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Tuesday: Lac-Megantic Politician and Resident, Australian Film Collection, Egypt Deaths and Indonesian Tiger Rescue

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Highlights Include:

Part One:
* Lac-Megantic: Politician. Liberal MNA's Ghislain Bolduc, whose office was destroyed in the train disaster, is helping residents who have been displaced.
* Lac-Megantic: Resident. Ghislain Bisson is frustrated, because he's been getting mixed messages about when he can return to his home. 
* Aussie Films. A collection of black and white Australian documentaries that are more than 100 years old are heading back to Australia from an basement in Almonte, Ontario. 

Part Two:
* Egypt Deaths. Egyptian media's reaction to the military killing of dozens of Morsi supporters, says to some that the army is winning the propaganda war.
* Indonesian Tiger Rescue. A group of Indonesian men are rescued after spending five days in trees while Sumatran tigers circled below.

Show:AS_IT_HAPPENS
Date:2013/07/09
Time:17:30:01

PART ONE


TUESDAY BILLS Duration: 00:01:41

Tonight:

What's left, and who's gone. Dozens of people are still missing after the explosions in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec -- and the local MNA tells us how residents are coping in the riding he represents.

They can't go home again...yet. Those who were evacuated from their shattered community contemplate returning -- and for our guest, that return can't come soon enough.

We know who fired, and we know who died. But beyond that, yesterday's massacre of dozens of supporters of the ousted Egyptian president is cloaked in confusion.

Incuriouser and incuriouser. In Pakistan, a commission investigating how Osama Bin Laden went undiscovered for so long blames complete and staggering incompetence.

An entire continent is grateful to one Canadian family -- for reels. An Ontario man is getting ready to send some old films to Australia -- and it's not just some dusty VHS copies of "Crocodile Dundee".

And...a new beginning emerges from something's end. An exciting chapter in climate science begins with the discovery that we can discover clues about temperature from the poop of worms.

As It Happens, the Tuesday edition. Radio that has two words for climate scientists: carpe BM.


LAC-MEGANTIC MNA Duration: 00:07:00

Days after the derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic, dozens of its victims can still only be listed as "missing".

So far, thirteen have been confirmed dead.

The disaster hit very close to home for provincial Liberal MNA Ghislain Bolduc. His constituency office was destroyed in the blast. Since the disaster, he's been offering whatever help he can to people displaced by the derailment

We reached Mr. Bolduc at his temporary office in Lac-Megantic.


LAC-MEGANTIC: GOING HOME Duration: 00:07:04

Today, residents in Lac Mégantic started to trickle back into the downtown neighbourhood, which was devasted by Saturday's train derailement and subsequent explosions.

Ghislain Bisson lives in an apartment building near the train track. Earlier today, officials told him it was safe to go home.

We reached him in at his in-laws' house -- not his home, where he was hoping he'd be by now.


JETS Duration: 00:00:24
Album:THE NORTH BORDERS
Label:NINJA TUNE, 000024
Persons/Roles:
BONOBO - COMPOSER
BONOBO - DJ PRODUCER
BONOBO - PRODUCER

TAPE: TORONTO FLOODS Duration: 00:02:50

Cars were submerged in underpasses; drain water spewed from sewers; power went out across the city; and the traffic mayhem was even worse than it normally is in Toronto.

The flash flood that hit the city yesterday was especially bad because it seemed like no one was prepared for how hard and fast it would hit.

That was especially the case with a commuter train headed north from the downtown Union Station. The GO Train did anything but, when it got caught in torrential rains that broke the one-day record for rainfall in Toronto.

Irene Chiriboga was on that GO Train last night. And today, she told Metro Morning's Matt Galloway what happened, starting with the moment the conductor decided to head back to Union Station.


ANOTHER YEAR AGAIN Duration: 00:00:24
Album:DARKER CIRCLES/SADIES
Label:OUTSIDE, 23339 9059 2
Persons/Roles:
MIKE BELITSKY - COMPOSER
SEAN DEAN - COMPOSER
DALLAS GOOD - COMPOSER
TRAVIS GOOD - COMPOSER
GARY LOURIS - PRODUCER
SADIES - POP GROUP
SADIES - PRODUCER

AUSSIE FILM COLLECTION Duration: 00:05:32

In general, the things Canadian families keep around have value only to other family members. And if you sent any of those family things to Australia, no one would care.

But this case is an exception.

An Ontario man's collection of black-and-white films are off to Australia, to be shown as part of national exhibition.

Joachim Moenig has the films. We reached him at his home in Almonte Ontario.


SCRIPT: EARTHWORM POOP Duration: 00:01:07

The layout of a worm is such that it's hard to tell whether it's coming or going at any given moment. But whether it's coming or going, it's about to go, or it's going, or it has gone -- and that's what's important to scientists.

What I mean is, researchers in the U.K. have just determined that you can tell a lot from the excrement of an earthworm species called Lumbricus terrestris. They already knew that the worms poop balls of calcite crystals. But now they've discovered that these crystals can tell them what temperature it was when they were pooped out.

Professor Mark Hodson, says, "Until now, the small lumps of chalk-like material found in earthworm poo have been seen as little more than a biological curiosity. However, our research shows they may well have an important role to play, offering a window into past climates."

There you have it. We can gather more information on temperature, going back thousands of years, by looking through a window made of earthworm poop. Which shows that sometimes there's value in a can of worms -- or at least in the can of a worm.

By the way, this is Jimmy McGriff, with "The Worm".


THE WORM Duration: 00:02:14
Album:GOOD JUICE
Label:BLUE NOTE, 509995210322 3
Persons/Roles:
FATS THEUS - COMPOSER
JIMMY MCGRIFF - ELECTRI ORG

PART TWO


EGYPT DEATHS Duration: 00:06:59

For many Egyptians, the military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi last week is a welcome move. For others, the signs that it's not are growing by the day.

It started with the detention of the elected President. It was followed by the arbitrary arrests of his supporters and political allies. And now, it has descended into what is being called a massacre.

Fifty-five people were reportedly killed after the army opened fire on a crowd early yesterday. Supporters of the ousted president were outside the Republican Guard compound where it's believed Mr. Morsi is being held.

The army says it was simply defending itself from an attack. And judging from the reaction in the Egyptian media -- most Egyptians are ready to believe the army's version.

Alexander Dziadosz is the Egypt correspondent for the Reuters news agency. We reached him in Cairo.


HAMIDBAR MEDABER Duration: 00:00:18
Album:WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN/JAFFA ROAD
Label:CUSTOM, JR0002
Persons/Roles:
CHRIS GARTNER - COMPOSER
AARON LIGHTSTONE - COMPOSER
SUNDAR VISWANATHAN - COMPOSER
CHRIS GARTNER - PRODUCER
JAFFA ROAD - FOLK GROUP

INDONESIAN TIGER RESCUE Duration: 00:06:02

When it comes to endangered species, encounters in the wild are rarely as simple as man versus beast.

But it's difficult to resist that narrative when you hear the story of six men in Indonesia trapped in trees with four rare Sumatran tigers circling below.

The men were in Mount Leuser National Park when a Sumatran tiger cub got caught in a trap they had set. The next thing the men knew, their base camp was under attack, and one of the men was killed.

The men were trapped for days until they were rescued and returned to their village today.

Jamal Gawi is the Chairman of the Leuser International Foundation, a conservation group whose mission is to protect the national park. We reached him in Jakarta, Indonesia.


AFRICAN VELVET Duration: 00:00:24
Album:LOVE 2/AIR
Label:VIRGIN, 509999663960-3
Persons/Roles:
JEAN-BENOIT DUNCKEL - COMPOSER
NICOLAS GODIN - COMPOSER
AIR - POP GROUP
AIR - PRODUCER

SOUND OF THE DAY: GLOBAL WARMING MUSIC Duration: 00:02:35

And now for a piece of music you're not going to enjoy.

Daniel Crawford is a student at the University of Minnesota. He plays the cello. And he's used that instrument to create a deeply disturbing composition. When you hear it, it will sound as though he's just warming up. Which is fitting, because he is. We all are.

The piece is called "A Song Of Our Warming Planet", and it's the result of a process called "data sonification". Mr. Crawford took temperature data from NASA, from the year 1880 to 2012. He converted the temperature data to musical notes -- one per year. Low notes mean low temperatures -- higher notes mean higher temperatures. And the result is maybe the scariest use of strings since Bernard Herrmann composed the score to "Psycho".

Here's Daniel Crawford performing "A Song Of Our Warming Planet". It's our sound of the day.


SULTAN'S REQUEST Duration: 00:00:10
Album:UNTIL THE QUIET COMES/FLYING LOTUS
Label:WARP
Persons/Roles:
FLYING LOTUS - COMPOSER
FLYING LOTUS - DJ PRODUCER

BIN LADEN COMMISSION Duration: 00:05:54

A Pakistani investigation into the failure to find Osama Bin Laden doesn't accuse officials of collusion. But it doesn't rule out the possibility.

The Abbottabad Commission was struck in the aftermath of the U-S raid that killed Bin Laden back in 2011. A copy of the official report was leaked to Al Jazeera yesterday. It focuses on what it calls the gross incompetence of the agencies tasked with tracking the al Qaeda leader.

Arshad Sharif is a reporter with Dawn, Pakistan's oldest English language newspaper. We reached him in Islamabad.


LOVER OF BEIRUT Duration: 00:00:26
Album:ASTOUNDING EYES OF RITA/BRAHEM, ANOUAR
Label:ECM, B0013356-02
Persons/Roles:
ANOUAR BRAHEM - COMPOSER
ANOUAR BRAHEM - OUD
MANFRED EICHER - PRODUCER
KLAUS GESING - BASS CLARINET
BJORN MEYER - DOUBLE BASS
KHALED YASSINE - DARABUKA

TAPE: WHALE BIRTH Duration: 00:01:27

Springer the killer whale has surfaced again.

The orphaned British Columbia whale, also and less anthropomorphically known as A73, first came to the public's attention in 2002, when she was separated from her pod and found alone in the ocean near Seattle. She was transported back to B.C. and successfully reunited with her pod later that year. And ever since, scientists have been monitoring Springer's progress.

Well, now they have an update. At the age of thirteen, Springer has been spotted with her first calf.

Yesterday, Fisheries and Oceans scientist John Ford spoke about Springer's offspring. Here is an excerpt, for the record.


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