As it Happens with Carol Off
Toni Morrison on race, racism and her novel God Help the Child
At fewer than 200 pages, God Help the Child may be one of Toni Morrison's shortest books, but it contains rich explorations of love, race, and the effects of childhood trauma — and is one of her rare novels to be set in the present day.
From our archives: Meet the man who showers with his pet raccoons
Mark Brown loves his pets. He lets them sleep in his bed. He even dances and showers with them. Mr. Brown's pets are raccoons. In the summer of 2013, YouTube videos of Mr. Brown and his pets went viral. That's when state authorities in Tennessee seized one of the raccoons, Rebekah.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Richard Wagamese on his 2014 novel Medicine Walk
Medicine Walk by the late author Richard Wagamese tells the story of a dying father who persuades his estranged son to accompany him into the forests of British Columbia to administer for him a traditional Ojibway warrior burial.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition — Activist and folk singer Pete Seeger
In 1995, former As it Happens host Michael Enright reached Seeger for a feature interview. Here are some highlights from that conversation.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Unlocking the mystery of the Dieppe raid
Historian David O'Keefe uncovered a clue that began to unravel the mystery behind the tragedy at Dieppe. Here is his 2013 interview with As it Happens host Carol Off.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - A day in the life of As It Happens
On that Monday in March, 1977, host Barbara Frum found herself helping to mediate a hostage crisis in a downtown Toronto bank; trying to make sense of a complex conspiracy surrounding a Canadian band believed to be The Beatles in disguise; and reminiscing with a former White House barber about Henry Kissinger's hairdo.
Toni Morrison on race, racism and her novel God Help the Child
From our archives: Nobel Prize-winning U.S. novelist Toni Morrison talks to As It Happens host Carol Off in 2015.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Wade Davis on early quests to summit Everest
In the early 1920s, George Herbert Leigh Mallory led a small army of 25 men on three attempts to scale Everest. At the time, England was desperately seeking solace from the abysmal carnage of the First World War. Reaching the roof of the world presented the perfect remedy. Wade Davis tells the story in his 2011 book Into the Silence.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The evolution of As it Happens
In November, 1968, CBC Radio debuted a new supper-hour current affairs show called As it Happens. It was broadcast live across Canada, from east to west over six hours — picking up listeners in the country's different time zones.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire
Roméo Dallaire witnessed the horrors of the genocide in Rwanda up close. From our archives, Dallaire speaks to As It Happens host Carol Off about his 2016 book and his struggles with PTSD.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Former British PM Tony Blair defends Iraq mission
In 2010, former British prime minister Tony Blair sat down with As It Happens host Carol Off for a feature interview to reassert his case for leading his nation into war in Iraq
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The evolution of the Canadian $10 bill
In the first of our That Was Then, This is Now series, we trace the show's coverage of the changing face of the Canadian $10 bill — from the design introduced in 1971 featuring Sir John A. MacDonald, to the current version featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Memorable 50th Anniversaries
As we look ahead to our 50th anniversary celebrations in November, As it Happens turns back to revisit some other 50th anniversaries we've covered over the course of the show's history.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Next Generation Episode
The individuals featured in this episode may be young, but they're not kidding around. Meet a dogged nine year-old journalist, an eight year-old mooing champion, a tweenage taxidermist and more.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Fake News Episode
In terms of common usage, "fake news" may be a relatively new term — propelled in large part by the current U.S. president. But it's hardly a new idea, as the stories featured in this episode illustrate.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Extraordinary Encounters Episode
The interviews in this episode are remarkable not only because of the circumstances covered, but because of the extraordinary individuals at the centre of them.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The 'How To' Episode
This episode serves as a do-it-yourself guide to things you may never see yourself doing — with a few that should never be tried at home.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Forgiven Episode
Forgiveness can be extremely difficult in itself. And once expressed, it is often met with resistance — even condemnation of the person who has chosen to forgive.
As It Happened: The Archive Edition - The Message Episode
When Dari Yates was 13-years-old, she wrote a message, put it in a bottle, and threw it in Alberta’s Bow River. The imaginative teen hoped that someone would find that bottle and get in touch with her. That was in 1970.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Against All Odds Episode
Incredible tales of survival, inconceivable chances of birth, and a two-in-a-row one-in-a-million shot — this episode explores what happens when fortune and fervour overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Crime & Punishment Episode
From one man's fight to kill Canada's death penalty to a spellbound victim of the 'Black Magic Bandit', the stories on this episode run the gamut of crime and punishment — from petty offences to hefty sentences.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The New Beginnings Episode
The individuals in this episode have each faced experiences that few of us will ever have to face in our lifetimes.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Shakespeare Episode
A Trump-themed 'Julius Caesar' production sparks furor; a South African performance of 'Othello' features a black actor for the first time; the star of 'Deep Throat' explains how he transitioned from doing Shakespeare to doing porn, and more...
As it Happened: The Archive Edition — The Fightin' Words Episode, Part II
When hockey commentator and coach Don Cherry gets cornered on his team's failing fortunes, he comes out swinging — but his "best-defence-is-a-good-offence" tactics end up sounding like sour Grapes.
As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Fightin' Words Episode, Part I
After Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme tried to gun down the US President, her roommate and fellow Manson Family member shot down "As it Happens" host Barbara Frum's questions — before threatening to kill the interview altogether.