As it Happenswith Carol Off and Jeff Douglas


'This is how we treat the enemy': Thousands raped in Syria's war, UN finds

Over the last seven years, Syrian government forces and allied militias have used rape as a tool to punish and humiliate their perceived enemies, a UN report has found.

How alleged Russian hackers managed to infiltrate critical U.S. infrastructure

Hackers who penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and other critical infrastructure did not have enough access to cause "wide-scale damage," says a cybersecurity expert.

Police mistook ghost hunter's device for a bomb — and destroyed it with a water cannon

Jen Parker and her team at Windsor's Listowel Paranormal Society were investigating a ghost, but when they forgot one of their tools the bomb squad was called in.

Jagmeet Singh says he attends Sikh separatist events to promote 'healing and reconciliation'

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh admits to sharing platforms with those who advocate political violence, but says it was always about promoting understanding and inclusion.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, March 16, 2018

CIA whistleblower 'sickened' by Trump's new CIA pick Gina Haspel

John Kiriakou says there's a "sick irony" to the fact that he went to prison for exposing the CIA's use of waterboarding, while the woman in charge gets a promotion.

Ontario man accused of targeting 'most vulnerable members of the globe' with Syrian refugee scam

As It Happens speaks with Det. Const. Jon Williams of the Halton Police Service who has been handling the case.

How musician Tom Wilson discovered his Indigenous identity

Hamilton, Ont., musician Tom Wilson's new memoir charts his lifelong quest to discover his true identity — and how it finally led him, in his mid-fifties, to a Mohawk reserve in Quebec.

El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in prison for abortion

Maira Veronica Figueroa was convicted of aggravated homicide at the age of 19 under the country's strict anti-abortion laws.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seth Rich's parents sue Fox News over story linking son's death to WikiLeaks conspiracy

The parents of a Democratic National Committee employee who was killed in 2016 allege Fox News exploited the slaying of their son as a "political football."

'I screamed as loud as I could': Florida kayaker recovering after otter attack

A Florida kayaker suffered a torn earlobe, a gash on her nose and a bite on her hand when an otter attacked her while she was paddling on the Braden River, south of Tampa. WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

Rex Tillerson was 'a truly awful secretary of state,' says former State Department adviser

Eliot Cohen doesn't know why U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, but he's not surprised it happened.

How an antiques reporter exposed 'one of the best folk art fakes of all time'

An old desk passed off as a Civil War memorial has been exposed as a fraud thanks to a dogged antiques journalist and a pair of "smoking gun" photographs.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Beer-making monks in Belgium slam supermarket for selling their rare brew

As It Happens speaks with Belgian brewer Jef Van den Steen — a "friend of the abbey" where the Trappist monks brew their beer.

The case for preserving Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray

By bulldozing the facility, the U.S. is "suppressing a history that's going to come back to haunt us," says the director of the Guantanamo Public Memory Project.

'Sheer joy': Electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani inspires a new generation

Legendary electronic musician Suzanne Ciani tells As It Happens what it was like to judge a competition to create the instruments of the future.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

'It needs to be stopped': Bountiful, B.C., leader's ex-wife welcomes polygamy ruling

The first wife of Bountiful, B.C., leader Winston Blackmore says Friday's ruling upholding his polygamy conviction was "a long time coming."

Amsterdam designers have spent years making a 'beautiful' floating fatberg — and it doesn't stink

Designer Arne Hendriks tells As It Happens about his fatberg that weighs more than 1,000 kilograms.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, March 12, 2018

Stabbing a voodoo doll of your boss can reduce work stress, study finds

Stabbing a voodoo doll that represents your boss can be a good way to blow off steam and improve your work performance, an Ontario study has found.

Time to weed out white supremacist officers, N.C. councillor says after police beating

Asheville Coun. Sheneika Smith says it's time to screen police for "the pathology of hatred" after an officer was caught on camera beating a black man.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, March 9, 2018