As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Jan. 27, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Coronavirus: Canadian cases
A Toronto doctor who worked through the SARS epidemic says his small clinic's not getting enough help to prepare for coronavirus — so he's picking up what supplies he can find himself.

Ben Perrin: safe injection sites
After years of toeing the Conservative Party line on illegal drugs, a former advisor to Stephen Harper tells us why he's had a complete change of heart — and hopes others will too.

Kobe Bryant obit
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant's life was extraordinary and complex. A reporter tells us about the highs, the lows and about the daughter who died alongside him — who, he says, was also the star's best friend.

Part Two

Bolton leak
A leak reveals former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton's take on the story at the centre of the impeachment trial. A former Republican Congressman says the new details should be hard for his party to ignore.

Quebec MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying)
Quebec puts the brakes on a plan to offer medical aid in dying to people suffering as a result of their mental illness. A doctor in the province tells us why the issue is difficult to navigate.

Part Three

Pompeo interviews
After Mike Pompeo's heated exchange with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly over the weekend, in which he reportedly demanded she locate Ukraine on a map, we talk to a reporter in Nashville who had her own encounter with the U.S. Secretary of State.

Super Bowl teen
A New York teenager is hoping his idea to move Superbowl Sunday to a Saturday has wings. He wants football fans to be free to party bigger, better and safer. And he's started an online petition. But will the NFL be bowled over?