As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Sept. 16, 2019
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Episode Transcript

Part One

Mississauga shooting
He was going home to change his shoes. But on his way 17-year-old Jonathan Davis was hit by a bullet — the latest victim of gun violence in the Toronto area. 

Saudi oil attacks
Two Saudi oil facilities are badly damaged, Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility — and there are big questions about how low-tech drones could penetrate such high-security sites. 

Blackest black
Scientists at MIT have created a brand-new black so black it absorbs nearly 100 percent of light — and we'll find out whether they're as scared of it as we are. 

Part Two

B.C. bus accident
Two 18-year-old University of Victoria students are dead after a bus crashes in BC — and a local First Nations' leader says he's been calling for upgrades to that road for years. 

Séan McCann
When he was in Great Big Sea, Séan McCann was an ambassador for Newfoundland — and for the joys of a drunken party. Now, he's been sober eight years — and he's singing a different tune. 

Part Three

Bernier debates analysis
The People's Party of Canada is celebrating, after its leader, Maxime Bernier, is invited to debate his major party rivals. Pollster Greg Lyle tells us this could be the beginning of big things for Mr. Bernier — or the beginning of the end.  

Hide-and-seek rats
If you despise rats, here are two bits of news that will confuse you at first, but impress you later: they can be trained to play hide-and-seek — and they have fun  while playing it.