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As It Happens

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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Open-air urinals spark outrage in scenic Paris neighbourhood

'We need urinals, obviously,' says gallery manager Fabienne Bonnat, 'but not this type — not there'

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Take the survey

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Digital heartbreak

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife’s whereabouts through her phone.

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Indigenous youth are standing up and speaking out

Indigenous young people are overcoming their doubts and are standing up to make their voices heard.

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August 17: Sworn enemy

Fredericton Family, India Floods, Cannabis Beer, Beer Bridge Rescue, Saudi Syrup, Bullet Proof Wall and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Fake News Episode

In terms of common usage, "fake news" may be a relatively new term - propelled in large part by the current U.S. president. But it's hardly a new idea, as the stories featured in this episode illustrate.

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August 16: Her majesty

Bernier Reaction, Aretha Franklin, Bee Friendly Pesticide, Pothole Tomatoes and more

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August 15: The devouring infernos

BC Fires, Mary Pratt Obit, Florida Red Tide, Safe Injection Sites and more

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August 13: A roadway gives way

Genoa Bridge, Chicago Bait Truck, Ukraine Sniper Rifle, Hotel Fire Rescue, Trash Crows, Paris Urinals and more

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August 13: The bullet holes are stark evidence that it happened.

Fredericton Shooting: Friend, Monsanto Verdict, PEI Obituaries, Orca Folo, Anne Cools, and more

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August 10: Darkest just after the dawn

N.B. Shooting: Witness, N.B. Shooting: Premier, Margaret Laurence, Bear Tags, N.B. Shooting: Police, Emmett Till Sign, Ottawa Town Crier and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Extraordinary Encounters Episode

The interviews in this episode are remarkable not only because of the circumstances covered, but because of the extraordinary individuals at the centre of them.

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August 9: Class warfare

Yemen Airstrike, Ontario Clapping Out Media, Argentina Abortion, Farm Stripped and more.

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August 8: Saudi Arabia says the tweet went too far

Saudi Arabia Update, Toronto Elevator Rescue, Everest Poop Machine, Uighur Deportation, Humboldt Sledge Hockey and more.

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August 7: Glimmers of hope

Indonesia Earthquake, Montreal Plaque, Voluntary Goosebumps, Ford: Buck a Beer, Tim Horton's Changing Table and more.

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August 6: Case sensitive

Saudi Arabia: Amnesty, Saudi Arabia: Expert, Penticton Peach, Venezuela Drone Attack, Infowars Dropped, Polaris Music Prize: Hubert LeNoir and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The 'How To' Episode

How to talk to the trees; How to fight a Kodiak bear and live to tell about it; How to completely disappear by assuming the identity of a dead person; How to save the world one pee at a time; and how to build long-lasting furniture-cum-coffins.

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August 3: Disappearing ink

Rick Genest, San Francisco Cafeteria, Bill Blair, Ballpark Cheatsheet, Bucket Head Guy and more

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August 2: Help wanting

Paramedics Charged, Plane Crash Survivor, Canada Dry Lawsuit, Band Fight Win, Meadow Destroyed and more

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August 1: The pittance and the pendulum

Basic Income, NK Remains, Tommy Chong, Zimbabwe Election, McDonald's Drink and more

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July 31: Downloaded weapons, blocked

AG 3d Printed Guns, Orca Updates, Manafort Trial, Plane Crash Obit, Aquarium Theft and more

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July 30: The heat of battle

California Fire, Zimbabwe Election, Kangaroo Intruder, Mai Skaf Obit, Tree Saved and more

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July 27: Her first instinct was to help.

Greektown: Nurse, Orca Calf Death, Rare Book Theft, Syria Death Notice, 23 + Me Pharma, Crow Necrophilia and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Forgiven Episode

An Auschwitz survivor accepts what many consider unthinkable from a former SS guard; a Muslim targeted after 9/11 forgives the man who shot him; the victim of a shooting lobbies to have her perpetrator released from prison; Chicago Cubs fans consider forgiving fan Steve Bartman for intercepting a foul ball

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July 26: It's the cricketer - but was it cricket?

Pakistan Election, Viagra Study, Gender Insurance, U.K. Divorce, Alphonso Davies and more

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July 25: The arms market

Greektown: Guns, Mars Water, Duck & Ducklings, Sergio Marchionne Obit, Laos Dam and more

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July 24: She was about to start a new chapter

Greektown: Fallon, Clothing Bin Death, Greece Fires, Booker Graphic Novel, Kombucha Car and more

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July 23: On a hot summer night, the coldest crime

Greektown Shooting, David Bowie Tape, White Helmets, Daily News Cuts and more

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July 20 - Unfit for the purpose

Duck boat crash, Amazon lone tribesman, Van Gogh mural, Russian interpreter, Fish oil review and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Against All Odds Episode

Incredible tales of survival, inconceivable chances of birth, and a two-in-a-row one-in-a-million shot - this episode explores what happens when fortune and fervour resolve to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

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July 19 - Consent... into chaos

Christine Moore, Russian request, Bee attack, Mystery sarcophagus, Israel "nation state" and more.

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July 18 - Teaming up

Trudeau cabinet shuffle, Environment minister, Texas remains, Wild boars, Serial stowaway, Starbucks straws and more

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July 17 - What a difference a day makes

Russian agent charges, Las Vegas lawyer, Last Blockbuster, Hawaii lava bomb, Stolen nuclear material and more

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July 16: Zero summit gain

Trump in Helsinki, Elon Musk diver, California crash survivor, Cancer video, Lost Kubrick script and more

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July 13: Russians to judgment

Russian Indictments, Heath Canada Data, "Dead Body Guy", College Game Show, Rogue Wave Death and more

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As it Happened - 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.

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July 12: Getting busy on getting busy

Sex-Ed: Quebec, Daniella Greenbaum, Postal Worker Tomatoes, Wales Archaeology, Smokey Rock and more

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July 11: A Croatian win; a crushing loss

World Cup Croatia, Liu Xia Release, Floppy Disk Vaporwave, New Bus Company, Disney Drive-Ins and more

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July 10: Out of the darkness - into the unknown

Thailand Rescue, Greyhound Folo, Car Rental, SCOTUS Pick, Tractor Death and more

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July 9: Bus stop

Greyhound Cancelled, Border Families, Amsterdam Canals, Thai Cave Rescue, Brexit Exits, Niagara Grass Fire and more

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July 6: Outside chance

Thai Cave Folo, Ontario Migrants, Lions Kill Poachers, Koala Genome, Football Wedding and more

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As it Happened: The New Beginnings Episode

From the archives: A sufferer of locked-in syndrome determines to recover from his condition; a woman paralyzed in a car accident walks again, thanks to a bionic exoskeleton; life begins anew for a man exonerated of a murder he didn't commit; a retired real-estate agent pines for his first life in the 17th century; and more...

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July 5: Admission critical

Displaced Syrians, Hot Nursing Home, Old Burger and Fries, Novichok Case, Message in a Bottle and more

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July 4: Checks on checks

Police Carding, Montreal Heat, Audubon Awards, Supreme Court, Lobster Roll and more

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July 3: Nowhere fast

MMIW Lawyer, Jazz Fest Controversy, Lightning BBQ, Marine Mammals Arctic, Polish Judge and more

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July 2: Contact, at last

Thai Cave Rescue, Bike Accident Eulogy, Moth Migration, Toronto Shootings, Smart Home Abuse and more

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June 29: Paper, torn in half

Maryland Newspaper Shooting, Toronto Subway Rescue, Straight Dope Ends, Deepwater Horizon Effects, and more

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As it Happened - The Shakespeare Episode

A Trump-themed 'Julius Caesar' production sparks furor; a South African performance of 'Othello' features a black actor for the first time; the star of 'Deep Throat' explains how he transitioned from doing Shakespeare to doing porn, and more...

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June 28: Mission accomplice

UK 9/11 Torture Report, Jim Watson, Rohingya Report, Elon Musk Mug, Welsh Internet Trench and more

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June 27: All bets were off

BC Money Laundering, Clarinet Lawsuit, German Football Loss, NK Nuclear Upgrade and more

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June 26: Arriving at a conclusion about arrivals

Toronto Refugees, Thailand Cave, Surrey Peacocks, Surfer Rescue, London Museum Skeleton and more

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June 25: Smoke on the water

Skipper Rescue, Migrants: Pediatrician, Frog CPR, Mexico Election Deaths, U Of O Assault Verdict and more

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June 22: A bridge too close

Ambassador Bridge, NL Coat of Arms, World Cup: Mexico, Drug Relapse Case, Hotdog Injury, Optician of Lampedusa and more

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June 21: Their age is tender

Migrants: Tender Age, Karina Gould Breastfeed, Hadrian's Wall, Redefine Beer, World Cup: Iran, Human Remains and more

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June 20: The divided states of America

Migrants: Lawyer, Pot Legalization Senator, Odometer, Radio Reporter Voice, Winemaker Allegations, Nina Simone House and more

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June 19: Wrongs of passage

Migrants: Melania Trump Lawyer, Migrants: UNCHR, Odometer Reading, Fired Cartoonist, Drone Rescue, Detroit Train Station and more.

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June 18: Labour of division

Migrant: Whistle blower, Video Game Addiction, Bobcat Attack, Glasgow Fire, Florida Concealed Carry, Old Rock and more

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June 15: Objection overruled

Trinity Western University, Scarborough Shooting, Banksy Protester, Toronto Cyclist, LBGT Refugees, Car Lift Rescue and more

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June 14: Ungenerous to a fault

Trump Foundation, Bitkov Release, Dal Medical Transfer, Gatineau Boycott, Beaver Whiskey and more

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June 13: Home groans

Marijuana Announcement, Rescued Raccoons, Rohingya Monsoon, Canada World Cup and more

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June 12: Finding a sweet despot

North Korea Deal, Homeless Inquest, Devon Clothesline, Trade Folo, Spy Cam Protest and more

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June 11: Meeting a-churned

G7: UK, North Korea Summit, Comic Book Thesis, Afghan Grad Attack, EU Copyright Vote and more

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June 8: Selling their souls

Libya Slaves Folo, Anthony Bourdain Obit, Sexist Beer, Butter Fountain, Ontario Election, Dishonourable Discharge and more

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June 7: We're not stepping on the gas -- we're breathing it

CO2 To Gas, Bus Crash Translator, Easter Island Heads, Russian Scientist, Thyroid Doctor, Twitter Crime and more.

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June 6: He'll talk the tariffs - and he will not use a deputy

Trump Trudeau 1812, Alice Johnson Clemency, Injured Canadian Italy, Family Separation Senator, David McFadden Obit and more

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June 5: Overextended family

Doug Ford Lawsuit, Kate Spade Obit, Miss America Changes, Afghan Clerics Killed, Dinosaur Auction and more

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June 4: Capturing a moment

Guatemala Volcano, Kathleen Wynne Reaction, Falling Poop, Isle of Man Race, Hep C Baby Boomers and more.

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June 1: He's been busy

Winnipeg Squaters, Meat & Dairy Study, Feckless C-Word, Maria Campbell Book, Ear Cockroach, Hockey Racism and more

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MAY 31: Temper metal decision

Tariffs: Freeland, Tariffs: Pennsylvania, Hate Mail Orchestra, IUD Birth Control, Trevor The Dog and more

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May 30: Oil ways on his mind

Not dead journalist, New Ambulance, Divorce Quiz, Kurdish Migrant, Nicaragua Unrest and more.

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May 29: Oil aboard

Kinder Morgan, Roseanne Cancelled, Africa Cover, Puerto Rico Deaths, Vintage Denim and more

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May 28: Rise and shine

Spider Man, Paramedics competition, Octopus freed, Michaelle Jean: Con, Robert Indiana controversy and more

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May 25: Roll the discredits

Weinstein Charged, Restaurant Attack, Sun Dress Parent, Ireland Abortion, Hospital Wedding, Château Raffle Sale and more

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New book documents the rise and fall of Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes was heralded as the next Steve Jobs — and then she was revealed by the Wall Street Journal's John Carreyrou to have overseen one of the biggest corporate frauds since Enron.

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May 24: Unfit to be tied.

Canadian Tribunal, NK Summit Cancelled, Gold Bar Theft, Hamilton Cop, Lava Bomb Survivor and more

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April 23: Burned out

Manitoba Fire Evacuation, Trump Twitter Ruling, Philip Roth Obit, NFL Anthem Policy, Seagulls at Diner and more

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May 22: Reconcilable differences.

Family Law Charges, Interview Magazine Closes, Canada Jay, Carr Painting Renamed, Lync Guy, Mugshot Charges and more.

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May 21: A time to remember 72 loved ones lost

Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Nunavut Mental Health, Chimpanzee Beds, Manitoba Fire Evacuees, NYC Lawyer Protests and more

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