As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
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Episode transcript

Part One

Florida: ALICE Training
ALICE shatters wonderland. That's ALICE as in Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate — and when our guest attended a training session on what that active-shooter program teaches young kids, she was shocked. 

Curling Doping
Curlers leave no stone unturned. Even so, everyone's shocked when a Russian Olympian tests positive for doping — but our guest says the use of banned substances is more common than you think. 

Rabbit Domestication
A scientist accidentally discovers there's no truth to a long-held belief about when rabbits were first domesticated — which was the result of a game of broken telephone dating back to 600 AD. 

Part Two

Canada Bobsled Victory
We wondered what it was like for Canada's two-man bobsled team to tie for gold at the Winter Olympics — so we called up another Canadian who did the same thing, nearly twenty years ago, to the day. 

Navajo Climber
A Navajo climber is using Facebook's Check-In function to give mountains back their traditional names — and to rewrite the already-rewritten narrative of the Great American Outdoors.

Part Three

Turkey Prisoner Coup
The Turkish government says six journalists deserve life sentences: after all, a court has convicted them in connection with the 2016 coup attempt. But our guest says the sentences are cruel and politically motivated — and an attack on freedom of the press. 

Orangutan Study
We knew orangutans on Borneo were critically endangered, but we didn't know the half of it: new research shows the island's population has been cut in half in just sixteen years.