As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Dec. 3, 2018

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Albert oil: Kenney
With cheap oil flooding the market, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley issues an order to cut production — and her biggest opponent, opposition leader Jason Kenney, tells us why he's a big supporter of the move. 

Paris protests
The once-peaceful "Yellow Vest" protests over fuel taxes exploded into violence on the weekend — and our guest says it's the first true test of Emanuel Macron's presidency. 

B.C. cave
Geologist Catherine Hickson looked into the abyss — and what looked back at her was a newly discovered cave, which may be the largest in Canada. 

Part Two

Bush obit: acid rain
Longtime Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman says we owe a debt to the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush for his action on the environment — especially on acid rain. 

Zuckerberg hospital
After a big donation, a San Francisco hospital was named after Mark Zuckerberg — but after several Facebook scandals, a local politician says it's time for a rebranding.

Part Three

Nairobi 'matatu' minibus ban
To solve the problem of congestion in downtown Nairobi, authorities banned the city's popular minibuses from entering the downtown core. Which created a new problem: commuters having to hustle to work on foot. 

Reading: Bone Button Borscht
To mark the start of Hanukkah, we're airing Barbara Budd's reading of the story "Bone Button Borscht" — in which a hungry stranger starts thinking about food, and gives a whole community food for thought.