As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
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Episode transcript

Part One

ICC: Canada Afghanistan
The International Criminal Court plans to investigate U.S. and Afghan agencies for possible abuses in Afghanistan — but our guest believes Canada's role should be considered as well. 

Marlene Bird Obit
Three years after an assault that left her without her legs and badly damaged her vision, Marlene Bird has died — and tonight, our guest remembers her "feisty, determined" friend. 

Harry Potter Translation
Presenting Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane — the first book in J.K. Rowling's series about the boy wizard, translated into the Scots language. 

Part Two

Papers Closing
Extra, extra. That doesn't mean another copy of your daily paper — it means that, after a deal between two media giants, dozens of Ontario newspapers are now considered superfluous, and will be shut down. 

Bad Sex Award 
We'll hear excerpts from some of the nominees for this year's "Bad Sex Awards" — which are more erratic than erotic, and more "get on with it" than "get it on".  

Part Three

Yuka Ogata
When she took her infant son into a meeting, a Japanese politician was kicked out — and, as she'll tell us, that's why she's fighting to change attitudes about working mothers in Japan. 

Alouette Satellite
These days it's just another piece of space junk, but the Alouette satellite was once a cutting-edge piece of technology and the pride and joy of the Canadian Space Agency.

"Complicit" Word Of The Year
It's a city with a lot of inhabitants these days: "compli-city". And after a tumultuous year in politics — especially south of the border — the adjectival form of that word is Dictionary.com's word of the year.