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As host Connie Walker shares some shocking news with Cleo's siblings, the truth about what happened to her remains just out of reach.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Afraid of the dark
The man who calls himself Putin's number-one enemy says expelling 23 diplomats that doesn't go far enough.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Hit Putin in his wallet
An introduction to the great Canadian book debate, for the uninitiated.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Get to know Canada Reads
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Facebook App Data, Fond-du-Lac Crisis, Sexy Dinosaurs, Austin Bomber Dead, NL Dolphins Stuck and more
It's written all over your Facebook. Cambridge Analytica got caught for mining data from the social-media site — but our guest says grabbing your info is easy and common. And he should know: he could have done it, but didn't.
Cambridge Analytica Follow, Climate Death Study, Mailbox Pictures Guy, Nigerian Girls Amnesty, Blockchain Child Abuse and more
Identity crisis. After explosive allegations that a UK company "harvested" data from fifty million Facebook profiles, a British MP says it's time for someone to bring the online world in line.
Mali Peacekeeping: Sajjan, Cambridge Analytica, Brooklyn Bike Theft, Austin Explosion Update, McCabe Firing and more
Tour de forces. The Tories say there's "no peace to keep" in Mali, but Canada's joining the UN mission there anyway — and tonight, we'll ask the Defence Minister to explain why.
RadCan Reporter Arrested, Russia Cyber Attack, Windsor Paranormal Bomb, Syria UN Rape Report, Vancouver Island Trucker and more
Ever hurts to ask! A Radio-Canada reporter requested an interview with a community leader. She didn't respond — but the Gatineau Police did, with a warrant for the journalist's arrest.
Jagmeet Singh, Trump Trade Comments, Blowing Money, New CIA Head, and more
Struggling to understand. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh admits to sharing platforms with those who advocate political violence, but says it was always about promoting understanding and inclusion. (Correction: In our interview with John Kiriakou, he states that Gina Haspel oversaw a black site CIA prison while suspected al-Qaeda extremist Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded. It has since come to light that she did not take charge of the prison until after the interrogation of Zubaydah ended. However, waterboarding did continue at that site while she was in charge.)
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Stephen Hawking Obit, Gun Protest, El Salvador Abortion, Seth Rich Lawsuit, Nerve Agent, and more
His expansive universe. A former student remembers Stephen Hawking, the astrophysicist who reached beyond to understand our relationship with the stars while stretching the limits of human life.
Tillerson Fired, Illegal Fishing, Otter Attack, Trump Wall, and more
The spy who loves me. Donald Trump replaces his top diplomat with the head of the CIA — a sign, says our guest, of just how badly the US President likes to be liked.
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UK Spy: MP, Tree Wells, Belgium Flag, Camp XRay, Suzanne Ciani and more
Unlawful use of force. British Prime Minister Theresa May says it is highly likely that Russia is behind the poisoning of a former spy and now she's demanding an explanation from the Kremlin.
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Polygamy Decision, DRC Reunion, Amsterdam Fatberg, Shkreli Sentence, and more
Fade to Blackmore. A BC court upholds the polygamy conviction against Winston Blackmore — and for his first wife, who testified against him, the decision provides relief, but not resolution.
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Trump tariffs, NYT Obits, Chicken Book, NC Body Cam, Bitcoin Mining and more
Beyond the call of duties. U.S. President Donald Trump announces his new steel and aluminium tariffs won't be applied to Canada and Mexico, for the time being — but we're not out of the metal woods yet.
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Nerve Agent, Easter Bunny: CAS, Frankenstein Headline, Tariffs: Heyman, Trans Am Totem, Hamilton Vandalism Folo and more
Talks on toxin. Investigators say it was a nerve agent that left a former Russian spy clinging to life in a British hospital — and tonight, an expert tells us how such poisons are administered, and who might be responsible.
Marina Litvinenko, Queen Assassination, Trump Tariff: CEO, Castile Lunches, Queen of Conch and more
Mystery repeats itself. At this point, no one's sure whether a former Russian spy in critical condition was poisoned — and even Marina Litvinenko, whose husband Alexander was likely murdered by the Kremlin, is being cautious.
Thunder Bay Report, Heart Transplant, Climate Change Denier Plaza, Trump Tariffs, Florida Burial Site and more
Worst case scenario. A new report says Thunder Bay police ignored important leads during their investigation into the death of an Indigenous man — and the chief of Rainy River First Nation says that means the police chief should step down.
Trump Tariffs, Italian Election, Last Men in Aleppo, Mad Blood Stirring, White Rhino, Penguin Colony and more
Bad-tempered steel. According to our guest's sources, President Trump's abrupt announcement about new tariffs on steel and aluminium was the result of a crucial last-minute factor: his own bad mood.
MEC CEO, Steel Tariffs, Newfoundland Lottery, Putin Nuke Speech, Lioness Mane, SK Legislature Protest and more
Gun-shy. After pressure from its members, Mountain Equipment Co-Op announces it will no longer carry brands owned by a Utah company — because, along with water bottles, it makes rapid-fire semi-automatic rifles.
Budget: Prison Farms, Quebec Town Water Fight, Slovak Journalist, Plastic Free Aisle, Pizza Pop Obit and more
Rebel with a lot of cows. Jeff Peters fought back when the Harper government closed Canada's prison farms, so he's over the moon that the Liberals are re-opening them — and he'll supply some of the cattle.
Budget: Opposition, Budget Government, Craig McMorris, Congolese Asylum Seeker, Old Pot and more.
Growth, or growth misconduct? After a new budget heavy on promoting gender equality and boosting productivity, As It Happens speaks with a Liberal who says it's money well spent — and a Conservative who is concerned it's money mismanaged.
Armed Teachers, Coquihalla Accident Watcher, Okanagan Accent, Syria Resident, Syria Ceasefire: Sweden, Marci Ien DWB and more
Keep calm and concealed-carry on. Donald Trump is publicly considering putting armed teachers in schools — so we'll visit a Texas school district where the teachers have been packing for years.
AR-15 Destroyed, Serwa Win, Caroline Mulroney, BC Newborn Care, Mullet Fest and more
A farewell to arms. He has a tattoo of the Second Amendment, but the Florida high school massacre was too much for Scott Pappalardo — so he sawed his own AR-15 in half.
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Tina Fontaine Verdict, Trudeau Invitation, Deadbeat Dad, Penguin Study, Trudeau Wardrobe and more
The company he keeps. Prime Minister Trudeau's trip to India stumbles after Team Canada extends an invitation to a man convicted of trying to kill one the host country's politicians in the '80s.
Florida Lawmaker, Syria Response, Found Painting, Curling Listener Response, White House Guns and more
Disarming candour. A Florida lawmaker describes the scene as students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas heckle the politicians who oppose her assault weapons ban proposal.
Eastern Ghouta, FHRITP Reporter, Florida: Student Protester, Ski Hill Tribe, Orest Meleschuk and more.
"The most dangerous place on the planet." That's how a doctor describes his hospital in Eastern Ghouta as a Syrian government offensive sends bombs raining down on patients and caregivers alike.
Florida: ALICE Training, Curling Doping, Rabbits Domestication, Bobsled Victory, Navajo Climber, Orangutan Study and more
ALICE shatters wonderland. That's ALICE as in Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate — and when our guest attended a training session on what that active-shooter program teaches young kids, she was shocked.
Russian Indictment, Patrick Brown Latest, Burned Rock, Mr. T, Silent Crickets and more
Alleged crime and punishment. United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller lays his first charges — indicting Russian people and groups for what our guest calls an attempt to "steal democracy".
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Ontario Rape Case, Florida Shooting Parent, HQ Quiz Hire, Florida Shooting: Student, Human Lab Eggs and more
The courage behind his conviction. Kassidi Coyle died before she could testify against the man who sexually assaulted her — but her words will nevertheless put him behind bars.
Netanyahu Allegations, Newspaper Funding, Baltimore Ceasefire, NH Lottery, Refugee Child Benefits and more
Now for Plan Bibi. So far, Benjamin Netanyahu's strategy is to refuse to step down, after police recommend he face charges of bribery and fraud — but our guest says this time, the Israeli Prime Minister's resilience may fail him.
Oxfam Folo, Marijuana Opioid Study, Fort Mac Lottery, Romeo the Frog, Curling Club, Homeless Reunion and more
Mission creeps. While ostensibly helping in Haiti, members of Oxfam staff committed shocking acts of sexual misconduct — and tonight, the NGO's executive director apologizes, and promises it won't happen again.
Colton Boushie Verdict, Kavous Seyed-Emami, Mystery Portrait, Exoneree Rings and more
Peer pressure. After Gerald Stanley is acquitted of killing Colten Boushie, his family demands justice — and Ottawa reviews the rules that allowed a jury with no visibly Indigenous members to deliberate.
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Sean Moore, Alberta Boycott, Bitcoin Puzzle, Rohingya Mass Grave, Korean War Letters, Edmonton Garage Artist and more
A different inside story. Sean Moore is back home in Canada after spending several weeks in the hands of a Syrian Al Qaeda cell — and unlike his travelling companion, who I spoke with last night, Mr. Moore tells us he was tortured.
Detained Canadian Folo, South Sudan Children, Minister Tickles, SF Private Street, Hawaii Missile Scare and more
She's home, but that's not where her heart is. After being detained while trying to smuggle her children out of Lebanon, Canadian mother Jolly Bimbachi is back in the country —without her kids.
Montreal Shooting, Vet Sexual Misconduct, Helicopter Sale, Cheddar Man, Nigel the Bird and more
What's wrong with these pictures. Two Montreal sisters release a cellphone video of police shooting their brother — who they say posed no threat besides being short of cash, mentally ill, and black.
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Marilou McPhedran, Taiwan Earthquake, Trudeau "PeopleKind", Quebec Air Ambulance, Marbled Crayfish and more
Senator of gravity. Sexual harassment is still a serious problem on Parliament Hill — so independent senator Marilou McPhedran is offering independent help to women with a complaint.
Released Canadians, Psychiatric Institutions, Freemasons Mystery, FairPlay Industry, Esmond Bradley Martin Obit and more
From bad to worse — to safe. Today, a Canadian woman and her friend were released after a terrible ordeal: they went to Lebanon to get her children from her ex-husband — and wound up being detained by an Al-Qaeda group.
FBI Memo, Fair Play, Russia Doping, Carol Book Encore, Net Neutrality, Super Bowl Tattoo and more.
Dog day after Nunes. There's been a lot of barking since the release of Devin Nunes's long-awaited memo criticising the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice — but our guest says it doesn't prove what Republicans said it would.
Syria Hospital, West Virginia Opiods, Automated Trick, Alcatraz Letter, Crosby Kid and more
Clinical precision. A Syrian hospital inside an underground cave was built to survive anything — but today, five massive airstrikes finally found its weak spot, and left the facility in ruins.
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Police Complaint, Assisted Death Referrals, Father Obit, Puerto Rico Mayor, Bruce McArthur Folo and more
Adding injury to insult. When a Toronto police officer comes forward to complain that a colleague had sent her sexually explicit photos, her superiors took action — they docked her pay.
Cornwallis Statue, Colten Boushie Trial, Tortoise Found, Afghan Airline, Bridget Lawless Award, Iran Protest and more
Cutting an un-fine figure. The City of Halifax votes to put the statue of its founder in storage — and the Mi'kmaq historian who raised the issue of Edward Cornwallis's racist record 30 years ago is celebrating.
Bruce McArthur Latest, Rick Dykstra, SUV Rescue, Cleveland Mascot, QC Mosque: Friend, Diplomatic Immunity and more
Close to home. Bruce McArthur is now charged with five murders in Toronto, and police have discovered human remains on one of the properties where he worked — a property that belongs to our guest.
Patrick Brown - New Leader, Utah Paper, Stilton Cheese Roll, Trump Mueller, Humanity Star, Warren Miller Obit and more
Take us to our leader. Less than 48 hours after Patrick Brown's abrupt resignation, the Ontario PC Party appoints an interim leader -- and then announces that within 2 months, it will let its 200-thousand members decide.
Patrick Brown Resigns, Funko Pop, Rohingya Panel, Tiny Robot and more
Brown out. After two women accuse him of sexual misconduct, Patrick Brown abruptly resigns as the leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives — leaving a power vacuum, just months before a provincial election.
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Larry Nassar Sentencing, Councillor Assault, Cat Custody, Save the Children Attack, Ursula K. Le Guin Obit, Wolf Journey and more.
For years, he was free to abuse patients who trusted him. But Larry Nassar won't be ever be free again — today, the former doctor for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison.
Twins Citizenship, No More Deaths, Jeff Koons France, Highway Birth, Hugh Masekela Obit, Age of Adolescence and more
Brothers up in arms. Well, the twins themselves aren't upset that only one has been granted U.S. citizenship, because they're toddlers -- but one of their fathers is suing the State Department over a policy he says discriminates against same-sex couples.
US Shutdown: DACA, NL Birth Mother, Philly Greased Poles, Climate Scientists Letter, Vancouver Whiskey Bar and more
A rude awakening. To end the shutdown in the U.S. Congress, the Democrats abandon their demands that so-called DREAM-ers be protected — which leaves our guest — whose status expired yesterday — feeling abandoned.
Lac Megantic Ruling, Gas Plant Ruling, Kit Kat Owner, Cape Town Water, Cancer Study, Kazakh Apostrophe and more
The acquittal doesn't erase the anguish. Three rail workers are found not guilty of criminal negligence for the deadly disaster in Lac Megantic — but the lawyer for the train's engineer says his client is still devastated.
Village Murder Charges, School Play, Tide Pod Pizza, Extremist Killings Report, Saiga Antelope, Tapestry Loan and more
The sum of all fears. Months after two men disappeared in Toronto's gay village, city police confirm that they've charged a suspect with first-degree murder. Police think they may have a serial killer on their hands.
Hassan Diab, Trump Test Doctor, Chips the Dog, Ex-CIA Arrest, Refugee Soap, Chile Pope and more
Home free. After a harrowing three years imprisoned in France without trial, Hassan Diab is back with his family in Ottawa — and warning about the flaws in Canada's extradition laws.
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Oil Tanker Slick, Obit: Joe Frank, Deepest Cave, Magdalene Laundries, Georgia Firefighter, Scottish Golf Course and more
It's hard to see what the problem is. And the fact that it's so hard to see is what makes the toxic stuff leaking from an oil tanker in the East China Sea such a problem — one our guest says could do severe environmental damage.
Maskwacis Suicides, Homeless Meals, New Jersey Maps Town, Manitoba Refugee House, Maine Shed, Father Emmett Johns and more
"We are dying." A First Nation in Alberta sends out a cry for help, after at least nine people kill themselves in less than two months — and as a local mental health worker tells us, his phone won't stop ringing.
Trump's Vulgar Comments, Hassan Diab Latest, Pirate Blackbeard, Abandoned Patient, Mudslides Follow-Up and more
Oath of office. Donald Trump swears he didn't swear when referring to Haiti and African countries -- but our guest believes the president's foul language is reflective of foul ideas about immigrants.
Tunisia Protests, Russian Street, Dream Job, Belgium Sudanese, Dave Toschi Obit and more
Spring forward, spring back. Protests in Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring in 2011 -- now that Tunisians are back on the streets, our guest hopes these new demonstrations will bring the improvements the last ones didn't.
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WTO Complaint, Cali Mudslides, Fire Birds, Capacity Bill, Pakistani Journo, Not Choking Fan and more
Trading insults. In a new complaint with the World Trade organisation, Canada says U.S. trade duties are bad for Canada -- whereas the U.S. says that for Canada to complain about those duties is bad for Canada.
Idlib Latest, Figure Skating Coach, Express Lane, Salvador Deportation, Ellsberg: Nukes, Medieval Times Show and more
Fleeing the place he fled to. One year ago, we spoke to a Syrian teacher and activist who abandoned his home in Aleppo for Idlib province -- and now, with pro-government forces moving in, he says he may have to run for his life again.
Medically Assisted Dying, Smartphone Addiction, Oprah 2020?, Recy Taylor, Minimum Wage Hotline and more
A means to his chosen end. He wanted to die at home -- and now, after the nursing home where he lived refused to allow that, a BC doctor is facing a formal complaint for helping Barry Hyman get his wish.
Lynn Beyak Fall Out, Dolphin Rescue, Frozen Iguanas, Motel 6, Dog Stolen by Eagle and more
Ejection letters. Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer boots Senator Lynn Beyak from caucus, saying "racism will not be tolerated" -- but our guest says he emailed the party about the racist letters on Ms. Beyak's site months ago.
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Tim Hortons Minimum Wage, Bannon Book, Lynn Beyak Latest, Iran Latest, Albert Schultz Latest and more
Double-double toil -- and trouble. A Tim Hortons in Ontario cuts breaks and benefits for workers, blaming the minimum wage hike -- but since the owners are the children of the chain's founders, that seems a Timbit much.
Albert Schultz: Lawyer, Bill Lishman Obit, Cracked House, Spanked Journalist, Toronto Homeless and more
Stage fright. Four women accuse the artistic director of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company of sexual battery and harassment; tonight, their lawyer takes us through the allegations against Albert Schultz.
Trump Pakistan, YouTube Suicide Video, Mosque Fine Paid, Yukon Alcohol Labels, Old Arrowhead and more
Frenemies with benefits. After the U.S. President rings in the New Year by accusing an ally of harbouring terrorists, Pakistan's High Commissioner to Canada advises Mr. Trump to think before he tweets.
Iran Protests, Imposter Bot, 2017 Reading: The Skater, Polar Bear Dip
Two way streets. As protests errupt across Iran we hear from a former activist who says the unrest is running in a completely different direction from oppostion movements of the past.
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NYC Fire, Utah Rescue, New Year's Eve Cold and more
"Nothing but destruction." A Bronx city councilor describes the scene after an apartment fire blazes through a building leaving at least a dozen dead.
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Kabul Attack, Inca Writing Study, Encore: Toilet Seat Museum, Encore: Optician of Lampedusa and more
Metres from the blast. A journalist in Kabul rushes to the scene of a deadly explosion, only to find himself filming survivors as they were hit by a follow-up explosion.
Syrian Ill Children, Johnny Bower Obit, TTC Art, German Mayor Stabbed, Healthcare Op-Ed and more
A desperately-needed start. A doctors group helps get 29 critically ill Syrians out of a besieged area but they say there are hundreds of thousands more who need help.
Mosque Victim Update, Rohingya Report, Amazon Interbreeding Bird, The Hockey Sweater and more
He took 7 bullets, and may have saved as many lives. A Quebec City is still struggling to recover after stepping forward to distract the shooter, in last year's deadly mosque attack.
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Strap on your goggles, grab your eggnog and climb into the cockpit with "Fireside Al" Maitland as he once again heads out over the North Sea in As It Happens' annual reading of Frederick Forsyth's short story, The Shepherd.
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Jerusalem Vote, Gun Control: Op-ed, St. John's Swans, Memphis Statues and more
Somewhere between "naughty" and "nice". UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would be making a list of member states that voted to reject naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel -- so where does Canada's abstention leave it?
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