As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
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Episode transcript


Part One

Village Murder Charges
Months after two men disappeared in Toronto's gay village, city police confirm that they've charged a suspect with first-degree murder. Police think they may have a serial killer on their hands.

School Play
Citing problems with the script, two school boards in London, Ontario pull funding from a play about a prom — but the musical's muse believes the real issue may be the subject matter. 

Tide Pod Pizza
A viral challenge has teenagers eating colourful Tide laundry detergent pods — so to fight back, our guest makes a pizza that looks like them, but is a feast for more than the eyes.  

Part Two

Extremist Killings Report
While the Trump Administration spotlights Islamic extremists as a threat, a new report finds a different conclusion: last year, the most dangerous extremists in the U.S. were homegrown white supremacists. 

Saiga Antelopes
Two years ago, more than 200,000 Saiga antelopes dropped dead in Kazakhstan — and our guest thinks he's finally figured out the cause of death. 

Part Three

McNamee Facebook Op-Ed
A former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg says the company has not been honest with itself about its culpability in the Russian campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. election. 

Tapestry Loan
As a gesture of friendship, France announces a plan to lend the famous 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry to the U.K. — and a researcher explains the importance of this newly social fabric.