As It Happens

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Oct. 12, 2020

Part One

Amy Coney Barrett hearing
As Amy Coney Barrett began her high-profile job interview for the U.S. Supreme Court today, the Republican leading the hearing, Lindsey Graham, is fighting for his political life.

New Brunswick border COVID students
New Brunswick's COVID policy means Mi'kmaq students in Quebec won't be able to return to their high school across the provincial border.

Mozart violin
After gathering dust in a museum for years, Mozart's violin has been brought back to life and given a new chance to sing by a violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Part Two

Avro Arrow sonar
A years-long search for the remains of the Avro Arrow fighter jet project have come to an end — with the discovery of bits of the aircraft's prototype strewn on the bottom of Lake Ontario.

Sea lion surgery
Toxic algae blooms left a sea lion named Cronutt with life-threatening seizures — but his very happy vet tells us a groundbreaking surgery performed last week was a roaring success. 

Part Three

Feature: Andrew Furey
Ten years ago, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's turned on the news and saw the terrible toll of an earthquake on another island, four thousand kilometres away. Rather than look away, he got on a plane to Haiti, and started a journey in which he founded a new travelling task force of Canadian doctors — and became the leader of his province. A feature interview with Newfoundland and Labrador's new premier, Andrew Furey.