As it Happenswith Carol Off
Backlog in screenings causes influx of patients with advanced cancers, says Ontario doctor
Dr. Jonathan Irish says the backlog of elective medical procedures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase of patients putting off presenting to the hospital until their conditions have worsened — including advanced cases of cancer.
Thousands of Nazi artifacts looted from Netherlands war museum
War museums across the Netherlands have experienced similar break-ins by highly organized thieves, stealing items linked to the Nazi regime.
Beat poet Diane di Prima taught her kids to question authority and believe in their own creativity
Diane di Prima's messages about non-conformity and the importance of imagination are more important than ever, says her daughter.
As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
Oct. 27, 2020
Thousands of children flee Nagorno-Karabakh as violence ramps up
Thousands of children and their families have been forced to leave their homes in the disputed mountain region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Almost a month of fighting, shelling and missile attacks have left Nagorno-Karabakh destroyed.
The Lost Spells conjures up the magic of everyday nature
The Lost Spells, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, features 21 poems or "spells" to conjure up the incredible magic of everyday plants and animals. The book is a followup to the bestseller The Lost Words.
Canadian book makes shortlist for Diagram Prize for oddest title of the year
The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title judges a book solely by its cover — or at least its title. Organizer Tim Tivnan says the contents of the book have no bearing on who brings home the award, which has been running since 1978.
As It Happens: Monday Edition
Oct. 26, 2020
Northern hunter living hard reality described in new report on climate change
A new report from Human Rights Watch says that climate change is making it much more difficult for Indigenous people to survive in Canada's north, and it is infringing on their rights.
Metropolitan Museum visitor finds a missing Jacob Lawrence painting
A visitor to the Metropolitan Museum's Jacob Lawrence exhibit on this Struggle series depicting early American history saw the paintings lined up with spaces for the missing pieces and realized she knew where to find one of them.
Gerald, the turkey who menaced a California neighbourhood, has finally been captured
On Thursday Gerald, a grumpy turkey that has been attacking children and older residents in Oakland, Cali. for the past seven months, was finally captured and relocated outside the city.
Former NHL enforcer wants to outlaw fighting in hockey including Quebec's top junior league
Enrico Ciccone, a Liberal member of Quebec's National Assembly and a former NHL hockey player, introduced a private member's bill Wednesday that would ban fighting in amateur sports in the province. The bill would ban fighting in sports when the athletes are under 18, with combat sports excepted.
As It Happens: Friday Edition
Friday, October 23, 2020
This NGO is leading the search for parents separated from children at U.S-Mexico border
Despite a federal judge ruling that the government reunite them, the parents of more than 500 children still can't be found.
'Magicians do not lie about the universe,' says performer Penn Jillette of The Amazing Randi
James Randi, a successful magician, skeptic and master debunker of self-proclaimed spoon benders and mind readers has died at the age of 92. A man with a “playful quality attached to the strongest morality” is how Penn Jillette, part of the magic and performance duo Penn and Teller, describes his mentor and longtime friend.
As It Happens: Thursday Edition
Thursday, Oct. 22
Why the mayor of Compton is launching a guaranteed basic income pilot
Mayor Aja Brown says the guaranteed income program can help her city address inequality.
Chinese ambassador should apologize or be expelled for 'threatening' Canadians in Hong Kong: activist
China's ambassador to Canada should apologize or be expelled for remarks he made about the 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong, says a Canadian living in the semi-autonomous region.
Mi'kmaw lobster fishery 'doesn't pose any conservation risk,' says prof
The Mi’kmaw lobster fishery in Nova Scotia has commercial operators concerned about the species, but the director of Saint Mary’s University’s School of the Environment says the Indigenous haul will be too small to do any real damage.
As It Happens: Wednesday Edition
Oct. 21, 2020
Holocaust survivor Ruth Kluger 'would not accept inequality,' says friend
Anger fuelled Ruth Kluger's writing and her advocacy her whole life and she never backed down from it, says a longtime friend and neighbour.
When restaurants closed during the pandemic, a food writer opened her own — for a chipmunk
Soup noodles with bamboo shoots and mushrooms. Or pizza with an almond flour crust. Those are some of the dishes that Atlanta food writer Angela Hansberger has been serving up recently at her tiny, very exclusive "restaurant." It's so exclusive that it's impossible to get a table ... unless you're a chipmunk.
Swedish virologist says her country's COVID-19 strategy has failed, but nobody will admit it
Sweden's health authority maintains its approach to COVID-19 was a success. But our guest says the data speaks differently, and that new measures announced Monday are insufficient.
As It Happens: Tuesday Edition
Oct. 10, 2020
Divers locate world's oldest known slave ship — only to find it run over by trawlers
Kramer Wimberley leads the maritime archaeology program Diving With a Purpose. They preserving the ruins of slave ships along international coastlines.