As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
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Episode transcript

Part One

Syria Child Deaths
A new study estimates that 17,000 children have been killed in the war in Syria; that's a quarter of all civilians killed — and our guest fears the true number is much higher.  

County Clerk Kim Davis
Two years ago in Kentucky, county clerk Kim Davis denied David Ermold and his partner a wedding license because they're both men — and now, Ermold is giving himself  license to run against her for the clerk's job. 

TripAdvisor Shed
How a freelance journalist in London turned the shed in his back yard into the Number One restaurant on TripAdvisor — despite the fact that it's, you know, just a shed in his back yard. 

Part Two

Irish Shipwreck
When you hear of a sunken ship being plundered for gold, it sounds like a thrilling adventure tale — but an Irish marine biologist couldn't be less thrilled about the raiding of a First World War-era wreck. 

As more people call for the chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to resign, Sheila North Wilson steps up to explain why Marion Buller should step down. 

Part Three

Border Greeter
When asylum seekers are crossing from the U.S. into Quebec, Janet McFetridge is waiting for them. But she's not there to turn anyone back — she goes out, of her own accord, to hand out care packages. She'll tell us why. 

B.C. Rescue
After her car skids off the road, a BC woman spends much of a frigid night 50 metres down a steep embankment with no way back up. Which is where our guest came in. With a lot of rope.