As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Feb. 6, 2019
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Episode transcript

Part One

Nova Scotia hockey brawl
Fifteen players and both head coaches are suspended, after a disgraceful on-ice brawl between two Nova Scotia university hockey teams. 

Libya slavery refugees
Canada offers asylum to hundreds of migrants who faced slave auctions in Libya — but our guest says that thousands are still vulnerable to the same abuse. 

Sybill Hicks obit
After the death of an Ontario woman named Sybill Hicks, her family publishes a tribute that inspires readers to burst into giggles instead of tears. 

Part Two

Venezuela Canada
Two Canadian professors team up to warn Canada's Foreign Minister about who she's teaming up with, in what they fear could be violent regime change in Venezuela. 

Foul ball death
Linda Goldbloom died after being hit by a foul ball while watching her beloved L.A. Dodgers — and when it comes to fan safety, her husband wants Major League Baseball to step up to the plate. 

Part Three

Sunrise C.E.O.
The "sunset" applies to HMV, the British chain of music stores — which was struggling, and headed for bankruptcy. The "sunrise" applies to...Sunrise. As in "Sunrise Records" — the Canadian  chain that just bought up HMV. And saved hundreds of jobs in the process. 

Himalayan glaciers
Scientists warn that by 2100, a third of the rapidly-melting Himalayan ice caps will have melted, threatening the livelihood of nearly 2 billion people - and there's nothing we can do to stop it.