As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Part One

Hoboken crash
Amy Krulewitz was on a routine train journey -- until the train she was on entered the station at dangerously high speed, and crashed into the bustling passenger concourse. 

IPCC targets
The goals for international climate accords are ambitious -- but scientists say that, even if those goals are met, the Earth will hit a disturbing temperature milestone sooner than expected. 

Frog hate symbol 
His stoner amphibian has just been designated a "hate symbol" -- but the cartoonist behind Pepe the Frog believes his creation will survive being co-opted by the alt-right. 

Part Two

Saudi Arabia bill
The U.S. Congress overrides the President's veto, and clears the way for people to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11 -- and our guest says he's ready for his day in court. 

Samsung washing machine
He has no complaints about how clean the Samsung washing machine got his clothes. Micah Martin's problem is more that the washing machine exploded. 

Part Three

FGM survivor
Hibo Wardere was six when she underwent female genital mutilation in Somalia. Tonight, she'll talk to us about talking to politicians in Ottawa -- in the hopes that Canada will become a leading voice against FGM.

Predatory publishing
An Indian company buys two publishing houses that produce medical journals -- which our guest sees as a problem, because that company is being sued by the U.S. government for deceptive publishing.