Book your ears on a nightly 'round-the-world trip with As it Happens. From conversations with news makers to up-close and personal accounts of the unusual and unexpected, hosts Carol Off and Jeff Douglas bring you the stories behind the stories of the day.
As it Happens gets its stories from "the horse's mouth" - securing interviews with world leaders, rabble-rousers, and deposed dictators. The show has a soft-spot for "characters" and never turns its nose up at something wild, weird, or wacky.

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Bus stoppage. An Ottawa student defends herself after she's repeatedly insulted by a fellow bus passenger for wearing a niqab -- and then the driver steps in to defend her as well.
Putting their nose out of joints. From now on, Sun Life Insurance will treat marijuana smokers as non-smokers, and charge them accordingly -- which is a huge victory for our guest and his grass roots movement.
One toke over the line. The federal government plans to legalize marijuana eventually, so dozens of pot dispensaries thought it would be cool to open up in Toronto -- but this week's raids proved the police didn't think it was cool at all.

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Carol Off

With extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs, Carol Off has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti and the Balkans, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. She reported the fallout from the 9/11 disasters with news features and documentaries from New York, Washington, London, Cairo and Afghanistan. She has covered Canadian military missions around the world, including its latest combat operation in Kandahar.

Jeff Douglas

With a background in narration, storytelling and considerable experience in theatre, Jeff Douglas's dynamic personality has allowed him to tackle the most obscure and interesting situations ranging from mushing dogs in Yukon to leaping out of planes with 442 Squadron search and rescue personnel.