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Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day. From the complex to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the voices you want to hear. Listen to our podcast and on Fridays, we pull back the curtain on how we make the show with the podcast extra.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing

The One Thing is an original CBC podcast that takes on the one big issue that made headlines in the BC election campaign this week.

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Rise of the Anti-Establishment

Can the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump help shape a new democratic political sensibility?

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The Survivor

Cancer inspired Jamaican-Canadian rapper Jonathan Emile to take on social issues through art and activism.

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Titanic submarine tours 'not a luxury trip'

Starting next year, a private American company will begin offering submarine tours of The Titanic wreckage off the for $140,000 a pop.

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Assisted dying, French elections, unicorn frappuccinos, and more

Fighting for his life, and for his death. No one knew Adam Maier-Clayton's fight for assisted dying better than his own father, Graham Clayton -- and tonight, Mr. Clayton tells us about the grief that has followed his son's suicide.

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Real estate changes, garment industry transparency, treasure map from space, and more

If you can't stand the heat, you won't get a kitchen. So Ontario's government is stepping in to cool down Toronto's uncomfortably hot housing market -- but one economist warns the intervention could give buyers and sellers a nasty cold.

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Bill O'Reilly out, DREAMer deported, Sylvia Moy obit, and more

Oh, really? No -- O'Reilly. But yes, after a series of accusations of sexual harassment, and a mass exodus of advertisers, Fox News has really cut the popular host of "The O'Reilly Factor" loose.

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UK election, Toronto housing prices, Ziggy wine trademark dispute, and more

Faster than a speeding ballot. After British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a surprise snap election, a Labour Party member predicts her haste will lay waste to the opposition.

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North Korea tensions, Assisted death advocate, Turkey referendum, Laundry cooking, and more

Demilitarized tone. Vice President Mike Pence has stern words for Pyongyang from Korea's demilitarized zone, but former Democratic negotiator Bill Richardson says its time for both sides to cool down...AND: The head of Dying with Dignity says 27-year-old

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Afghanistan reporter, Impaired driving overhaul, Louis Sarno remembered

Yesterday, the U.S. military dropped a giant bomb in Afghanistan -- but details about the effect of the explosion remain up in the air...AND, Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch remembers his friend Louis Sarno -- the American musicologist.

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'Mother of all bombs', Snoring is a habit, New marijuana law, UN Haiti abuse

Full blast. Today, without warning, the United States dropped a bomb in Afghanistan -- one so massive it had to be delivered by cargo plane. Ready to roll. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's new bill will finally legalize marijuana -- but with no def

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So close after so far. Superhuman Canadian runner Gary Robbins tells us how he almost became the sixteenth person ever to complete the gruelling, hundred-mile Barkley Marathons.

Apr. 12: Also, a woman in Maplewood, Missouri launches a lawsuit against the city -- after she was found in violation of a nuisance ordinance for calling the police about her abusive boyfriend.

Download So close after so far. Superhuman Canadian runner Gary Robbins tells us how he almost became the sixteenth person ever to complete the gruelling, hundred-mile Barkley Marathons.
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A new Cold War heats up. With a Moscow meeting imminent, the White House applies more pressure to convince Russia to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad, but our guest says Vladimir Putin will not be moved -- at least, not like this.

Apr. 11: Also, new revelations from African migrants leaving their homes to cross the Mediterranean -- who say they've been sold as slaves by people-smugglers and militia groups in Libya.

Download A new Cold War heats up. With a Moscow meeting imminent, the White House applies more pressure to convince Russia to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad, but our guest says Vladimir Putin will not be moved -- at least, not like this.
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Tug of war. The Prime Minister remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge as Canada's coming-of-age moment, but one historian says the reality was too brutal to be turned into a convenient patriotic myth.

Apr. 10: Also, in some states, students are publicly shamed when they're unable to pay for a meal -- but New Mexico's new law sets out to un-make a mockery of kids' inability to afford lunch.

Download Tug of war. The Prime Minister remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge as Canada's coming-of-age moment, but one historian says the reality was too brutal to be turned into a convenient patriotic myth.
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Strike and counterstrike. The U.S. launches missiles at an Syrian air base in retaliation for the gas attack that killed dozens this week -- but an Assad loyalist says the American attack is unfounded and illegal.

Apr. 7: Also, a Syrian opposition politician finds hope in President Trump's decision to attack -- and a signal of possible cooperation to come.

Download Strike and counterstrike. The U.S. launches missiles at an Syrian air base in retaliation for the gas attack that killed dozens this week -- but an Assad loyalist says the American attack is unfounded and illegal.
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A badly-oiled machine. A warmer Arctic means an increase in ocean traffic, and an increased chance of an accident leading to an oil spill -- and a new report suggests remote areas are not remotely prepared for that.

Apr. 6: Also, a state senator in Hawaii is pushing a new law that would classify homelessness as a medical condition -- and allow doctors to prescribe shelter.

Download A badly-oiled machine. A warmer Arctic means an increase in ocean traffic, and an increased chance of an accident leading to an oil spill -- and a new report suggests remote areas are not remotely prepared for that.
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Sucker punch. Former Canadian Olympic boxer Custio Clayton says Montreal police didn't pull him over last night because they wanted an autograph -- but because he's black.

Apr. 5: Also, after 25 years, Arizona shuts down the infamous "Tent City" jail set up in the middle of the desert by Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- in part because prisoners actually wanted to do time there.

Download Sucker punch. Former Canadian Olympic boxer Custio Clayton says Montreal police didn't pull him over last night because they wanted an autograph -- but because he's black.
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Darkness at first light. A dawn attack in Idlib province kills dozens of people and sickens dozens more -- and a doctor who's been treating the victims believes it was a chemical strike.

Apr. 4: Also, a potentially offensive line. The NHL announces it won't be participating in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Korea -- and one former Canadian Olympian says that makes sense from a business perspective, but not from a fan's.

Download Darkness at first light. A dawn attack in Idlib province kills dozens of people and sickens dozens more -- and a doctor who's been treating the victims believes it was a chemical strike.
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Chaos in St. Petersburg. At least ten people are killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb filled with shrapnel explodes on a subway train in Russia -- and our guest's train arrived at the station moments later.

Apr. 3: Also, as he sees it, it's publish and perish. Journalists in Mexico are being murdered, and their murders are going unpunished -- so the publisher of one Juarez newspaper decides it's safer for his staff if he stops the presses.

Download Chaos in St. Petersburg. At least ten people are killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb filled with shrapnel explodes on a subway train in Russia -- and our guest's train arrived at the station moments later.
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Captive sentence. A Nova Scotia man receives seven years for forcing a fourteen-year-old girl into prostitution, marking the first ever human-trafficking conviction in the province.

Mar. 31: Also, talk to the hand. After Ottawa police officers sport wristbands in support of a colleague charged with manslaughter, a former firefighter launches a counter-campaign acknowledging the alleged victim.

Download Captive sentence. A Nova Scotia man receives seven years for forcing a fourteen-year-old girl into prostitution, marking the first ever human-trafficking conviction in the province.
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Do not inter. In a small Quebec town, a proposal for a Muslim cemetery faces fierce opposition from a group of residents. We speak with an imam who made the trip from Montreal to quell their fears.

Mar. 30: Also, cars keep getting safer for the people inside them -- but a new report from the U.S. says more pedestrians are being killed than ever before.

Download Do not inter. In a small Quebec town, a proposal for a Muslim cemetery faces fierce opposition from a group of residents. We speak with an imam who made the trip from Montreal to quell their fears.
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An amicable divorce -- or the onset of a splitting headache? British Prime Minister Theresa May officially sets the two-year process of Brexit in motion -- and our guest, a Conservative MP, is looking forward to the U.K. going it alone.

Mar. 29: Also, a wrenching decision. Farmers with so-called "smart tractors" can't afford the maintenance, so they're turning to illegally downloaded, hacked software -- and tonight, a John Deere spokesperson gets a fix on the situation.

Download An amicable divorce -- or the onset of a splitting headache? British Prime Minister Theresa May officially sets the two-year process of Brexit in motion -- and our guest, a Conservative MP, is looking forward to the U.K. going it alone.
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Military imprecision. An airstrike targeting ISIS snipers in Mosul killed as many as 200 civilians this month -- and it looks more and more like the U.S.-led coalition is responsible.

Mar. 28: Also, return to dissenter. Three years after they participated in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, nine activists are arrested -- immediately following the election of a new Beijing-friendly chief executive.

Download Military imprecision. An airstrike targeting ISIS snipers in Mosul killed as many as 200 civilians this month -- and it looks more and more like the U.S.-led coalition is responsible.
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The detention mounts. Tens of thousands of Russians take to the streets to protest corruption, and hundreds are arrested on the charge of "illegal provocation" -- including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and our guest.

Mar. 27: Also, if you buy a so-called "smart tractor," you're locked into a restrictive contract that makes repairs prohibitively expensive -- so some desperate D-I-Y farmers are resorting to buying hacked software.

Download The detention mounts. Tens of thousands of Russians take to the streets to protest corruption, and hundreds are arrested on the charge of "illegal provocation" -- including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and our guest.
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The art of "No deal". The House vote on U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative push -- the repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" -- is pulled at the last minute, when it becomes clear that it's DOA.

Mar. 24: Also, President Trump did make progress on another promise, though, giving the go-ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline -- although a Nebraska farmer says that progress will come to a screeching halt at his property line.

Download The art of "No deal". The House vote on U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative push -- the repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" -- is pulled at the last minute, when it becomes clear that it's DOA.
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Put your money where their mouths are. The Liberal's new budget earmarked billions more dollars for Indigenous health, education, and infrastructure -- but Cindy Blackstock says they've left out Indigenous children and youth.

Mar. 23: Also, he was off to meet our guest. Instead, he met an assassin. Today, a former Russian lawmaker and critic of Vladimir Putin was gunned down in Kiev -- and the man he was scheduled to see is pointing the finger at Moscow.

Download Put your money where their mouths are. The Liberal's new budget earmarked billions more dollars for Indigenous health, education, and infrastructure -- but Cindy Blackstock says they've left out Indigenous children and youth.
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An attack in the shadow of Big Ben. We speak with a witness to today's shocking violence near the British parliament -- in which someone drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and was shot after stabbing a police officer.

Mar. 22: Also, a car and a knife. Those two simple things were apparently the assailant's only weapons in London today; we'll ask a former security official if it's time to issue guns to British police.

Download An attack in the shadow of Big Ben. We speak with a witness to today's shocking violence near the British parliament -- in which someone drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and was shot after stabbing a police officer.
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The divisive uniter. The late Martin McGuinness was an IRA commander first, and later a key figure in negotiating peace in Northern Ireland. Tonight, one guest says goodbye to a great man -- and the other says good riddance to a scoundrel.

Mar. 21: Also, keep calm and do not carry those things on. The U.S. and the U.K. both announce a ban on laptops and other electronic devices on flights from certain airports in the Middle East and Africa.

Download The divisive uniter. The late Martin McGuinness was an IRA commander first, and later a key figure in negotiating peace in Northern Ireland. Tonight, one guest says goodbye to a great man -- and the other says good riddance to a scoundrel.
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Sea change. So far this year, the number of refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean has risen dramatically -- and tonight, we speak with a doctor aboard a ship that saved nearly a thousand people just yesterday.

Mar. 20: Also, At a hearing in Washington, James Comey offers another extraordinary revelation: this time, that the FBI is investigating Russian interference in the election -- and any links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Download Sea change. So far this year, the number of refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean has risen dramatically -- and tonight, we speak with a doctor aboard a ship that saved nearly a thousand people just yesterday.
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Showing some restraint. A Honolulu judge issues a temporary restraining order against the latest version of President Trump's travel ban -- and tonight, Hawaii's attorney general tells us why he challenged it in the first place.

Mar. 17: Also, Close encounters of the burned kind. A BBC team went up Mount Etna in Sicily to do a story on volcano monitoring -- and ran down at top speed when it abruptly erupted.

Download Showing some restraint. A Honolulu judge issues a temporary restraining order against the latest version of President Trump's travel ban -- and tonight, Hawaii's attorney general tells us why he challenged it in the first place.
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The glory's still there -- but the power is iffy. Hydro bills in rural Ontario have gotten so high that people are appealing to local churches because they can't make ends meet -- and now, neither can the churches.

Mar. 16: Also, pre-emptive spike. After a white rhino at a French zoo is brutally killed for its horns, a Czech zoo decides to dehorn all its rhinos before poachers can even try.

Download The glory's still there -- but the power is iffy. Hydro bills in rural Ontario have gotten so high that people are appealing to local churches because they can't make ends meet -- and now, neither can the churches.
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A moment's peace. In the photograph, a man listens intently to his gramophone in front of shattered windows in a rubble-strewn bedroom in Aleppo. Tonight, we speak with the man who took that photo.

Mar. 15: Also, make lakes great again. The Trump Administration may be preparing to slash the funding of the Great Lakes clean-up program -- and a Wisconsin mayor tells us what he's doing to keep that program from being watered down.

Download A moment's peace. In the photograph, a man listens intently to his gramophone in front of shattered windows in a rubble-strewn bedroom in Aleppo. Tonight, we speak with the man who took that photo.
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All right now. As The Netherlands prepares to go to the polls, the two main choices are a conservative party -- and the party of a man who's been called the "Dutch Donald Trump" -- among other things.

Mar. 14: Also, house of discards. They made their homes in a gigantic landfill in Ethiopia. Then, the whole thing came crashing down. Now, the death toll keeps climbing.

Download All right now. As The Netherlands prepares to go to the polls, the two main choices are a conservative party -- and the party of a man who's been called the "Dutch Donald Trump" -- among other things.
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Monday, March 13, 2017 - Going nowhere fast. Girl Guides of Canada won't be needing tour guides of America -- because the organization has just announced all trips south of the border are suspended, due to the travel ban.

Plus, the enormous toll on the smallest people. It has been six years since the civil war began in Syria -- and UNICEF says more children were killed there last year than ever before.

Download Monday, March 13, 2017 - Going nowhere fast. Girl Guides of Canada won't be needing tour guides of America -- because the organization has just announced all trips south of the border are suspended, due to the travel ban.
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Trying his patients. They voted Trump and they hate Obamacare -- but, according to a West Virginia doctor, his Red State patients will be left in a sorry state by the Republicans' proposed health care plan.

Mar. 10: Also, a story that may have more than one big payoff. An investigative reporter says Sweden's arrest of a Bombardier employee for suspected bribery may only be the beginning of the company's legal problems.

Download Trying his patients. They voted Trump and they hate Obamacare -- but, according to a West Virginia doctor, his Red State patients will be left in a sorry state by the Republicans' proposed health care plan.
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The official opposition. Liberals in a Montreal riding reject the candidate the party wanted, and nominate a virtual unknown instead -- and the local mayor, who was shut out of the race, says resentment fueled the rebellion.

Mar. 9: Also, making a federal case of it. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister wants Ottawa to take action to stem the flow of refugees entering illegally from the United States -- but he won't say what action.

Download The official opposition. Liberals in a Montreal riding reject the candidate the party wanted, and nominate a virtual unknown instead -- and the local mayor, who was shut out of the race, says resentment fueled the rebellion.
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Variety and the spies of life. It's being called the biggest leak of CIA documents ever -- and if it's real, Wikileaks has revealed that the agency can spy on you through your TV, even when it's off.

Mar. 8: Also, they were dressed as doctors. But they weren't at the hospital in Kabul to help, they were there to kill -- and tonight, a journalist tells us about the deadly attack that ISIS says it orchestrated.

Download Variety and the spies of life. It's being called the biggest leak of CIA documents ever -- and if it's real, Wikileaks has revealed that the agency can spy on you through your TV, even when it's off.
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A killing behind bars. In the dead of night, poachers break into a French zoo, kill an endangered white rhinoceros, and saw off its horn -- which is worth thousands of dollars on the black market.

Mar. 7: Also, he was bounced -- but next year, he'll be bouncing. After years of being banned from the All Native Basketball Tournament because he didn't pass the "blood quantum" test, Jos Wilson wins his fight to play.

Download A killing behind bars. In the dead of night, poachers break into a French zoo, kill an endangered white rhinoceros, and saw off its horn -- which is worth thousands of dollars on the black market.
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Rolling out the unwelcome mat -- again. After his first executive order is blocked, U.S. President Donald Trump issues a revised version of his travel ban -- but opponents say it still discriminates against Muslims.

Mar. 6: Also, sudden death, delayed response. Seven months after a mentally ill Somali-Canadian man dies following a confrontation with police, Ontario's police watchdog charges an Ottawa officer with manslaughter.

Download Rolling out the unwelcome mat -- again. After his first executive order is blocked, U.S. President Donald Trump issues a revised version of his travel ban -- but opponents say it still discriminates against Muslims.
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She was right, but she's not celebrating. An Irish historian urged the government to dig up the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers, believing hundreds of infants were buried there -- and today, the government confirmed her fears.

Mar. 3: Also, from online byline to way out of line. Police charge a disgraced former journalist with making a number of anti-Semitic threats across the U.S. -- and our guest believes the same guy has been harassing him for months.

Download She was right, but she's not celebrating. An Irish historian urged the government to dig up the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers, believing hundreds of infants were buried there -- and today, the government confirmed her fears.
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A talking-to about who he was talking to. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll recuse himself from any investigation of the Trump campaign -- but Senator Amy Klobuchar still wants answers about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

Mar. 2: Also, an Edmonton parking enforcement officer is floored to learn the man accused of assaulting him with a crow bar and a box-cutter has had his charges stayed.

Download A talking-to about who he was talking to. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he'll recuse himself from any investigation of the Trump campaign -- but Senator Amy Klobuchar still wants answers about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
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Out of commission. It seemed like a huge step forward when a sex-abuse survivor joined the Pope's commission for the protection of minors -- but now Marie Collins has quit, citing a distressing lack of progress.

Mar. 1: Also, the red flag was a red flag. In 2015, a group of Confederate flag lovers cruelly disrupted an eight-year-old black child's birthday party -- and this week, two of them were given prison sentences.

Download Out of commission. It seemed like a huge step forward when a sex-abuse survivor joined the Pope's commission for the protection of minors -- but now Marie Collins has quit, citing a distressing lack of progress.
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Love and hate. Someone breaks into the home of a teenage girl in Port Colborne, Ontario, and spray-paints a racist slur on her wall -- because she's white, and her boyfriend is black.

Feb. 28: Also, the truth hurt. Remembering the late Augie Merasty -- who turned the ugly legacy of his time at residential school into a memoir that became an award-winning bestseller.

Download Love and hate. Someone breaks into the home of a teenage girl in Port Colborne, Ontario, and spray-paints a racist slur on her wall -- because she's white, and her boyfriend is black.
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Shattered. A Philadelphia rabbi tells us about the clean-up at a Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones lie toppled and broken -- the second act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in the U.S. in less than a week.

Feb. 27: Also, a tale of two tales. Author Joseph Boyden acknowledges the similarities between one of his short stories and a story by an Ojibway elder -- but says he didn't copy from the latter to write the former.

Download Shattered. A Philadelphia rabbi tells us about the clean-up at a Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones lie toppled and broken -- the second act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in the U.S. in less than a week.
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A rigged Presidential selection. For the umpteenth time, Donald Trump expresses his hostility toward the media -- but then, for the first time, his White House bars certain news outlets from a press briefing.

Feb: 24: Also, a step forward -- or a step skipped. Two provinces announce they're reconsidering the role of preliminary inquiries in the court process to prevent unreasonable delays -- but our guest says that's unreasonable.

Download A rigged Presidential selection. For the umpteenth time, Donald Trump expresses his hostility toward the media -- but then, for the first time, his White House bars certain news outlets from a press briefing.
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Disarming honesty. After his girlfriend is killed on live television, a former TV reporter runs for office -- advocating for nuanced gun-control policies he believes could save lives.

Feb. 23: Also, an Iowa state senator wants universities to grill potential professors about their politics during job interviews -- to ensure Republicans and Democrats are equally represented at the lectern.

Download Disarming honesty. After his girlfriend is killed on live television, a former TV reporter runs for office -- advocating for nuanced gun-control policies he believes could save lives.
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The seven wonders of the worlds. In a nearby solar system -- "nearby" in astronomical terms, anyway -- NASA discovers seven new planets about the size of our own, some of which may be habitable.

Feb. 22: Also, belatedly guilty as charged. Jamal al-Harith was a former Guantanamo detainee who always insisted on his innocence -- but now he's died as a suicide bomber for ISIS in Iraq.

Download The seven wonders of the worlds. In a nearby solar system -- "nearby" in astronomical terms, anyway -- NASA discovers seven new planets about the size of our own, some of which may be habitable.
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Inspiration in desperation. After a teenage boy overdoses in his garage, an Ontario father goes public about his own family's struggles with opioid addiction.

Feb. 21: Also, when it comes to lost works of literature, Walt Whitman really does contain multitudes. A Texas grad student discovers a forgotten novel by the great American poet.

Download Inspiration in desperation. After a teenage boy overdoses in his garage, an Ontario father goes public about his own family's struggles with opioid addiction.
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A human-caused humanitarian crisis. A hundred thousand people in South Sudan are facing starvation -- and officials with the World Food Programme say the famine is "man-made".

Feb. 20: Also, the war over the war on drugs. Last summer, we spoke with a senator in the Philippines who was investigating President Duterte's violent drug crackdown. This weekend, she was charged with corruption.

Download A human-caused humanitarian crisis. A hundred thousand people in South Sudan are facing starvation -- and officials with the World Food Programme say the famine is "man-made".
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A Texas lawyer says women are at risk after a client from Mexico asked an El Paso court for help with an abusive partner only to be picked up herself by Immigration officials.

Feb. 17: Also, just grab your gear and go. The Canadian outfitter Arc'teryx says the fight has only begun after it leads a big outdoor trade show to leave Utah for a state that's keener to protect its nature preserves.

Download A Texas lawyer says women are at risk after a client from Mexico asked an El Paso court for help with an abusive partner only to be picked up herself by Immigration officials.
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We speak with the chief of a First Nation about the death of a celebrated Indigenous artist in the Thunder Bay Jail -- and of the artist's sister, killed in a car accident on her way to retrieve her brother's body.

Feb. 16: Also, Daniel Ramirez Medina was a so-called "DREAMer", protected from deportation -- but he and hundreds of other undocumented immigrants are abruptly learning that doesn't matter under the new U.S. President.

Download We speak with the chief of a First Nation about the death of a celebrated Indigenous artist in the Thunder Bay Jail -- and of the artist's sister, killed in a car accident on her way to retrieve her brother's body.
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He contained multitudes. Dave and Morley, their many friends and neighbours, and Galway the cat -- after more than two decades, their stories have come to an end, with the death of the legendary CBC storyteller, Stuart McLean.

Also, he talked the talk -- so he was forced to walk the walk. But the end of Michael Flynn's short tenure as U.S. National Security Advisor may just mark the beginning of an investigation into his conversations with the Russian Ambassador.

Download He contained multitudes. Dave and Morley, their many friends and neighbours, and Galway the cat -- after more than two decades, their stories have come to an end, with the death of the legendary CBC storyteller, Stuart McLean.
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The take-away on how they were taken away. An Ontario judge rules that Ottawa failed Indigenous children removed from their homes during the so-called "Sixties Scoop" -- and it will have to pay.

Also, more power to them. A new bill would let U.S. border officials search and question Canadian citizens on Canadian soil -- and we'll find out why Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale thinks that's a good idea.

Download The take-away on how they were taken away. An Ontario judge rules that Ottawa failed Indigenous children removed from their homes during the so-called "Sixties Scoop" -- and it will have to pay.
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The twain meet. Everything seemed mighty neighbourly today as Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump met for the first time in Washington -- but a shared stage doesn't mean shared policy.

Also, they won't cross that bridge when they come to it. Given its proximity to the U.S., Windsor students usually take lots of field trips Stateside -- but for now, because of the travel ban, all American visits are off.

Download The twain meet. Everything seemed mighty neighbourly today as Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump met for the first time in Washington -- but a shared stage doesn't mean shared policy.
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Visit revisited. After hearing our interview with a Quebec woman turned back from the U.S. border, a Vermont city clerk refuses to accept that she'd been rejected -- and personally invites her to cross the border for lunch.

Also, a re-open door policy. Less than a year after adopting the so-called "Dubs scheme" to welcome unaccompanied child refugees, the U.K. shuts it down -- and Lord Dubs himself wants that reversal reversed.

Download Visit revisited. After hearing our interview with a Quebec woman turned back from the U.S. border, a Vermont city clerk refuses to accept that she'd been rejected -- and personally invites her to cross the border for lunch.
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It's no place like home. Yesterday, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos went for a routine immigration check in Phoenix, Arizona -- and today, her family's still there, but she's been deported to Mexico.

Also, he kept his nose out of trouble. But the rest of him was in serious jeopardy -- and an Australian man's nostrils were what kept him alive after his excavator fell in a waterhole, trapping him inside for hours.

Download It's no place like home. Yesterday, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos went for a routine immigration check in Phoenix, Arizona -- and today, her family's still there, but she's been deported to Mexico.
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Turnabout is not fair play. A Quebec woman tries to take a routine shopping trip to the United States -- only to be turned back by an official who finds Muslim prayers on her phone and decides they're anti-American.

Also, after a tornado in Louisiana, Yoshekia Brown is experiencing the worst kind of déjà vu -- because 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, her home has once again been destroyed.

Download Turnabout is not fair play. A Quebec woman tries to take a routine shopping trip to the United States -- only to be turned back by an official who finds Muslim prayers on her phone and decides they're anti-American.
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Danger in numbers. On the weekend, 22 refugees crossed into a Manitoba community from the U.S. in freezing conditions -- and tonight, a community leader says Ottawa needs to act before one of his neighbours gets hurt.

Also, art imitates strife. A German-Syrian artist recreates a dramatic scene from the streets of Aleppo, Syria, in the streets of Dresden -- and creates an unexpected controversy.

Download Danger in numbers. On the weekend, 22 refugees crossed into a Manitoba community from the U.S. in freezing conditions -- and tonight, a community leader says Ottawa needs to act before one of his neighbours gets hurt.
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Heartbreak hotel. Eighteen-year-old Alex Gervais died by suicide at a B.C. hotel, after years of being shuffled around the province's child-welfare system -- and a new report details how that system failed him.

Also, back at death's door. For the second time in two years, a Russian opposition activist is in hospital after suffering multiple-organ failure -- and his wife believes he was poisoned both times.

Download Heartbreak hotel. Eighteen-year-old Alex Gervais died by suicide at a B.C. hotel, after years of being shuffled around the province's child-welfare system -- and a new report details how that system failed him.
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Crossing more than one line. Two members of a polygamous church are found guilty in a B.C. court -- after taking a thirteen-year-old girl across the U.S. border to marry a church leader in his forties.

Also, felonious bunk. To bolster the case for U.S. President Trump's immigration ban, Kellyanne Conway brings up the "Bowling Green Massacre" -- which never happened.

Download Crossing more than one line. Two members of a polygamous church are found guilty in a B.C. court -- after taking a thirteen-year-old girl across the U.S. border to marry a church leader in his forties.
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He left Tunisia for Canada, hoping for a better life. Instead, today in Montreal, a funeral was held for Abubaker Thabti -- one of six people killed in the attack on the mosque in Quebec City.

Also, the late author Bharati Mukherjee spent decades exploring what it meant to be an immigrant -- and tonight, her husband -- Canadian writer Clark Blaise -- shares his memories.

Download He left Tunisia for Canada, hoping for a better life. Instead, today in Montreal, a funeral was held for Abubaker Thabti -- one of six people killed in the attack on the mosque in Quebec City.
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Dodging a ballot. He campaigned on a promise to change Canada's electoral system -- and now that Prime Minister Trudeau has voted against that, NDP MP Nathan Cullen says his government has betrayed Canadians.

Also, even after she arrived, she was left in transit. A driver locks a 19-year-old woman with autism and epilepsy on the school bus for six hours -- and now, she's afraid to go back to school.

Download Dodging a ballot. He campaigned on a promise to change Canada's electoral system -- and now that Prime Minister Trudeau has voted against that, NDP MP Nathan Cullen says his government has betrayed Canadians.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Paying personal tribute. A Quebec professor remembers a colleague shot dead in the attack on a mosque as a father, a husband, a teacher and a friend -- and vows not to allow the killings to destroy his faith in humanity.

Also, in the chaos of the massacre, a member of the mosque was arrested by police. But he turned out to have nothing to do with the murders. Now he's been released -- and he says he doesn't blame the officers.

Download Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Paying personal tribute. A Quebec professor remembers a colleague shot dead in the attack on a mosque as a father, a husband, a teacher and a friend -- and vows not to allow the killings to destroy his faith in humanity.
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Monday, January 30, 2017 - Horror in Quebec City. A gunman's attack on a mosque has left six people dead and several others in critical condition. A member of the mosque, who lost two friends, shares his grief and his fear.

Also, "humanity's ugliest face." That's how a Quebec MP describes the attack, calling it an act of terrorism. And he's urging all Canadians to reach out to members of the Muslim community to express their solidarity.

Download Monday, January 30, 2017 - Horror in Quebec City. A gunman's attack on a mosque has left six people dead and several others in critical condition. A member of the mosque, who lost two friends, shares his grief and his fear.
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Friday, January 27, 2017 - Choice isn't free. The Netherlands wants help to replace the foreign aid that Donald Trump has withdrawn from groups that help women access abortions - and our International Development Minister says Canada will answer the call.

Also, nearly eighty years after a black man was dragged from his jail cell and shot to death, a police chief in Georgia apologizes for his department's role in the lynching.

Download Friday, January 27, 2017 - Choice isn't free. The Netherlands wants help to replace the foreign aid that Donald Trump has withdrawn from groups that help women access abortions - and our International Development Minister says Canada will answer the call.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Underprepared for overdoses. Last year, a 20-year-old BC man died after OD-ing on opioids in an addiction treatment centre -- and today, the jury at a coroner's inquest issued 21 recommendations to prevent similar deaths.

Also, up for the wall -- or up against it. U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll put a "big, beautiful wall" on the border with Mexico -- but one of our guests thinks it's too much and the other thinks it's not enough.

Download Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Underprepared for overdoses. Last year, a 20-year-old BC man died after OD-ing on opioids in an addiction treatment centre -- and today, the jury at a coroner's inquest issued 21 recommendations to prevent similar deaths.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - A breath of fresh air. Before her transplant, an Ontario woman was kept alive for six days without her lungs -- and now, months later, Melissa Benoit's life is one long sigh of relief.

Also, getting the General idea. We ask former General Andrew Leslie to share his marching orders, as he becomes the parliamentary point man on relations with the U.S. under Donald Trump.

Download Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - A breath of fresh air. Before her transplant, an Ontario woman was kept alive for six days without her lungs -- and now, months later, Melissa Benoit's life is one long sigh of relief.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - He was left alone with children. He didn't leave them alone. Now, the city of Westmount, Quebec is paying a settlement to victims of a man who coached children's hockey there for thirty years -- and sexually abused his players.

Also, Keystone O-K. The new U.S. President turns the controversial pipeline project around -- and despite campaigning against it, the Alberta government now says it's happy with the White House's reversal.

Download Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - He was left alone with children. He didn't leave them alone. Now, the city of Westmount, Quebec is paying a settlement to victims of a man who coached children's hockey there for thirty years -- and sexually abused his players.
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Monday, January 23, 2017 - Room disservice. He's in the Oval Office now, but President Donald Trump's hotels and businesses overseas may still be accepting payments from foreign governments -- and our guest says that's unconstitutional.

Also, Courtney Barrett and her family barely escaped the powerful "winter tornadoes" that struck Georgia this weekend, before one destroyed her trailer.

Download Monday, January 23, 2017 - Room disservice. He's in the Oval Office now, but President Donald Trump's hotels and businesses overseas may still be accepting payments from foreign governments -- and our guest says that's unconstitutional.
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