As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

Quebec Muslim cemetery
In a small Quebec town, a proposal for a Muslim cemetery faces fierce opposition from a group of residents. I'll speak with an imam who made the trip from Montreal to quell their fears. 

North Carolina bathroom follow-up
Almost a year after North Carolina passed its discriminatory "bathroom bill", state politicians reach a new compromise — but one of those politicians tells us she'll keep fighting.  

BC car collector
A BC man puts his five-acre property up for sale, and if you can afford to make an offer, he'll offer you a Ford — and the rest of his collection of more than three hundred vintage cars. 

Part Two

US pedestrian deaths
Cars keep getting safer for the people inside them — but a new report from the U.S. says more pedestrians are being killed than ever before. 

VIA Rail passenger 
To celebrate Canada's 150th, Via Rail offers youth passes for unlimited travel — but when they sell out, those who came up empty-handed start lodging complaints — and they're not going anywhere. 

Part Three

Wrong Sydney
Dutch traveller Milan Schipper tells us about the moment he began to suspect he was not, in fact, on a flight to Sydney, Australia. He also tells us how he enjoyed his brief stay in Sydney, Nova Scotia. 

Planned Parenthood charges
Two anti-abortion activists are facing 15 felony charges in California, in connection with the alleged illegal filming of Planned Parenthood health workers.

Booboo the cat
Booboo the cat disappeared from its home in California in 2013 — and wound up in Guelph, Ontario, in 2017. It's either the story of a family overjoyed to be reunited with its pet — or a pet that's wondering just how far it has to go to get away from them.