As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, December 19, 2016

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Berlin Christmas market
They were there to sip mulled cider, buy stocking stuffers, take in the lights. Then, a truck drove into the crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, leaving at least nine people dead, and a lot of unanswered questions. 

Russian ambassador killed
An art gallery in Ankara, Turkey is the site of a shocking murder — as the Russian ambassador is killed mid-speech by a gunman shouting "Don't forget Syria." 

Merriam Webster word of 2016
Merriam-Webster's Editor-at-Large Peter Sokolowski tells us what word he thinks best represents 2016. 

Part Two

Syria doctor
As thousands of evacuees stream out of Eastern Aleppo, medical staff are working overtime to treat the wounded, and the weary. 

Daniel Turp
Former MP Daniel Turp says the Liberals should never have granted export permits to sell billions of dollars' worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. Now, he wants a federal court to say the same thing. 

Part Three

Canadian killed in Jordan
She went to visit her son in Jordan. The two of them went to visit a medieval castle. Now, Linda Vatcher from Corner Brook, Newfoundland is dead — killed in a shootout between gunmen and police at the castle. 

Danish Peshmerga fighter
A law designed to stop ISIS recruits has imprisoned a young Danish woman who went abroad to fight against the militant group. Her lawyer says that makes no sense.