As it Happens with Carol Off


A Black family's California land was taken from them a century ago. Their descendants just got it back

It’s been almost a century since a California municipality seized a piece of prime beachfront property from a Black family and paid them a pittance for it. Now, after years of legal wrangling, the land once again belongs to the Bruce family.

Why Medieval Times staff in New Jersey are trying to unionize

Purnell Thompson enjoys working at Medieval Times. But he'd enjoy it a lot more if the job came with higher wages and better safety protocols.

His case made same-sex marriage a right in the U.S. Now he fears it could all be undone

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the constitutional right to an abortion, Jim Obergefell worries that same-sex marriage could be next — and he’s not alone.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

July 1, 2022

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

June 30, 2022

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Meet Mr. Happy Face, the World's Ugliest Dog with the 'sweetest soul'

When Jeneda Benally registered Mr. Happy Face for the World’s Ugliest Dog competition, she didn’t think he could possibly win because he’s “too beautiful.”

'It's unspeakable,' says Texas archbishop who visited survivors of abandoned tractor-trailer

Last month, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller was comforting people in Uvalde, Texas, after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers in an elementary school. Now he’s trying to help people in the aftermath of yet another overwhelming tragedy.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

June 29, 2022

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With the fall of Roe v. Wade, Wisconsin slips back to 173-year-old abortion ban

Dr. Kristin Lyerly says she has patients who need abortions. But thanks to a more than century-old state law, there's nothing she can do to help them.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

June 28, 2022

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B.C. buddies catch 300-kg sturgeon on their 1st time out, then promptly let it go

Not only did Steve Ecklund and Mark Boise catch a sturgeon on their first time out — they reeled in a beast as long as a U-haul truck and as heavy as a vending machine. 

Here's how this woman saves $1K a month or more on groceries

If you're walking up to the cashier aisles at a grocery store in Ontario and see Leanne Mathewson in line ahead of you, get ready to wait a little longer than usual.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

June 27, 2022

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'There's no time to waste': Canada issues travel documents to help Afghans flee their country

After months of pressure from advocates, the federal government has issued special travel documents to thousands of Afghans to escape the country and ultimately make their way to Canada.

She helps Black people in Mississippi get abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling won't stop her

A woman who runs a reproductive rights organization in Mississippi says she will keep helping people access abortion services, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe. v. Wade.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

June 24, 2022

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Bears Ears monument deal marks new day in U.S.-Native relations, says coalition leader

Charissa Wahwasuck-Jessepe says the new agreement between the U.S. government and five Native American tribes in Utah could set a precedent for future deals between Indigenous peoples and the U.S.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

As It Happens for Thursday, June 23, 2022

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The Maldives are building a floating city to address rising sea levels and population

The Maldives is in the early stages of building an elaborately designed floating city in an effort to ensure future livable spaces as sea levels continue to rise and provide new affordable spaces for the densely populated island nation.