As It Happens
Friday, May 22, 2015 - Minnesota Sues Savers, PEI...05/22/15
Secondhand news. When it comes to giving to charity, the state of Minnesota says Savers -- the U.S.-based thrift store chain that operates Value Village in Canada -- is even cheaper than you might think.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - California Oil Spill, B.C....
The tarnished Golden State. A ruptured pipeline spews hundreds of thousands of litres of oil in California -- turning once-pristine beaches into swamps of putrid sludge.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Retracted Study, Kenney on...
Walking the walk away from talking the talk. The author of a stunning study that concluded a chat could change the mind of an opponent to same-sex marriage reveals a problem: the data may be wrong.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Airbag Recall, Waco, Texas,...
Explosive revelations. The recall will affect 34 million vehicles -- but as we'll hear, the defective airbags that blast shrapnel when deployed have already affected dozens of drivers, and killed six.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - Migrant Boats Plan, Kanawake Couple...
Sunk before it starts. The EU approves a military plan to stop Libyan smugglers from shipping migrants across the Mediterranean, but Europe's former ambassador to Libya says the plan doesn't hold water.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - Boston Bombing, Tape:Irish Same-Sex...
A capital crime. A jury sentences Dzokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, which feels like justice to our guest, a victim of the attack.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - BC - Paige's Story, Burundi Coup...
Instead of making a difference, it showed callous indifference. In her report on the death of a nineteen-year-old aboriginal woman, BC's Representative for Children and Youth excoriates a system that failed at every level.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Graca Machel, NB Dress Student,...
No more immunity. Human rights activist Graça Machel explains why she's joined a campaign called "Code Blue," which would stop UN peacekeepers from committing sex crimes with impunity.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Shauna Hunt, Iowa Pipeline...
Gag reflex. When City-TV reporter Shauna Hunt's live hit is interrupted for the umpteenth time by the same disgusting joke, she confronts obnoxious soccer fans -- and becomes an accidental hero.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Tape: Kevin Vickers, Fahmy Lawsuit,...
Sergeant, disarmed. Former House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers recalls the moment he brought down Michael Zehaf Bibeau, and his prayers in the days that followed.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - Khadr: Patricia Edney, UK Election...
Guess who's coming to dinner? It's Omar Khadr's first day free on bail -- and we'll speak to the woman whose roof he'll be living under while he appeals his conviction: Patricia Edney, the wife of Mr. Kadhr's lawyer.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - Alberta election, North Ireland...
Alberta voters are won over by an effective NDP campaign -- electing the party to a comfortable majority, and throwing out the Progressive Conservatives after 44 years in power.
Khadr Released, Underwater Skeletons, St. Louis Babies,...
"Mr Khadr, you are free to go." Those were the words of an Edmonton judge today after she dismissed Ottawa's last-minute bid to keep Omar Khadr in prison.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - Sex Ed Response, Rohingya Migrant,...
Anatomically correct. In stark contrast to our guest last night, Rabea Murtaza is a staunch proponent of Ontario's new sex-education curriculum -- so much so that she's started a campaign to support it.
Monday, May 4, 2014 - Texas Shooting, Ontario Sex Ed,...
Drawing fire. In Texas, a contest awarding the best cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad ends with two gunmen dead -- and the local imam grieving, and frustrated.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Baltimore Dad and Activist, Journal...
They wanted him to set an example. Instead, his parents believe he's being made an example of: after a teenager turns himself in for smashing a police car windshield in Baltimore, bail is set at an exorbitant half-million dollars.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - DND Sexual Misconduct, Nepal...
Dark forces. Former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps issues a damning report describing a culture of misogyny, harassment and sexual assault lurking in Canada's military.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Equal Pay, UN Child Abuse,...
It's parity time. An Ontario university conducts a study of wage differences among its academic staff -- and responds by hiking the salaries of every woman on faculty.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Nepal Relief, Nepal Ambassador,...
Hope in the ruins. A young Nepalese woman tells us how she and her fellow survivors in Kathmandu are coordinating efforts to reach remote communities after the earthquake.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - Sherpa Earthquake Nepal, Nepal...
Four days ago, Karma Sherpa could relax at home in Kathmandu. Now, after a powerful earthquake, he's one of hundreds of survivors living in a makeshift tent city in the ruined capital.
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