As it Happenswith Carol Off


Grandfather of teen who died of overdose in B.C. still looking for answers

Darrel Crimeni is still looking for answers about what happened the night his 14-year-old grandson Carson died after a suspected overdose in Langley, B.C., last summer.

Journalist who covered Srebrenica massacre 'astounded' Peter Handke received Nobel Prize

Peter Maass says he's astounded that the Swedish Academy would award the Nobel Literature Prize to Peter Handke, who has denied atrocities by the Serbs during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Michael Kovrig's release requires same level of diplomacy he practised in China, boss says

It's been one year today since Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig was detained in China. And his boss, Robert Malley, says he's in awe of his colleague's resilience and humour behind bars.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Chris Howden, writer at CBC's As It Happens, joins Carol Off as show's new co-host

Chris Howden, head writer at As It Happens for the last decade, is the CBC Radio show's new co-host.

Milwaukee Bucks' official ASL interpreter hopes to make sign language the norm in sports

Brice Christianson says it was "nerve-wracking" the first time he stood beside the Milwaukee Bucks' head coach to sign a postgame press conference. 

The new co-host of As It Happens can't wait to hang out with you in your homes, cars and earbuds

When Chris Howden grew up listening to CBC Radio's As It Happens, he never imagined he'd one day be in the host's chair. 

Ontario is using a new law to retroactively dismiss lawsuits it lost: lawyer

A class action lawyer suing the Ontario government over alleged mistreatment of several vulnerable groups says a new law the province is using retroactively to try to shut down those cases is unprecedented and unfair.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Dec. 9, 2019

3,000 sexual assaults reported in Uber rides last year the 'tip of the iceberg,' says lawyer

Companies like Uber and Lyft could easily prevent sexual assaults if they wanted to, says lawyer Mike Bomberger.

After Indian police kill rape suspects, lawyer calls public celebrations 'abhorrent'

Lawyer and women's rights activist Prabhsahay Kaur speaks with As It Happens host Carol Off about the case that has sparked massive protests in India.

A Canadian went to Mexico to investigate her father's disappearance. Here's what she found

Brooke Mullins was frustrated by what she calls a failure by Mexican and Canadian authorities to properly investigate her father's disappearance — so she decided to do it herself.

Doctor condemns Australia for restricting medical evacuations for refugees detained offshore

An Australian doctor who spent nearly a year working on the detention island Nauru says it's "hard to fathom" why lawmakers would repeal a law that allowed doctors to send refugees to the country for medical treatment. 

1st woman to stage an opera at the 'rigid' Vienna State Opera is shaking things up

Olga Neuwirth is the first woman to stage an opera at the Vienna State Opera. It's a take on Virginia Woolf's playful novel, Orlando, which is about gender fluidity and trans identity.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

The Friday Edition

This is how one survivor described the Montreal Massacre the day after the shooting

Twenty eight years ago today, 14 women were killed in a shooting at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. As It Happens spoke to a survivor the very next day.

Remembering Howard Cruse, a gay comics pioneer and 'tremendous mentor'

New York cartoonist Jennifer Camper remembers her friend Howard Cruse, who broke barriers with his comics about gay life and civil rights.

Woman in viral ad will always be known as 'the Peloton girl,' says fellow actor

Julie Alexandria, who once auditioned for a Peloton ad but didn't get it, says she's worried about the actress in a new viral exercise bike ad.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Dec. 5, 2019

Whistleblower slams early retirement for N.Y. bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

The resignation of a prominent New York bishop at the heart the diocese's sex abuse crisis is "not a victory," says whistleblower Siobhan O'Connor.

How a CBC producer caught Trudeau on a hot mic gossiping about Trump

Footage seen around the world shows Justin Trudeau gossiping about Donald Trump — but it was thanks to CBC producer Chris Rands's sharp ears that the world caught the moment.

Watch Miguel Wattson the eel light up a Christmas tree with his natural voltage

He's no partridge in a pear tree, but an eel named Miguel Wattson is sparking yuletide cheer in Tennessee.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Dec. 04, 2019

Russian journalist worries he could be branded a 'foreign agent' under new law

It's already hard enough being a journalist in Russia, but now Andrei Soldatov has to worry about being branded a "foreign agent" in his own country. 

Conservative cuts to blame for London attack, says U.K. deradicalization expert

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the man who killed two people near London Bridge on Friday should never have been let out of prison — but a specialist who worked to deradicalize extremists says that throwing away the key won't solve the problem.