As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, January 9, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Refugee doctor
A Toronto doctor fights to save asylum seekers from frostbite after they're smuggled overland from the United States and abandoned in the Canadian winter. 

Rafsanjani obit
Iran mourns former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as a revolutionary hero but our guest says it's his power to temper anti-western views that will really be missed.

Poet test
Sara Holbrook says she's keen to have kids reading her poems but the US artist pities the kids who have to guess at what they mean on Texas standardized exams. 

Part Two

El-Endari family
Toronto archaeologist Rasha El-Endari struggles to describe her relief and her family's loss as she prepares to welcome them as refugees from Syria. 

Quebec 150th
Quebec Rapper Rod le Stod joins a PQ-led campaign that's poking holes in the plans for Canada's big 150th brithday bash.

Part Three

Mosul Dam
Iraq's Mosul Dam is no longer under ISIS control. But we hear from an engineer who is part of figuring out how to fill the holes they left in the dam's foundation before the the spring floods. 

'Nightcrawler' rescue
A cameraman goes from filming an LA crash to being a rescuer himself as he realizes the clock is ticking down on someone's life.