As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
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Episode transcript

Part One

Danielle Martin
Toronto doctor Danielle Martin is in Washington, DC to defend a Bernie Sanders' universal health care plan from claims it's dangerously Canadian. 

Winnipeg mayor on Senator Beyak
Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman calls for a senator to quit after she suggests First Nations people should trade status cards for something they've already got — Canadian citizenship. 

RCMP Constable Frank Deschenes killed
Nova Scotia RCMP Const. Francis Deschênes, 35, was killed in a collision while helping motorists change a tire near Memramcook, New Brunswick on Tuesday night.

Bodega owner vs. start-up
Manhattan bodega owner Freddie Rah takes offence when a Silicon Valley start-up called 'Bodega' threatens to put the convenience stores out of business. 

Part Two

Aung San Suu Kyi critic
As evidence of ethnic cleansing continues to pour out of Myanmar, we hear from one of Aung San Suu Kyi's fellow-Nobel laureates who's calling on the former hero to resign.

Stonehenge tunnel
A proposal to tunnel a busy road under the Stonehenge site has archaeologist David Jacques warning that the age-old monument could meet an untimely end. 

Daisy the goat 
After days on the lam, and the offer of a 10-thousand dollar reward, Daisy the blind goat is returned, safe and sound, to her Alberta animal sanctuary.

Part Three

Alberta ranch fire
Alberta rancher Daryl Swenson says his neighbours lost more than a hundred of their animals to a wildfire. And they are pointing the finger at the military for detonating 'unexploded ordinance' at the Forces base nearby.

CFL commissioner
CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says that limiting hitting during practices will ease the physical strain on players. But some say the league is sill ignoring the elephant in the room: concussions, and the risk of traumatic brain injury.