As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Part One

Pennsylvania voter
It's still standing — but it's definitely a house divided. And on election day, the Pennsylvania home of Priscilla Shotter is about as starkly split as it gets.

Satirical election party
To mark the end of one of the most absurd campaigns in history, our guests have planned an appropriately absurd party — completely with Anthony Weiner lookalike in boxer shorts.

Jeremy the Snail update
Against all odds, our guest discovers an extremely rare snail with a left-spiralling shell crawling in a garden — a potential mate for Jeremy, the extremely rare snail with a similarly backwards shell. 

Part Two

Merriam-Webster Dictionary election
Peter Sokolowski works at Merriam-Webster — and he'll tell us how the words Americans looked up defined the 2016 presidential race. 

Police death inquiry
Lena Anderson, who killed herself in the back of a police truck on a Northern Ontario First Nation in 2013. The coroner's inquest, which wraps up this week, has revealed a lack of resources for the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.

Part Three

Yukon Liberal
Sandy Silver has been a teacher, a gold miner, and he's still an avid guitar player — tonight, he tells us about his new gig, as the Premier of Yukon. 

Election: Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans vote locally, but are unable to vote for the U.S. President, Congress or Senate — even though they're U.S. citizens.

Voter intimidation 
By now, voters in North Carolina — many of whom are African-American — have seen their fair share of hiccups trying to cast a ballot. And a group of lawyers in the state says the phones rang off the hook today, and they're tracking everything.

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