As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

NAFTA: Mexico
Despite Donald Trump's threat to scrap the trillion-dollar trade agreement, a former Mexican NAFTA negotiator says PM Trudeau and Mexico's President should stay calm. 

Labrador time
Telegram reporter James McLeod discovers that everyone in Labrador is part of a criminal conspiracy — because they're illegally, if unknowingly, setting their clocks to the wrong time zone. 

Part Two

MacArthur Genius Grant: Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen has written novels and essays revealing the distorting lens the U.S. applies to the Vietnam War -- and now, his work has won him a MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

'Breaking Bad' house
Fans of "Breaking Bad" keep throwing pizzas onto an Albuquerque family's home -- and after hitting the roof, they're taking steps to prevent more pies from hitting their roof. 

Part Three

Earthquake spray
UBC Phd candidate Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki has developed a spray that makes buildings more resistant to earthquakes. And now, a Vancouver school is the first building to protect its students by putting it to use. 

Gas balloon record 
Laurent Sciboz is a member of a Swiss team that unofficially has just set a new record for the longest flight by hot-air balloon.