As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Saudi tweeter sentence
A mother of two who was visiting Saudi Arabia is sentenced to 34 years in prison -- after Saudi officials claim she "destabilized the state" with her activity on Twitter. 

Denver bench builder
After witnessing a weary woman sitting in the dirt at a bus stop, a Denver man took it upon himself to build and install new seating. We'll find out how much more he's hoping to bench. 

Moncton guitar returned
Nearly a decade after it was stolen, an unlikely angel of music returns a treasured guitar to a high school teacher in Moncton, New Brunswick.     

Part Two

Venice population decline
Nearly a decade after it was stolen, an unlikely angel of music returns a treasured guitar to a high school teacher in Moncton, New Brunswick.     

Invasive donkeys 
Wild donkeys may be an unwelcome invasive species in California's Death Valley National Park -- but a new study gives ecologists food for thought -- by revealing they make a tasty treat for the park's big cats. 

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