As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
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Part One

Irma: St. Maarten
As Irma makes its way across the Southern United States, we check in with the editor of a newspaper on St. Maarten — an island which hasn't had power since the storm made landfall last Wednesday. 

Amazon tribe deaths
After a group of Brazilian gold miners brag that they killed 10 members of an uncontacted tribe and threw their victims' body parts in a river, prosecutors begin an investigation. 

Viking warrior 
It took more than a century, but a new study proves that a Viking warrior buried with a sword, arrows, and a couple of horses wasn't a man, as originally assumed. 

Part Two

Irma: Key West
Parts of the Florida Keys are in ruins after Irma — and a local meteorologist tells us what the storm did and how residents are pitching in to help with relief efforts. 

Blood clot lecture
While watching a speech, Dr. Iris Jaffe noticed the speaker had the telltale symptoms of potentially life-threatening blood clots — and because she spoke to the speaker, the speaker's still speaking today. 

Part Three

Irma: manatee rescue
Two 500-plus pound Floridians in particular were the subject of a spontaneous rescue effort: manatees. The sea cows were left trapped when the storm sucked the water out of Sarasota Bay. 

Poet laureate
A British poetry detective says he's discovered something odd about a book by a former Canadian poet laureate — it's full of translations of work by other writers.