As It Happens

As It Happens, Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Part One

NFL CTE admission
An NFL official finally admits there's a link between the violence of football and degenerative brain disorders — but the son of the first player diagnosed with CTE says it's too little, too late. 

Black Widow release
On Friday, a woman in her early eighties will be released from a Nova Scotia prison — but one of her surviving victims believes the Internet Black Widow will strike again, given the chance. 

Hell for sale
Actually, the road there is paved with asphalt. And you'll get there faster in a minivan than, say, a handbasket. In fact, Hell, Michigan is a pretty chilled-out place — and the unofficial mayor of Hell is selling his piece of it.

Part Two

Lyse Doucet: Syrian war anniversary
Five years ago today, a day of peaceful protest became Day One of the Syrian civil war — and tonight, the BBC's Lyse Doucet tells us what she's seen, and what she sees coming. 

Part Three

NDP leadership
With the NDP preparing to vote on Tom Mulcair's leadership, the chair of the party's Socialist Caucus tells us why Canadian leftists think the current leader should be left for someone lefter. 

Elephant rock collapse
If you're planning a trip to New Brunswick to get an eyeful of Elephant Rock, be prepared — the popular formation's recent collapse means you'll only get half an eyeful. 

BC fish species 
There are plenty of fish in the sea, but fewer different ones — now that two species are becoming one, in British Columbia.