As it Happenswith Carol Off and Jeff Douglas


With some Irish luck, a shipwreck is found: What it means to find USS Juneau 76 years on

A Japanese torpedo sunk the U.S. navy vessel during World War II and with it, the Sullivan Brothers. Their granddaughter and niece remembers the beloved sailors.

'Reduced to ashes': Poet loses life's work after his home is destroyed in war-torn Kashmir

A much-loved poet in Kashmir had his entire life's work destroyed in a night after militants invaded his home and Indian forces burned it down.

Omar el Akkad on why his first novel is a dystopian tale

In the critically acclaimed novel American War, civil conflict has ravaged the U.S., as have climate change and a terrible plague. Presidents have been assassinated, and people have been made refugees in their own country.

This YA author's novel was lambasted for using racist stereotypes — so she rewrote it

Author Keira Drake says working with sensitivity readers on her debut novel The Continent was a helpful and eye-opening experience.

As It Happens: Friday Full Episode

Friday, March 23, 2018

Rogue Ontario trash collectors return illegally dumped garbage to woman who chucked it

Friends Ron Hawkshaw and Ron Bell took matters into their own hands when they rifled through illegally dumped garbage near Bowmanville, Ont., to find its owner.

Dolphin rescue an 'emotional' day for Heart's Delight, says resident

Dolphins trapped by ice in Heart's Delight, N.L., swam free Thursday thanks to a rescue effort by officials and residents. Tim Sooley describes the scene

Beer with no hops? Researchers say you can have the flavour without the plant

"We saw this as a great opportunity to make the brewing process more sustainable," Charles Denby of the University of California Berkeley.

As It Happens: Thursday Full Episode

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Size matters: Dinosaurs grew horns to be 'sexy,' researchers say

Horns could be a way of signalling: "I am healthy, therefore I can grow lots of bone and carry it around without being eaten," says paleontologist Dave Hone.

Why this Oxford researcher gave up his 'treasure trove' of Facebook data

Even though his colleagues pushed him to share the information, he resisted, saying "it wasn't my data."

Nigerian officials were warned of Boko Haram attack, but failed to act: report

Amnesty International released a damning report criticizing the Nigerian security forces over their lack of action in preventing the abduction of 110 school girls.

As It Happens: Wednesday Full Episode

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Seattle man not entirely sure why he took photos with all 346 blue mailboxes in the city

In the past, amateur photographer David Peterman has shot "artistic nudes." But for his latest project, he wanted to do something "a little different."

Security experts sound alarm about Canada's ties to Chinese tech company Huawei

Ward Elcock, a former CSIS director and deputy minister of national defence, says the company's growing presence in Canada could be used as a vehicle for Chinese spying.

How a package to 'a farm situated up a long drive with cows' got to its destination

A New Zealand mail carrier made it her mission to deliver a package that was vaguely addressed to "Phil and Kay," located "opposite Cust pub or thereabouts."

Brooklyn bike theft leads to small acts of kindness

A Brooklyn woman's sign about her stolen bike sparked a wave of kind gestures, a viral hashtag and a generous offer from a pair of art dealers.

As It Happens: Tuesday Full Episode

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stephen Hawking's final theory could prove the existence of the multiverse

Weeks before he died, Stephen Hawking and co-author Thomas Hertog submitted a paper for review that maps out a formula to detect evidence of other universes.

Harjit Sajjan explains why Canadian peacekeepers are going to Mali

"This is not the peacekeeping of the past," Canada's defence minister told As It Happens after the Liberal government announced it is sending a detachment of helicopters and support troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali.

'No one is really safe': Austin residents fear further attacks by suspected serial bomber

Ellen Troxclair, a city councillor in Austin, says people in the Texas city are on edge.

As It Happens: Monday Full Episode

Monday, March 19, 2018

'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.