As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan. 25, 2019

Episode transcript

Part One

Kingston bomb plot: sponsor
Kingston, Ontario, is in shock today, after the RCMP charges a young man with terrorism-related offences. 

Roger Stone indicted
The FBI arrests longtime Republican behind-the-scenes operative Roger Stone in Florida -- but the self-described "dirty trickster" says he won't testify against President Donald Trump. 

Diana Athill obit
Former Granta magazine editor Ian Jack says that, as an editor, his late friend Diana Athill was exceptional -- and that, as a writer, she was exceptionally frank about subjects most people don't discuss in public. 

Part Two

Venezuela: pro-government
Several countries -- including Canada -- were quick to recognize opposition leader Juan Guiado as the interim president of Venezuela. But some on the Canadian Left say "not so fast" -- because they see a coup in the making. 

Robbie Burns club: first woman
It took 131 years, but tonight, on Robbie Burns Day, a Scottish club dedicated to the poet has invited a special guest to speak at its annual dinner: a woman.

Part Three

AirBnB human trafficking
The Marriott chain announces it's trained employees to spot signs of human trafficking -- but our guest says the real problems happen at AirBnBs, which are much harder to track.

Hitler book
Library and Archives Canada announce a chilling acquisition made last summer, a 'book' from Hitler's personal library -- a census on the Jewish population across the United States and Canada in the 1930s and 40s.