As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

June 25, 2020
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Part One

Kelowna Arrest
A nursing student in B-C sues the RCMP officer who was shown on camera dragging her and stepping on her head during what began as a 'wellness check.'  Mona Wang says police aren't equipped to help people in emotional distress.

Texas Covid
As Texas sees record-breaking COVID-19 numbers, an epidemiologist in Houston says she would guess that there isn't a public health person out there who is surprised.

Ghost Pub
The owner of a centuries-old British pub is shocked to find something abnormal with his paranormal tenants -- when an artist claims to have "stolen" his most famous ghost for an exhibition.

Part Two

Indiana Bookstore
Some Black-owned bookstores say they're seeing a significant increase in sales. We hear from Indiana's DeAndra Beard who says she has received an order from every state. 

Near Stonehenge Discovery
British archeologists have discovered a ring of large shafts not far from Stonehenge, which they say have formed the largest prehistoric monument ever discovered in Britain.

Part Three

Li Zhensheng Obit 
He took photographs in China during the Cultural Revolution and hid the "negative negatives" under his floor. Robert Pledge remembers his longtime colleague Li Zhensheng, who has died. 

Louisa May Alcott
A newly unearthed piece of writing by Little Women author Louisa May Alcott shows she was mature beyond her age and the editor of the magazine who published it said writers now have a chance to finish the story.