As it Happenswith Carol Off and Jeff Douglas


Sri Lanka's counter-terrorism strategy a 'recipe for disaster': Former UN investigator

A weak counter-terrorism strategy that relies on torture left Sri Lanka vulnerable to the devastating Easter attacks that killed at least 290 people and wounded about 500, says a former United Nations rapporteur.

Ukraine election 'a wake-up' call to Canada on Russian meddling, warns former minister

Canada's former foreign minister says he's concerned about where Ukraine's newly-elected president — a popular TV actor with no political experience — will take the country, with Russia looking to exert its influence.

Cuts to Ontario library services devastating to under-served populations, says librarian

Large-print books for seniors could be on the chopping block thanks to Premier Doug Ford's new cuts, says Dayna DeBenedet of the Dryden Public Library.

Horizon author Barry Lopez describes 'emotional blow' of witnessing melting Canadian Arctic

Horizon is an examination of life on this planet, what it means to be human and what we can do to prevent our own extinction.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

April 22, 2019

'She had the biggest heart,' friend says of journalist shot in Northern Ireland riot

Lyra McKee is being remembered as a compassionate reporter, a gay icon, an unabashed nerd and a wonderful friend.

This trio of eagles — 1 female and 2 males — are raising a family together

"The current birds in the nest have all mated together at one point or another, so they're in an actual intimate relationship together and they all share parenting duties," says reporter who wrote about the birds for the National Audubon Society conservation group.

Why this Colorado sheriff refuses to enforce his state's new gun law

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams says he'd rather go to jail than confiscate someone's legally owned firearm.

Why Detroit's Catholics can eat muskrat on Fridays during Lent

Exemption to the no-meat rule goes back to the days of tough winters and resourceful settlers.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 19, 2019

Saudi sisters in Georgia need to go where their family can't follow, says Canadian advocate

When Maha al-Subaie, 28, and Wafaa al-Subaie, 25, flew to the nation of Georgia this week, they turned to an online, global network of Saudi women who help amplify stories like theirs.
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Jeff Douglas named as new host of CBC Nova Scotia's Mainstreet

After nearly a decade hosting CBC's As It Happens, the Truro, N.S., native is moving back to his home province to host 'Mainstreet' for mainland Nova Scotia.

High Liner Foods confirms captain's makeover with 'trim and a fresh wardrobe'

They say a good makeover accentuates your natural beauty. That was apparently the goal behind Captain High Liner's new look, says the Canadian seafood company.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

April 18, 2019

The 'last treasure trove' of Kafka's works to be released from Swiss bank vaults

A stash of unpublished works by Franz Kafka may soon see the light of day following a decade-long court battle that can best be described as "Kafkaesque."

Lack of resources, not anti-vaxxers, to blame for Madagascar measles outbreak, says health worker

Peace Corps volunteer Lon Kightlinger says people lined up in the hot sun to get the measles vaccination after deadly outbreak in Madagascar.

San Francisco eyes toll for famously crooked Lombard Street

Longtime Lombard Street resident Greg Brundage says tourists trample the flowers, climb onto his roof and even defecate in his driveway.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 17, 2019

Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave describe 'bloodied-nose' sport of stickball

Researchers have translated Cherokee inscriptions from the year 1828 found on the wall and ceiling of a cave in Alabama. They describe a game of stickball, similar to lacrosse, but much more violent.

First reporter inside Notre-Dame finds hope in 'striking image' of cathedral's cross

The first reporter inside the Notre-Dame after the fire tells us that amidst the heavy smoke and damage inside the cathedral, the crucifix stood upright and untouched — an image he'll never forget.

'Sombre moment' as Capital Gazette gets Pulitzer citation for covering shooting in its own newsroom

Being recognized by the Pulitzer Prize committee is one of the greatest honours a journalist can achieve — but for the staff of Maryland's Capital Gazette, it was bittersweet.

'Dude, I need your pants': Why a college student swapped legwear with a stranger

Jake Wolf's decision to wear shorts to school almost cost him his chemistry grade. Then a stranger swooped in to loan him a pair of pants.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

April 16, 2019

Girl, 5, shot in Christchurch mosque attack awakens from coma unable to see

A five-year-old girl shot during the Christchurch, N.Z., mosque attacks has awoken from a coma, her family says. But she can't see and is barely responsive.

Why a NY Times reporter held back a story on nurse kidnapped by ISIS

The Red Cross breaks its silence about a medical team kidnapped by ISIS in 2013 because they have reason to believe that a New Zealand nurse who was abducted may still be alive.