As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Part One

Truth & Reconciliation report: Justice Murray Sinclair
Justice Murray Sinclair talks about the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- and whether there will be justice for the thousands of children who died in residential schools.

Syria plumber truck, Putin walk study
A Texas plumber sues the dealership he sold his old pick-up to, after it turns up in Syria being driven by Islamist militants -- with his phone number still on it. 

Putin walk study
Vladimir Putin and his fellow Russian leaders walk like robots programmed to mimic Gary Cooper -- and now, scientists have made great strides toward figuring out why. 

Jonathan Torrens impersonates Linden MacIntyre
Last week, he gave us his impression of how Nova Scotia's film industry is holding up. But today, actor Jonathan Torrens brings us a different kind of impression: of former fifth estate host Linden MacIntyre.

Part Two

Landon Webb: lawyer
Twenty-five-year-old Landon Webb wants to be free from his parents' guardianship -- but now, as his lawyer tells us, he's lost his telephone and Internet privileges. 

Letter to Santa
As a kid, David Haylock sent a letter to Santa by putting it up the chimney -- and now, seventy years later, it's been found by a construction worker demolishing Mr. Haylock's old house. 

Part Three

Bergdahl charges
A general court-martial is the most serious kind of U.S. military trial -- and that's what Bowe Bergdahl will face for leaving his unit in Afghanistan. 

BC child advocate
A new report is calling for an immediate overhaul of BC's child welfare system, including the removal of independent oversight of the ministry. That's concerning for Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who currently works as the province's representative for children and youth.