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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Also, Waukesha has a drinking problem. At least, that's the opinion of various angry mayors around the Great Lakes -- who say granting the Wisconsin city the right to divert water from Lake Michigan could eventually leave everyone parched.
Also, For a time in the 'nineties, the late Lou Pearlman sent multiple boy bands to the top of the charts -- and our guest, who was in one of those bands, says he wouldn't wish Mr. Pearlman's guidance on anyone.
On the The Birds and Bees Episode of As it Happened:The Archive Edition, we'll hear from Police Officer Anthony Planakis, who was in charge of handling New York City's problems with roving gangs of ... bees.

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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.