As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Health care vote
U.S. President Donald Trump scores a win when the House passes a bill to replace Obamacare — but a Republican representative who voted against it says it has problematic pre-existing conditions. 

Pig protester acquitted
Two years ago, Anita Krajnc was charged with mischief for giving water to pigs headed for slaughter — but today, a judge acquitted her, saying her actions were not criminal. 

Little free libraries 
A Toronto librarian makes the case against so-called "Little Free Libraries" — because she says those generous offerings of terrible paperbacks that fell in the bath risk undermining the public library system. 

Part Two

Flint water
The city of Flint, Michigan, says it's well on its way to solving its contaminated-water problem — and now it wants residents to pay their overdue bills, or else. 

Oilers tickets 
Women at last night's Edmonton Oilers game missed all kinds of line changes because they couldn't change lines themselves — they were stuck waiting endlessly for the bathroom. 

Part Three

Plastic-melting ship
A Norwegian oil-industry billionaire wants to give away most of his considerable wealth — and he's starting by paying for a vessel that will help the ocean instead of harming it. 

Niagara play
An Ontario theatre company for young people produces a play about gender identity — but schools in the Niagara region, especially Catholic schools, are cancelling planned performances.