As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Sept. 19, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Blackface: Jagmeet Singh
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wants Mr. Trudeau to explain to Canadians who've endured racism why they should re-elect a Prime Minister who darkened his skin for an "Arabian Nights" gala. 

Blackface: Omar Alghabra
Omar Alghabra is a Liberal candidate, a longtime MP, and a former president of the Canadian Arab Federation — and one of the people Justin Trudeau called last night before images of him donning brownface and blackface made news last night.

Ballet boys
For the first time in the history of Canada's National Ballet School, the graduating class has more male dancers than female — and one of the graduates shares his experience of going through the spin cycle. 

Part Two

Nowack victim
A Toronto man is sentenced to 9 years, after scamming investors — including our guest, who tells us how he was duped out of 100 thousand dollars.

Brexit: Ireland
A former diplomat says British PM Boris Johnson has no apparent plan to keep the Irish border open after Brexit — which could have catastrophic consequences. 

Part Three

Bahamas: Dorian help
While conducting search-and-rescue missions in the Bahamas, the owners of a Florida helicopter company flew over what looked like wreckage. They investigated. And tonight, we'll hear how they delivered supplies to what they believe are undocumented Haitians. 

Easy Rider 50th: Steppenwolf's John Kay
On the 50th anniversary of "Easy Rider", I'll speak with a man who ordered us to get our motors runnin', and who's had the pedal to the metal ever since: John Kay of Steppenwolf.