As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Sept. 23, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Climate cities
Today at the UN Climate Summit, teenage activist Greta Thunberg put world leaders on blast for their empty words -- so we'll ask the mayor of Victoria whether she's heard anything at the summit that would change Ms. Thunberg's mind. 

Ukraine: Trump/Biden
More details emerge about U.S. President Trump's phone calls to the President of Ukraine -- and while Mr. Trump believes he's answered his critics, our guest says a lot more answers are needed. 

Game of Thrones Emmy
Canadian Paula Fairfield won a sound-editing Emmy for her work on the last season of "Game of Thrones" -- and she'll tell us how she made so many awful creatures such a roaring success.

Part Two

Vancouver first responders
Her mother died waiting for first responders after calling 9-1-1 -- and now, a BC woman hopes the changes promised by the government mean that no one else will suffer like her mom did.

Thomas Cook folds
Hundreds of thousands of furious vacationers are stuck where they are, after the world's oldest travel company abruptly goes under -- and the ripples are felt throughout the industry. 

Part Three

Fukushima court
Three executives charged in the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster are acquitted -- a verdict that the executive director of Green Action Japan calls a blow to victims of the disaster.

Cowboy poet
Todd Nakamura was one of the cowboy poets at an annual gathering of Wild West versifiers in Calgary this weekend -- and he'll tell us how he went from herding to being heard.