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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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The truth about "post-truth"

We're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists?

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When brands fail internationally

Why some big name brands fail when they attempt to expand internationally.

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Human-Animal Relations

6 podcasts about our complex relationships with animals.

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Nixon's lawyer 'having nightmares' over Trump presidency

John Dean, one of the key figures implicated in the Watergate scandal says he's so worried about Donald Trump's impending presidency that he's having nightmares.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - "Now arrives the hour of action" The words of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, who thrilled his supporters today with an inaugural speech that promised, as he's always promised, to make America great again.

Also, a hero's son's welcome. There is no greater icon to American conservatives than Ronald Reagan -- and tonight, his son Michael shares his hopes for the incoming administration.

Download Friday, January 20, 2017 - "Now arrives the hour of action" The words of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, who thrilled his supporters today with an inaugural speech that promised, as he's always promised, to make America great again.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - A landscape turns lethal. After a series of earthquakes, an avalanche buries an Italian ski resort in snow and debris -- and we'll get the latest on a rescue effort that may be too late.

Also, she knows how fast things can go downhill. Which is why the CEO of a snowboard company says she'll pay for any of her employees to attend the Women's March on Washington this weekend.

Download Thursday, January 19, 2017 - A landscape turns lethal. After a series of earthquakes, an avalanche buries an Italian ski resort in snow and debris -- and we'll get the latest on a rescue effort that may be too late.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Les mots un-justes. Our guest says the Prime Minister disrespected her yesterday when she asked him about the mental healthcare needs of Quebec's English-speaking minority -- and he insisted on responding in French.

Also, a good deed goes punished. The president of a Missouri college lets a homeless student crash in the school library on a cold night -- and is promptly given the boot for lending a hand.

Download Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Les mots un-justes. Our guest says the Prime Minister disrespected her yesterday when she asked him about the mental healthcare needs of Quebec's English-speaking minority -- and he insisted on responding in French.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - To cut a long sentence short. Chelsea Manning -- who was convicted for leaking U.S. secrets -- will be released from prison almost thirty years early, after President Obama commutes her sentence.

Also, it will never be off his radar. Investigators suspend the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and the father of a passenger on that lost plane worries he'll never know what happened to his son.

Download Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - To cut a long sentence short. Chelsea Manning -- who was convicted for leaking U.S. secrets -- will be released from prison almost thirty years early, after President Obama commutes her sentence.
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Monday, January 16, 2017 - All helicopter's breaking loose. The PM says he's happy to chat with the Ethics Commissioner about his chopper trip to the Aga Khan's private island -- but Tom Mulcair says Trudeau should be grounded for breaking the law.

Also, a monumental civil rights moment gets its monument. President Obama announces an official commemoration of the firebombing of a bus full of "Freedom Riders" in Alabama in 1961 -- and we'll speak with a survivor of that attack.

Download Monday, January 16, 2017 - All helicopter's breaking loose. The PM says he's happy to chat with the Ethics Commissioner about his chopper trip to the Aga Khan's private island -- but Tom Mulcair says Trudeau should be grounded for breaking the law.
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Friday, January 13, 2017 - Worse case scenario. She's already been charged in the murders of eight seniors -- and today, a former Ontario nurse appeared in court to face six new charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Also, Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief, tells us how a northern Ontario community is coping after the suicides of two twelve-year-old girls.

Download Friday, January 13, 2017 - Worse case scenario. She's already been charged in the murders of eight seniors -- and today, a former Ontario nurse appeared in court to face six new charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - A reverend in Charleston, South Carolina is relieved the trial is finally over -- after the white supremacist who murdered his wife and 8 others at the Mother Emanuel AME church is sentenced to death.

Also, what else could he do? Arthur Manuel's sister remembers the First Nations leader as a man who's passion for both his family and his people would know no end.

Download Thursday, January 12, 2017 - A reverend in Charleston, South Carolina is relieved the trial is finally over -- after the white supremacist who murdered his wife and 8 others at the Mother Emanuel AME church is sentenced to death.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - News you can prove. Salacious headlines about Donald Trump's far-from-proven bad behaviour in Russia lead a watchdog from the Poynter Institute to issue a plea about journalism and the truth.

Also, yes we can. And yes, he did. A Chicago pastor and friend of Barack Obama's reflects on the legacy of the community activist who became his country's first black President.

Download Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - News you can prove. Salacious headlines about Donald Trump's far-from-proven bad behaviour in Russia lead a watchdog from the Poynter Institute to issue a plea about journalism and the truth.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - An education in anguish. She barely survived the La Loche school shooting. Now, a year into her recovery, a Saskatchewan teacher says it's time her community got the help it was guaranteed.

Also, shuffling his Trump card. Days before the new U.S. president takes office, Justin Trudeau rejigs his cabinet to include a new foreign minister whose focus so far has been entirely on trade.

Download Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - An education in anguish. She barely survived the La Loche school shooting. Now, a year into her recovery, a Saskatchewan teacher says it's time her community got the help it was guaranteed.
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Monday, January 9, 2017 - Cold hands, warm hearts. A Toronto doctor fights to save asylum seekers from frostbite after they're smuggled overland from the United States and abandoned in the Canadian winter.

Also, Iran mourns former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as a revolutionary hero but our guest says it's his power to temper anti-western views that will really be missed.

Download Monday, January 9, 2017 - Cold hands, warm hearts. A Toronto doctor fights to save asylum seekers from frostbite after they're smuggled overland from the United States and abandoned in the Canadian winter.
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Friday, January 6, 2017 - Afer a mass shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport, several people are dead and more are injured. The gunman -- who was reportedly a passenger -- pulled a weapon from his checked baggage after his plane landed.

Also, president de-flect. Donald Trump calls a briefing on Russian interference in the US election 'constructive', but the president-elect still doesn't say that the Kremlin did anything wrong.

Download Friday, January 6, 2017 - Afer a mass shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport, several people are dead and more are injured. The gunman -- who was reportedly a passenger -- pulled a weapon from his checked baggage after his plane landed.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Serve. And protect. After four deaths from an apparent murder-suicide, Canada's military ombudsman calls on Ottawa to keep our soldiers in uniform until they can retire with the help that they need.

Also, a Chicago physician says she wouldn't be alive if it weren't for great medical care but her brush with death has inspired her to appeal to the people in her profession to exercise a little bit of empathy.

Download Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Serve. And protect. After four deaths from an apparent murder-suicide, Canada's military ombudsman calls on Ottawa to keep our soldiers in uniform until they can retire with the help that they need.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - An ex-soldier in Nova Scotia is suspected of killing himself and his family. A relative says the veteran had recently sought help for PTSD.

Also, a TV presenter says the BBC's decision to leave some dark realities out of its new Planet Earth series will contribute to the extinction of the animals it portrays.

Download Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - An ex-soldier in Nova Scotia is suspected of killing himself and his family. A relative says the veteran had recently sought help for PTSD.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - All the right's moves. On the first day of the new U.S. Congress, the Republicans execute an embarrassing public flip-flop -- and our guest believes the problems could multiply for the divided party.

Also, throwing it in reverse. When protectionist U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes the wheel, this country's auto industry worries that he'll pump the brakes on Canadian exports -- and jobs.

Download Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - All the right's moves. On the first day of the new U.S. Congress, the Republicans execute an embarrassing public flip-flop -- and our guest believes the problems could multiply for the divided party.
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Monday, January 2, 2017 - The calendar changed -- but nothing else did. A horrific attack at an Istanbul nightclub leaves dozens of people dead -- and leaves no question that 2017 will be another year of attacks in Turkey.

Plus, Crime against nature. To celebrate Canada's hundred-and-fiftieth birthday this year, admission to national parks is free -- which has an Alberta naturalist worried that a stampede of hikers will make the outdoors not-so-great.

Download Monday, January 2, 2017 - The calendar changed -- but nothing else did. A horrific attack at an Istanbul nightclub leaves dozens of people dead -- and leaves no question that 2017 will be another year of attacks in Turkey.
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Friday, October 30, 2016 - Nothing to write at home about. In Turkey, a novelist is freed after months in jail for something she wrote -- but an investigative journalist is arrested for a single tweet the government deemed "terrorist propaganda".

Plus, The very pictures of health. After looking at hundreds of paintings, scientists believe they can detect early signs that an artist developed certain conditions -- by carefully examining their brushstrokes. And a whole lot more...

Download Friday, October 30, 2016 - Nothing to write at home about. In Turkey, a novelist is freed after months in jail for something she wrote -- but an investigative journalist is arrested for a single tweet the government deemed "terrorist propaganda".
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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - In retaliation for election cyberattacks that have been clearly linked to Russia, the Obama Administration imposes sanctions -- and boots dozens of Russian intelligence operatives from the country.

Also, a pop up to shoot-up. In Nanaimo, B.C., a city councillor puts up a totally un-sanctioned tent, where drug users can safely inject drugs -- right beside City Hall.

Download Thursday, December 29, 2016 - In retaliation for election cyberattacks that have been clearly linked to Russia, the Obama Administration imposes sanctions -- and boots dozens of Russian intelligence operatives from the country.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - Growing unsettled by growing settlements. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes what may be his last opportunity to address Israel on the world stage -- and his disapproval meets with disapproval.

Plus, background comes to the foreground. Author Joseph Boyden becomes the subject of controversy, after an investigation raises questions about his claims of Indigenous ancestry.

Download Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - Growing unsettled by growing settlements. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes what may be his last opportunity to address Israel on the world stage -- and his disapproval meets with disapproval.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - A fare for fashion. A Bangladeshi labour leader says that hundreds of garment workers have been fired after protests for higher wages -- in order to put clothes on so many of our backs.

Also, Force majeure. We remember Carrie Fisher, the actor who led the Rebellion against The Dark Side in Star Was before going public with her private battle against a dark side of her own.

Download Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - A fare for fashion. A Bangladeshi labour leader says that hundreds of garment workers have been fired after protests for higher wages -- in order to put clothes on so many of our backs.
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Monday, December 26, 2016 - Unsettling developments. Benjamin Netanyahu continues to blast Barack Obama over a UN resolution condemning settlements, but former peace negotiator Daniel Levy says the Israeli Prime Minister has only himself to blame.

Also, Wham! Bam. Thank you, man. George Michael's friend and former publicist pays tribute to the singer as a gay icon whose battle to simply be himself, inspired Faith.

Download Monday, December 26, 2016 - Unsettling developments. Benjamin Netanyahu continues to blast Barack Obama over a UN resolution condemning settlements, but former peace negotiator Daniel Levy says the Israeli Prime Minister has only himself to blame.
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Friday, December 23, 2016 - Please fasten your seatbelts. Tonight -- on Christmas Eve Eve -- we'll continue a tradition that began in 1979 on this program: our annual presentation of "The Shepherd", as read by the late, great Alan Maitland.

Download Friday, December 23, 2016 - Please fasten your seatbelts. Tonight -- on Christmas Eve Eve -- we'll continue a tradition that began in 1979 on this program: our annual presentation of "The Shepherd", as read by the late, great Alan Maitland.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - They haven't met their grandchildren but they've seen them in a hostage video. Linda and Patrick Boyle share the heartbreak of having their son, their daughter-in-law and now two grandchildren held captive in Afghanistan

Plus, Opportunity nukes. Russian president Vladimir Putin and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump are suddenly both keen to restart the arms race -- but our guest does not share their enthusiasm. And much more.

Download Thursday, December 22, 2016 - They haven't met their grandchildren but they've seen them in a hostage video. Linda and Patrick Boyle share the heartbreak of having their son, their daughter-in-law and now two grandchildren held captive in Afghanistan
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - Stream come true. The CRTC rules that broadband internet service is "a basic telecommunications service" for all Canadians -- and we'll get the lowdown on what that means for downloads.

Also, Donald Trump dismisses FBI and CIA reports that Russia meddled in the election -- and tonight, former CIA operative and presidential candidate Evan McMullin tells us why he's dismissing the president-elect's opinion.

Download Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - Stream come true. The CRTC rules that broadband internet service is "a basic telecommunications service" for all Canadians -- and we'll get the lowdown on what that means for downloads.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Alive and kicking. Three months ago, Kati Mather was a hard-core fentanyl addict who had overdosed 17 times. Now she's been clean for 60 days -- and tonight, she'll tell us how she turned her life around.

Also, the shots seen 'round the world. Our guest was there to photograph the art opening at the gallery in Turkey yesterday -- and even after the gunman started firing, Burhan Ozbilici kept taking pictures.

Download Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Alive and kicking. Three months ago, Kati Mather was a hard-core fentanyl addict who had overdosed 17 times. Now she's been clean for 60 days -- and tonight, she'll tell us how she turned her life around.
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Monday, December 19, 2016 - They were there to sip mulled cider, buy stocking stuffers, take in the lights. Then, a truck drove into the crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, leaving at least nine people dead, and a lot of unanswered questions.

Also, out -- but not out of danger. As thousands of evacuees stream out of Eastern Aleppo, medical staff are working overtime to treat the wounded, and the weary.

Download Monday, December 19, 2016 - They were there to sip mulled cider, buy stocking stuffers, take in the lights. Then, a truck drove into the crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, leaving at least nine people dead, and a lot of unanswered questions.
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Friday, December 16, 2016 - The only thing he can do tonight is cry. An activist and teacher in eastern Aleppo describes the desperation as evacuation buses that were supposed to take his family to safety simply fail to show up.

Also, BC's government offers first-time home buyers no-interest loans, but the opposition NDP says the governing Liberals are trying to buy the next election by tempting British Columbians further into debt.

Download Friday, December 16, 2016 - The only thing he can do tonight is cry. An activist and teacher in eastern Aleppo describes the desperation as evacuation buses that were supposed to take his family to safety simply fail to show up.
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PODCAST EXTRA: SANTACON

On this week's podcast extra, we revisit a salty interview from 2014 with a bartender in Bushwick boycotting SantaCon.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 'Twasn't right before Christmas. The story of a child dying in the arms of a professional Santa went around the world faster than the bearded man himself -- but some unwrapping shows it may not be what we thought it was.

Also, a Democrat will be the governor of North Carolina, after a hard-fought election -- but state Republicans are doing everything they can to make sure the winner loses.

Download Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 'Twasn't right before Christmas. The story of a child dying in the arms of a professional Santa went around the world faster than the bearded man himself -- but some unwrapping shows it may not be what we thought it was.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - Nowhere fast. In less than twelve hours, the ceasefire in eastern Aleppo collapsed -- and now the fifty thousand residents still in the besieged city are anxiously waiting to hear if they can get out alive.

Also, Ottawa unveils its new strategy on opioids -- but senator and former police chief Vern White says it doesn't do enough for addicts -- or against the people exporting the stuff from China.

Download Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - Nowhere fast. In less than twelve hours, the ceasefire in eastern Aleppo collapsed -- and now the fifty thousand residents still in the besieged city are anxiously waiting to hear if they can get out alive.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - Assad's win is everyone else's loss. There's a ceasefire in Aleppo after the regime finally takes control of the city -- and the UN's Special Adviser for Syria, Jan Egeland, tells us what this means for civilians.

Also, breaking news -- or, at least, twisting it hard. There's a new study on whether young people can distinguish between fake news and facts -- and it suggests that their critical thinking is in critical condition.

Download Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - Assad's win is everyone else's loss. There's a ceasefire in Aleppo after the regime finally takes control of the city -- and the UN's Special Adviser for Syria, Jan Egeland, tells us what this means for civilians.
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Monday, December 12, 2016 - The price of emissions. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she won't let the doubts of a premier here -- or a president-elect there -- keep her government from putting its climate change agreement into action.

Also, the toughest customers. With increasing frequency, a BC funeral director is arranging services for families whose loved ones have died of fentanyl overdoses -- and he's doing what he can to reduce his clientele.

Download Monday, December 12, 2016 - The price of emissions. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she won't let the doubts of a premier here -- or a president-elect there -- keep her government from putting its climate change agreement into action.
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Friday, December 9, 2016 - Rockets and a hard place. A teacher in Aleppo is living under constant bomb and artillery attacks -- but he tells us it's still safer than to leave the city, and put himself in the hands of the Syrian regime.

Also, a semi-hostile climate on making the climate less hostile. As the premiers meet the PM, almost all the provinces are on board with a carbon tax -- but there's a cold wind blowing in from the West.

Download Friday, December 9, 2016 - Rockets and a hard place. A teacher in Aleppo is living under constant bomb and artillery attacks -- but he tells us it's still safer than to leave the city, and put himself in the hands of the Syrian regime.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - For staying in one spot, she's going on the ten-spot. Seventy years ago, Viola Desmond refused to leave the whites-only part of a Nova Scotia cinema. Now she'll be the first Canadian woman to appear on the front of a banknote.

Also, it's called the Berkley Pit -- but to birds, it's "Never, Never Land". Thousands of snow geese are dead after choosing the wrong place to touch down: a toxic lake at a former Montana mine.

Download Thursday, December 8, 2016 - For staying in one spot, she's going on the ten-spot. Seventy years ago, Viola Desmond refused to leave the whites-only part of a Nova Scotia cinema. Now she'll be the first Canadian woman to appear on the front of a banknote.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Take this job claim and shove it. Donald Trump has been very vocal about the number of jobs he saved at an Indiana plant -- but our guest says the president-elect should save his breath.

Also, did she blow it by not coughing up? A former Liberal volunteer and entrepreneur turned down a ticket to an expensive Liberal fundraiser -- and now wonders if paying to play would have gotten her work.

Download Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Take this job claim and shove it. Donald Trump has been very vocal about the number of jobs he saved at an Indiana plant -- but our guest says the president-elect should save his breath.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Standing up against the watered down. More than a thousand cancer patients were given diluted chemotherapy -- and now, some of them say a settlement for their suffering is too weak as well.

Also, she was a devoted doctor committed to health care for those who didn't have access to it. Now, Elana Fric-Shamji is dead, her husband has been charged with murder, and Toronto's medical community is in shock.

Download Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Standing up against the watered down. More than a thousand cancer patients were given diluted chemotherapy -- and now, some of them say a settlement for their suffering is too weak as well.
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Monday, December 5, 2016 - The ghost of a chant. Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander explains why he did what he did, and didn't do what he didn't do, when people chanted "Lock her up!" at a rally -- about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

Also, it started as a party -- and ended as a tragedy. Our guest was at an Oakland warehouse on Friday night, when the fire began -- and he's still waiting to hear about friends who've been missing since.

Download Monday, December 5, 2016 - The ghost of a chant. Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander explains why he did what he did, and didn't do what he didn't do, when people chanted "Lock her up!" at a rally -- about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
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Friday, December 2, 2016 - Amid the relentless attacks, Anas al-Basha put on face paint and a costume to entertain kids as "the clown of Aleppo" -- before he was killed by an airstrike this week.

Also, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were famously executed for spying in the 'fifties -- and now, their son explains why he's calling on President Obama to exonerate one of them: his mother.

Download Friday, December 2, 2016 - Amid the relentless attacks, Anas al-Basha put on face paint and a costume to entertain kids as "the clown of Aleppo" -- before he was killed by an airstrike this week.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - It began with one ember and then he was driving for his life. Michael Luciano says he had to rely on memory to keep on the road after fire engulfed his Tennessee town.

Also, the Liberals say a committee was too quick to call for a referendum on the way we vote, but a Conservative member says the MPs have done their job and now it's the government's turn.

Download Thursday, December 1, 2016 - It began with one ember and then he was driving for his life. Michael Luciano says he had to rely on memory to keep on the road after fire engulfed his Tennessee town.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - A Judicial Committee recommends that Justice Robin Camp be removed from the bench after a sexual assault trial where he asked a witness why she didn't just keep her knees together.

Also, an employee at an Indiana air conditioner factory says he can hardly believe the news after Donald Trump claims credit for keeping some of the plant's jobs from moving to Mexico.

Download Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - A Judicial Committee recommends that Justice Robin Camp be removed from the bench after a sexual assault trial where he asked a witness why she didn't just keep her knees together.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Two out of three ain't good. Prime Minister Trudeau says "No" to the Northern Gateway pipeline, but "yes" to the Line 3 and the Trans Mountain -- and our guest is deeply unhappy about that last one, in particular.

Also, eight people have died so far in Melbourne, Australia, after a rare outbreak of something called "thunderstorm asthma" -- which had our guest gasping for breath.

Download Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Two out of three ain't good. Prime Minister Trudeau says "No" to the Northern Gateway pipeline, but "yes" to the Line 3 and the Trans Mountain -- and our guest is deeply unhappy about that last one, in particular.
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Monday, November 28, 2016 - One man was an island. For more than fifty years, the late Fidel Castro imposed his personal ideology and authority on his country -- and tonight, we'll look at his complicated legacy.

Also, Juanita Castro has especially complicated feelings about the Cuban leader -- because her criticism of her brother's government forced her to leave Cuba, but her family ties made her an outsider in Florida.

Download Monday, November 28, 2016 - One man was an island. For more than fifty years, the late Fidel Castro imposed his personal ideology and authority on his country -- and tonight, we'll look at his complicated legacy.
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Friday, November 25, 2016 - A wholly surprising half-measure. A judge cuts an Alberta sex offender's twelve-year sentence in half -- because the man was abused by guards and fellow inmates while waiting for trial.

Also, a hamlet in Nunavut goes to the Supreme Court to stop companies from seismic testing in the Arctic -- and we'll speak with the local man who spearheaded the case.

Download Friday, November 25, 2016 - A wholly surprising half-measure. A judge cuts an Alberta sex offender's twelve-year sentence in half -- because the man was abused by guards and fellow inmates while waiting for trial.
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Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Kevin help us. Reality TV star and investor Kevin O'Leary sees only one figure powerful enough to lead the Conservative Party, defeat Justin Trudeau, and take on Donald Trump -- and it's Kevin O'Leary.

Also, to deflect questions about a pay-to-play fundraiser, and a dubious donation to the Trudeau Foundation, the PM says everything's cool because Chuck Strahl is a Foundation director. At which point Mr. Strahl resigns.

Download Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Kevin help us. Reality TV star and investor Kevin O'Leary sees only one figure powerful enough to lead the Conservative Party, defeat Justin Trudeau, and take on Donald Trump -- and it's Kevin O'Leary.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - When it comes to NASA, the sky will be the limit. An advisor to president-elect Donald Trump says the space agency's climate-change research is "politicized science" -- which is why it will be scrapped.

Also, he has ways of helping you talk. In the aftermath of spying revelations against a group of Quebec reporters, one senator introduces legislation to protect journalistic sources and whistleblowers.

Download Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - When it comes to NASA, the sky will be the limit. An advisor to president-elect Donald Trump says the space agency's climate-change research is "politicized science" -- which is why it will be scrapped.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - You ain't seen nothing jet. But you're about to, because the federal government is set to pick up 18 fancy new jet fighters as a stop-gap measure -- and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will explain why that's a great idea.

Also, Illinois congressman Danny Davis tells us about the victim of Chicago's 701st homicide -- a teenage boy allegedly killed because of an argument over shoes, who happens to be Congressman Davis's grandson.

Download Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - You ain't seen nothing jet. But you're about to, because the federal government is set to pick up 18 fancy new jet fighters as a stop-gap measure -- and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will explain why that's a great idea.
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Monday, November 21, 2016 - Fighting for water, against water. Indigenous protesters are still standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline -- even after being tear-gassed and sprayed with water by police in freezing temperatures.

Also, he was in prison for shooting her. Now, he's out of prison because of her. We'll speak with a Florida man who received early release this month -- and the woman he shot 26 years ago, who's in his corner now.

Download Monday, November 21, 2016 - Fighting for water, against water. Indigenous protesters are still standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline -- even after being tear-gassed and sprayed with water by police in freezing temperatures.
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Friday, November 18, 2016 - Pretty far right and pretty far wrong. In the Eighties, our guest testified against Jeff Sessions becoming a federal judge -- and tonight, he'll testify against the Alabama Senator being Donald Trump's Attorney General.

Also, dozens of allegations of police abuse in northern Quebec result in just two charges -- and the head of one native friendship centre says women in her community are now more afraid.

Download Friday, November 18, 2016 - Pretty far right and pretty far wrong. In the Eighties, our guest testified against Jeff Sessions becoming a federal judge -- and tonight, he'll testify against the Alabama Senator being Donald Trump's Attorney General.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Post-Dean age wasteland. The Democratic Party lost the White House, and Congress, and several formerly blue states -- and past DNC chair Howard Dean says he's just the man to fix things as the the future DNC chair.

Also, after a young woman was murdered in London, Ontario, the police kept her purse before giving it to her sister -- and now, she wants to know why they held on to it for decades.

Download Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Post-Dean age wasteland. The Democratic Party lost the White House, and Congress, and several formerly blue states -- and past DNC chair Howard Dean says he's just the man to fix things as the the future DNC chair.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Some people just click. For example, Iowa State Representative Bobby Kaufmann, who was telling us about his new bill that would punish schools for coddling college students with silly hang-ups -- and then just hung up.

Also, a Canadian imam is among thousands of people detained in Turkey after the failed coup -- but his wife insists her husband had nothing to do with it.

Download Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Some people just click. For example, Iowa State Representative Bobby Kaufmann, who was telling us about his new bill that would punish schools for coddling college students with silly hang-ups -- and then just hung up.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - If you want to move, you're in good company. And tonight, the CEO of that Philadelphia company explains why he's responding to employees disturbed by a Trump presidency -- by letting them transfer to the Canadian office.

Also, he said he was the right man for their jobs. But despite Donald Trump's promises, an Indianapolis factory is headed to Mexico -- which will leave our guest unemployed and uncertain about his vote and his future.

Download Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - If you want to move, you're in good company. And tonight, the CEO of that Philadelphia company explains why he's responding to employees disturbed by a Trump presidency -- by letting them transfer to the Canadian office.
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Monday, November 14, 2016 - Alt-right-hand man. Critics have called Steve Bannon a bigot, a misogynist and a fascist -- and now, President-elect Donald Trump has called him his chief White House strategist and senior advisor.

Also, Margot Bentley spent years in a vegetative state before her death last week in a B.C. nursing home -- even though her living will specifically asked she be allowed to die.

Download Monday, November 14, 2016 - Alt-right-hand man. Critics have called Steve Bannon a bigot, a misogynist and a fascist -- and now, President-elect Donald Trump has called him his chief White House strategist and senior advisor.
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Friday, November 11, 2016 - Remembering Leonard Cohen

Tonight, we dedicate the As It Happens podcast to the life of poet and musician Leonard Cohen. We'll hear from those who loved him and collaborated with him over his long career.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Donald Trump is big on the word "unbelievable." Unfortunately, it's a word he also applies to climate change -- and a prominent scientist says the president-elect's environmental agenda could be disastrous.

Also, a sense of the senselessness. A Maryland man visiting Toronto for a bachelor party is viciously beaten outside a club and later dies -- and tonight, his father tells us about the late Julian Jones.

Download Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Donald Trump is big on the word "unbelievable." Unfortunately, it's a word he also applies to climate change -- and a prominent scientist says the president-elect's environmental agenda could be disastrous.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - The end of establishment politics. People are predictably polarized in the United States today -- but almost no one predicted what they would be polarized about: Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election.

Also, held up by the Rust Belt. The Republican candidate was lifted to victory by a part of the country that was once the heart of industry -- and one Ohio voter explains why she rejected the Democrats in favour of the outsider.

Download Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - The end of establishment politics. People are predictably polarized in the United States today -- but almost no one predicted what they would be polarized about: Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - It's still standing -- but it's definitely a house divided. And on election day, the Pennsylvania home of Priscilla Shotter is about as starkly split as it gets.

Also, actually, he's got the best words. Because Peter Sokolowski works at Merriam-Webster -- and he'll tell us how the words Americans looked up defined the 2016 presidential race.

Download Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - It's still standing -- but it's definitely a house divided. And on election day, the Pennsylvania home of Priscilla Shotter is about as starkly split as it gets.
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Monday, November 7, 2016 - Standing up to be counted. Election Day is tomorrow, but Latino voters have already turned out in unprecedented numbers in Florida -- and we speak with a woman who's been helping galvanize those voters.

Also, they're with her -- because of her. Tomorrow, the United States may elect a woman president for the first time -- and Rochester, New York is making it easier for people to pay tribute at the grave of suffragette Susan B. Anthony.

Download Monday, November 7, 2016 - Standing up to be counted. Election Day is tomorrow, but Latino voters have already turned out in unprecedented numbers in Florida -- and we speak with a woman who's been helping galvanize those voters.
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - Now that we know Canadian police monitored journalists and our spy agency's been duping judges about its own illegal snooping, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will tell us what he's going to do about it.

Also, an Ontario pilot project plans to address poverty by simply giving money to the people who need it -- and former Senator Hugh Segal explains how he thinks that could pay off.

Download Friday, November 4, 2016 - Now that we know Canadian police monitored journalists and our spy agency's been duping judges about its own illegal snooping, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will tell us what he's going to do about it.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - They were watching their backs but someone else was too. Now, Quebec police confirm they got warrants to monitor the phones of six journalists -- and tonight, Alain Gravel tells us what's it like to know he was being tracked.

Also, he wrote a bestseller -- but wishes he couldn't have. Mohamedou Old Slahi, author of "Guantanamo Diary," is finally allowed to return home to Mauritania -- after being held at the U.S. military prison for 14 years.

Download Thursday, November 3, 2016 - They were watching their backs but someone else was too. Now, Quebec police confirm they got warrants to monitor the phones of six journalists -- and tonight, Alain Gravel tells us what's it like to know he was being tracked.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - It's supposed to alleviate pain. But after the BC Coroner's Office announces an inquest into the death of her son, Michelle Jansen talks to us about the agony the opioid has brought to her family.

Also, an indigenous Australian man demands the British Museum give back a tree-bark shield stolen from his ancestors by Captain Cook.

Download Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - It's supposed to alleviate pain. But after the BC Coroner's Office announces an inquest into the death of her son, Michelle Jansen talks to us about the agony the opioid has brought to her family.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Closed minds closed doors. And now, fired public servants and discharged military personnel are filing a class-action suit against Ottawa -- saying they lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation.

Also, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is serving 28 years in prison for fraud and extortion -- but thousands of his former constituents are asking President Obama to grant him a reprieve.

Download Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Closed minds closed doors. And now, fired public servants and discharged military personnel are filing a class-action suit against Ottawa -- saying they lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation.
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Monday, October 31, 2016 - The check is on the mail. By announcing a review of newly discovered emails, FBI Director James Comey threw the U.S. election into further chaos -- and according to our guest, he may also have broken the law.

Also, La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé is shocked to find Montreal police were granted dozens of warrants to monitor his phone -- and now he has a few questions for the judges who issued those warrants.

Download Monday, October 31, 2016 - The check is on the mail. By announcing a review of newly discovered emails, FBI Director James Comey threw the U.S. election into further chaos -- and according to our guest, he may also have broken the law.
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Friday, October 28, 2016 - Armed and danger-less. The Bundy brothers and their gun-slinging cohorts occupied an Oregon wildlife reserve for weeks -- so our guest is shocked and disappointed to hear of their acquittal.

Also, former airline pilot Beverly Bass flew into Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11 -- and this weekend, she'll go back to see the musical about that day, which is finally opening in the town where it's set.

Download Friday, October 28, 2016 - Armed and danger-less. The Bundy brothers and their gun-slinging cohorts occupied an Oregon wildlife reserve for weeks -- so our guest is shocked and disappointed to hear of their acquittal.
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PODCAST EXTRA: A reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

It's an As It Happens tradition to celebrate holidays with readings. This Halloween, we've got a reading of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven."

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - They were gathered at their school when the airstrikes started. Now, at least 22 children in Idlib province are dead -- and according to UNICEF, more Syrian schools have been bombed since.

Also, Quebec's Associate Chief Justice says a shortage of indigenous-language interpreters in northern communities is causing trials to be delayed -- or cancelled.

Download Thursday, October 27, 2016 - They were gathered at their school when the airstrikes started. Now, at least 22 children in Idlib province are dead -- and according to UNICEF, more Syrian schools have been bombed since.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Home stretch. The Calais camp is empty, and its residents are heading to communities across France -- and while our guest has volunteered to welcome refugees to her village, some of her neighbours aren't so receptive.

Also, she was driving home when a random bullet punched through her side window. Now, twenty-six-year-old Precious Land is paralyzed -- one of thousands of Chicago residents who were shot, but survived.

Download Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Home stretch. The Calais camp is empty, and its residents are heading to communities across France -- and while our guest has volunteered to welcome refugees to her village, some of her neighbours aren't so receptive.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - A former nurse is charged with killing eight residents at nursing homes in Ontario -- and our guest, whose parents were in one of those homes, is in a state of disbelief.

Also, up against the Walloons. Everyone, especially Canada, blames one region for threatening the billion-dollar trade deal with the EU -- but a Belgian politician says he understands where Wallonia is coming from.

Download Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - A former nurse is charged with killing eight residents at nursing homes in Ontario -- and our guest, whose parents were in one of those homes, is in a state of disbelief.
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Monday, October 24, 2016 - Time's running out, and it's unclear whether the lone holdout -- Wallonia -- will agree to the trade deal before a Canada-EU summit this week. Jean Charest says maybe Canada should take a rain check on that summit.

Also, Ottawa police release a report showing they're far more likely to stop young, male, black and Middle-Eastern drivers than anyone else -- and the study's author wants it to spark discussion, and change.

Download Monday, October 24, 2016 - Time's running out, and it's unclear whether the lone holdout -- Wallonia -- will agree to the trade deal before a Canada-EU summit this week. Jean Charest says maybe Canada should take a rain check on that summit.
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