As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, June 26, 2017

full episode transcript

Part One

Trump travel ban
Lower courts blocked it, but now the U.S. Supreme Court has partly reinstated it — and our guest says he'll keep fighting U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban. 

Fete Nationale
During Saturday's Fete Nationale parade in Montreal, our guest noticed a glaring racial divide: white people danced on top of the floats, as black youth physically pushed them along. 

Ugliest dog 
Martha the Neapolitan mastiff has a lot of extremely loose skin in the game — which is part of why she's the proud, lethargic, flatulent winner of the title "World's Ugliest Dog".

Part Two

Whales v. fishermen 
When it comes to what ends up in their nets, Alaskan fishermen have always had to compete with orca whales — but as the orcas get smarter, the competition for fish is heating up. 

Pride: Taber
For the first time in its history, the town of Taber, Alberta flies the Pride flag — but two different incidents of vandalism show that not everyone wants to see it flying.