As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
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Part One

Catalonia: latest
No sooner was Catalonia celebrating its declaration of independence than the Spanish government announced measures to reduce the region's autonomy. 

Las Vegas attack: brother
As a BC man returns home to recover from the massacre in Las Vegas, he finds himself under attack from conspiracy theorists who think the whole thing was fake. 

Sobey Art Award
Yesterday, Mi'kmaw artist Ursula Johnson became the first Atlantic Canadian artist to win the highly coveted Sobey Art Award. According to the committee that chose her, she "redefines traditional materials and re-imagines colonized histories."

Part Two

Detained 10-year old
New outcry over the Trump Administration's immigration policy, after a 10-year-old girl is taken to a detention centre by ICE agents -- while recovering from surgery. 

US declares opioid crisis "public health" emergency
The U.S. President designates the opioid crisis a "public health emergency" -- and our guest says the White House's response is too little, too late. 

Part Three

Manitoba carbon pricing
Manitoba cabinet minister Rochelle Squires insists her government's new carbon plan can reduce emissions just as effectively as Ottawa's demands -- even though it'll tax the black stuff at half the rate.

Vancouver rare magazines
 Instead of throwing a collection of magazines in the blue box, a homeless man in Vancouver took them to a bookseller. Which was fortunate, because they're rare -- and worth tens of thousands of dollars. 

JFK documents released
Historians and conspiracy theorists alike are poring over the 2,800 files on the JFK assassination released last night. People like Philip Shenon, a former New York Times reporter, historian, and author of A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination