As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

Opioid dad
After a teenage boy overdoses in his garage, an Ontario father goes public about his own family's struggles with opioid addiction. 

SCOTUS: border agent shooting
In 2010, a U.S. agent fired across the border and killed a Mexican teenager — and while geography has so far kept the shooter from facing justice, the victim's parents are still fighting. 

Hawaiian pizza inventor
After the president of Iceland speaks out about a certain topping, we'll inflame diplomatic tensions by putting his criticism to the Canadian who first put pineapple on pizza. 

Part Two

Walt Whitman discovery
When it comes to lost works of literature, Walt Whitman really does contain multitudes. A Texas grad student discovers a forgotten novel by the great American poet. 

Fortune cookie writer
The chief fortune writer at New York's Wonton Food won't be stuffing our cookies any more — James Wong shares  the man who'll take over serving his life sentences. 

Part Three

Libya: migrant deaths
The bodies of 74 migrants are found on a beach in Libya, adding to the ongoing tragedy of people trying to reach Europe.

Pluto debate
Planetary geologist Kirby Runyon will never give up on his faraway love: Pluto. If he and his colleagues get their way, it will be called a planet once again.