As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 16, 2020
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Episode Transcript

Part One

Impeachment: Senator
A Democratic Senator says a chill went down his spine at the opening of Donald Trump's impeachment trial — as yet more evidence emerged. 

Patrik Mathews arrested
Months after he snuck across the border, a former Canadian soldier who is believed to be a neo-Nazi recruiter has been arrested. Our guest says it's a big coup for the FBI.

Rocky Johnson obit
Together, they became the first black tag team in pro-wrestling — now, Tony Atlas says the legacy of the late Canadian wrestler, Rocky Johnson is getting short shrift. 

Part Two

Epstein: Island estate
A new lawsuit charges Jeffrey Epstein with using his private estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands as a sex-trafficking hideaway — where he abused hundreds of young women and girls.

Australia saving trees
Even though it's survived for more than 200 million years, the so-called dinosaur tree is critically endangered. Thankfully, Australian firefighters have saved the last of the rare Wollemi pine.

Part Three

Homeless tweeter
After Jordan Green was evicted, the former veteran spent time in a Toronto shelter. And he decided to tweet about his experiences of homelessness. Four months later, he signed the lease on a new place, and a new audience.

McMaster tires 
A Hamilton, Ontario researcher finds a solution to tire waste and explains how saving our tires will save our environment.