As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Jan. 3, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Kansas abortion
A pro-choice supporter in Kansas tells us there was much celebrating and some tears, too, after winning a referendum maintaining access to abortion.

Beirut explosion family
Two years after the deadly port explosion in Beirut, one father tells us he's still fighting for justice for the daughter he lost.

Ocean floor holes mystery
Staring into the void. Actually, there are many tiny little voids … all in a row at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. And scientists say how they got there is a complete mystery.

Part Two

Vin Scully obit
A colleague and huge fan remembers legendary sports broadcaster Vin Scully, who he says did so much more than simply read the field.

Beagle rescue 
After a massive animal-rescue operation saves several thousand beagles in Virginia, the dogs are being unleashed on communities -- who seem more than happy to welcome them.