As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Listen to the full episode24:49

Part One

Courtepatte case
Eleven years after the brutal murder of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte, the youngest offender involved in her killing is finishing her sentence — and her youth worker says her rehabilitation has been phenomenal. 

Elena Ferrante update
Last week, an Italian journalist explained why he was right to out the woman who writes as "Elena Ferrante" — but tonight, author Jeanette Winterson says he couldn't have been more wrong. 

House of horrors
A Connecticut realtor shares his frustration at trying to sell a property that looks perfectly nice on the outside — but inside, looks like twelve interior decorators had a war, and all lost. 

Part Two

Bob Dylan Nobel
Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for Literature — but even our Dylan-loving guest isn't sure the committee made the right decision. 

Atlanta lawyer
Your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free — but only 2% of them. An Atlanta immigration lawyer quits, because she can't help clients in a city that allows in such a tiny number of asylum-seekers. 

Part Three

Nova Scotia flood
Residents of Sydney, Nova Scotia, are heading back home, after Hurricane Matthew, to houses that were battered, and flooded. So that homecoming is as bitter as it is sweet for our guest, who's still assessing the damage. 

Tesco food
British fans of Marmite like nothing more than putting the tongue-blasting spread on toast. But thanks to Brexit, some Marmite lovers were worried the spread itself might be toast.

Wabaseemong without water 
A First Nations community has been told their water is unsafe. But that's not their biggest problem because the taps have been dry for most of the last week and a half.