As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Part One

Syria doctor
Four years after Syria began its descent into war, a doctor tells us why he continues to risk his life to treat the injured. 

Pierre Karl Peladeau: reaction
Pierre Karl Peladeau, media-bigwig-turned-PQ-leadership-candidate, says sovereignty's days may be numbered -- because of unchecked immigration into Quebec.

Kraft Singles
A group called the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says Kraft Singles are a healthy source of nutrition for kids -- but our guest says you should take that with 270 milligrams of sodium.

Part Two

Developmentally disabled job program
A program that employs developmentally disabled people to sort wastepaper is about to shut down -- because the government won't spend a hundred-and-twenty-five thousand dollars to keep it going. 

Washington mudslide anniversary
It's been a year since a deadly mudslide in Oso, Washington -- and no one knows that better than Robin Youngblood. She was rescued by helicopter one year ago. And getting her life back on track hasn't been easy.

Part Three

Labour in snow bank
He definitely lost his journalistic objectivity -- but we'll let it slide. While covering the snowpocalypse in Nova Scotia, Global News reporter Brett Ruskin winds up helping a pregnant woman stuck in a snowbank. She was in labour.

Kurdish Foreign Minister
The Foreign Minister of the Kurdish Regional Government joins us to talk about the announcement we already know is coming -- that Prime Minister Harper wants to expand Canada's role in the fight against ISIS.

Hoito restaurant closing?
A Thunder Bay landmark in danger: the Hoito Restaurant has been serving Finnish food for almost a century -- but now it's struggling to stay open, and needs all the support it can get.