As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 14, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Madagascar hunger
Drought, the coronavirus, and other catastrophes have left Madagascar struggling with a devastating food shortage — the likes of which the tiny island nation hasn't seen in years. 

Trump company problems
Donald Trump is becoming toxic to the banks he relies on for hundreds of millions in loans to prop up his companies — which could make for an uncomfortable post-Presidential period. 

Honest restaurant menu
A Montreal restaurant owner goes viral for the extremely candid, sometimes critical descriptions of his own menu items — some of which he thinks are not so hot, even when they're steaming. 

Part Two

Uganda election
Bobi Wine has risked a lot in his bid to become the next president of Uganda — but his lawyer tells us that, despite his popularity, those risks may not mean reward on election day. 

Siegfried obit
A fellow magician remembers Siegfried Fischbacher, half of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried and Roy, as an entertainer who revolutionized the world of magic with his big cats — and even bigger personality. 

Part Three

Ethiopian refugee athlete
An athlete who came to Canada as a young refugee fell in love with basketball, now she's making a place for Muslim women in the game by creating a league of their own.

Encore: Weather balloon found 
This week's interview with the British man who sent a samosa into space sends us back the our archives for another gravity-defying conversation.