As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

June 29, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Hutchinson Testimony
Washington, D.C. is still reverberating from the testimony of a former White House aide -- who contends that Donald Trump knew his supporters had weapons, but still wanted them at the Capitol.

Bruce Beach Returned
Reversal of reversal of fortune. Almost a century ago, the Bruce family's beachfront land in California was taken from them. A descendant of the original Black owners says its long, long-awaited return is bittersweet.

MTL Baggage Mountain
It's a serious problem -- and he'd love to unpack it. The latest snag facing Canadian travellers is missing luggage. Our guest tells us that a sleepless night waiting in vain for his bag was really not his bag. 

Part Two

Brown Noise
Colour them impressed. For people seeking soothing sounds, white noise is fading to black -- while people on TikTok are giving the green light to the lower, bassier vibe of Brown noise. 

Jim Obergefell: Same Sex Marriage
Rights turn. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion has raised the spectre of other verdicts being rolled back. Which worries an activist whose case won same-sex couples the right to marry. 

Phoenix Pay Home Loss
Not exactly rising from the ashes. The federal government's Phoenix Pay System is an ongoing nightmare for a Newfoundland woman whose pay was bungled -- and who lost her home as a result.