As it Happenswith Carol Off and Jeff Douglas


Texas archaeologists uncover remains of black convicts forced into labour after slavery

Researchers have discovered the remains of dozens of African-Americans forced into plantation labour after the abolition of slavery at a school construction site in Texas.

The last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service — and floppy disks

When the Anchorage and Fairbanks locations closed on Monday, a shop in Bend, Ore., became the last Blockbuster standing.

Why banning plastic straws can be harmful for people with disabilities

​As plastic straw bans become the latest trend for companies and governments looking to reduce waste, people with disabilities are speaking out.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Who is Maria Butina, the pro-gun activist accused of being a Russian agent?

Investigative reporter Michael Isikoff says alleged Russian agent Maria Butina has been on his radar for quite some time.

Nuclear materials stolen from Texas motel parking lot last year are still missing

Nuclear materials owned by the U.S. Department of Energy were stolen from rental car in a motel parking lot last year, never to be seen again.

Campers rescue woman who survived for 7 days after veering off California cliff

When Chad Moore discovered the gnarled remains of a Jeep at the bottom of a 60-metre coastal bluff, the last thing he expected to find was a survivor.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Long-lost 1956 Stanley Kubrick script uncovered

Called Burning Secret, it's an adaptation of a 1913 novella about a rich baron who befriends a young boy in order to seduce his mother.

UBC professor killed by rogue wave remembered as a 'wonderful person'

A friend and former colleague of Denis Lynn says the biology professor died after he was hit by a rogue wave while he was out collecting samples in British Columbia.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, July 16, 2018

This 'dystopian' game show pays off U.S. graduates' student loans

The new game show Paid Off is making a point about astronomically-high university debt in the U.S., as the contestants compete for the ultimate prize of having their entire student loan paid off.

Why 'Dead Body Guy' is calling it quits on his acting career

Chuck Lamb, who gained fame playing dead bodies on TV shows and films, is retiring after 12 years of acting.

As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Crime & Punishment Episode

From one man's fight to kill Canada's death penalty to a spellbound victim of the 'Black Magic Bandit', the stories on this episode run the gamut of crime and punishment — from petty offences to hefty sentences.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, July 13, 2018

As Ontario rolls back sex-ed curriculum, Quebec to teach kindergarteners how babies are made

A decade since sex-ed was dropped from Quebec's school system, the subject will be mandatory in every grade, beginning in kindergarten, starting this September.

Quebec family catches postal worker who kept feasting on their homegrown tomatoes

Homeowner Paula Habib thought a squirrel was eating her tomatoes at first, but security footage revealed it was the postal worker.

Conservative columnist quits after publisher spikes her defence of Scarlett Johansson's trans role

Daniella Greenbaum handed in her letter of resignation to Business Insider after the company pulled her column defending Scarlett Johansson playing a transgender man.

U.K. heatwave reveals 'amazing' ancient sites in Wales

The heatwave in the United Kingdom have unveiled ancient sites through crop marks in Wales.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday July 12, 2018

Liu Xia is now a 'free woman', says exiled Chinese dissident

Liu Xia, widow of the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has arrived in Berlin after years under unofficial house arrest in China.

Bringing back the floppy disk: Ontario record label promotes vaporwave music

When Sterling Campbell wanted to embark on a new creative venture, he decided to promote vaporwave music and sell it on floppy disks.

As It Happens: Wednesday edition

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Ontario woman accidentally steals car for 2 weeks, mistaking it for a rental

A woman in Cornwall, Ont., left an Enterprise rental shop with one car — and returned two weeks later with another.

Real-life Professor Snape calls Trump's Supreme Court pick 'Lord Voldemort'

Bill Snape, a law professor at American University, explains why President Trump naming Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for Supreme Court will be harmful to the environment.