As It Happens

As It Happens, Thursday Edition

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Part One

Aleppo hospital
The illusion of a truce in Syria is shattered by airstrikes in Aleppo — which have killed dozens of people, and reduced the city's only pediatric hospital to rubble. 

Papua New Guinea detainee
Papua New Guinea prepares to shut down a notorious detention centre used by Australia — leaving hundreds of refugees facing an uncertain future. 

Georgia O'Keeffe vagina
A Michigan teacher is handed a pink slip after she uses an unapproved word during an art class. 

Part Two

Earls beef
Earls restaurant announces it's switching to humanely produced beef, from U.S. suppliers — and Canadian producers say they're getting a raw deal. 

CBC: Brian Mitchell
When Montreal lawyer Brian Mitchell quits the CBC Board of Directors to pursue the presidency of the Conservative Party, some say it suggests the system needs an overhaul. 

Part Three

Oklahoma rape case
If you're sexually assaulted while you're unconscious, it is a sexual assault. Except in Oklahoma — where it depends how  you were assaulted. 

Encore: Archbishop Romero
In early February of 2015, Pope Francis officially declared Archbishop Romero a "martyr of the faith," putting him on a fast-track to sainthood. Soon after, we found Patricia Morales-Tijerino in El Salvador, still vividly remembering meeting Archbishop Romero, just days before his assassination in March of 1980.

New Brunswick First Nations roadblocks
Mi'kmaq warrior chief John Levi says he's setting up roadblocks in his New Brunswick First Nation to stop drug dealers from coming in.