As It Happens

As It Happens Monday Edition

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Listen to the full episode25:31

Part One

David Bowie: Carlos Alomar
There has never been a pop star like David Bowie, and tonight, guitarist Carlos Alomar -- a collaborator since the days of "Young Americans" -- tells us how he worked. 

El Chapo: Sean Penn
Journalist Angus Macqueen spent a long time making a documentary about "El Chapo" Guzman -- so he's as bemused as the rest of us to hear about Sean Penn's secret interview with the Mexican drug lord. 

Halifax hard drive 
Military officials are quite interested when a Halifax IT guy shows them what he found at a recycling depot: a hard drive chock-full of sensitive military information.  

Part Two

Cologne attacks
After more than 500 complaints to police, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party defends her government's response to the attacks on women in Cologne. 

David Bowie: Mike Garson 
We'll speak with Mike Garson, who played piano with Bowie on and off for forty years -- and the farther off he went, the more right-on the singer thought it was. 

Part Three

Longest stand-off
For fifteen years, a Texas man defied the government in his fortified compound -- but he missed it when the government quietly gave up. 

Park safety officer 
In 2001, former health and safety officer Robert Grundie told Parks Canada to arm its wardens -- and then faced years of reprisals from that agency, and the federal government itself.