As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Trump Tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump announces his new steel and aluminum tariffs won't be applied to Canada and Mexico, for the time being — but we're not out of the metal woods yet.

NYT Obituaries Overlooked Women
Sylvia Plath is one of many remarkable women who had no obituary in the New York Times at the time of her death — but now, she and fourteen others are finally getting overdue tributes from the paper. 

Chicken Book
The gorgeous models don't have pecks — but the photographers got some. A book features dazzling photos revealing the often-ignored beauty of chickens — and one of the artists explains how he wound up with all that time on his hens. 

Part Two

North Carolina Police Body Cam Video
A North Carolina city explodes with outrage, after body cam video shows a white police officer brutally beating a black man who was caught jaywalking. 

Bitcoin Mining Ban
Old factories in Plattsburgh, New York, are fast becoming new homes for "bitcoin mines" — but instead of embracing the virtual currency boom, the town wants to make further mining virtually impossible. 

Part Three

Rowan's Law
For five years, Gordon Stringer worked with experts and athletes to get concussion legislation passed in the province of Ontario. Two days ago, all his work paid off, with the passage of Rowan's Law. He'll tell us about the reason he was so committed: his daughter Rowan, who died at the age of 17.

Wildlife Management
Our guest is the co-author of a new study on wildlife management in Canada and the U.S. A study that shows those managing populations of deer, elk, and other creatures, aren't relying enough on actual science.