As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday edition

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

O'Leary volunteer
Kevin O'Leary's departure from the Conservative leadership race has left some of his supporters feeling betrayed — including one volunteer who now thinks the businessman's campaign rhetoric was a bit rich. 

Peel school mom
A mother of a Muslim student in Ontario's Peel District School Board describes her concerns about her child's safety, after a series of anti-Islamic incidents over Friday prayers in school. 

Gus the Asparagus Man
Some Christian groups are angry about what one man wore to church last Sunday — but because he was dressed as a giant piece of asparagus, he can only really be judged by a jury of his spears. 

Part Two

Saturn Cassini
NASA's Cassini spacecraft executes the first of many dives between the planet Saturn and its rings — in a mission that's already had a lot of ups and downs. 

WikiTribune: Wales
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales explains how his team of journalists and volunteers will work to prove fake news is actually fake with a new project called "WikiTribune." 

Part Three

Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole
Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole saw a path to victory. Then Kevin O'Leary left, and threw his support to Maxime Bernier. Later in the program, Mr. O'Toole tells us how he's adjusting — or re-adjusting — to this surreal new reality. 

"The Scream" clouds
The figure in the foreground of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is pretty compelling — but a Norwegian meteorologist would like to draw your attention to the weird formations in the terrifying orange sky.