Leader, Falcon Eye Surgery, Pigeon Butt Checks, Jim Prentice, Old Canoe, JP Auclair Obit, Moazzam Begg Release, Redskins Protest

You're grounded. In response to the arrival of Ebola in the U.S. -- which experts say is no cause for alarm -- a Florida congressman wants to ban all travellers from affected western African countries.

Download Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Ebola Congressman, HK Student Leader, Falcon Eye Surgery, Pigeon Butt Checks, Jim Prentice, Old Canoe, JP Auclair Obit, Moazzam Begg Release, Redskins Protest
[mp3 file: runs 01:18:37]


Tuesday, September 20, 2014 - Wildlife Population, Hong Kong: Victor Gao, Best Roundabout, Bill Bennett Alzheimer's, QP RCMP Muskrats, ISIS Yazidi Women, Tape: Ship Rescue

Cull of the wild. We could have stopped it, but we didn't -- and now, the World Wildlife Fund says more than half the world's wildlife has died off over the past forty years.

Download Tuesday, September 20, 2014 - Wildlife Population, Hong Kong: Victor Gao, Best Roundabout, Bill Bennett Alzheimer's, QP RCMP Muskrats, ISIS Yazidi Women, Tape: Ship Rescue
[mp3 file: runs 01:17:19]


Monday, September 29, 2014 -- HK Protests, ER Bottleneck, Home Delivery Bear, Swedish Dylan Scientists, Tory MP Entrapped, Rathgaber on Calandra, Ryder Cup Win, Bed Bug Bed, Terror Handbook, Saved Seagull, CSEC Conflict, Snow Plane Auction

Fighting to get out from under the influence. In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters want democratic elections, free of Beijing's control -- and they're staying put despite a police crackdown.

Download Monday, September 29, 2014 -- HK Protests, ER Bottleneck, Home Delivery Bear, Swedish Dylan Scientists, Tory MP Entrapped, Rathgaber on Calandra, Ryder Cup Win, Bed Bug Bed, Terror Handbook, Saved Seagull, CSEC Conflict, Snow Plane Auction
[mp3 file: runs 01:15:16]


Friday, September 26, 2014 - PM Harper, Turkish Ambassador, Bear Postie, Worst Restaurant on Yelp, Fontaine Reporter, FBI Phones, Weightlifting Record, Mr Big in Alberta, Oldest Pig, Sub-Prime Cars, Slavery Exhibit

Even taking a handful would be lending a hand. Turkey's already home to nearly a million-and-a-half refugees from Syria. Now, with Canada joining the fight against ISIS, Ankara's new envoy asks us to accept our share.

Download Friday, September 26, 2014 - PM Harper, Turkish Ambassador, Bear Postie, Worst Restaurant on Yelp, Fontaine Reporter, FBI Phones, Weightlifting Record, Mr Big in Alberta, Oldest Pig, Sub-Prime Cars, Slavery Exhibit
[mp3 file: runs 01:11:31]


Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Fontaine Police, Listener Response: Tanya Tagaq, FIPA: Diane Francis, Boring Bowling, Mr. Big Drop Charges, Dateline: Polish Sex Donkeys, PA Senator, Nigeria Schoolgirls Latest, Update: Pot Tix, De Blasio Groundhog and more

Found and lost. The Winnipeg Police reveal they saw slain teenager Tina Fontaine before she died -- and her uncle says their failure to act proves they can't handle the murdered and missing women file.

Download Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Fontaine Police, Listener Response: Tanya Tagaq, FIPA: Diane Francis, Boring Bowling, Mr. Big Drop Charges, Dateline: Polish Sex Donkeys, PA Senator, Nigeria Schoolgirls Latest, Update: Pot Tix, De Blasio Groundhog and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:14:53]


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Hamid Aminzada, Ebola: Red Cross, Crowd-Editing Publisher, Doorbell Dog, Hand Anniversary Doc, For The Record: Andrew Scheer, Nunavut Tartan Follow-Up, Microwaved iPhone, Old Prison Guard, Slavery Exhibit Suit and more

Taken down for stepping up. Nineteen-year-old Hamid Aminzada was just trying to break up a fight in a Toronto area school -- and he was stabbed to death for his efforts.

Download Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Hamid Aminzada, Ebola: Red Cross, Crowd-Editing Publisher, Doorbell Dog, Hand Anniversary Doc, For The Record: Andrew Scheer, Nunavut Tartan Follow-Up, Microwaved iPhone, Old Prison Guard, Slavery Exhibit Suit and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:18]


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Air Strikes on ISIS, Backbencher Refugee Bill, Tanya Tagaq: Polaris, Alabama Bait Lawsuit, From Our Archives: Lonesome George Fight, Narwhal Study, Airline Food Delivered, Listener Response: Bob Carty Obituary and more

An opening gambit -- but what's the endgame? With airstrikes in Syria, the United States begins its military campaign against ISIS -- but our guest, a Democratic Congressman, worries that its ultimate targets are unclear.

Download Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Air Strikes on ISIS, Backbencher Refugee Bill, Tanya Tagaq: Polaris, Alabama Bait Lawsuit, From Our Archives: Lonesome George Fight, Narwhal Study, Airline Food Delivered, Listener Response: Bob Carty Obituary and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:14:36]


Monday, September 22, 2014 - Ebola Brother Follow-Up, North-South Institute Closes, Listener Response: Burqa Photo, Cops Pulled Over, You're Doing It Wrong, Turkey-Syrian Refugees, Quote-Unquote: People Lie to Pollsters, Nunavut Tartan and more

O brother, where art thou? A Liberian man is told that his brother has died of Ebola -- but later receives a conflicting report from the treatment centre, indicating he is alive.

Download Monday, September 22, 2014 - Ebola Brother Follow-Up, North-South Institute Closes, Listener Response: Burqa Photo, Cops Pulled Over, You're Doing It Wrong, Turkey-Syrian Refugees, Quote-Unquote: People Lie to Pollsters, Nunavut Tartan and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:14:43]


Friday, September 19, 2014 - Scottish Referendum, Burqa Photo, Ig Nobels 2014, ISIS Hostage, CBC Poetry Prize Finalist, NB Election, HR Museum, Ian McEwan Feature

Concession and anti-concession. After Scotland votes to stay in the U.K., the head of the campaign for independence resigns -- and a British MP complains bitterly about what his government will give up.

Download Friday, September 19, 2014 - Scottish Referendum, Burqa Photo, Ig Nobels 2014, ISIS Hostage, CBC Poetry Prize Finalist, NB Election, HR Museum, Ian McEwan Feature
[mp3 file: runs 01:20:10]


Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Scotland Vote, St. Andrews Vote, McEwan On Referendum, Ebola Brother, Beaver Dam Bushwacker, Michael Chong, Ottawa Crash Anniversary, Asimov Robot, Duck Stamp, Potsdam Church, Canada Writes, Hurricane Hunter and more

Mixed feelings. The future of Scotland is up in the air, as the vote on independence continues -- but the future of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club is secure, after a historic vote to allow women as members.

Download Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Scotland Vote, St. Andrews Vote, McEwan On Referendum, Ebola Brother, Beaver Dam Bushwacker, Michael Chong, Ottawa Crash Anniversary, Asimov Robot, Duck Stamp, Potsdam Church, Canada Writes, Hurricane Hunter and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:17:23]


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Belgium Right To Die, Miramichi Salmon, From Our Archives: Hugh MacDiarmid, Stamp Theft, U.S. Steel Creditor, For The Record: Petro Poroshenko, Tinned Fish Restaurant, From Our Archives: American Gothic House and more

He's had his life sentence commuted to death. Frank van den Bleeken doesn't have a terminal illness -- but the convicted rapist and murderer has nevertheless been granted the right to die in Belgium.

Download Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Belgium Right To Die, Miramichi Salmon, From Our Archives: Hugh MacDiarmid, Stamp Theft, U.S. Steel Creditor, For The Record: Petro Poroshenko, Tinned Fish Restaurant, From Our Archives: American Gothic House and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:17:45]


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 -- Scotland "No" Politician, 9/11 Photo, Hockey Sculpture, Human Rights Museum, Afghan Pizzeria Shooting, Tajik Student Released, Burnaby Mayor, Mother Reunited with Son

Download Tuesday, September 16, 2014 -- Scotland "No" Politician, 9/11 Photo, Hockey Sculpture, Human Rights Museum, Afghan Pizzeria Shooting, Tajik Student Released, Burnaby Mayor, Mother Reunited with Son
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:00]


Monday, September 15, 2014 - Former UK Colonel, Iraq: Garneau, Edmonton Dog Mauling, Garlic Champ, NS Politician Book, 3rd Bailout, Donetsk Shelling, Yes-No Twitter Play, CBC Poetry Kavanaugh, Richard Wagamese Feature, Amy Winehouse Statue

The meaning of "means". Today in Paris, world leaders agreed to fight ISIS "by any means necessary" -- and a British MP tells us that means nothing less than total war.

Download Monday, September 15, 2014 - Former UK Colonel, Iraq: Garneau, Edmonton Dog Mauling, Garlic Champ, NS Politician Book, 3rd Bailout, Donetsk Shelling, Yes-No Twitter Play, CBC Poetry Kavanaugh, Richard Wagamese Feature, Amy Winehouse Statue
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:46]


Friday, September 12, 2014 - Ford Withdraws, Ian Paisley Obit, Fake Facebook Trip, FEMA Sandy Victim, Zeus Obit, Hamilton Time Capsule, Listener Response: Canadian Jihadist, Edwin Chota, Social Security Student, NL Premier, Inuvik Food Bank and more

Tour de Fords. Policy continues to dominate the Toronto mayoral race. Just kidding. Really, the brothers Ford are at the centre of a drama once again -- this time, one in which Rob has dropped out, and Doug has jumped in.

Download Friday, September 12, 2014 - Ford Withdraws, Ian Paisley Obit, Fake Facebook Trip, FEMA Sandy Victim, Zeus Obit, Hamilton Time Capsule, Listener Response: Canadian Jihadist, Edwin Chota, Social Security Student, NL Premier, Inuvik Food Bank and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:14:47]


Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Pistorius Verdict, Alberta Crops, Chocolate Factory Chapter, Fossilized Pig, Iraq Follow-Up: U.S. Expectations, Richard Kiel Obituary, Maryam Malepour, Plastic Explosives, EI Premiums Explainer, Pictou Doctor and more

Shot in the dark. In the trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, the tension has been over his intention -- and today, a judge declared him not guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp.

Download Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Pistorius Verdict, Alberta Crops, Chocolate Factory Chapter, Fossilized Pig, Iraq Follow-Up: U.S. Expectations, Richard Kiel Obituary, Maryam Malepour, Plastic Explosives, EI Premiums Explainer, Pictou Doctor and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:15:15]


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Boogaard Lawyer, Witness Blanket, Scotland 'Yes', Affirmative Consent, TFW Drowning, Volcano Guy, Stonehenge Latest, Quebec on Scotland, Liberia: Ambulance, The Senator and the Dominatrix, Retraction Study and more

They were supposed to be painkillers -- but they were just killers. Now, three years after NHL player Derek Boogaard's death from an overdose, two suspects have finally been charged.

Download Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Boogaard Lawyer, Witness Blanket, Scotland 'Yes', Affirmative Consent, TFW Drowning, Volcano Guy, Stonehenge Latest, Quebec on Scotland, Liberia: Ambulance, The Senator and the Dominatrix, Retraction Study and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:15:31]


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Franklin Found, Dragging Red River, Canada Iraq: Bezan, Rock Snot Redux, Tape: Stolen Thesis, Quote-Unquote: Janay Rice, Ebola MSF Liberia, Tape: Alberta Pilot, Jack the Ripper, Alberta Prohibition, Fish Use Eels

A hull of a thing. For nearly a hundred-and-seventy years, one of the lost ships from the Franklin Expedition has sat patiently in the Arctic -- and now, finally, it's been discovered.

Download Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Franklin Found, Dragging Red River, Canada Iraq: Bezan, Rock Snot Redux, Tape: Stolen Thesis, Quote-Unquote: Janay Rice, Ebola MSF Liberia, Tape: Alberta Pilot, Jack the Ripper, Alberta Prohibition, Fish Use Eels
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:07]


Monday, September 8, 2014 - Canadian Jihadist Parent, Scottish Referendum Photographer, New Viking Discovery, Ray Rice Video, Listener Response: Sock Dog, Mexico Song, Government FOI Emails, Chocolate Teapot, USA Today Layoffs, Ebola Lockdown and more

Radical changes. From Calgary, Chris Boudreau wants the government to do more to prevent young Canadians from ending up like her son -- who died in Syria, fighting as a Jihadist.

Download Monday, September 8, 2014 - Canadian Jihadist Parent, Scottish Referendum Photographer, New Viking Discovery, Ray Rice Video, Listener Response: Sock Dog, Mexico Song, Government FOI Emails, Chocolate Teapot, USA Today Layoffs, Ebola Lockdown and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:15:02]


Friday, September 5, 2014 - Fugitive Dentist, Qatar Disappearance, Budweiser Town, Food Better with Booze, Alberta Woodfox Lawyer, Listener Response: Communism Monument, Beaver Attack, Painted Grass, Blood Cotton Review, Ukraine Ceasefire and more

A truly horrific oral history. Authorities in New Brunswick arrest a fugitive dentist, who's wanted for performing a series of nightmarishly grotesque botched procedures on more than a hundred patients in Europe.

Download Friday, September 5, 2014 - Fugitive Dentist, Qatar Disappearance, Budweiser Town, Food Better with Booze, Alberta Woodfox Lawyer, Listener Response: Communism Monument, Beaver Attack, Painted Grass, Blood Cotton Review, Ukraine Ceasefire and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:27]


Thursday, September 4, 2014 - NATO Critic, Patagonia Dinosaur, Sock Dog, Honeybees Lawsuit, Joan Rivers Obituary, Reunited Brothers, Bernie Madoff Son, Gitmo Lawyer, Fisherman Rescue, Ottawa-Aboriginal Partnership, Mushroom Organism

The solution, or the problem? NATO leaders meet in Wales to discuss what to do about Ukraine and Iraq -- but as far as our guest is concerned, NATO has done more than enough already.

Download Thursday, September 4, 2014 - NATO Critic, Patagonia Dinosaur, Sock Dog, Honeybees Lawsuit, Joan Rivers Obituary, Reunited Brothers, Bernie Madoff Son, Gitmo Lawyer, Fisherman Rescue, Ottawa-Aboriginal Partnership, Mushroom Organism
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:03]


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - Communism Monument Follow-Up, Estonia Foreign Minister, Squirrel Whisperer, Britain's Ugliest Building, Mastectomy Study, Iraq: Paul Dewar, Mt. Polley Lodge Owner, Steven Sotloff: Fixer, Harper: Scot Independence and more

The anti-red scare. An Ottawa architect shares his concerns about the location of a planned Memorial to the Victims of Communism -- smack-dab in the middle of one of Canada's most significant pieces of land.

Download Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - Communism Monument Follow-Up, Estonia Foreign Minister, Squirrel Whisperer, Britain's Ugliest Building, Mastectomy Study, Iraq: Paul Dewar, Mt. Polley Lodge Owner, Steven Sotloff: Fixer, Harper: Scot Independence and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:17:13]


Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Iraq Amnesty, Steven Sotloff, Accurso at Charbonneau, Chess Tournament, Former Canadian Nazi, Sex Gecko, LSD Researcher, Singapore Refugee, Dateline: Radioactive Boars, From Our Archives: Charles Bowden Obit, Jimi Jamison Obit

Atrocity on a grand scale. A new report details a campaign of ethnic cleansing by ISIS in Iraq -- a campaign to wipe out religious minorities. Hundreds, and possibly thousands, have been killed.

Download Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Iraq Amnesty, Steven Sotloff, Accurso at Charbonneau, Chess Tournament, Former Canadian Nazi, Sex Gecko, LSD Researcher, Singapore Refugee, Dateline: Radioactive Boars, From Our Archives: Charles Bowden Obit, Jimi Jamison Obit
[mp3 file: runs 01:16:51]


Monday, September 1, 2014 - UK Terror Measures, Plane Crash Rescuer, Big Cabbage, Frum Cabbage, Navigator Stolen, Ukrainian Woman Follow-Up, Dateline: Sriracha Follow-Up, Atlantic City Closures, Passenger Pigeon, Israel Appropriation and more

Hitting home. British Prime Minister David Cameron announces new anti-terrorism measures to curtail the movements and activities of suspected jihadists in the UK.

Download Monday, September 1, 2014 - UK Terror Measures, Plane Crash Rescuer, Big Cabbage, Frum Cabbage, Navigator Stolen, Ukrainian Woman Follow-Up, Dateline: Sriracha Follow-Up, Atlantic City Closures, Passenger Pigeon, Israel Appropriation and more
[mp3 file: runs 01:14:22]


Friday, August 29, 2014 - Ebola Lineage, Crime Bill Legislation, Wales Sheep Trekking, Hello Kitty, Fort McKay, Listener Response: Shooting Range, Javelin Thrower, Decker Glacier, Baked Alaska, Dateline: Panda Unpregnant

Know your enemy. In an effort to contain its spread, a team of American and African researchers sequences ninety-nine Ebola virus genomes from victims of the current outbreak.

Download Friday, August 29, 2014 - Ebola Lineage, Crime Bill Legislation, Wales Sheep Trekking, Hello Kitty, Fort McKay, Listener Response: Shooting Range, Javelin Thrower, Decker Glacier, Baked Alaska, Dateline: Panda Unpregnant
[mp3 file: runs 00:51:20]


Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Ukraine Russia 'Invasion', Drunk Patient Privacy, Hidden Gold Art, Slithering Stones, Attawapiskat School, Mexican Deportees, Shaun and Shrek the Sheep, Talkback: Prawn Fisherman

You and whose army? Russia says it hasn't sent soldiers and tanks across the Ukrainian border -- but Ukrainian officials say it is, indisputably, a Russian invasion of their territory.

Download Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Ukraine Russia 'Invasion', Drunk Patient Privacy, Hidden Gold Art, Slithering Stones, Attawapiskat School, Mexican Deportees, Shaun and Shrek the Sheep, Talkback: Prawn Fisherman
[mp3 file: runs 00:49:05]


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Shooting Range Death, Faron Hall, Missing Women Inquiry, Sotloff Mother, Prawn Fisherman, Oscar Peterson Statue, Rotherham Abuse, Elwa River Dam, Michael Sam, Promo: As It Happened

Fire when unready. The owner of an Arizona shooting range acknowledges it's a tragedy when a nine-year-old customer accidentally shoots her instructor with a machine gun -- but insists proper procedure was followed.

Download Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Shooting Range Death, Faron Hall, Missing Women Inquiry, Sotloff Mother, Prawn Fisherman, Oscar Peterson Statue, Rotherham Abuse, Elwa River Dam, Michael Sam, Promo: As It Happened
[mp3 file: runs 00:52:04]


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Child Welfare: Selinger, Ukraine: Humiliated Prisoner, Dateline: Armoured Truck Fail. Lightning Photographer, No California Water, From Our Archives: Monty Alford Obituary, Iqualuit Dumpcano, From Our Archives: Marcel Masse

An overcrowded, threadbare safety net. In the wake of Tina Fontaine's death, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says it's time to address the high number of aboriginal children in the care of child welfare agencies.

Download Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Child Welfare: Selinger, Ukraine: Humiliated Prisoner, Dateline: Armoured Truck Fail. Lightning Photographer, No California Water, From Our Archives: Monty Alford Obituary, Iqualuit Dumpcano, From Our Archives: Marcel Masse
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Monday, August 25, 2014 - Libya Latest, Edmonton Mother, Michael Brown Funeral, Airport Scanner Study, Centenarian Javelin Competitor, Detroit Water Deadline, Talkback: Victims of Communism, Chelsea Manning Lawyer, Richard Attenborough Obituary and More

Coming apart from inside -- and outside. Post-Gaddafi Libya has descended into a chaos of sectarian violence -- and now, there are reports that neighbouring countries have launched secret airstrikes.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 - Gaza: Hamas, Victims of Communism Monument, Matthew Rosenberg, Romantic Book Author, Canadian Scientist Memo, From Our Archives: Flood Money, Tape: Disable Home, Former Little Leaguer

Deadly directions. Hamas' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs warns Gazans against collaboration after the group's security forces execute at least eighteen Palestinians, suspected of being Israeli spies.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Foley: Ransoms, Seal Tuberculosis Study, Buddy MacMaster Obituary, Tape: Lac Megantic, Hiroshima Mudslide, From Our Archives: Charles Ferguson Obituary, Dateline: Viagra Liquor, Town For Sale

A business in peril. Former hostage David Rhode warns that James Foley won't be the last to die if the U.S. and its allies don't learn to deal with terrorists demanding ransoms.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Foley Death, Ebola Liberia, Talking Turtles, Vets Report, Tina Fontaine, Sheep Race, Chris Christie, Dateline: VW Bug

James Foley fought to share Syria's suffering with the world. Now his friends and family struggle with their own grief. A friend and colleague remembers the young American journalist.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Ferguson: Seattle Chief, Red River: Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall, Found Python, Pan-European Picnic, Don Pardo, T.O. Undocumented, Iranian Artist Update, Tim Vine Stand-Up, Fred Ross Obit

Blurred blue line. In nineteen ninety-nine Norm Stamper was the police chief who tear-gassed trade protesters in Seattle. Now he urges authorities in Ferguson, Missouri to learn from his mistakes.

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - Ferguson Journalist, Ebola Clinic Looted, B.C. Bear Release, Willie Nelson Braids, NEB Charter Challenge, Dateline: Richard III, Grassy Narrows, Casey Kasem Lawyer, Albino Squirrel, Hitchbot

Multiple shots, no sign of struggle. After the autopssy into Michael Brown's death is made public, more questions about excessive force by police in Ferguson, push a community towards the edge.

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Friday, August 15, 2014: Iraq: Arraf, Confiscated Bike, Tape: Thunder Bay Vigil, White Album Art, Canada Post: Doctor, Community Gardens Destroyed, Pakistan Protests, Tape: Disqualified Athlete

Disparate times call for desperate measures. Nouri al-Maliki steps down and a new Iraqi Prime Minister prepares to step up -- facing the job of uniting a deeply divided country.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Ferguson Activist, Robocalls: Sona Guilty, Nakasa Exhumation, Polaris Prize: Shad, Bountiful Charges, Listener Response: Oath of Allegiance, BC Tailings Pond Follow-Up, Gravy Wrestler, Tape: Loverboy Pants

A stand-off over standing down. Officials are urging protesters in Ferguson, Missouri to take things down a notch -- but our guest says there will be no peace until the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown is made public.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Oath Of Allegiance, Egypt Human Rights Watch Report, Salmon Cannon, Pyramid Theory, PTSD Flight Study, Lauren Bacall, Steve Armitage, Whiskey Caretaker, From Our Archives: Next Mr. Asbo, Sudbury Talback Call

The yardstick is the ruler. The Ontario Court of Appeal if you want to become a Canadian citizen, you have to swear allegiance to the Queen -- and the lawyer who wanted that changed says it's a royal pain.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Marc Emery, Robin Williams Obit, Butch the Dog, Sick Travelers Room, Tape: Michael Brown, Tape: Steeves Apology, Tape: Met Chief

Not with a whimper, but with a bong. The so-called "Prince of Pot", Marc Emery, is back in Canada, and he still believes it's high time our marijuana policy -- and our government -- changes.

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Monday, August 11, 2014 - St. Louis Shooting, Iranian Artist Update, Lewis Found, Anti-Mugabe Radio, East Coast Sharks, New Chess President

A teenager dead, a community wounded. In St. Louis, the shooting death of a black eighteen-year-old leads to rioting -- and tonight, Wanda Johnson, whose son Oscar Grant was killed by police in California, offers her hard-earned wisdom.

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Friday, August 8th, 2014: Bourque Guilty Plea, Iraq Refugees Amnesty, Amazon Author Fight, Tailings Breach: Minister, Gaza Girl: Father, Bagpipe Seizure, Script: Oldest Eel

The rest is silence. Justin Bourque pleads guilty to murdering three RCMP officers in Moncton, meaning no drawn-out trial -- but a friend of one of the fallen Mounties is feeling mixed emotions.

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Thursday, August 8, 2014: Iraq Latest, Listener Response: Tailings, Chilly Gonzales, Run Drawings, Norway Reindeer, Tape: Argentina Babies, Listener Response, Transparent Salaries, For the Record: Giesbrecht, Short Radio Songs, Archive: Richard III

A pivotal development. The Mosul Dam is the largest in Iraq -- and now, the militant group ISIS claims to have seized control of it.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014: BC Tailings Pond, For the Record: Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Survivor, Transparent Salaries, Rosetta Satellite, Redford Resigns, Tape: Snyder on “Redskins”, Bowhead Whale, Script: Monkey Pic, Tape: Rob Ford Audition, Tape: Steve Post

Watching the waste line. When a tailings pond wall gives way in British Columbia, billions of litres of potentially toxic water are released into the ecosystem -- and residents fear a disaster in the making.

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As It Happened: The Archive Edition -- The Friendship Episode

A group of pals who've been playing tag for 30 years, Irving Layton reads his poem "Some Of My Best Friends," two buddies - one with MS - who ran the Boston Marathon together and more.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014: Detained Canadians, For the Record: Gaza: Baroness Warsi, Botched Execution File, Narcissism Study, Soccer Grass Lawsuit, Tape:Nelson Hart Update, Nova Scotia Pulp Mill, For the Record: Scottish Independence Debate, Script: Video

Under, or above, suspicion -- depending who you ask. According to Chinese authorities, a Canadian couple who run a coffee shop in Dandong may be spies -- but according to their son, there are no grounds for them to be detained.

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AIH AUG 4 PODCAST

Remembering James Brady, Gaza Dr. Family, ENCORE: An Honest Liar, and more!

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Friday, August 1st 2014: $1M Chief Salary, Mystery Recording Artist, Human Skull, Script: BC Headdress Festival, Seattle Pot Bust, Tape: Mr. Big, New Grasshoppers, LR Homophones

It's chiefly a problem of exorbitant compensation. The staggering sum paid to the chief of one BC First Nation prompts questions from across the country.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014: Iranian artist follow/lawyer, homophone blogger, broody octopus obituary, SCC: Mr. Big decision, Hamilton time capsule, tape: Caldwell Butler obit, dateline: tornado thief

A woman after her own art. A follow-up on the story of an Iranian artist whose work was confiscated when she tried to bring it home to Canada: the ornate box will finally be allowed out of the box.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Gaza: UN School, Alberta Mountain Money, Kilt Message, Syrian Filmmaker, Tape: Theodore van Kirk Obit, Stolen Oboe, From Our Archive: Sharknado

Aftershocks. Israel says it was firing back at Hamas when it hit a UN school, killing at least seventeen people in Gaza -- but a UN spokesman says there's no excuse for killing civilians.

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As It Happened: The Archive Edition -- The Forgiveness Episode

Philomena Lee, whose son was kept from her by Irish nuns, explains why she let go of her anger, a pastor who performs divorce ceremonies, a man who forgave the Iraqi militant who murdered his son, and the song that father inspired.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2014: First Nation Salaries, $350 Robotic Arm, Iron Curtain Bike Trail, Script: Graffiti Music, Saskatchewan Smart Meter, Dateline: Stuffed Knut, NCAA Settlement, Tape: Migrant Children Congress, Update: Space Geckos

First Nations leaders are now required to post their salaries and financial statements online -- but the AFN's National Chief says the federal government should share its spending practices too.

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Monday, July 28, 2014: Grassy Narrows Mercury, South Sudan Famine, Tape: Lake Erie Swimmer, Lumberjack Camp, Ebola: Liberia, Attawapiskat School, Hot Seat Warning, Dateline: 3l Milk Container

Monday, July 28, 2014: Grassy Narrows Mercury, South Sudan Famine, Tape: Lake Erie Swimmer, Lumberjack Camp, Ebola: Liberia, Attawapiskat School, Hot Seat Warning, Dateline: 3l Milk Container

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