As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Part One

U.S. Shutdown: DACA
To end the shutdown in the U.S. Congress, the Democrats abandon their demands that so-called DREAM-ers be protected — which leaves our guest — whose status expired yesterday — feeling abandoned. 

Newfoundland Birth Mother
After decades of searching, an Ontario man discovers the identity of his birth mother, who'd been searching for him too — and then discovers that, a day earlier, she had died of a heart attack. 

Philly Greased Poles
Okay, the new donut for excited fans of the victorious Philadelphia Eagles is more of a stick than a circle — and our guest will explain why it's called a "Greased Pole", and why that's not gross. 

Part Two

Climate Scientists Letter
With a government program supporting climate change research set to expire, more than 250 scientists around the world have signed an open letter to Justin Trudeau, urging him to keep it going. 

Vancouver Whisky Bar
The owner of a Vancouver whisky bar says it was a scene straight out of Prohibition — and after liquor agents and armed police haul off 200 rare bottles of liquor, she can hardly keep her outrage bottled up. 

Part Three

Sandy Cove March
Last year, the Nova Scotia town of Sandy Cove got international attention, when 15 people turned out for the first women's march. On Saturday, they marched again — and this time, turnout had more than doubled. 

Bosnian Reunion
Justin Frye, a Barrie, Ont., police officer who served in Bosnia in the 1990s, used social media to find Amir Bajramovic, who was a local boy who would run up to the fence near his helicopter landing zone during the conflict.