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How a classroom fart became a teachable moment for deaf and hearing students

A Facebook post about the moment a deaf student learned that other people could hear them farting shows that there are missing pieces in how educate people with hearing disabilities, says deaf educator Stacy Abrams.

Meet the cellist brothers who made an epic music video cover of the As It Happens theme song

When their mom told them them As It Happens was asking listeners to send in video performances of our iconic opening theme music, Maximilian and Theodor Aoki knew they had to so something truly epic.
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Scientist sets out to learn how wombats poop in cubes

The Australian marsupials are the only known animals in the world that produce cube-shaped feces.

Barbara Frum's legacy — she 'never lost her cool'

From her interview with a hard-of-hearing cabbage farmer, to the time she mediated a hostage negotiation, Barbara Frum is still one of the most recognized voices on Canadian radio.

Years after Oka, Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel says Indigenous people still treated as 'dispensable'

When As It Happens was covering the Oka crisis in 1990, Ellen Gabriel stood out. She was the tough-as-nails voice and face of the Mohawk people in Kanesatake. She reflects on that tense summer, and whether another 'Oka' could happen again.

As It Happens: 50th Anniversary Special (Friday)

Nov. 16, 2018
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A donkey and a beaver storm the As It Happens 50th quiz with pineapple pizza

A donkey and a beaver join quiz master Jeff Douglas, Carol Off, Michael Enright and Tom Power in studio for the As It Happens 50th anniversary quiz.

50 years of As It Happens: Stories that will make you learn, laugh and cry

Over the last five decades, As It Happens has been there, bringing you the voices at the heart of the stories that have shaped history — and having a few laughs along the way.
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Carol Off talks to q's Tom Power about As It Happens' legacy

This year As It Happens celebrates its 50th anniversary. In tribute, Carol Off drops by the q studio to reflect on what the show means to Canadians and share her memories of London, Ont., in a special live edition of the q Block Party.

Heroes and survivors: 5 heart-wrenching interviews from As It Happens

Faced with violence, disease and unfathomable loss, ordinary people discover just how extraordinary they really are.
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Carol Off on emotionally difficult interviews

Carol Off on how she covers distressing stories.

From talking pigs to spacelords: The 10 weirdest As It Happens stories of all time

Whether it’s a man who plays classical music on his teeth or a chicken that comes back from the dead, As It Happens is there.
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Jeff Douglas, the annoying nephew

This is how As It Happens host Jeff Douglas deals with criticism from listeners.

From 'the profound to the profane,' Carol Off says As It Happens is a show about success

From fist-pumping record breakers to doctors risking their lives in Syria, As It Happens host Carol Off explores what success looks like.
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Iceland's president admits he went 'too far' with threat to ban pineapple pizza

Nearly two years after the president of Iceland drew Canada's ire with his disparaging comments about pineapple pizza, Gudni Johannesson says he regrets his off-the-cuff remarks.

Former youth advocate 'devastated' after Ontario cuts watchdog post for children

Judy Finlay says Ontario is taking away "one of the strongest safeguards" for young people.
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Carol Off and Jeff Douglas on 'funny ... but not funny' stories

The As It Happens co-hosts discuss what it's like to cover stories that are kind of silly, but also quite serious.

The Testimatic lets doctors check for testicular cancer — without any eye contact

It's called the Testimatic, and it's being hailed as the world's first anonymous testicle-checking station.

Why a Montreal florist is fielding an influx of calls from customers looking for weed

They're florists, but since legalization, a Montreal couple has been inundated with calls from people confused about why their store is called The Flower Pot.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, November 15, 2018

'You know what? I got this,' says double-amputee who ran NYC Marathon

A runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite while mourning the death of his beloved cousin seven years ago has completed his first-ever marathon.

Why Ireland is creating women-only professorships at its universities

Ireland is creating 45 senior academic positions over three years specifically for women in the country's universities and technology institutes.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Nov. 14, 2018

Windmill operators in tiny Dutch village say they're overwhelmed by tourists

Wind mill operators in the Netherlands want a cap on tourists visiting their small, picturesque Dutch village.

How Stan Lee changed Spawn creator Todd McFarlane's life when he was 16

The word "giant" just isn't big enough to encapsulate what Stan Lee meant to the world of comics, says Canadian comic creator Todd McFarlane.

Heroes and survivors: 5 heart-wrenching interviews from As It Happens

Faced with violence, disease and unfathomable loss, ordinary people discover just how extraordinary they really are.

From talking pigs to spacelords: The 10 weirdest As It Happens stories of all time

Whether it’s a man who plays classical music on his teeth or a chicken that comes back from the dead, As It Happens is there.

From 'the profound to the profane,' Carol Off says As It Happens is a show about success

From fist-pumping record breakers to doctors risking their lives in Syria, As It Happens host Carol Off explores what success looks like.