As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
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Episode transcript

Part One

Las Vegas: witness
At least fifty-eight people are dead, and hundreds injured after a gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas. Our guest began the night serving beer to country music fans — and ended it comforting one of the victims as he died. 

Jagmeet Singh
After a decisive victory, Jagmeet Singh is now the new leader of the NDP — and he says his next goal is to take down Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Canadian pilot 
Nearly sixty years after a Canadian Navy pilot disappeared off the coast of Florida, new clues about what happened to him wash up on a beach — possibly uncovered by this year's hurricanes. 

Part Two

Edmonton attack
A Somali refugee is charged with attempted murder after a shocking attack in Edmonton — and members of the Somali community take pains to make it clear that he had no place among them. 

Warmbier coroner
Otto Warmbier died shortly after being returned to the United States from North Korea. His parents claim he was tortured. The Ohio coroner who examined his body disagrees. 

Part Three

Catalan vote
After yesterday's referendum, the government of Catalonia says 90 percent of voters want independence from Spain — but the government of Spain says the vote was 100 percent meaningless.

Samim Bigzad 
Earlier this month, Afghan asylum seeker Samim Bigzad sat terrified in a Kabul hotel room, praying he wouldn't be killed. After two UK deportation orders, long phone calls with his lawyer, and a plane trip that almost sealed his fate, Samim Bigzad is back in the UK, hoping that a third asylum claim will win the day.