As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Part One

Syria attack
They were gathered at their school in eastern Syria when the airstrikes started. Now, at least 22 children in Idlib province are dead — and according to UNICEF, more Syrian schools have been bombed since. 

New senator
Today, the Prime Minister named nine new senators, none of whom are affiliated with a party — and tonight, one of those senators explains why she applied for the job. 

Kitchen utensils guy 
If you always wanted a kitchen gadget that injects whatever you want into the centre of a banana, no you didn't. And our guest explains, in horrific detail, why you shouldn't.  

Part Two

Northern Quebec judge
Quebec's Associate Chief Justice says a shortage of indigenous-language interpreters in northern communities is causing trials to be delayed — or cancelled. 

Iceland voter
For an Icelandic student in Toronto who's trying to get her vote home for the election on Saturday, the democratic process has been complicated. 

Fort McMurray whisky
A Fort McMurray brewer is making whisky from the thoroughly smoke-infused barley he left outside, when the fires forced him to leave the city.  

Part Three

Roméo Dallaire feature interview
General Dallaire visits the As It Happens studio to talk about his latest memoir, "Waiting For First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD".