Monday, January 9, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
Just a few of the highlights from the latest show. For a more detailed rundown, click on "Read More" at the bottom of this entry. Or consult the box marked "Latest Audio" at the right-hand side of the webpage.
PIPELINE POLEMIC On the eve of public hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline,Canada's minister of natural resources publishes an open letter blaming foreign-funded "radical environmental groups" for interfering with Canadian oil and gas development. We speak to Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, on tonight's show.
BAHRAIN DOCTORS IN COURT AGAIN Doctors and medics, charged with conspiring to topple the Bahrain regime, are in court again today. An independent inquiry concluded they were tried unfairly last year, and this time round the government has promised them justice. Fatima Haji is one of the doctors on trial today. We speak to her in Manama, Bahrain.
JASSI SIDHU ARRESTS Jassi Sidhu was brutally murdered on an isolated roadside in India. Today, nearly twelve years later, her Canadian mother and uncle appeared in a Vancouver courtroom in connection with her death . ... . Fabian Dawson is a journalist who has been fighting for justice for Jassi from the beginning.
GUY-ANDRE KIEFFER UPDATE A long search over. Officials believe they have discovered the remains of French and Canadian journalist Guy-Andre Kieffer in Ivory Coast. He disappeared eight years ago while reporting on government corruption. We speak to Guy-Andre Kieffer's son, Sebastien, tonight.
SOUTH SHORE LOBSTER FISHERMEN Reeling in a decent price. A group of lobster fishermen in Southwest Nova Scotia are starting a new association and demanding higher prices for their catch. We speak to South Shore fishermen, James Mood, on tonight's 'As It Happens'.
LIZARD TAIL STUDY A leap of grace. Researchers at U-C Berkeley discover how lizards are able to right themselves in mid-air, and apply that agility principle to... what else... robots. We speak to Berkeley professor, Robert Full, on tonight's show.