As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Jan. 1, 2019

Episode transcript

Part One

Distracted driving
Last year, Constable Norm Deneault issued his 5000th ticket for distracted driving — so he hopes Ontario's tough new penalties will capture motorists' attention.

Russia arrest
Russia says the American was arrested because he's a spy — but the man's Canadian brother insists he was just in Moscow for a wedding. 

Python-mounting cane toads
Biologist Jodi Rowley says ten cane toads who climbed aboard a 3-point-5 metre python in Australia didn't just get on to get on — they got on to get off.

Part Two

As it Happens 2018 obits, Part One
Anthony Bourdain. Ntozake Shange. France Gall. Tonight we remember some of the other luminaries who died in 2018.

Part Three

As it Happens 2018 obits, Part Two
Linda Brown. Stephen Hawking. Hugh Masekela. Continuation of our grateful "farewell" to a few of the people who left us in 2018.