As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

July 2, 2020
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Episode Transcript

Part One

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested
Ghislaine Maxwell is arrested and charged with recruiting young women who were abused by Jeffrey Epstein -- and the lawyer for one of Ms. Maxwell's accusers tells us her client is relieved

California Doctor Law
After Covid-19 recommendations were met with death threats, a California state senator proposes legislation to hide the home addresses of public health officials.

Connecticut Well Rescue    
Our guest was hard to reach on the weekend -- because he fell several metres through the floor of a house, and landed at the bottom of a 19th-century well. 

Part Two

Virginia Hair Discrimination
A new law in the state of Virginia bans discrimination based on racial identifiers such as hair texture and type -- and a natural hair stylist in Richmond considers that an important sign of growth.
Monster Star Disappears
It has been described as a "monster star," 2.5 million times brighter than our sun. But when scientists went looking for signs of it last year, they couldn't find anything. Irish researcher, Andrew Allan, tells us his theories.