As It HappensHalifax banjo player Cud Eastbound moves west in a vintage van covered with strawJan 15, 2015 | 5:35For a travelling banjo player, it seemed like the perfect living arrangement. Last summer, Cud Eastbound packed up his 1977 Dodge Camper Van and headed westbound. He settled down to live in his van in Dawson City Yukon. Then the winter hit.
As It HappensThe original chocolate snorterJan 9, 2015 | 8:29Dominique Persoone is a Belgian chocolatier who owns a shop called The Chocolate Line -- which is apt, because he's also the inventer of the act of snorting chocolate. A shop in Vancouver is now offering a chocolate snorting service.
As It HappensToronto Library book buy-back programJan 14, 2015 | 6:31Buy the book. The Toronto Public Library starts a pilot project to buy best-selling books from members of the public, with the goal of reducing wait lists for its most requested novels while keeping their budget in check.
As It HappensHe was hanging from a cliff by his fingertips. Then he had to let go.Jan 14, 2015 | 7:41Chuck Rosenberg was hiking on a cliff in Costa Rica. The trail was about eight stories up, overlooking the ocean. Then he slipped. He survived to tell us what happened - but just barely.
As It HappensWife of lashed Saudi blogger: 'It is criminal. It is cruel."Jan 16, 2015 | 7:15Today, Ensaf Haider was spared the pain of knowing her husband was being flogged. Last Friday, she was not as fortunate.
As It Happens"Fireside Al" Maitland reads Frederick Forsyth's "The Shepherd"Dec 20, 2013 | 32:22Fireside Al Maitland's reading of "The Shepherd", by Frederick Forsyth, has been an annual tradition at As it Happens since 1979.
The year is 1957. An RAF pilot is heading home from Germany for Christmas. Fog sets in, and all radio communication is lost.