As It Happens

As It Happens, Monday Edition

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Part One

Uganda elections
Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been under house arrest since the dubious vote that saw Yoweri Museveni re-elected yet again — but he says he's not done fighting. 

Germany refugee hotel
In the city of Bautzen, Germany, onlookers cheer as a planned shelter for refugees goes up in smoke — and local police believe it was arson. 

Cape Breton housing boom
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, offers refuge to any American who's nervous that the next president will be a reality TV star whose hair is more complicated than his foreign policy. 

Part Two

Oregon minimum wage
Oregon gives maximum attention to the minimum wage — passing a new law that will boost your pay by different amounts depending on where you live. 

Megabus accident
Every reporter likes it when a story blows up. But in the case of the New York Times' budget travel reporter's epic tweets, the story exploded only because the bus he was on exploded first.  

Part Three

Hamburg K-Cups ban
To reduce the mountains of waste piling up in landfills, the city of Hamburg, Germany bans single-use coffee pods in all its municipal buildings. 

911 drug bill
A private member's bill would offer immunity from prosecution for possession to anyone who calls 911 to report a drug overdose. 

Third arm drummer
A team of researchers at Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology create a cyborg drumming arm to imitate the movements of a natural human arm.