As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Overdose clinics inquest
Last year, a 20-year-old BC man died after overdosing on opioids in an addiction treatment centre — and today, the jury at a coroner's inquest issued 21 recommendations to prevent similar deaths. 

Media industry report
A report on Canada's deflating media industry has some bold recommendations to pump it back up — including a hundred-million-dollar investment from Ottawa.

Funnel web spider 
An Australian zoo needs funnel-spider venom to make anti-venom, so it's requesting a favour from the public: if you see one of the horribly dangerous things in your home, please pop it in a jar. 

Part Two

Mexican wall: rancher and dual Mexican-U.S. citizen
Constructive criticism. Now that President Trump has announced plans to actually build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, we'll speak with two Arizona residents: one who thinks it won't work but he wishes it would — and one who thinks it's a bad idea, period. 

Part Three

Sudbury cold case
For two decades, an unsolved murder has tormented an Ontario detective — and now, he's turning to a new technique that creates a picture of the suspect from DNA. 

Doomsday Clock
Half a minute isn't much. Unless we're talking about the Doomsday Clock, which measures the planet's proximity to the apocalypse. The hands of which were just moved thirty seconds closer to midnight. 

Mining claim
A former First Nations Chief in British Columbia wants to bring more attention to mining practices in the province. She's staked a claim on private property owned by B.C Mining Minister Bill Bennett.