As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Dec. 5, 2019
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Episode Transcript

Part One

Ex-Nazi Supreme Court appeal denied
The Supreme Court denies the appeal of 95-year-old Helmut Oberlander — and now, the former interpreter for the Nazis may finally be deported to Germany. 

Australia detention doctor
Australia restricts the right of refugees being held offshore to medical attention on  shore — and our guest says that will have devastating health consequences. 

Peloton ad actor
The stationary bike company Peloton won't back-pedal on its widely criticized commercial — and actor Julie Alexandria has her own story of an onscreen workout that didn't work out. 

Part Two

Nova Scotia intellectual disabilities ruling
A Nova Scotia woman with intellectual disabilities will move to a suitable home — after being placed in a hospital by the province, and abandoned. 

Anti-Facebook lawyer
A personal-injury lawyer wants social media sites like Facebook to do more to protect young people from sex trafficking — and she's using product liability laws to build her case.

Part Three

Sudbury organ donation
Pam Nicholson oversees organ donation at a Sudbury, Ontario hospital that's bucking trends when it comes to donation rates. She shares how she approaches conversations with families who have just lost a loved one. 

Birdhouse maker
91-year-old George Adams has built and hung 900 birdhouses around Southwestern Ontario — and they've proven to be a real chick magnet. 

Vienna Opera House composer
With Orlando — based on the Virginia Woolf novel — composer Olga Neuwirth becomes the first woman to have her opera presented at the legendary Vienna Opera House.