As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Jan. 13, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Iran families and protest
Iranians continue to take to the streets after their government admitted to shooting down a passenger plane — and our guest, a Canadian in Tehran, says the latest protests indicate that Iranians are fed up.

Iran minister
Canada's Transport Minister says he's determined that a full investigation of the Ukrainian Airlines disaster will find answers — and Canada will hold Iran to its promises.

Exoskeleton marathon
It took more than a day of walking, but a South Carolina man paralyzed from the waist down now holds the record for the fastest time completing a marathon — in a robotic exoskeleton suit.

Part Two

U.S. intelligence briefing
According to the U.S. president, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani represented a clear and present danger to Americans — but Democrats continue to question the shifting rationale for his killing.

Brotherhood film nominated
A Montreal-based filmmaker who wanted to challenge negative portrayals of Muslims and Arabs in movies celebrates an Oscar nomination for her short film, Brotherhood.

Part Three

BMO arrest complaint
 In Vancouver recently, an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were handcuffed after he tried to open an account for her at a Bank of Montreal. Now the CBC reporter who broke the story says she's impressed by the response — from the public, that is. But she still has lots of questions for BMO and the Vancouver Police.

Neil Peart obit 
As the drummer and principal lyricist for Rush, Neil Peart inspired fans all over the world — including fans with fans of their own. Like The Tragically Hip. We'll talk to the Hip's drummer Johnny Fay about the impact Peart had on his music and his outlook on life.