As It Happens

As It Happens, Thursday Edition

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Part One

Challenger anniversary
Thirty years ago, Kristin Jacques watched her teacher fall to earth. Tonight, Jacques tells us about Jan. 28, 1986 — when the Space Shuttle Challenger came apart, with that teacher, Christa McAuliffe, aboard. 

MMIW: aggravating factor
Senator Lilian Dyck believes the courts are biased against aboriginal women who are victims of violent crimes — so she's introduced a bill she hopes will change that. 

Anne of Green Gables abortion
We'll search for the person plastering PEI with pro-choice posters featuring the Island's fictional ginger-haired heroine: Anne of Green Gables. 

Part Two

Toronto Police: Ian Scott
After a week in which Toronto Police saw one officer convicted of attempted murder, and others charged with perjury and obstructing justice, a former police watchdog reflects on what's going wrong. 

School bus death
Indianapolis mourns the loss of Susan Jordan, an elementary school principal who threw herself in front of a runaway bus to save a group of young students from being hit.

Part Three

Oregon update
Their leader's in jail. And only a handful of them are left. Tonight, David Fry — one of the few anti-government protesters still occupying the Oregon wildlife refuge — tells us why he hasn't left.

Zika virus doctor
At first, he thought it was nothing. But then Dr. Ernesto Marques was convinced of what the Zika virus was doing to children. Now, he's one of the world's experts on the disease — and we'll reach him tonight.

Cheerleader lawsuit 
New York State Assembly woman Nily Rozic says the settlement with the New York Jets cheerleaders is a "victory" because it's a step towards better working conditions for professional dancers in the National Football League.