As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Sept. 12, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One

SCOTUS asylum ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court allows the Trump Administration to block asylum-seekers from Central America from entering the U.S. — but our guest won't stop fighting the policy. 

Yellowhammer document
The British government reluctantly releases some of its dire predictions for a no-deal Brexit — but a journalist says it's trying to downplay the true extent of the potential pandemonium. 

Growling crabs
Ghost crabs may look weird, but — no, they're super-weird in every way, including the way they respond to threats: with a growl generated by grinding the teeth.  In. Their. Stomachs

Part Two

Labrador voicemail
On Wednesday night, Newfoundland and Labrador's Environment Minister left a voicemail message for someone at the Innu Nation Executive Council — and then said some disturbing things after he thought he'd hung up. 

David Suzuki 'Climate First' tour
David Suzuki is hitting the road with Stephen Lewis and Buffy Sainte-Marie to convince young people to take up the fight against climate change — and to avoid their parents' mistakes. 

Part Three

HRC email artist
Hillary Clinton pays a visit to an art exhibit made up of prints of her much-discussed emails — and the artist, Kenneth Goldsmith, is grateful the former presidential candidate got the message he was trying to send. 

Victoria Hydro poles
Eleven years ago, people in a Victoria, BC neighbourhood started painting their local power poles. It was a great community project. But speaking of art reviews, they got one so negative they have to stop painting. Because it was from BC Hydro. 

California worker bill
California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo says the bill she co-authored is meant to stop companies from taking advantage of vulnerable workers, by classifying certain independent contractors as employees.