As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

Mnangagwa Profile
The jaws of defeat. There's a sense of victory in Zimbabwe now that President Robert Mugabe is done — but our guest warns that his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has earned his ominous nickname: The Crocodile. 

Holocaust Memorial
A German politician who referred to the Berlin Holocaust memorial as a "monument of shame" is unpleasantly surprised at the view from his window: a replica of that exact monument, from a political art group. 

Newfoundland Airport Music Columnist
When a group of Newfoundlanders had a spur-of-the-moment bash at the Toronto airport, it seemed like a blast — but a St. John's columnist is both bashing and blasting them for it. 

Part Two

Rohingya Deal
Burma and Bangladesh agree to a deal that would allow Rohingya refugees to go back, but a doctor tells us the asylum seekers he's spoken to are too terrified to consider it. 

Orthodontist T-Shirt
Stranger Things has happened. And now, one Missouri orthodotist tells us how the hit Netflix series has turned his world upside-down — after a character wears one of the "Brace Yourself for the Future!" T-shirts he gives to patients. 

Part Three

Facebook Ads
The journalism non-profit Propublica says Facebook is still allowing illegal job and housing ads that can exclude viewers based on race, religion — and even disability. 

Puerto Rico Restaurant
A Puerto Rico restaurant owner is offering a barbecued Thanksgiving dinner today — just one way she's trying to keep her business going while the island's power outages continue.