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'Sea of tumbleweeds' buries California town, trapping residents in their homes

A city in California has been buried in tumbleweeds. One resident says some of his neighbours had to call 911 after the wall of weeds trapped them inside their homes.

Train full of New Yorkers' poo finally departs Alabama town

The last train car full of New York City sewage that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied.

For sale: Entire contents of Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1

For sale: Entire contents of Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1

Guillotines, orgies and bombs: BBC releases massive sound effects collection

The BBC has uploaded more than audio 16,000 files to an online archive for anyone to access.

How researchers uncovered autism expert Hans Asperger's alleged ties to Nazis

A review of archival documents reveals that Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis to euthanize disabled children.

For sale: Entire contents of Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1

On Saturday, the retro-cool contents of Heathrow Airport's old Terminal 1 will be sold off in auction piece by piece.
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Guillotines, orgies and bombs: BBC releases massive sound effects collection

The BBC has uploaded more than audio 16,000 files to an online archive for anyone to access.

How researchers uncovered autism expert Hans Asperger's alleged ties to Nazis

A review of archival documents reveals that Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis to euthanize disabled children.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, April 20, 2018

April 19, 2018 episode transcript

Full text transcript of April 19th episode.
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'Sea of tumbleweeds' buries California town, trapping residents in their homes

A city in California has been buried in tumbleweeds. One resident says some of his neighbours had to call 911 after the wall of weeds trapped them inside their homes.
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'Like the sky at night': Artists choreograph 6-hour ballet starring 176 illuminated snails

In France, gros-gris snails are usually considered food. But one French prefers to think of them as art

'Sea of tumbleweeds' buries California town, trapping residents in their homes

A city in California has been buried in tumbleweeds. One resident says some of his neighbours had to call 911 after the wall of weeds trapped them inside their homes.
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As It Happens: Wednesday Full Episode

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

'It saved his life': Teen with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica

It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 700 hours over a period of 11 months to complete his Lego replica of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.

'It saved his life': Teen with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica

15-year-old Brynjar Karl Birgisson says building the Lego model of the ship helped him learn to communicate. It took 700 hours over a period of 11 months to complete his Lego replica of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.

'It saved his life': Teen with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica

It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 700 hours over a period of 11 months to complete his Lego replica of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.

'Like the sky at night': Artists choreograph 6-hour ballet starring 176 illuminated snails

In France, gros-gris snails are usually considered food. But one French couple prefers to think of them as art.

April 18, 2018 episode transcript

Full-text transcript for the April18th episode

AIDS worker remembers when Barbara Bush cradled baby Donovan in 1989

When the former U.S. first lady picked up a sick baby boy & quelled his tears, advocates say she also helped change the conversation about HIV/AIDS.

The legendary 'Godmother' of stand-up comedy: Remembering Mitzi Shore

For standups trying to make it in Los Angeles, the Comedy Store was often the first stop to stardom. Mitzi Shore, the legendary owner of the Sunset Strip comedy venue, died Wednesday at the age of 87.

Train full of New Yorkers' poo finally departs Alabama town

The last train car full of New York City sewage that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied.

As It Happens: Thursday Full Episode

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Florida snake trackers unearth massive python sex den

Snake hunters find a nest of 8 Burmese pythons — the largest to date in southwestern Florida

Florida snake trackers unearth massive python sex den

An innovative method of using a male Burmese python to track pregnant females has led conservationist officers to the largest nest of the species ever discovered.