As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

July 25, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Guy Saint-Jacques: China
Two former ambassadors say a federal official asked them to deliver a unified message on Canada's approach to China — and one tells us he was puzzled by it. 

Egyptian Minister Comments
At an event in Ontario, an Egyptian cabinet minister says she'll "slice up" critics of her government — which prompted our guest to call the RCMP. 

Barney Smith Encore
Barney Smith spent decades collecting, and redecorating, toilet seats — and tonight, we'll celebrate the legacy of a man whose Toilet Seat Art Museum made visitors flip their lids. 

Part Two

Puerto Rico Governor
After nearly two weeks of demonstrations, protesters in Puerto Rico are cheering instead of chanting — because Governor Ricardo Roselló is stepping down. 

Touch Study 
He lost his arm in 2002 — but a new thought-controlled prosthesis has allowed a Utah man to experience the feeling of touch again for the first time in 17 years.