As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Part One

Canadian troops to Ukraine: announcement
Canada announces it's sending troops to train Ukrainian forces -- but our guest, a Russian parliamentarian, says that will just fan the flames. 

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) series: Bev Jacobs
In the final part of our series on missing and murdered indigenous women, we'll speak with Bev Jacobs -- who works tirelessly to raise awareness of a national crisis.  

Part Two

Percy Sledge obit
Legendary Muscle Shoals producer Rick Hall tells us about his first time hearing that blast of soul from the late, great Percy Sledge. 

Supreme Court of Canada on mandatory minimum sentences
When the Supreme Court strikes down one of the government's mandatory minimum sentencing laws, it means trouble for the whole "tough on crime" agenda. 

Part Three

Boko Haram anniversary
It's been a year since Boko Haram abducted Allen Manasseh's cousin -- and 275 other schoolgirls -- in Nigeria. And despite the new president's admission they may never be found, Mr. Manasseh tells us he hasn't given up hope.

Shrimp trawler lights
Researchers in Oregon find that attaching small LED lights to shrimp trawling nets reduces the smelt fish bycatch by a whopping 90 per cent.

Switzerland snowman festival
From a safe distance, we examine a traditional Swiss spring festival during which a snowman called the Böögg is set ablaze, culminating in the explosion of his firecracker-packed head.