As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, February 27, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Jewish cemetery vandalized
A Philadelphia rabbi tells us about the clean-up at a Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones lie toppled and broken — the second act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in the U.S. in less than a week. 

Hockey-fighting parents
Unsportsmanlike conduct at hockey games result in suspensions in Edmonton — not for the players, but for their parents. 

New press gallery 
Members of the press are fighting back against a government plan to fingerprint new journalists who cover Parliament Hill. 

Part Two

Joseph Boyden on short story controversy
Author Joseph Boyden acknowledges the similarities between one of his short stories and a story by an Ojibway elder — but says he didn't copy from the latter to write the former. 

New DNC pick 
The people who voted for him believe Tom Perez can change the fortunes of the Democratic Party in the U.S. — but so-called progressives believe the new DNC chair is just more of the same. 

Part Three

Opioid warning
As Ottawa considers what to do about the opioid crisis, a Toronto doctor has a suggestion: put an easy-to-prescribe, easy-to-abuse drug called Tramadol on Canada's controlled-substances list. 

Stanley Dearman obit
The late Mississippi journalist Stanley Dearman worked for decades to ensure someone was prosecuted for the deaths of three civil rights workers in 1964. And he didn't stop until Edgar Ray Killen was convicted.