As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Sept. 21, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Ricin letter raid
It's been a strange day in St-Hubert, Quebec. Hazmat teams, counter-terrorism experts and the RCMP raiding a condo they say is linked to a ricin-laced letter sent to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Lobster fishery dispute
Simmering tensions over lobster fishing in Nova Scotia come to a boil. Our guest says the dispute goes back to a decades-old supreme court decision that left too much room for interpretation. 

John Turner obit
He'd been both the Prime Minister of Canada and the country's fastest man, but Toronto Star columnist Susan Delacourt remembers John Turner as a man who met the pains of politics with simple humanity.

Part Two

Ruth Bader Ginsberg obit
A long-time friend remembers the remarkable career of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who went from defying the odds as a woman in law school, to a historic tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Alligator attack artist
After narrowly escaping an alligator attack, a Florida artist is coping in a very on-brand way — by painting a grisly portrait of the gator that nearly got him. 

Part Three

Bomb tech deaths
A pair of British and Australian bomb disposal experts were killed on the Solomon Islands yesterday by an explosion in their apartment. Their colleague in Norway tells us, he can't make sense of why it happened there.

Australia stinging trees 
The beautiful story of Australia's singing trees … Oh wait, sorry. The painful story of Australia's stinging trees, whose scorpion-like venom packs an excruciating punch.