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This couple met 43 years ago through a matchmaking segment on As It Happens

When farmer Bob Craigue told As It Happens listeners he was looking for "a proper woman who would enjoy a country life," Karen from Toronto responded.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

'They act like mobsters': Chicago's most notorious towing company loses licence

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.

How to solve a 'Gordian Knot' of rodent tails — and rescue five clumsy squirrels

The Wisconsin Humane Society untied the tails of five young squirrels that somehow managed to become entangled in what's been described as a rodent "Gordian Knot."

How to solve a 'Gordian Knot' of rodent tails — and rescue five clumsy squirrels

The Wisconsin Humane Society untied the tails of five young squirrels that somehow managed to become entangled in what's been described as a rodent "Gordian Knot."

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

How to solve a 'Gordian Knot' of rodent tails — and rescue five clumsy squirrels

The Wisconsin Humane Society untied the tails of five young squirrels that somehow managed to become entangled in what's been described as a rodent "Gordian Knot."

Famed Dutch resistance member who killed Nazis as a teenager dies at age 92

Freddie Oversteegen, the last surviving member of the armed female Dutch resistance against the Nazis, died in early September 2018 at the age of 92.

Famed Dutch resistance member who killed Nazis as a teenager dies at age 92

Freddie Oversteegen, the last surviving member of the armed female Dutch resistance against the Nazis, died in early September 2018 at the age of 92.

Sept. 14, 2018 episode transcript

Full episode transcript for September 14th episode

Meet the former refugee, 27, who beat a veteran incumbent in a Democratic primary

Safiya Wazir dealt a crushing defeat to veteran New Hampshire lawmaker Dick Patten, who complained she was "treated like a princess" because she's from Afghanistan.

The top 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.

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.

This N.C. alderwoman has been going door to door, rescuing people from flooded homes

Jameesha Harris, an alderwoman in New Bern, N.C., has been wading through chest-deep water, knocking on doors and trying to convince people to flee their homes for higher land.

Meet the former refugee, 27, who beat a veteran incumbent in a Democratic primary

Safiya Wazir dealt a crushing defeat to veteran New Hampshire lawmaker Dick Patten, who complained she was "treated like a princess" because she's from Afghanistan.

September 13, 2018 episode transcript

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As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

The future of weather reports? New tech creates Hurricane Florence simulation

The vice-president of design at The Weather Channel describes new technology that creates more immersive weather reports.

Environmentalists call out Trump for opening popular wilderness area to mining

Environmentalists are calling out the Trump administration for lifting roadblocks against mining exploration near Minnesota's Boundary Waters, which they fear will lead to pollution of the area's rich wilderness.

San Juan mayor calls Trump 'pathetic' for denying Puerto Rico death toll

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz says she fears for those facing Hurricane Florence because Trump hasn't learned any lessons from the devastating disaster in Puerto Rico.
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Massive trove of centuries-old undelivered mail seized by British warships going online

A massive trove of undelivered mail seized by British warships offers a rare glimpse into the lives of "ordinary men, women and children," says Dagmar Freist, director of the Prize Papers project.

Massive trove of centuries-old undelivered mail seized by British warships going online

A massive trove of undelivered mail seized by British warships offers a rare glimpse into the lives of "ordinary men, women and children," says Dagmar Freist, director of the Prize Papers project.

Accused nerve agent attackers' tourist story 'obviously scripted,' says Russian journalist

Two Russian men accused of poisoning a former military intelligence officer and his daughter in the U.K. tell Russian state-funded TV they only visited Salisbury to see a church and its tall spire.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

Sept. 12, 2018 episode transcript

Full episode transcript for September 12th episode