As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Dec. 16, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

India protests
Protesters across India are furious about their government's new law, which would make tens of thousands of immigrants citizens — but excludes Muslims. 

New medical trial doctor
Frank Plummer was on the frontlines of major disease outbreaks is now working to save himself from alcoholism — and hoping the groundbreaking use of deep brain stimulation will work. 

New Zealand: Ohio skin bank
A non-profit tissue bank in Ohio has sent about 300 square feet of human skin to New Zealand to treat the burn victims from the volcano eruption on White Island.

Part Two

SNC-Lavalin conviction
A former SNC Lavalin executive is convicted of bribing officials, and defrauding Libyans — which may be a bad omen for what happens when the construction giant itself goes on trial. 

Saskatchewan Maritime Museum
There has never been an ocean near Saskatchewan — but our guest's new art exhibit illustrates fictional stories from the province's non-existent maritime past. 

Part Three

Encore: For Sama
Waad al-Kateab's documentary "For Sama" explains why she and her husband stayed in Syria, and why they eventually left. And she made it so her baby daughter would one day understand. The interview originally aired in April.