As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Oct. 24, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Truck deaths follow-up
For a Syrian refugee in the UK, the news of 39 bodies in a truck trailer brought back horrible memories — because it could've been him, when he made the same journey in 2015.

B.C. indigenous rights
One of the architects of B.C. legislation giving First Nations "free and informed consent" on projects affecting their lands is hopeful it will change things in the province. 

Rats in cars
While most rats scurry around in garbage, a select group are learning to drive — thanks to American scientists who built "rodent-operated vehicles". 

Part Two

WeWork bailout
As the co-founder of WeWork leaves with 1-point-7 billion dollars, business prof Scott Galloway — who predicted the company's virtual collapse — is left disgusted. 

Iraq Kurdish refugees
Turkey and the US say the ceasefire in northern Syria is permanent, but Syrian Kurds aren't convinced — so they're paying to cross the border and get to refugee camps in Iraq.

Part Three

Parliament future: Peter Van Loan
Canadians left Justin Trudeau with piecemeal support across the country he's supposed to govern. But the the man who made Stephen Harper's minority work says the opposition parties have serious vulnerabilities too.

Student mock impeachment
Louisiana teacher Chris Dier asked his class whether President Trump should be impeached. They decided he should — but it was the thorough and thoughtful way they decided that really impressed him. 

Tower of London bodies
Two 500-year-old skeletons unearthed during an archaeological dig at the Tower of London are the first from the site to be scientifically assessed.