As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Part One

James Bezan
Conservative MP James Bezan says it's time for the Trudeau government to ratchet up its response to the Kremlin's human rights abuses.

Tony Gwynn tobacco
Two years after baseball Hall-of-Famer and dedicated dip user Tony Gwynn died of salivary gland cancer, his family launches a wrongful death suit against the tobacco industry.

Quebec burger truck
A simple crime -- but there's a hitch. Which is what the thieves used when they "casually" towed away a giant trailer with a huge photo of a bacon cheeseburger on the side -- from right outside a Quebec restaurant. 

Part Two

Flour mill
End of the run of the mill. After 197 years, a historic flour mill may be shut down -- because federal safety inspectors say the machinery inside is potentially dangerous. 

The Green Book project
For decades, the Green Book provided a map of businesses that welcomed black travellers -- and now, Los Angeles may acknowledge the historic significance of those safe harbours. 

Part Three

Encore feature interview with author John Irving 
In his latest book, Avenue of Mysteries, Mr. Irving tells the story of an aging writer telling the story of his own childhood, and his sister's, scavenging in a dump in Mexico. And how that past comes to affect his present and future. *First aired November 20, 2015.