As It Happens

As It Happens, Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Part One

FGM recommendations
Two American gynecologists face strong criticism, after suggesting a compromise on the issue of female genital mutilation. 

Metadata leak
Canada's electronic spy agency accidentally shares an unknown amount of our personal information — and then erases the data. 

Gorilla C-section
A British obstetrician has done plenty of C-sections — but until this month, he'd never performed one on a gorilla. 

Part Two

Rape kit law
Her own experience proved the system was broken. So now, a 24-year-old White House official has proposed a bill that would standardize legal protections for survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Star Wars island damaged
The end of "The Force Awakens" was filmed on a beautiful island off the Irish coast — but our guest thinks the filmmakers should never have been given a shot to get those shots.  

Part Three

Parking ticket bot
A university student develops a chatbot that's helping British drivers get out of paying their parking tickets. 

India water protest
After protesters damage a canal, millions of people in Delhi, India go without water for days. 

Big Lebowski house
A Los Angeles man announces he's donating his home — which appeared in "The Big Lebowski" — to a local art museum.