As it Happenswith Carol Off and Jeff Douglas


Why this journalist quit Australia's Sky News after the New Zealand mosque shootings

"Over the past three years where I worked there, I could just see that there was more and more hatred, more and more division, more and more misinformation," says Rashna Farrukh.

Nan Goldin cheers museum's 'courageous' decision to turn down $1.7M from OxyContin family

The museum has become the first to publicly turn down money from the Sackler Trust, which is linked to OxyContin makers Purdue Pharma.

This 88-year-old ex-senator is letting 3 teenagers run his presidential campaign

When three teenagers asked Mike Gravel to run for president, his immediate response was: "Do you know how old I am?"

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

March 21, 2019

Hotel manager in Zimbabwe shelters hundreds displaced by Cyclone Idai

The manager of a small Zimbabwe hotel has opened the doors to hundreds of people left homeless by a devastating cyclone.

Drug charges meant to discredit Chechen activist: human rights activist

A prominent human rights activist has been sentenced to four years in prison after a trial that many say is a sham. Human Rights Watch's Rachel Denber says the proceedings against Oyub Titiev were a "show trial" designed to intimidate.

This crop circle of Beto O'Rourke is the size of two football fields

Kansas artist Stan Herd demonstrated his support for Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke in a way few others can: by enshrining his likeness in a giant crop circle in a Texas field.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

March 20, 2019

Why this N.Z. farmer gave up his semi-automatic rifle after the mosque shootings

New Zealand farmer John Hart has been a legal gun owner for nearly two decades — but on Sunday, he turned his semi-automatic rifle over to the police to be destroyed.

Alabama woman who took over newspaper from pro-KKK editor quits a month later

An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to "ride again" has stepped down after a few weeks, citing interference from the newspaper's owner.

A reporter asked the government about a Navy ship — then got a call from an Irving president

After submitting questions to the government, a Postmedia journalist received a phone call from Irving's president, followed by an email threatening to sue.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

March 19, 2019

'Just bag after bag after bag': 40 kg of plastic found in dead whale's stomach

When a dead whale was discovered on a beach in the Philippines on Saturday, government veterinarians mistook it for a pregnant female because of its swollen belly.

How a reporter identified an Indigenous elder in a photo from a German museum

Indian Country Today reporter Vincent Schilling was drawn in by a German museum's efforts to identify a man sporting a Native American headdress in a poster from the 1970s.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

March 18, 2019

'I mean, who can do this?' says N.Z. mosque shooting survivor who watched his friend die

Syed Ahmed was sitting in the front row of the Linwood mosque for Friday prayers when the gunshots started to go off.

Mosque shootings mark New Zealand's 'loss of innocence,' says former PM

New Zealanders are coming to terms with the fact that their remote country is not immune to the kind of deadly violence that plagues other nations, says former prime minister Helen Clark. 

Why this N.Y. lawmaker wants to let teens get vaccinated without parental permission

The bill comes in response to the recent rise of measles outbreaks around the world, including in New York state, which has been experiencing its largest outbreak of the disease in more than 20 years.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

March 15, 2019

Ex-Yale admissions dean worries college scandal will keep underprivileged kids from applying

Asha Rangappa says the biggest victims of the admissions scandal are all the bright and diverse students who will be discouraged from applying to Ivy League schools.

Family of victim 'devastated' only one British soldier charged in Bloody Sunday killings

A former British paratrooper is charged with two counts of murder for his role in the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre, but Kate Nash says that won't bring justice for the killing of her brother and the others gunned down that day.

How these Toronto UPS workers helped a scammed woman get her $12.5K back

A Toronto woman drained her credit card, stuffed $12,500 in cash inside a magazine and shipped it through UPS to a man she thought was her jailed nephew's lawyer — only to find she'd been scammed.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

March 14, 2019

Italian court clears men of rape charges after woman deemed too 'masculine' to be raped

"I never seen something like that," said Luisa Rizzitelli of the feminist organization Rebel Network. "It's very terrible and we are very shocked about this case."

Grand chief who lost son to opioid crisis calls on B.C. to call a public inquiry

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is the president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, which has called the crisis a "state of emergency."