As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Oct. 13, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Georgia voting
A Georgia woman who waited in line at the polls for nearly 10 hours says it's always been difficult for some to cast a ballot in the state, but never quite this hard — which may be a good sign.

Infected again study
A Nevada man recovered from COVID-19, and then got it a second time just two months later — revealing how much there is to learn about the coronavirus. 

Stinky fish study
An Icelandic study discovers that some people possess an unusual gift: the inability to smell stinky fish.

Part Two

Irina Slavina
After years of pressure and investigation by security officials, a Russian journalist kills herself — and leaves a note telling readers to "blame the Russian Federation" for her death.

California voting boxes
Fake ballot-drop boxes popping up in California are the work of the state's Republican Party — and the unofficial, illegal boxes have officially outraged a Democratic Congressman.

Part Three

U.S. Montreal quarantine
A Montreal woman was turned away at the U.S. border when her trip was deemed inessential — but the three minutes it took for her to be turned away turned into a 14-day quarantine.

Lookalike couples 
There's a commonly held belief that couples grow to look alike over time. We reach a PHD student who says the idea and the old research supporting it are divorced from reality.