As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday edition

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Part One

Special counsel appointed
U.S. President Donald Trump calls the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia a "witch hunt" — but as our guest explains, there's nothing supernatural about it. 

'Stealthing' lawmaker
It's called "stealthing", and it's both disturbing and unethical — but a Wisconsin politician's proposed legislation would make it tantamount to sexual assault. 

Shark livers
When three great white sharks wash up in South Africa, missing their livers, one researcher has a visceral reaction — because she believes orcas deliberately ate those organs, and pretty much left the rest. 

Part Two

Tesla workers
When one man started working at the innovative car company Tesla, it seemed like a dream job — but workplace conditions have turned it into a nightmare. 

Chris Cornell obit
The late Chris Cornell had a voice that could melt your face, or break your heart — and tonight, the man who produced the classic Soundgarden album "Superunknown" remembers the superlative singer. 

Part Three

Alberta merger
After a long wooing period, it's official: Alberta's Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose Party are merging. And our guest, a Wildrose founder, says that's music to his ears. 

WWF award
Anne Sherrod has worked for decades to double the size of protected areas in British Columbia — and she's just won a prize from the World Wildlife Fund for her efforts.