As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, December 5, 2016

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Alberta carbon tax rally: Chris Alexander
Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander explains why he did what he did, and didn't do what he didn't do, when people chanted "Lock her up!" at a rally — about Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. 

Standing Rock: pipeline protester
The US Department of the Army blocks the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline near Standing Rock. It's a victory for protesters, but not enough for them to leave the camps where they've been protesting for months. 

Edison bulbs auction
At auction, the successful bidder takes home five antique light bulbs for the astonishing price of thirty thousand bucks U.S. — which seems pricey, even if two were made by Thomas Edison. 

Part Two

Oakland fire
DJ Nihar Bhatt was at an Oakland warehouse on Friday night, when a fire broke out — and he's still waiting to hear about friends who've been missing since. 

It began as an absurd, baseless conspiracy theory that spread online. Then, yesterday, a gunman showed up at a D.C. pizzeria to investigate "Pizzagate" himself — and he was armed. 

Part Three

Fake US embassy
The U.S. State Department shuts down a fake U.S. Embassy in the capital of Ghana, raising two questions: how did it operate for a decade, and how many visas did it hand out over that time? 

Architecture award
Sylvia McAdam, co-founder of the Idle No More movement, is being awarded a $50,000 prize from the University of British Columbia for her work with indigenous communities. 

Biggest toothpick
He thought long and hard, so his invention is both: Claes Blixt of Sweden takes us through the process of creating the world's biggest toothpick.