As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Episode transcript

Part One

Medically Assisted Dying
A means to his chosen end. He wanted to die at home — and now, after the nursing home where he lived refused to allow that, a B.C. doctor is facing a formal complaint for helping Barry Hyman get his wish. 

Smartphone Addiction
Two billion dollars' worth of Apple investors join forces — calling on the company to make smartphones less addictive -- and less of a risk to kids and their developing brains. 

Oprah 2020
 After her powerful speech at last night's Golden Globes, people are clamouring for Oprah to save America from its current doldrums — but our guest is not among the clamourers.  

Part Two

Recy Taylor
Last night, Oprah Winfrey expressed her gratitude to "all women who have endured years of abuse and assault." And she mentioned one by name: Recy Taylor. Tonight, a historian tells us more about her lonely ordeal in 1940s Alabama. 

Minimum Wage Hotline
If you're an employer who's cutting paid breaks or benefits in response to Ontario's minimum wage hike, you could face a judgment call, courtesy of a new hotline.  

Part Three

Nova Scotia Fire
Four children are dead following a fire at a house in a small fishing village in Nova Scotia. We speak with a community member who lost a member of his extended family in the blaze. 

Germany Climate Target
In Germany, it looks like politics is getting in the way of fighting climate change. With the country's leading parties set to announce their much-celebrated emissions goals will not be met, a Green MP tells us the government could have found a way to stay on track. 

Injured Driver
An eighteen-year-old Quebec woman is recovering in hospital after a car crash forced doctors to offer her a terrible choice: have her arms and legs amputated, or face certain death.