As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Part One

Julian Assange
From his self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he won't travel to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual violence. 

Harper Lee Obit
The reclusive Harper Lee, who gave us the wisdom of six-year-old Scout and her father, Atticus Finch, dies at the age of eighty-nine. 

Bagged Milk
In parts of Canada, we consider it normal to drink milk out of bags. But we still consider it odd to tweet from the point of view of a bag of milk, which our guest has started doing. 

Part Two

Bus Takedown
A bus ride turns dramatic when it's pulled over by police.  And then turned into something else entirely when passengers learn they were locked on that bus with a murder suspect. 

Albert Woodfox Freed
The last remaining member of the Angola Three is freed after spending forty-three years in solitary confinement. 

Part Three

Jutra: Collaborator
Louise Rinfret was a close friend of the late director Claude Jutras. And recently, she also convinced a man who alleges he was sexually abused by Mr. Jutra to tell his story to a Montreal newspaper. 

Zika: Monsanto
Mosquitoes carry the Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, despite a widely-shared story that claims the true culprit is a larvacide created by Monsanto. 

Death Valley Super Bloom
Despite its morbid name, Death Valley is experiencing a flourish of life in what's called a Super Bloom.