As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Aug. 26, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Bolivia Fires
You've heard about the fires in Brazil. But while the world's attention is there, a million and a half hectares is also burning in Bolivia and our guest tells us what she fears will be lost and what she hopes can be saved.

People's Party Billboards
Billboards with political leader Maxime Bernier's image and the words "Say NO to mass immigration" caused widespread anger. At first the billboard owner refused to take them down. But now, he's reversed course. 

Melton Mowbray Pork Pies
Boris Johnson suggests the U.S. should allow in Melton Mowbray pork pies under any new trade deal — just like in Thailand and Iceland. That's left the pie producers, whose perishable wares are local only, wondering how their delicacies would make it stateside.

Part Two

Glasgow Slave Agreement
After the University of Glasgow uncovers how much the school profited from the slave trade, it pledges to spend millions for research into slavery. And our guest hopes its just the start of a reckoning across Britain.

Jiffy Cabs Retirement 
"Jiffy Caaaaaabs." St. John's taxi dispatcher Rodney "Cocker" Dunn answered the phone with that signature greeting for a quarter of a century. But now he's hanging up his headset. He tells us about the good, the bad and the slightly kooky calls he's fielded.