As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Sept. 24, 2020

Part One

Jagmeet Singh
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he'll do what it takes to get Justin Trudeau to deliver on his Throne Speech — and we'll find out whether that means risking a pandemic election. 

Joshua Wong arrested
Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested for, among other things, violating an anti-mask law during a protest. Our guest says it's another warning shot from China. 

New Ben's Rice
Uncle Ben's Rice has announced changes to its racist branding — but rapper and entrepreneur Master P has already cooked up a better idea. 

Part Two

Pilot whales stranded
After the strange deaths of hundreds of whales in Tasmania this week, we reach a rescuer who's focusing on the few he's still able to save.

Giant penis protest
A New York State man pleads not guilty after being arrested for erecting a 2-metre tall wooden penis in his front yard — and tells us he's not going down without a fight.

Part Three

Black licorice death
A construction worker in Massachusetts dies of cardiac arrest — and the doctor who treated him helped figure out the culprit: black licorice.

Mini moon 
Our Earth may soon get a new mini moon, but there's a chance the object spotted by NASA is actually something less than lunar.