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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October 17: Addressing a chronic problem

Marijuana Pardons, Yemen MP, Marijuana Dad, Insect Study, Mining Rescue Team and more

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October 16: Inside pitch

Solitary Confinement Bill, Jamal Khashoggi Latest, Marijuana: Newfoundland Seller, Hurricane Michael: Volunteer, Stephen Hawking Predictions and more

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October 15: Watched pot

Marijuana: Halifax Law, Hurricane Michael: Resident, PEI "Arsehole", Marijuana: Driving Study, Carbon Price: Dominic LeBlanc and more

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October 12: Huawei patrol

Huawei Senator, Deciem Lawsuit, Tree Kangaroo, Norway Satanic Verses, Clams Microplastic and more

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October 11: Blind ally

Jamal Khashoggi: US, Italian Migrant Rescue Ship, Sommelier Scandal, SCC Ruling: Cree, Violin Update, Encore: Anote's Ark and more

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October 10: The coast is cleared

Hurricane Michael, Jamal Khashoggi Timeline, Citizenship Oath, Denmark Climate Plan, Will Vinton Obit, Rwanda Assassination and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:56:11]


October 9: Mission impassable; and now, impossible

Indonesia Aid Workers, Fake Manspreading, Sisters Reunited, ICE Found Wallet, Memory Font Study, Other Skripal Suspect Identified and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:56:27]


October 8: Number crunch time

IPCC Report, Jamal Khashoggi Latest, Vodkow Milk Vodka, Gecko Crank Calls, Forgiveness Reunion, Smoking vs. Sitting Study and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:12]


October 5: That's all she wrote

Kavanaugh Vote, Laquan McDonald, Farmer Journey, Sword Discovery, Leon Lederman Obit, Shetland Box, and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:09]


October 4: Waiting on the swings

Kavanaugh: Maine Lobbyist, Journalist Mystery, Arm Wrestling Champ, Pot Convictions, Tulsa Mass Graves, As It Happens Theme Song Challenge, and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:37]


October 3: Flesh and blood

Puerto Rico Verdict, Trump Taxes, Alberta Snow Storm, Ocean Protection Agreement, Hyundai Pony For Sale, Japanese Assembly Woman and more

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October 2: Going for broker

USMCA: Kim Campbell, Nobel Winner, CERN Scientist Reax, Quebec Election: CAQ, Kavanaugh: Mitchell Memo, Cats V. Rat and more.

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October 1: Hard bargain

USMCA: Andrew Leslie, USMCA: Dairy Farmer, Kavanaugh: Ex FBI, USMCA: Language and more

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September 28: Judge of character

Kavanaugh Supporter, Tesla Lawsuit, Van Gogh Researcher, Russian Colonel, Healing Lodge Chief, Sneezing Deer and more

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[mp3 file: runs 01:17:08]


September 27: A traumatic laughing matter

Kavanaugh Hearing, Nunavut Homeless, Heart Treatment Case, Ektachrome Returns, Oregano Weed, Grizzly Hunt and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:58:24]


September 26: His enemy is the state

Pyotr Verzilov Conscious, Kavanaugh Latest, Irish Writer, Rachel Mitchell Profile, Crow Town, Mexico Police and more

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September 25: Twilight of a predator

Bill Cosby Sentenced, Concordia Engineering, David Alexander Robertson, Romeo Saganash, Israel Art Exhibit, New Brunswick Election and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:41]


September 24: Small miracles in a huge catastrophe

Ottawa Tornado, Nova Scotia Abortion, West Elm Painting, Cameroon Video, Suffragette Letter, Uncle Bully Service and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:39]


September 21: Her courage, his conviction

Unfounded Sentence, Assisted Death Folo, Laziness Study, Maxime Bernier, Brexit Latest and more

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[mp3 file: runs 01:11:08]


September 20: WADA crying shame

WADA: Russia, Carbon Tax Study, Book Purge, Golf Digest, Bear Statue, India Flight and more

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[mp3 file: runs 01:08:51]


September 19: An editor is edited out

Ghomeshi Editor Out, Bike Speed Record, Alan Abel Obit, Nova Scotia Cancer Patient, Texas Gator Hunter, Wasps Vs. Bees and more

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[mp3 file: runs 00:57:50]


September 18: History repeats itself, with her story

Kavanaugh Hearing, Quebec Election: Immigrants, As It Happens Lonely Hearts, Texas BBQ Ban, SpaceX Tourist, McGill Medical Museum and more

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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:55:41]


September 14: Emergency exit

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:54]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:54]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:53]


September 10: Sharpening his clause

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:29]


September 7: Blunt advice

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:36]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:23]


September 4: Home, free

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:40]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:40]


August 31: No big deal

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:58]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:22]


August 30: Three-part disharmony

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:29]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:30]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:42]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:22]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:56]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:52]


August 21: Pardon me?

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:01]


August 20: Missing from the missive

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:46]


August 17: Sworn enemy

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:00]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:45:30]


August 15: The devouring infernos

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:50]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:49]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:48]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:31]


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]


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]


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 2: Help wanting

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:45]


August 1: The pittance and the pendulum

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:32]


July 31: Downloaded weapons, blocked

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:19]


July 30: The heat of battle

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:38]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:51]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:25]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:41]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:20]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:22]


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 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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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:44]


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]