As it Happenswith Carol Off
Epidemiologist warns of major coronavirus outbreak, contradicting Trump
While U.S. President Donald Trump says that the risk the coronavirus poses to Americans is "very low", an epidemiologist who has been watching the virus closely says it's likely there is already a major outbreak in the country.
Leaning Tower of Dallas survives explosives and comically small wrecking ball
"It is the most Dallas thing that I've ever seen," Nataly Keomoungkhoun, a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, told As It Happens host Carol Off.
Scotland moves to make period products available for free
Monica Lennon, a member of Scottish Parliament who's pushing for women and girls to have free access to period products, says it's "really an issue of human dignity" and "about saying periods are normal."
As It Happens: Thursday Edition
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Lego minifigures designer remembered as a 'grown-up playmate' by friend
When Jens Nygaard Knudsen started throwing around his ideas for Lego, it wasn't a brainstorm — it was a "brain hurricane", says his longtime friend and fellow designer.
Vatican set to open secret archives of controversial wartime Pope Pius XII
For decades, Catholics have debated whether Pope Pius XII did enough to prevent the Holocaust. And accusations of inaction have delayed his canonization. But now, a new archive could help demystify the wartime pope's complicated legacy.
FedEx driver survives 23-metre fall after stopping to help stranded motorist
FedEx driver Jeremiah Cribb stopped to help stranded motorists but ended up jumping off a bridge to avoid oncoming traffic. Somehow he survived the 23-metre fall. But without health benefits, he is struggling to pay his medical bills.
As It Happens: Wednesday Edition
Wednesday, February 26. 2020
China's 10-year sentence for Hong Kong bookseller 'extremely brutal', says dissident
China's jailing of a Hong Kong bookseller, who holds Swedish citizenship, for 10 years is "extremely brutal and extremely ridiculous," says a fellow dissident.
Mistaken demolition of century-old pink home in Texas a 'tragedy,' says owner
Robb Hagestad promised his dying friend that he would take care of her family home. Now all that's left is a dirt lot.
As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Harvey Weinstein guilty verdict is a 'monumental win' for women, says accuser
The conviction of Harvey Weinstein on rape and sexual assault is a signal that there are consequences for the powerful, says Katherine Kendall, one of the first women to accuse the ex-movie mogul of sexual misconduct.
'It wasn't always pleasant': 62-year-old sets new planking world record
George Hood set the Guinness World Record for the longest time in the abdominal plank position by holding it for eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.
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Why philosopher Jeremy Bentham's severed, stolen, and poorly preserved head is back on display
The severed head of philosopher Jeremy Bentham will be on display for the first time in decade at the University College London.
As It Happens: Monday Edition
Monday, February 24, 2020
NYC woman 'ecstatic' as judge orders 20 floors cut from already built condo
A New York judge has ordered the developers of a controversial 52-storey condo project to lop 20 floors off their nearly completed building. That's after community members complained that it was built with a loophole in the zoning codes.
'This is our everyday Mexico': Brutal murders of woman and girl fuel mass protests
The gruesome murders of a woman and a young girl have pushed Mexicans into the streets, with protesters criticizing the government for inaction on violence against women.
WW I helmet provides better overhead blast protection than modern version, study shows
A study finds that France's First World War military helmets better protect against overhead shock waves from explosions than their modern American counterparts.
As It Happens: Friday Edition
Friday, February 21, 2020
German politicians 'did nothing' to curb hate that motivated shisha bar attacks, says Kurdish organizer
A gunman police say was motivated by racism killed nine people after shooting up two hookah bars in a West Germany town. Leyla Acar works with a group that represents the Kurdish diaspora and has been comforting two Kurdish families, who lost their sons.
She was bullied for her love of bugs. Now, this 11-year-old has written a picture book about it
When she was in Grade 1, Sophia Spencer was bullied for her love of bugs and decided to set her passion aside. But after her mother wrote to a group of entomologists for support, Sophia became an unexpected internet sensation. Now, she's sharing her story — and her love of bugs — in the picture book, The Bug Girl.
As It Happens: Thursday Edition
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Shooting of two Ontario tow truck drivers brings fears of escalating turf wars
The tow truck industry in Southern Ontario has been mired in violence for the past 18 months.
Tech reporter stranded after driving out of cellphone range in app-powered smart car
California-based technology reporter Kari Paul and her partner were left stranded in the woods when their rental app-powered smart car lost connection to their cellphones and shut down.
Former boy scout says U.S. bankruptcy filing 'only the very beginning' for victims
Robbie Pierce says he was abused by a Boy Scouts of America employee in 1994. Now, he's hopeful that the organization's bankruptcy filing could facilitate justice for him and other claimants.