As it Happenswith Carol Off


'Hong Kong people will fight on,' councillor says after national security law arrests

It's become much more dangerous to advocate for democracy and independence in Hong Kong — but Coun. Lo Kin-hei says people won't give up fighting for their rights. 

Why outdoor apparel brand Arc'teryx is pulling its ads from Facebook this month

A growing number of Canadian brands are joining an ad boycott of Facebook over hate-speech. Arc'teryx executive George Weetman tells us why the outdoor apparel brand is demanding changes before it rejoins the social media platform next month.

That time a beaver visited As It Happens

A beaver visited the As It Happens studio on Dec. 23, 1974 — and peed all over co-host Al Maitland.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

July 1, 2020

Carl Reiner was 'born with a sense of humour,' says The Jerk co-writer

Carl Reiner didn't have "a mean-spirited bone in his body" — which is no easy feat in show business, says a colleague and family friend.

Elijah McClain family lawyer says 'every Black life that is snuffed out' by police deserves attention

The lawyer representing the family of Eljiah McClain — a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after Colorado police put him in a chokehold — says it's a "tragedy" that it has taken the death of George Floyd, among others, to bring attention to McClain's case.

This former U.S. health insurance exec says he lied to Americans about Canadian health care

Wendell Potter says the stark differences in how Canada and the U.S. are weathering the COVID-19 pandemic compelled him to speak out again about the lies he says he peddled to Americans when he worked as a private insurance executive.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

June 30, 2020

How one of the U.K.'s tiniest pubs plans to cope with new physical distancing rules

The cozy nature of a U.K. bar that once held the Guinness World Record for tiniest pub in the U.K. is now doing more to hurt the business than help it as the government loosens pandemic restrictions.

Dolphins are teaching each other how to use shells to catch and eat fish

The first time Sonja Wild saw a dolphin using an empty seashell to scoop an unwitting fish into its mouth, she got so excited she almost forgot to photograph it.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

June 29, 2020

Wayne Ngan — B.C. ceramics artist whose 'whole life is an art project' — has died

Wayne Ngan saw the whole world as a work of art and drew inspiration from the natural beauty around him, says his daughter Gailan Ngan.

Uber driver hopes Supreme Court ruling will help change labour laws for gig workers

Earla Phillips says many Uber drivers have experience unfair labour practices and she hopes the recent ruling by Canada's top court will make way for changes to labour laws.

How Ken Dryden turned Scotty Bowman into an NHL coach again

In Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other, goalie-turned-author Ken Dryden asks his former coach Scotty Bowman to pick the eight best NHL teams of all time — during their best seasons — and pit them against each other in a hypothetical play-off series.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

June 26, 2020

How a photographer secretly documented the darkest moments of China's Cultural Revolution

Li Zhensheng — a photographer who lived a double life during China's Cultural Revolution — has died at the age of 79.

Louisa May Alcott's unfinished story has been published for the first time — and you can write the ending

Andrew Gulli, editor of Strand Magazine, was blown away the first time he read the unpublished story written by Louisa May Alcott when she was a teen.

'The N-word has no place in our game': Competitive Scrabble player wants slurs removed from play

The head of the North American Scrabble Players Association says racial slurs should be removed from the board game's competitive play.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

June 25, 2020

Chief Allan Adam is free of charges and says Canada can no longer ignore systemic racism

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says he went public with his story of being tackled and punched by an RCMP officer because his wife and mother always told him: "Stand up for what you believe in and always tell the truth."

Her late husband's kidney saved this man's life. Years later, she gave him one of her own

When Terri Herrington saved her friend’s life by giving him a kidney, she was following in her late husband’s footsteps. 

Conservative campaign spying allegations not 'that big a deal,' says party insider

Conservative insider Jenni Byrne downplayed the seriousness of campaign spying allegations in the Conservative leadership race, saying: "I think we are in what you call the, I guess, silly season."

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

June 24, 2020

ER doctor among hundreds of Arizona physicians calling for mandatory face masks in public spaces

Dr. Murtaza Akhter and other physicians signed a letter to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, urging the state leader to make it mandatory to wear masks in public spaces. This comes as Arizona sees positive test rates for COVID-19 average 20 per cent in the last seven days, indicating a much larger outbreak than reported.

Ejaz Choudry's family tried to tell police he wasn't a threat to anyone, says his nephew

Hashim Choudhary says police officers had no business breaking into his uncle's home when he was having a mental health crisis.