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Bone marrow courier on day 77 of non-stop travel around the globe to save lives
While most of us can’t imagine spending days on airplanes — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic — Mishel Zrian has been travelling non-stop for more than 75 days, delivering life-saving bone marrow across the globe.
Photographer Elsa Dorfman, renowned for massive Polaroids, dies at 83
For many, a Polaroid picture is a snap of a moment in time, a memory to be stuck on the fridge or scribbled on and tossed in a shoebox. But for American photographer Elsa Dorfman they were a passion. Dorfman died of complications from kidney failure on Saturday. She was 83.
'Let it burn:' Owners of ruined Minneapolis restaurant stand with protesters
Hafsa Islam's restaurant was destroyed amid protests over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, but she and her family have a powerful message for anyone decrying property damage.
As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Hong Kong activists vow to hold vigil for Tiananmen Square anniversary despite ban
Amid a crackdown on pro-democracy activists, Hong Kong authorities have banned a vigil to mark the Tiananmen Square massacre for the first time in 30 years, saying it's too risky given COVID-19. Pro-democracy advocates don't buy that argument.
Man befriends giant, TV-loving owl family nesting outside his window
Some people get bored when they're stuck at home all day, but not Jos Baart. He's got a whole family of owls to keep him entertained.
Rats are really good at hide-and-seek — and they get a kick out of it: study
Not only can rats play hide-and-seek, but squeal and jump for joy when they win.
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As It Happens: Monday Edition
Monday, June 1, 2020
Activist calls for other officers to be charged in George Floyd's death
An activist in Minneapolis is calling on police to arrest the three officers who were present as their colleague Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck until he stopped moving.
Canada does not have to 'justify' the Meng extradition decision, says foreign affairs minister
China’s Foreign Ministry is warning the Trudeau government that Canada’s relationship with the country could face what they call “continuous harm,” after a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled that extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou should go-ahead. Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne told As It Happens that Canada does not have to "justify" the ruling.
U.S. pro-runner aims to smash world's fastest mile wearing blue jeans
Johnny Gregorek's Olympic dreams were postponed due to the pandemic, but he has now set his sights on a more restricting challenge — running the world's fastest mile in jeans — and he's doing it to raise mental health awareness.
As It Happens: Friday Edition
Friday, May 29, 2020
Torstar chair hopeful papers will hold onto progressive values under new ownership
Torstar, which owns dozens of digital businesses in Canada and publishes more than 70 newspapers including the Toronto Star, has been sold to NordStar Capital for $52 million. John Honderich, chair of Torstar's board, spoke to As It Happens about the decision.
This Swedish restaurant serves one patron at a time, alone in a field, using pulleys
At Rasmus Persson and Linda Karlsson's restaurant, you don't have to order takeout, or wear a mask, or try to stay two metres away from the other patrons — because there are no other patrons.
As It Happens: Thursday Edition
May 28, 2020
Harlequin's new LGBTQ line of romance books 'very empowering,' author says
Harlequin romance novels are a big business but they haven't always been a terribly inclusive one. Author Philip William Stover tells As It Happens about how he is trying to correct this with his new book The Hideaway Inn.
How a plan to welcome 100 Syrian refugees divided a town and changed one woman's life
A plan to resettle 25 refugee families in Rutland, Vt., pit residents against each other in 2016. The documentary For The Love of Rutland follows that controversy through the lens of Stacie Griffin, a local with a history of opioid addiction, as she grapples with the issue that's tearing her town apart.
Scathing report on long-term care homes 'a shame, but not a surprise,' says resident's daughter
Premier Doug Ford called the descriptions of abuse and mismanagement inside Ontario’s long-term care homes “shocking” — but Jacqueline Mitchell wasn’t surprised at all.
Behold the star-tipped reindeer — Canadians' top pick for a national lichen
Canadians have voted on a national lichen, and they picked a spiky white caribou snack that looks like "little mounds of cauliflower."
Canada Post delivered this man's hair cream 8 years after he ordered it
Elliot Berinstein was surprised when Canada Post delivered a package to his home a few weeks ago. Inside was one tube of Brylcreem he ordered in 2012, when he recalls he was trying to get Don Draper's Mad Men haircut.
As It Happens: Wednesday Edition
May 27, 2020
Oxford researchers facing pressure to find COVID-19 vaccine as human trials continue
Oxford researchers are enrolling thousands of people in human trials for their potential COVID-19 vaccine, and the principal investigator says he's never been under so much pressure to perform.
Bolivian orchestra stranded on the grounds of a German castle surrounded by wolves
A prolonged stay on the grounds of a German castle may sound like the stuff of dreams, but the director of the Bolivian orchestra that’s been stuck there since March says the group is still waiting for its fairy tale ending.
As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
May 26, 2020
Virginia farmer braces for millions of cicadas, emerging for 1st time in 17 years
It's good news for hungry raccoons and excited entomologists — but bad news for Debbe Noonkester.