As It Happens

 
 

As It Happens

Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day. From the complex to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the voices you want to hear. Listen to our podcast and on Fridays, we pull back the curtain on how we make the show with the podcast extra.

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September 17: Objection sustained

Kavanaugh Accusations, Philippines Typhoon, Squirrel Knot, Florence Flooding, Freddie Oversteegen Obit and more

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September 14: Emergency exit

Florence: New Bern, Mummified Wolf, Uranus Examiner, Indian Serial Killer, Lincoln Towing, Safiya Wazir and more

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September 13: Tourist distraction

Russian RT Interview, Florence: Family, Lost Mail Ships, San Juan Mayor, LeBlanc Mayor and more

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September 12: Notwithstanding room only

Notwithstanding Clause: NDP, Notwithstanding Clause: Pro, Hungary Vote, Ethiopia Rebel Leader, Minnesota Mining Licences, New Fish Species and more

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September 11: Haven becomes hell

Idlib Doctor, Ocean Clean-up, Red Deer Auction, 9/11 Cold Case, ICC Founder and more

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September 10: Sharpening his clause

Doug Ford: Notwithstanding Clause, Guru Accusations, Astrophysicist Prize, Tiger Hitman, Gold Find and more

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September 7: Blunt advice

Military Pot, Philippines Senator, International Space Station Hole, Kavanaugh: Abortion, Farmer Needs a Wife and more

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September 6: They were against the law

India Gay Law, Brazil Museum Artifacts, Detroit School Water, Sara Mardini Arrest, Scooter Rescue and more

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September 5: The call is coming from inside the House

New York Times Op-Ed, Novichok Suspects, Bird Extinctions, Spain Bomb Contract, Elon Musk Spat and more

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September 4: Home, free

Gay Refugee Couple, New Yorker Bannon, Worst Bus Stop, Microwave Attacks, Dorothy's Slippers and more

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September 3: 200 years to gather 20 million artifacts - one night to destroy everything

Brazil Museum Fire, Myanmar Journalist Verdict, Wagner Radio, McCain Legacy, Baseball Brawl and more

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August 31: No big deal

NAFTA Update, Rachel Notley, Henry Moore Drawings, Swissair Fisherman, Affirmative Action Lawsuit and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The 50th Anniversaries Episode

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 -including the assassination of President Kennedy, the birth of Dr. Who, Superman's 50th birthday, Franklin joins the Peanuts gang, and more...

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August 30: Three-part disharmony

NAFTA: Mexico, Trans Mountain Decision, NZ Cat Ban, Roy Oliver Conviction, Cyclist Crash and more

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August 29: Milking his trip for all it's worth

NAFTA: Dairy Farmer, NAFTA: Government, New Apple Champ, B.C. Opioid Lawsuit, Date and Dash and more

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August 28: Lactose intolerance

NAFTA: Jean Charest, UN Yemen Report, Louis C.K. Show, German Far-Right Protest, Sex Doll Brothel and more

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August 27: El arte del deal

NAFTA Mexico, UN Rohingya Report, El Camino Bees, John McCain Obit, Jacksonville Shooting and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:32]


August 24: Wait'll you hear his outside voice

Bernier Supporter, New Australia PM, VW Weather, Alcohol Study Critic, Harlem Trash and more

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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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:22]


August 23: Maxed out

Maxime Bernier: Latest, Bromley Armstrong Obit, Ford Snitch Line, Salma Zahid and more

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August 22: A matter of convictions

Cohen-Manafort: Republican, Cohen Manafort: Prosecutor, Vancouver Fire Sale, Black Sabbath Auction, Erin O'Toole Quick Whiskey and more

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August 21: Pardon me?

Cohen Plea, Nazi Deportation, Steve Research, Mississauga Bombing Lawsuit, Batman Pulled Over and more

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August 20: Missing from the missive

Pope Letter, Saskatchewan Triplets, BC Fire, Manitoba Funeral Processions, Banditos Asylum and more

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August 17: Sworn enemy

Fredericton Family, India Floods, Cannabis Beer, Beer Bridge Rescue, Saudi Syrup, Bullet Proof Wall and more

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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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:25]


August 16: Her majesty

Bernier Reaction, Aretha Franklin, Bee Friendly Pesticide, Pothole Tomatoes and more

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August 15: The devouring infernos

BC Fires, Mary Pratt Obit, Florida Red Tide, Safe Injection Sites and more

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August 13: A roadway gives way

Genoa Bridge, Chicago Bait Truck, Ukraine Sniper Rifle, Hotel Fire Rescue, Trash Crows, Paris Urinals and more

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August 13: The bullet holes are stark evidence that it happened.

Fredericton Shooting: Friend, Monsanto Verdict, PEI Obituaries, Orca Folo, Anne Cools, and more

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August 10: Darkest just after the dawn

N.B. Shooting: Witness, N.B. Shooting: Premier, Margaret Laurence, Bear Tags, N.B. Shooting: Police, Emmett Till Sign, Ottawa Town Crier and more

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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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:25]


August 9: Class warfare

Yemen Airstrike, Ontario Clapping Out Media, Argentina Abortion, Farm Stripped and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:12]


August 8: Saudi Arabia says the tweet went too far

Saudi Arabia Update, Toronto Elevator Rescue, Everest Poop Machine, Uighur Deportation, Humboldt Sledge Hockey and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:14]


August 7: Glimmers of hope

Indonesia Earthquake, Montreal Plaque, Voluntary Goosebumps, Ford: Buck a Beer, Tim Horton's Changing Table and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:15]


August 6: Case sensitive

Saudi Arabia: Amnesty, Saudi Arabia: Expert, Penticton Peach, Venezuela Drone Attack, Infowars Dropped, Polaris Music Prize: Hubert LeNoir and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:25]


As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The 'How To' Episode

How to talk to the trees; How to fight a Kodiak bear and live to tell about it; How to completely disappear by assuming the identity of a dead person; How to save the world one pee at a time; and how to build long-lasting furniture-cum-coffins.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:25]


August 3: Disappearing ink

Rick Genest, San Francisco Cafeteria, Bill Blair, Ballpark Cheatsheet, Bucket Head Guy and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:37]


August 2: Help wanting

Paramedics Charged, Plane Crash Survivor, Canada Dry Lawsuit, Band Fight Win, Meadow Destroyed and more

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August 1: The pittance and the pendulum

Basic Income, NK Remains, Tommy Chong, Zimbabwe Election, McDonald's Drink and more

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July 31: Downloaded weapons, blocked

AG 3d Printed Guns, Orca Updates, Manafort Trial, Plane Crash Obit, Aquarium Theft and more

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July 30: The heat of battle

California Fire, Zimbabwe Election, Kangaroo Intruder, Mai Skaf Obit, Tree Saved and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Forgiven Episode

An Auschwitz survivor accepts what many consider unthinkable from a former SS guard; a Muslim targeted after 9/11 forgives the man who shot him; the victim of a shooting lobbies to have her perpetrator released from prison; Chicago Cubs fans consider forgiving fan Steve Bartman for intercepting a foul ball

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July 27: Her first instinct was to help.

Greektown: Nurse, Orca Calf Death, Rare Book Theft, Syria Death Notice, 23 + Me Pharma, Crow Necrophilia and more

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July 26: It's the cricketer - but was it cricket?

Pakistan Election, Viagra Study, Gender Insurance, U.K. Divorce, Alphonso Davies and more

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July 25: The arms market

Greektown: Guns, Mars Water, Duck & Ducklings, Sergio Marchionne Obit, Laos Dam and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:45]


July 24: She was about to start a new chapter

Greektown: Fallon, Clothing Bin Death, Greece Fires, Booker Graphic Novel, Kombucha Car and more

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July 23: On a hot summer night, the coldest crime

Greektown Shooting, David Bowie Tape, White Helmets, Daily News Cuts and more

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July 20 - Unfit for the purpose

Duck boat crash, Amazon lone tribesman, Van Gogh mural, Russian interpreter, Fish oil review and more

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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 resolve to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:25]


July 19 - Consent... into chaos

Christine Moore, Russian request, Bee attack, Mystery sarcophagus, Israel "nation state" and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:50]


July 18 - Teaming up

Trudeau cabinet shuffle, Environment minister, Texas remains, Wild boars, Serial stowaway, Starbucks straws and more

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July 17 - What a difference a day makes

Russian agent charges, Las Vegas lawyer, Last Blockbuster, Hawaii lava bomb, Stolen nuclear material and more

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July 16: Zero summit gain

Trump in Helsinki, Elon Musk diver, California crash survivor, Cancer video, Lost Kubrick script and more

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As it Happened - 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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:22]


July 13: Russians to judgment

Russian Indictments, Heath Canada Data, "Dead Body Guy", College Game Show, Rogue Wave Death and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:55]


July 12: Getting busy on getting busy

Sex-Ed: Quebec, Daniella Greenbaum, Postal Worker Tomatoes, Wales Archaeology, Smokey Rock and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:52]


July 11: A Croatian win; a crushing loss

World Cup Croatia, Liu Xia Release, Floppy Disk Vaporwave, New Bus Company, Disney Drive-Ins and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:23]


July 10: Out of the darkness - into the unknown

Thailand Rescue, Greyhound Folo, Car Rental, SCOTUS Pick, Tractor Death and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:29]


July 9: Bus stop

Greyhound Cancelled, Border Families, Amsterdam Canals, Thai Cave Rescue, Brexit Exits, Niagara Grass Fire and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:01]


As it Happened: The New Beginnings Episode

From the archives: A sufferer of locked-in syndrome determines to recover from his condition; a woman paralyzed in a car accident walks again, thanks to a bionic exoskeleton; life begins anew for a man exonerated of a murder he didn't commit; a retired real-estate agent pines for his first life in the 17th century; and more...

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:21]


July 6: Outside chance

Thai Cave Folo, Ontario Migrants, Lions Kill Poachers, Koala Genome, Football Wedding and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:27]


July 5: Admission critical

Displaced Syrians, Hot Nursing Home, Old Burger and Fries, Novichok Case, Message in a Bottle and more

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July 4: Checks on checks

Police Carding, Montreal Heat, Audubon Awards, Supreme Court, Lobster Roll and more

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July 3: Nowhere fast

MMIW Lawyer, Jazz Fest Controversy, Lightning BBQ, Marine Mammals Arctic, Polish Judge and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:35]


July 2: Contact, at last

Thai Cave Rescue, Bike Accident Eulogy, Moth Migration, Toronto Shootings, Smart Home Abuse and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:23]


As it Happened - 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...

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:09]


June 29: Paper, torn in half

Maryland Newspaper Shooting, Toronto Subway Rescue, Straight Dope Ends, Deepwater Horizon Effects, and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:44]


June 28: Mission accomplice

UK 9/11 Torture Report, Jim Watson, Rohingya Report, Elon Musk Mug, Welsh Internet Trench and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:14]


June 27: All bets were off

BC Money Laundering, Clarinet Lawsuit, German Football Loss, NK Nuclear Upgrade and more

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June 26: Arriving at a conclusion about arrivals

Toronto Refugees, Thailand Cave, Surrey Peacocks, Surfer Rescue, London Museum Skeleton and more

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June 25: Smoke on the water

Skipper Rescue, Migrants: Pediatrician, Frog CPR, Mexico Election Deaths, U Of O Assault Verdict and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:04]


June 22: A bridge too close

Ambassador Bridge, NL Coat of Arms, World Cup: Mexico, Drug Relapse Case, Hotdog Injury, Optician of Lampedusa and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:21]


June 21: Their age is tender

Migrants: Tender Age, Karina Gould Breastfeed, Hadrian's Wall, Redefine Beer, World Cup: Iran, Human Remains and more

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June 20: The divided states of America

Migrants: Lawyer, Pot Legalization Senator, Odometer, Radio Reporter Voice, Winemaker Allegations, Nina Simone House and more

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