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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August 23: Looking the author way

Aaron Wherry, David Koch, Throwback Horse Racing, Zimbabwe Comedian, German City, German City and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition — Activist and folk singer Pete Seeger

His only weapons were a banjo, a guitar and an endless string of protest songs. But that was enough earn Pete Seeger a jail sentence, get blacklisted on radio and television, and attract the attention of the FBI. Still, it seemed nothing could silence the activist and founding father of the American folk music movement.

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August 22: Specious delivery

You Ward News, Austism Study, Bullit Mustang Auction, Kentucky Mine Protest, Michelle Liu and more

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August 21: Sparks fly

Amazon Fires, Greenland Trump, Bear Attack, Abdilahi Elmi Deportation, Newark Water and more

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August 20: An ex-radical approach

Jack Letts: Father, White Supremacist Reservist, Butter Sculpture, Buy Canada, Detained Consular Worker and more

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August 19: Stormy weather

Climate Change: Election, Calgary Drum Collection, Kabul Wedding Attack, HK: Family Tensions, Al-Bashir Trial and more

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August 16: Troubled state

Kashmir Folo, Dairy Farmer, WWII Video Game, Foodora Vote, Nemo Effect and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Unlocking the mystery of the Dieppe raid

The August, 1942, raid on the beaches of Dieppe proved disastrous for Canadian forces. And for decades after, surviving veterans and military analysts alike struggled to understand what the botched mission in northern France was supposed to accomplish in the first place. Historian David O'Keefe believes he found the key.

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August 15: What she got, and what he didn't give

Woodstock: Grace Slick, London Explosion, SNC: JWR, Recession Fears and more

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August 14: Defending his work ethics

Ethics SNC Lavalin, Loujain Alhathloul, Tasered Emu, HK: Ronny Tong, Emma Lazarus and more

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August 13: Fight, no flight

HK Airport Protester, Peace Bond, Russian Nuclear Test, Ebola Cure and more

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August 12: On dangerous ground

Hong Kong Protests, Adina Katz, Andreescu Win, Jeffrey Epstein Latest and more

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August 9: Tales of misadventure

Detained Canadian Released, Detroit Man Deported, Gestures Dictionary, Cyclist Endurance Race Winner, Octopus Face, Gas Station Toilet and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - A day in the life of As It Happens

The Monday of March 21, 1977, was like most others in the studio: extraordinary. 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.

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August 8: Loaded questions

Toronto Shootings, E-Scooters Study, Chase Bank Credit, Farmer Sentencing, Ancient Egypt Bread and more

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August 7: Chase closed

B.C. Fugitives: RCMP, B.C. Fugitives: Resident, Sixties Scoop Brothers, B.C. Fugitives: Mayor, Kashmir Latest, Moon Water Bears and more

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August 6: Under the gun

U.S. Shooting: Ohio Senator, Toni Morrison Obit, RCMP Pot Search, Mogadishu Mayor Killed, Whisky Tongue, Randy Hedgehogs and more

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August 5: Rhetorical questions

El Paso Shooting, Baltej Dhillon Retires, Vienna Subway Smells, Race Winner, and more.

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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".

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August 2: Flying with extra baggage

Saudi Guardianship, Europe Heatwave, Stolen Ketchup, Student Custody, Ring Remover and more

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August 1: A veiled threat

Netherlands Burka Ban, Drive-In Death, Olivia Newton John, Runaway Princess, Dillinger Exhumation and more

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July 31: Home truths

Wettlaufer Report, Evicted Renter, Steinbeck Story, US/Can Drugs, Reagan Tapes and more

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July 30: Just a couple of campers low on gas

BC Murder Suspects, Capital Hack, Chaser Obit, Road Stop PSA, Victorian Sex Toy and more

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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.

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July 29: To an uncertain extent

Sudan Folo, Into The Wild, Blown Away, Victim Surcharges, TV Gender Lawsuit and more

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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.

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July 26: Wedding deception

Fake divorce lawyer, Tour de France, Oregon rescue, Death penalty, Delhi women, Johnny Clegg obit and more

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July 25: Same page? Not in his book

Guy St. Jacques, Egypt Minister Comments, Barney Smith Encore, Puerto Rico, Touch Study and more

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July 24: Frequently a dull moment

Mueller Testimony, Theresa May Exit, Pot Shot Bear, Facebook Fine, Pompeii Researcher and more

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July 23: Nearing the breaking-bad point

Winnipeg Meth Crisis, Hong Kong Folo, Artificial Snow, BC Inheritance Fight, Truffle Book Author and more

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July 22: Networking opportunity

Huawei North, French Submarine Find, Bird Photographer, Robert Morgenthau Obit and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - 'Beloved' author Toni Morrison on race and the future of America

In 2015, Toni Morrison sat down with As It Happens host Carol Off for a wide-ranging interview on writing, race, and the future of America.

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July 19: In harm's way

Military Settlement, Srebrenica Dutch, Pumpsie Green Obit, Hawaii Telescope, Roosevelt Statue, Somali Medical Records and more.

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July 18: Measuring the risks

CAMH NCR Case, Rent Report, Starfish Expert, Gambian Rape Allegation, Moon Memories, Rock Slide Salmon and more.

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July 17: It could have happened to any family

737 MAX Hearings, Puerto Rico Protests, Chance The Snapper, Eye Cancer Patient, Cottage Observatory, Howard Engel Obit, Moon Memories and more.

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July 16: Beyond words

Trump Democrats Border, Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Egypt Pyramids, Oil Spill Sentencing and more

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July 15: The ins and the outs

Trump Comments: Jeff Flake, Stampede Horses Update, Explosives Retrieval, Desjardins Committee Meeting, Eritrean Released and more

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July 12: Don't spare the horses

Stampede Fine, Assoun case, Sitka Spruce, Roxodus and more

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As it Happened: The Archive Edition - Former Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire

In the 25 years since the end of the Rwandan genocide, General Dallaire has dedicated his life to recounting the horrors he faced, in the hopes that it might never happen again. But only in the last few years has he begun to discuss the immeasurable trauma he has suffered due to his experiences in Rwanda. In 2016, he sat down with Carol to discuss his memoir, "Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD."

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July 11: Can't go along with someone going along

Mississippi Reporter, Oka Land: Simon, Musicians and Drinking, Chateau Laurier Vote, Jim Bouton and more

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July 10: Losing track

Bombardier Layoffs, Rip Torn Obit, Kiesza Recovery, Chicago Defender, Free Pita Manager and more

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July 9: Insecurity measures

Desjardins Breach, Embryo Editing, Dancing Cockatoo, Salvini Centre Closed, Green Burials and more

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July 8: Wealth of opportunity

Epstein Latest, Congo Rebel ICC, CSIS Documents, HK at UNHRC, Rijksmuseum Restoration and more

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July 5: Unsafe hands

Norway Refugee Abuse, Kenney Pipeline Audit, Lost Records, Sudan Agreement, Arctic Fox Tracker and more

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July 4: Rules of the robed

NB Judges, Mad Magazine, Tooth in Foot, WWII Bodies, Front Yard Garden and more

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July 3: Stranded operating procedure

Libya Attack, Lee Iacocca, Ice Cream Truck, Navy Seal Acquitted, Cockroaches study and more

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July 2: A nasty bit of business

Canada Sudan Lobbying, Lebanon Refugee Homes, Florida Shark Drone, Dutch Holocaust Compensation, Genealogy Guilty Verdict and more

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July 1: Then the tear gas begins to fly

Hong Kong Protests, Michael De Adder, Wasp Super Nests, Sea Watch Arrest, Luis Alvarez obit and more

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June 28: Carbon Tax Decision

Hamilton Mayor, Lost Ring, France Heat Wave, Dalai Lama Interview, Giant Bird, and more.

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June 27: In control, not under it

Metis Self-Government, Right Whale Deaths, Jibo Owner, Alabama Indictment, Google Maps Mistake and more.

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June 26: Pork barrel-less politics

China Meat Ban, Oil Spill Study, Stolen Wallets Study, Oregon Republican, Detroit Mural Artist and more.

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June 25: Growing Concerns

Migrant Children, Trump Assault Allegation, Giant Squid Video, UN: Climate Human Rights, Cobra Killed and more.

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June 24: Coming on strong-arm

Iran Sanctions, Sidewalk Labs, Salvador Dali Egg, Boris Johnson, New Champlain Bridge, and more.

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June 21: Present tense

US Iran Tensions, Rona Ambrose Judges, Phone Bone Folo, Organ Harvesting, Curtis Flowers and more.

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June 20: Breaking the silence

Uighur Death, Jagmeet Singh, Rare Whale Song, No Impeachment Democrat, Tripping Treadmill Study and more.

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June 19: A long hard second look

Tanya Talaga, Khashoggi Report, Norway Island, MH17 Charges, Miss Rodeo, Feature: Brian Jungen and more

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June 18: A gushing speech

Trans Mountain, Bill 21 Schools, Penny Pyramid, MMIWG: Lillian Dyck, Trudeau CSIS, Killifish study and more.

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June 17: Jurassic spark

Raptors Parade, Bill 21 Challenge, Magician Death, Mohamed Morsi Death, Blunt Knives and more.

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June 14: Overdue North

Oracle Raptors Fan, Harassment Mayor, Maria Ressa, Oracle Move, Prosecutorial Bias, Cohen Love Letters and more.

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June 13: Fingerpoint of no return

Uganda Ebola, Oil Tanker Attack, Dodgeball Defence, Malaysia Tribe, Degrassi Palooza, PBO Carbon Pricing and more.

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June 12: Just say "yes" to drugs

Pharmacare Report, Hong Kong Hunger Strike, Bottomless Pond Cabins, Pooni Jordan Appeal, Scott Warren Mistrial and more.

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June 11: Unnatural disaster

Oxfam Report, Plant Extinction, Nardwuar, NYT Editorial Cartoon, David Crosy and more.

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June 10: Disposable disposables

Plastics: McKenna, Claire Stapleton, AI-DA Exhibit, Hong Kong Protest, Romero Collection, Pitcher Plants and more.

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June 7: Eyes on the needles

Prison Guard, Break-In Conviction, Swine Fever, Dr. John Obit, Seasteading Couple, Tapeworm Patient and more

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June 6: Bringing their point home

Uxbridge D-Day Parade, War Vet Parachuter, Ty Herndon, Trip Advisor, WWII Spy, Succulent Thefts and more

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June 5: His story in the making

Normandy Anniversary, MAID Organ Donation, Sudan Latest, Ballard Lego, Rodin Not Leopold and more

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June 4: Striking what struck them

Justice Committee: Hate, Syria Hospitals, BC Swimmer, Tiananmen: Lian Lee and more.

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June 3: An end, and a beginning

MMIWG Report, Tiananmen: Arthur Kent, UK Trump Visit, Veronica Tennant and more.

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May 31: Who stood on guard for them?

MMIWG Report, SCC: Search Case, Lil Nas X Principal, JD Exit Interview, Indigenous Artefacts and more.

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May 30: The ball's in their court

Jurassic Park Fan, Israel Military Service, Quebec Green Party, U.S. Climate Science, Danube Accident

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May 29: Getting down to business

SNC Trial, Velma Demerson Obit, Car Guy, HRW: Egypt, Forest Radio and more.

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May 28: Big talk on Big Tech

Data Meeting, Ride Crash Anniversary, Elizabeth May: Oil, Wrongful Pregnancy, Sweden ISIS Court and more.

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May 27: The centre did not hold

EU Vote: Germany, Oil and Gas Prof, Lord Buckethead, Everest Climber, Boring Journal, Stuck Ship and more.

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