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Proof the '70s was the strangest decade ever

From reports of alien abductions to the battle for the beaver, here are some of the strangest interviews from an usual show in a very odd decade.

Maxime Bernier explains what he means by 'extreme multiculturalism'

The Quebec MP sat down in studio this week with As It Happens host Carol Off to discuss his plans to create the People's Party of Canada.
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Maxime Bernier explains what he means by 'extreme multiculturalism'

The Quebec MP sat down in studio this week with As It Happens host Carol Off to discuss his plans to create the People's Party of Canada.

Maxime Bernier explains what he means by 'extreme multiculturalism'

The Quebec MP sat down in studio this week with As It Happens host Carol Off to discuss his plans to create the People's Party of Canada.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Sept. 20, 2018 episode transcript

Full text transcript for September 20th episode

Why Stephen Harper's former policy director is defending Trudeau's carbon tax

While the Conservatives argue the Liberal government's proposed carbon tax would take money out of the pockets of everyday Canadians, a new report suggests the opposite is true.

Why this comedian is purging 1,000 unread books from his shelves

Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of the Book Shambles podcast, is culling 1,000 books from his personal library, while encouraging his listeners to submit their top "must read" books that they've never actually got around to reading.

Why this comedian is purging 1,000 unread books from his shelves

Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of the Book Shambles podcast, is culling 1,000 books from his personal library, while encouraging his listeners to submit their top "must read" books that they've never actually got around to reading.

Why Stephen Harper's former policy director is defending Trudeau's carbon tax

While the Conservatives argue the Liberal government's proposed carbon tax would take money out of the pockets of everyday Canadians, a new report suggests the opposite is true.

How Golf Digest helped free a man wrongfully convicted of murder

When Gold Digest editor Max Adler received a tiny drawing of a golf course in the mail, his interest was piqued. But it was the accompanying letter that sent him on a six-year journey to help free Valentino Dixon from prison.

Italian lawmaker being sued for calling far-right party racist says she won't back down

An Italian lawmaker who has been compared to a monkey by her political peers and had bananas thrown at her during a rally is being sued for calling the country's popular far-right party racist.

How Golf Digest helped free a man wrongfully convicted of murder

When Gold Digest editor Max Adler received a tiny drawing of a golf course in the mail, his interest was piqued. But it was the accompanying letter that sent him on a six-year journey to help free Valentino Dixon from prison.

September 19, 2018 episode transcript

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As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

It's time to lose the 'negative attitude' about wasps, says researcher

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that people like bees and dislike wasps," reads the introduction to a new paper published in the journal Ecological Entomology.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

How this cyclist hit 296 km/h to shatter a land speed world record

An American woman has become the fastest human to ride a bicycle over open ground, breaking a two-decade paced bicycle land speed record at nearly 300 km/h.

How this cyclist hit 296 km/h to shatter a land speed world record

An American woman has become the fastest human to ride a bicycle over open ground, breaking a two-decade paced bicycle land speed record at nearly 300 km/h.

It's time to lose the 'negative attitude' about wasps, says researcher

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that people like bees and dislike wasps," reads the introduction to a new paper published in the journal Ecological Entomology.

It's time to lose the 'negative attitude' about wasps, says researcher

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that people like bees and dislike wasps," reads the introduction to a new paper published in the journal Ecological Entomology.

The NY Times wrote his first obit in 1980 — but prankster Alan Abel died last week at 94

Celebrated hoaxster Alan Abel was known for fooling everyone from The New York Times to the U.S. State Department with his elaborate pranks. And, on one occasion, he successfully targeted As it Happens.

Sept. 18, 2018 episode transcript

Full episode transcript for September 18th episode

Hearts, brains and bones: McGill medical museum brings visitors 'a little closer to death'

The Maude Abbott Medical Museum is set to open on the Montreal campus Sept. 24.

Notorious Chicago towing 'pirates' that inspired folk song shut down

Chicago-based company Lincoln Towing has had its Commercial Vehicle Relocators Licence revoked by the Illinois Commerce Commission. And drivers, like Cheryl Reed, who've been at the mercy of Lincoln for decades are rejoicing.