As it Happens with Carol Off


A couple woke up to find a dog snuggled in bed with them. It was not theirs

When Julie Johnson noticed a furry creature snuggled up in bed with her and her husband in the middle of the night, she didn’t think too much of it. After all, they have three dogs. But when they woke up the next morning, they found an entirely unfamiliar face staring back at them. 

Marvel's new transgender hero is a plucky troublemaker who fights for the underdog

The newest crime-fighting mutant in the Marvel comics universe is a plucky, anti-authoritarian do-gooder who fights for the little guy against unbeatable odds. She also just happens to be transgender.

Spirits are high in Kharkiv as Ukraine drives back Russian troops, says resident

Nearly three months ago, Maria Avdeeva spoke to CBC on what she described as the "most awful" day of her life — the day Russia invaded Ukraine. Now, he says she's finally feeling some relief.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

May 17, 2022

Buffalo mass shooting has this local pastor fearing for his neighbours and children

In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., Pastor Darius G. Pridgen is trying to comfort his community, guide his children and make sense of a senseless act.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

May 16, 2022

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Why Sweden is moving away from its 'non-aligned' status and towards NATO

Sweden’s rapid move towards NATO membership shows just how much the country’s ideology has changed, says analyst Bjorn Fagersten.

From funky fungi to melodious mangos, this artist makes music out of nature

At the intersection of biology and electronic music, you can find Tarun Nayar plugging his synthesizer equipment into mushrooms and other forms of plant life, hoping to capture their invisible bioelectric rhythms and build them into tranquil soundscapes.

This 71-year-old writer's coming-of-age novel is a debut like no other

Okanagan First Nation writer Brian Thomas Isaac's debut is a window into a unique Indigenous boy's childhood.

This mother doesn't know how she'll feed her baby as formula shortage rages on

Darice Browning is down to four cans of the specialty baby formula she needs for her 10-month-old daughter.

May 13, 2022 Episode Transcript

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As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, May 13, 2022

This Texas woman with dementia went missing. Her dog helped save her

When Sherry Noppe went missing, her son Justin Noppe and his siblings were worried. Their mother had recently been diagnosed with dementia. But now she's home safe — thanks in no small part to the family dog.

She's 19 and just finished law school. Now she wants to fix the U.S. education system

Haley Taylor Schlitz will be the youngest person to graduate from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, and according to research done by her family, she is also the youngest Black student to graduate from any law school in the United States. 

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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What the Rogers-Shaw merger battle says about the state of competition in Canada

The battle over the proposed Rogers-Shaw merger reminds digital policy expert Vass Bednar of an old joke: “Canada is just three telecoms in a trench coat.”

Ukrainian journalism Pulitzer is bittersweet, says slain reporter's colleague

Maryana Drach is glad the Pulizer Board awarded a special citation on to Ukrainian journalists covering the war in their home country, but she wishes her colleague Vira Hyrych was still alive to see it. 

Denver settles case with elderly pickleball player who was arrested for marking gym floor

When 71-year-old pickleball player Arslan Guney used a permanent marker to paint over faded marks on a public court, he never thought it could get him into legal trouble.
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This N.B. teacher spent decades collecting a million bread tags in her student's memory

More than two decades ago, eight-year-old R.J. Vail asked his teacher: "What does a million look like?" She's finally ready to show him the answer, but he's not around to see it.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

May 11, 2022

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3D scans reveal elaborate art carved into an Alabama cave more than 1,000 years ago

Ancient art once lost to time is visible again thanks to modern technology and researchers who weren’t afraid to spend long hours in muddy, narrow, pitch-black caves.

'Justice will prevail,' says lawyer for jailed Philippine senator as prosecution witnesses recant

The “greatest frame-up” in Philippine history is beginning to unravel, says the lawyer for an imprisoned senator.