As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, December 17th 2015

Part One

Danish refugee valuables
A valuables lesson. The majority of Denmark's parliament agrees on a proposal to seize jewelry and money from refugees when they arrive in the country -- which an opposition leader says is absurd. 

Martin Shkreli arrest
The world usually doesn't applaud when someone's charged with securities fraud -- but when that someone is reviled pharma CEO Martin Shkreli, the arrest gets a standing ovation. 

Torrens trip follow-up
Thanks in part to Canadian actor Jonathan Torrens and a fundraising campaign, a Nova Scotia couple will be home for Christmas -- to see their grandchild for the first time. 

Part Two

China Islands reefs
A British reporter is shocked to see Chinese fishermen deliberately destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea -- and sets out to find out why they're doing it. 

"Fireside" Al reads Stephen Leacock's "Hoodoo McFiggin" 
Alan Maitland's reading of Stephen Leacock's story, "Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas" is the gift that keeps on giving -- which is more than the title character can say about the junk Hoodoo gets.

Part Three

Encore feature interview: Toni Morrison on her novel "God Help the Child"
An encore presentation of Carol's feature interview with the great Toni Morrison -- on the subject of her latest novel "God Help The Child" -- a book as slim as it is deep. 


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