As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

UK deportation update
Last month, Samim Bigzad seemed to be safe in the UK, after an airline pilot refused to fly the asylum seeker back to Afghanistan. Today he was nearly deported — despite his fears he would be killed upon his return. 

Hurricane Irma: Florida Keys
After spending years building a small resort in the Florida Keys, Ted Dominick went back today to see what was left of his labour of love in Hurricane Irma's wake — and it's not much. 

Hot dog hijinx mayor
Charles Pender just wants to focus on getting re-elected as mayor of Corner Brook, Newfoundland — so he wishes vandals would stop sneaking wieners onto his property, and into his signs. 

Part Two

Mikheil Saakashvili in Ukraine
Despite having had his citizenship revoked, Mikheil Saakashvili has forced his way into Ukraine — and tonight, he'll tell us what he's after, and who's after him. 

Alberta wildfires honeymoon
A couple in Alberta spends their honeymoon trying to save a family cottage, before fleeing Waterton Lakes National Park to escape the growing wildfires. 

Part Three

Dragon Fly Eyes: TIFF director feature interview 
Chinese artist Xu Bing is in Toronto to present his first-ever feature film. It's called "Dragonfly Eyes" and it's fiction — but it was created entirely using footage from surveillance cameras. 

Mohawk drug company
A multinational drug company cuts a deal with a New York State Mohawk tribe — which promises to keep a valuable drug under the company's control, thanks to special legal status of US Indian tribes.