May 17, 2013 | 10:17As It Happens Apostrophes Audio
As It Happens Apostrophes May 17, 2013 | 10:17All the residents of the Adirondack town of Thurman want to do is put their mountain on a map. They're still not sure if they want to call it Jimmy's Peak or James' Peak. But one thing they're absolutely sure of is its punctuation. Well, it turns out the
May 17, 2013 | 15:18As It Happens Marina Abramovi? Audio
As It Happens Marina Abramovi? May 17, 2013 | 15:18For four-and-a-half decades, Marina Abramovi? has been drawing audiences to participate in her own, very public, agonies and ecstasies. Now the performance art superstar is set to teach Toronto how to savour a little bit of suffering.
At next month's
May 16, 2013 | 6:42As It Happens Calgary Council Jargon Audio
As It Happens Calgary Council Jargon May 16, 2013 | 6:42A Calgary City council committee today approved a new policy mandating clear and simple communication. Alderwoman Druh Farrell brought forward the plain language policy because she's sick of bureaucratic and jargon-y language. She thinks that politicians
May 16, 2013 | 27:36As It Happens Mukesh Kapila Audio
As It Happens Mukesh Kapila May 16, 2013 | 27:36The world has stood by, unable -- or unwilling -- to stop the killing in Syria. Meanwhile, the genocidal legacy in Darfur remains unchecked in parts of Sudan -- as the world remains silent.
Few people understand this better than Mukesh Kapila.
May 15, 2013 | 7:43As It Happens Tim Bosma Body Found: Journalist Audio
As It Happens Tim Bosma Body Found: Journalist May 15, 2013 | 7:43Police confirm they will charge the heir of an aviation company with first degree murder in the death of an Ontario man who went missing more than a week ago. That after announcing they'd found the victim, Tim Bosma's, charred remains.
May 15, 2013 | 10:57As It Happens Lobster Company Audio
As It Happens Lobster Company May 15, 2013 | 10:57This season, lobster fishermen in the Maritimes are having a tough go of it.
The price being offered by processors and buyers for their catch has sometimes not been enough to allow them to break even.
For almost a week, thousands of them tied thei
May 14, 2013 | 8:40As It Happens Boogaard Lawsuit Audio
As It Happens Boogaard Lawsuit May 14, 2013 | 8:40No one from the National Hockey League was in the room the night Derek Boogaard died. But the hockey enforcer's family is now arguing in a lawsuit that the NHL didn't do enough to prevent his death.
May 14, 2013 | 6:23As It Happens Frisky frogs Audio
As It Happens Frisky frogs May 14, 2013 | 6:23Police in Baraboo, Wisconsin have twice knocked at Debbie Alsip's door in response to noise complaint.
But Debbie Alsip is innocent. The racket is coming from a crew of courting frogs in the pond behind her house.
Debbie Alsip explains just how l
May 13, 2013 | 16:50As It Happens Encore: Jason Becker Documentary Audio
As It Happens Encore: Jason Becker Documentary May 13, 2013 | 16:50'As It Happens' is a Gabriel Award winner. The Gabriels recognize broadcasting excellence throughout North America, for works that, quote: "uplift and nourish the human spirit".
Our Gabriel was granted for a story we did about Jason Becker. At just twen
May 13, 2013 | 8:11As It Happens NRC: Tom Jenkins Audio
As It Happens NRC: Tom Jenkins May 13, 2013 | 8:11He runs a high-tech software company. But Tom Jenkins is also making a name for himself as the guru behind the Harper government's approach to science and technology policy - and the man behind the changes to the National Research Council.
May 13, 2013 | 6:46As It Happens Bidialectalism in Scotland Audio
As It Happens Bidialectalism in Scotland May 13, 2013 | 6:46In Britain, linguists have noticed that more and more people are switching dialects depending on social circumstances. A University of Glasgow team is hoping to find out more about the phenomenon and if bidialectalism fluency functions in the same way bil
May 9, 2013 | 8:32As It Happens Cleveland Case: Survivors Audio
As It Happens Cleveland Case: Survivors May 9, 2013 | 8:32Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus were all abducted about a decade ago -- and finally escaped their captors on Monday. But even though they're now free, the psychological challenges for the three women are likely only beginning.
May 8, 2013 | 6:45As It Happens National Research Council Changes: Polanyi Audio
As It Happens National Research Council Changes: Polanyi May 8, 2013 | 6:45The Harper Government announced that the National Research Council would change its focus from pure scientific research to "industrial research, new growth and business development."
This has raised the eyebrows of many of Canada's most prominent scien
May 8, 2013 | 6:06As It Happens ELA Researcher blocked Audio
As It Happens ELA Researcher blocked May 8, 2013 | 6:06Trent University professor Paul Frost is leading a study on the affects of the increasingly common contaminant, nano-silver, on freshwater lakes. The study has funding to the tune of $1M and is scheduled to take place over three consecutive years. Now, Mr
May 7, 2013 | 11:06As It Happens Micah White Audio
As It Happens Micah White May 7, 2013 | 11:06Micah White is the editor-at-large with Adbusters magazine, and one of the people behind the meme that inspired Occupy Wall Street. He spoke with Carol onstage at Convocation Hall in Toronto on Saturday, as part of an event called "Get Up! Stand Up!" -- a