As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Sept. 5, 2019
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Dorian victim
As Hurricane Dorian hits the Atlantic coast, the scale of destruction in the Bahamas is starting to emerge. Raquel Cartwright lost her aunt, and her family home, to the storm. 

Pedestrian vigil
Clay Jones of Toronto and his family are keeping a vigil by a stretch of street where his sister was killed in a hit-and-run — while trying to reach a bus stop between two crosswalks nearly a full kilometre apart. 

Not Loch Ness
After exhaustive DNA testing of the waters of Loch Ness, geneticist Neil Gemmell found no evidence of a dinosaur, or a multi-headed zombie dragon — but plenty of evidence of ... eels. 

Part Two

Edmonton child abuse
While babysitting, an Edmonton woman named Justice Taylor discovered two girls confined to a basement — and thanks to her, two women have pleaded guilty in the shocking case.

Desmond Morton
Former NDP leader Ed Broadbent remembers the fearless honesty of his friend, and fellow progressive — the prolific Canadian historian Desmond Morton. 

Part Three

Heart attack study
The protocol for treating a heart attack while it's happening is clear. But for a very ong time, there have been differing approaches how to treat heart attack patients afterwards. Now, Canadian researchers have published a major study meant to clarify follow-up care. 

Scottish "witch" bones
Scottish officials are hoping to find the remains of Lilias Adie, an 18th-century woman who the Fife county archaeologist says was accused of witchcraft and buried where "she couldn't rise from the grave". 

Orono sign
The giant "TORONTO" sign in the city's downtown is going to be replaced, and the town of Orono, Ontario — spelled like "Toronto", without the Ts — would love five-sevenths of it.