As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Dec. 6, 2018
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Episode transcript

Part One

Huawei arrest
The arrest of a top executive with a Chinese smartphone company in Canada has become an international spectacle — and our guest warns we should expect more than angry emojis from China. 

Vaccine conference: former "anti-vaxxer"
An Ontario woman tells an immunization conference how to change the minds of so-called "anti-vaxxers" — as someone who resisted shots for her own children for years. 

Denmark migrants
A Danish opposition politician is shocked that the government is planning to send migrants to live on an island now used to study diseased animals. 

Part Two

Yemen conference
After two years of no direct consultations, representatives of the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels meet in Sweden — and while the stakes are high, hopes are not. 

Shirley Chisholm statue
50 years after Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, New York city announces it's honouring her with a statue. 

Part Three

Strand Landmark
Officials in New York are keen on granting historic landmark status to the city's famous Strand Bookstore. The Strand's owner tells us that would make the store itself history — and she'd prefer they just leave her and her business alone. 

École Polytechnique: Nathalie Provost
To mark the 29th anniversary of the massacre at L'École Polytechnique, part of an interview with survivor Nathalie Provost in 1989, and an encore presentation of Carol's conversation with Ms. Provost from earlier this year.