As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

Harvey: rescue
They call themselves the Cajun Navy. One of the Louisiana volunteers tells us how he and his colleagues put the lessons of Katrina to work when they pulled a Houston woman from the flood. 

Sir John A. Macdonald
Truth and reconciliation commissioner Murray Sinclair says that tearing down monuments to Sir John A. Macdonald won't accomplish as much as making new ones for Indigenous heroes.

Ticats fan
We hear from a Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan who joined the outcry that's forced the team to fire its latest hire: a coach with a history of mishandling sexual misconduct by college football players.

Part Two

Harvey: levee breach
The torrent tears through a levee in a suburb south of Houston, prompting a local judge to ask residents to "Get Out. Now."

Figure skater retires
Russian skating star Yulia Lipnitskaya retires at the age of 19. Her mother says she's been struggling with anorexia. Our guest, a medalist herself, says the skater isn't alone.