As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
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Part One

Patrick Brown Resigns
After two women accuse him of sexual misconduct, Patrick Brown abruptly resigns as the leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives — leaving a power vacuum, just months before a provincial election. 

B.C. Boulder Truck
One minute, a BC truck driver was zipping along the Trans-Canada — and the next his rig was buried under a rock slide, ending with a falling boulder he says was "bigger than his truck". 

Funko Pop Contract
A man and his wife have an obsession with amassing pop-culture bobble heads — and it's serious enough that they've written up a contract to set a round figure on the number of roundish figures. 

Part Two

Rohingya Panel Resignation
Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson resigns from an international panel set up by Myanmar's government to address the Rohingya crisis — saying it was no more than a "whitewash". 

Tiny Robot
It's tiny and has no limbs, but a new robot is bouncy, flexible, and a promising medical development — and our guest hopes that, eventually, we'll jump at the chance to have it jump around inside us. 

Part Three

Beaufort Sea Methane
In some surprising good news about warming Arctic seas, a US oceanographer finds microbes are consuming most of the methane that's rising from the ocean floor, before it can bubble up into the atmosphere.

Encore: Abacus: Small Enough To Jail Documentary
While giant institutions went unpunished for their roles in the 2008 global financial crisis, one tiny one faced criminal indictments — and now, a documentary about Abacus Bank is nominated for an Oscar.