As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Part One

Nuclear site emergency
"Take cover." That was the order from the U.S. Energy Department to workers at a nuclear waste site in Washington state today — after the collapse of a tunnel contaminated with radiation. 

Pepe the Frog dead?
Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, explains why he recently depicted his poor, hijacked character lying in a coffin — and why Pepe's death may not the end of him. 

Sheep-eating plant
The Puya Chilensis counts them when it gets hungry. The so-called "sheep-eating plant" is blooming for the first time in decades, at a botanical garden in Ontario. 

Part Two

Hutterite fire
Yesterday, a small Hutterite community in Manitoba had to come together to get their fire truck out of a burning garage — and today, they're taking stock of what was lost. 

Anne Morrissy Merick obit
The late Anne Morrissy Merick had to fight to cover the Vietnam War the way she wanted to. And her victories cleared the way for other women. Her friend and colleague Denby Fawcett tells us about Ms. Merick's legacy. 

Part Three

Kosher cheese charge
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency lays criminal charges — in the case of a man whose company allegedly sold fake kosher cheese to Jewish kids' camps. 

Killer whale autopsy 
Lulu, one of the UK's last killer whales, died last year — now tests reveal she was one of the world's most contaminated animals, ever.