As It Happens

As It Happens reaches real people where news is really happening, wherever it's happening. Hosts Carol Off and Jeff Douglas dial up the people at the heart of power struggles, war zones and scientific discoveries. People from every country and walk of life. Whether world leaders, rabble-rousers or deposed dictators.

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Episodes

As It Happens Alvin Dixon on Residential School and Nutritional Experiments

Alvin Dixon remembered being so hungry as a child that he had to steal food. Mr. Dixon was a survivor of the residential school system and a victim of a government-run malnutrition experiment. He died on July 20 at the age of 77. In his first year at a B.C. residential school, Alvin Dixon said he remembered finding it strange ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

As It Happens Sammy Yatim: Report on Use of Lethal Force

In the wake of the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim by Toronto police, the force's chief, Bill Blair, commissioned an independent review into how the police handle encounters with mentally distressed people. As It Happens speaks with former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci on the report he authoured and his investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

As It Happens Alice Coachman Davis: First Black Woman to Win a Gold Medal

She broke records and broke down barriers. In 1948, Alice Coachman Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, paving the way for other black athletes — both male and female — to follow in her spiked-shoe footsteps. She passed away on July 14 and is remembered here as a sports pioneer.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

As It Happens Homophone Blogger Fired

If you know the difference between the words "homophobe" and "homophone," you're well ahead of one American English language school administrator who fired an employee last week for allegedly promoting "some kind of gay agenda" through a blog post about grammar. Timothy Torkildson was let go from his position as a social media specialist at the Nomen Global Language Center ...
  • 2014
  • 00:06:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

As It Happens Attawapiskat's New School

At last the people of Attawapiskat are getting a new school. It's been 14 years since the former elementary school there was condemned for toxic contamination. As It Happens speaks with Chelsea-Jane Edwards, one of the people who campaigned hard for the school. Chelsea co-founded Shannen’s Dream, a campaign for safe, comfortable schools and equitable education on reserves across Canada. The campaign ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

As It Happens "Mr.Big" and the Recent Supreme Court Ruling

The "Mr. Big" ruling is a game changer for those convicted in sting operations. A Supreme Court of Canada ruling calling into question the reliability of confessions obtained during so-called Mr. Big sting operations could prompt the review of dozens of convictions, some legal experts say. This type of sting involves police posing as criminals in an attempt to obtain ...
  • 2014
  • 00:11:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

As It Happens Christmas Misdated

Barbara Frum interviews David Hughes, a British physicist, who believed that the correct date of Christmas was in October, on December 9, 1976.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2013