As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Part One

Kavanaugh accusations
When a woman comes forward to accuse U.S. Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, his supporters express skepticism about the eleventh-hour allegations — but our guest dismisses that criticism. 

Philippines typhoon
After a violent typhoon wreaks havoc in the Philippines, we'll go to a mining community where rescuers are digging out a shelter buried by a landslide. 

Squirrel knot
Wisconsin wildlife experts are surprised to discover five young squirrels whose tails are tangled together — and even after they're freed, the question remains: "Why knot?"

Part Two

Florence flooding
After Florence, the North Carolina town of Wilmington is cut off by flooding — and a member of the so-called "Cajun Navy" tells us about the ongoing rescue efforts. 

Freddie Oversteegan obit
During the Second World War, the late Freddie Oversteegen fought the Nazi occupation with astonishing dedication — and cunning flirtation. 

Part Three

Leono Alleslev floor-crossing
In the opinion of a constituent of Liberal-turned-Conservative Leona Alleslev — who crossed the aisle today — the MP for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill double-crossed the people who voted for her. 

Quebec City Citadelle repairs
Martin Anctil runs a quarry near Quebec City. So he's wondering why the feds are using American stone to repair the city's historic Citadelle. 

Plastics & sea turtles
Britta Denise Hardesty is the senior author of a new paper that looks at how much plastic it takes to significantly increase a sea turtle's risk of death.