As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Charleston verdict
A reverend in Charleston, South Carolina is relieved the trial is finally over — after the white supremacist who murdered his wife and 8 others at the Mother Emanuel AME church is sentenced to death. 

Zipper merge
A traffic expert studies those jerks who wait until the last moment before swerving their cars into your lane. And he says that science shows they're right. 

747 simulator pilot
A Calgary man invites us to take our seats as he prepares for take-off in the replica of a 747 cockpit that he's built in his basement. 

Part Two

Arthur Manuel obit
Arthur Manuel's sister remembers the First Nations leader as a man who's passion for both his family and his people would know no end. 

Downton Abbey rats 
A Hamilton impresario recreates the costume drama, only he calls it Downton Alley, and it stars a bunch of well-dressed rats. 

Part Three

Tony Rosato obit
Friend and fellow actor Adrian Truss remembers Tony Rosato's work as a cast member on SNL and SCTV, and his struggle with a rare mental illness.

Sandpiper mating
Scientists try to understand why male pectoral sandpipers put such a ridiculous amount of effort into breeding. And it turns out that is has something to do with the total disdain of the piper-women they're failing to please.