Hello, I'm Laura Lynch.
Good evening. I'm C. David Johnson.
This is As It Happens.
Spewing invective. The oil leak in the Kalamazoo River stretches twice
as far as it did yesterday -- and Michigan residents are outraged.
Dead reckoning. A morgue on the Arizona border long since ran out of
room for the corpses of illegal immigrants -- but more keep coming in.
Assault on Battery. If St. John's City Council gets its way, the last
wooden wharf in the city's Outer Battery area will be demolished.
Developing story. Ansel Adams' grandson says a widely-publicized bunch of negatives were not taken by his grandfather.
Sure, they're wallowing -- but not in self-pity. A British scientist
does the grunt work -- and discovers that well-cared-for pigs are
capable of optimism.
And...nothing dentured, nothing gained. There was probably blood, sweat
and tears when a dental technician made Winston Churchill's false teeth
-- a set of which has now been auctioned off for thousands.
As It Happens, the Thursday edition. Radio that's sure the teeth are close -- but no cigar.
It's deja vu all over again.
sooner had we stopped getting bad news about the oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico than we started getting bad news about an oil leak in
Michigan. When we went to air yesterday, the slick in the Kalamazoo
River stretched twenty-five kilometres long. Today, it has more than
doubled in length.
night, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, took over the
clean-up from Enbridge, the Canadian company responsible for the leak.
The EPA now estimates that nearly four million litres of crude oil have
leaked into Michigan's waterways.
Nofs is a state senator in Michigan. Yesterday, he pushed through a
resolution to co-ordinate the clean-up effort. We reached Senator Nofs
in Ceresco, Michigan, near the spill site..
the bad news continues for Enbridge. At their offices in Vancouver,
Greenpeace is protesting the company's application for the Northern
Gateway pipeline, which would run from the oilsands in Alberta to
Kitimat, B.C. Oil tankers would then take that oil from B.C. to Asia.
pipeline application is currently under review by the National Energy
Board and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
Greenpeace isn't the only group with concerns. Karen Campbell is Staff
Counsel with Pembina Institute. We reached her at her office in
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For generations, fisherman Jack Well's family has been using a wooden
wharf situated in the picturesque "Battery" enclave of St. John's,
Newfoundland. It's not as sturdy as concrete -- but whenever a storm
hits, or the extremities of the winter damage the structure, Jack and
other local residents step in to patch it up. It's a popular and
well-established part of the area's local heritage, having stood in the
harbour for nigh on two hundred years.
But now the last wooden wharf in St. John's is under threat from St. John's city council, which wants it demolished.
Chris Brookes is the chairman of the Outer Battery Neighbourhood Association. We reached him in St. John's, Newfoundland.
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That, of course, was Sir Winston Churchill's rousing "fight them on the
beaches" speech from 1940. And it's clear from his stirring words that
Mr. Churchill wasn't afraid of baring his teeth -- even if they were
The British Prime Minister
wore dentures throughout the Second World War -- dentures specially
designed to maintin the stentorian quality of his voice. And today, a
pair of those customized gold and platinum false teeth was sold at an
auction for more than twenty-three thousand dollars.
Cudlipp put those dentures up for auction. He's the son of the dental
technician who made Winston Churchill's false teeth. We reached him at
his home in Ockley, England.
That's the jaw-dropping conclusion of the first part of tonight's
program. And we'll give you more to chew on right after the news. When
An Arizona morgue's nightmarish dilemma. One border facility is
over-capacity with the bodies of people who died crossing illegally from
Snap decision. Matthew Adams doubts those negatives a California man
picked up at a garage sale have nothing to do with his grandfather
Hog on the high. Research proves that pigs are capable of feeling
hopeful -- provided they're not housed in the equivalent of a condo with
Stay tuned. I'm LL.
And I'm DJ.
Arizona's governor is promising to appeal a judge's decision to block
key parts of the state's new immigration laws -- laws that would give
greater powers to police, in order to target illegal immigrants.
legal fight comes at a time when the number of people caught trying to
cross the border has actually fallen in each of the past five years.
got Bruce Parks feeling a little confused. He's the Chief Medical
Examiner for Pima County, a part of Arizona that shares the border with
Mexico. And his morgue -- which is already over-capacity -- is expecting
a record year in 2010. In this month alone, he's already seen
fifty-nine bodies come through his front door -- all of them believed to
be illegal immigrants.
We reached Bruce Parks at the morgue in Pima County, Arizona.
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Are they the garage-sale find of the century -- or are they as
worthless as that scratched ABBA forty-five you bought for a quarter
from your neighbour two doors down?
night, collector Rick Norsigian told us about some photo negatives he
bought for forty-five dollars at a garage sale. He believes they're the
work of Ansel Adams -- and that they may be worth as much as two hundred
Adams does not agree. He's the grandson of Ansel Adams. And he says the
negatives are not his grandfather's work. We reached him at the Ansel
Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, California.
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When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, some are as subtle as extra
mild cheddar, and others are as in-your-face as a blob of
night, we told you about the owner of Bread Butter Cheese, who operates
an illegal, covert grilled cheese sandwich shop out of his Manhattan
Talkback, on the other hand, gets much more up in your grill about this North American dinner staple.
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The expression "pearls before swine" is meant to suggest a wasted
effort. I mean, why would pigs have any appreciation for pearls? They
would just look at them and oink, and then try to eat them, before
deciding that the jaw-breaking round things were infinitely less
valuable than, say, a handful of potato peelings. You think hogs see
beauty or joy in the world? In a pig's eye they do.
Except that, sometimes, they do. It all depends on where they live and how they're treated.
Catherine Douglas and her team from Newcastle University's School of
Agriculture have shown that pigs are capable of hope and hopelessness.
We reached Dr. Douglas at home in Newcastle, England.
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We all know there are infinite variations on what can be considered good. But who knew there were so many shades of bad?
Well, Talkback, it turns out.
few nights ago, we told you about a would-be singer named Emma Amelia
Pearl Czikai. She was a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent", and she
was off-key enough that her singing drew some biting criticism from the
show's chief snarkster, Simon Cowell. She was also sensitive enough to
then sue Mr. Cowell for being mean.
Emma sing prompted Talkback to compare her to the late Florence Foster
Jenkins, who made a career out of being a boldly -- and, it seems,
unwittingly -- awful songbird.
Well, tonight, Talkback is adding yet another voice to this off-key musical medley.
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