As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Sept. 13, 2019
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Part One

Newfoundland minister resigns
Newfoundland cabinet minister Perry Trimper resigns after accidentally leaving an unsavoury voicemail on an Innu constituent's phone -- and tonight, he'll tell us about calling that constituent to apologize. 

IG Nobel Awards
A study of French postmen's testicles is among this year's winners of the most prestigious prize for egregious research: an Ig Nobel prize. 

Frozen poo knives
Extremely thorough research by our guest has exposed the shocking truth: it is not, in fact, possible to fashion a knife out of frozen excrement that is sharp enough to cut up meat. 

Part Two

Elizabeth May
A feature interview with Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who doesn't just want to save social programs or taxpayer dollars: she wants to save the world. 

India compound
Workers in India are constructing a camp to house people accused of being illegal immigrants -- and some fear they may end up behind the walls they've built. 

Part Three

Neonicotinoid study
We already know that certain insecticides -- neonicotinoids -- are bad for bees and other pollinators. So it may not come as a surprise that they're also bad for migrating birds. 

Bonavista AirBNB
Bonavista, Newfoundland is cracking down on Airbnb operators by taxing them all, based on the value of their property. And Mayor John Norman says they'll go to great lengths to collect. 

Port Alberni racism
In her final year at Port Alberni's Alberni District Secondary School, Sarah Higginson and a couple of her classmates managed to lift a racist restriction that had prevented some people from entering a local home.