As it Happens with Carol Off
Archeology in space? Researchers conduct a survey of the International Space Station
While most archeologists study ancient artifacts buried deep underground, these researchers have their sights set on a different kind of archeological site — one that's in orbit 408 kilometres above the Earth.
Canada will meet Afghan refugee goals despite 'extraordinary' challenges, vows minister
A flight with more than 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver on Tuesday night. But many Afghans with ties to Canada are still at risk. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says Canada won't abandon them.
Florida bill would ban making white people feel 'discomfort' about racist history
A Florida state senator is pushing back on a bill aimed at protecting white people from feeling “discomfort” or “guilt” while learning about racism in the nation’s past.
As It Happens: The Thursday Edition
Jan. 20, 2022
Carol Off stepping down as host of CBC Radio's As It Happens
Veteran CBC journalist Carol Off is stepping down as host of As It Happens, CBC Radio's flagship evening current affairs show, after nearly 16 years of interviews marked by both doggedness and empathy.
As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition
Jan. 19, 2022
January 19, 2022 Episode Transcript
Weary sighs of 9-year-old shovelling snow go viral after Toronto storm
Carter Trozzolo just wanted to go back to school on Monday, but a massive snowstorm that dumped more than 30 cm of snow on Toronto kept him home. Still, the nine-year-old bundled up and went out — with his shovel. He cleared all the snow that came his way until he was exhausted.
This giant cast iron skillet can theoretically fry 650 eggs at once
If you’ve ever wanted to make an omelette for several hundred of your closest friends, a new museum in Tennessee has just the thing.
As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition
Jan. 18, 2022
January 18, 2022 Episode Transcript
Texas synagogue member describes horror of watching hostage situation unfold on Facebook
Anna Salton Eisen got a frantic message from a friend on Saturday morning that her rabbi was being held hostage and the whole thing was streaming live on Facebook.
This retired DJ is Jamaica's 1st Olympic alpine skier — and he got his start in Canada
The first time Benjamin Alexander went to a ski resort, he was just there to party and play tunes. Now he’s heading to the Olympics to represent Jamaica on the slopes.
Fish swim freely for 1st time in 106 years after defunct dam in Norway dismantled
After being blocked by a dam for more than a century, fish will soon be able to cruise the Tromsa River in Norway unimpeded — and it's all thanks to Tore Solbakken.
As It Happens: The Monday Edition
Jan. 17, 2022
January 17, 2022 Episode Transcript
'Oh right. I'm on a plane': Toronto doctor delivers baby on flight
After a fellow passenger went into labour on board a flight last month, Toronto's Dr. Aisha Khatib sprang into action.
He spent 7 months living in an airport, until Canada took him in. Now he's written a book about it
In his new memoir, Hassan Al Kontar describes the incredible nine-month journey from the moment he was barred from boarding a flight out of Malaysia to the day he finally arrived as a refugee in British Columbia.
Sexy, fun, and 'a little wild': Ronnie Spector remembered by a fellow '60s icon
“I think Ronnie would be 100 years old, still doing ‘Be My Baby’ on stage if she could,” said La La Brooks, former lead singer of the Crystals. “That’s how much she loved the fans."
File under nightmare: This man had a cockroach living in his ear for days
Zane Wedding is now in possession of knowledge that no person wants to have. He knows, down to the tiniest detail, what it’s like to have a cockroach live — and die — in your ear canal.
20 years after he built it, this general wants Guantanamo closed. But he's 'not confident' it ever will be
Retired Major General Michael Lehnert has called repeatedly for the military prison to be closed. Two decades after the first detainees arrived, he still wonders how his country will get there.
As It Happens: Friday Edition
Friday, January 14, 2022.
January 14, 2022 Episode Transcript
Scientists spot the world's deepest squid roaming more than 6 km below surface
While searching for a shipwreck in the Phillippine Sea, explorers captured footage of a young squid roaming deeper in the ocean than ever before seen.
What's up with all the winning streaks on Jeopardy!? This super fan points to the pandemic
Andy Saunders, creator of the website thejeopardyfan.com, says that thanks to aggressive preparation and extra time, "contestants are absolutely getting better."