As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Mexico earthquake
A powerful earthquake topples buildings in Mexico, for the second time this month — and thirty-two years to the day after a quake in Mexico City killed nearly ten thousand people.  

Aung San Suu Kyi at the United Nations: reaction
Burma's de factor leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, finally breaks her silence on the violence against Rohingya people in her country — only to say almost nothing. 

Mars isolation
After 8 months of pretending to live on a frightening, inhospitable planet, researchers emerge from an isolated Mars simulation in Hawaii — to find they're actually living on a frightening, inhospitable planet.

Part Two

Manitoba First Nation teachers
In the northern Manitoba of Shamattawa First Nation, 200 kids still aren't in class due to an acute shortage of educators. 

Endurance cyclist sets new world record
Mark Beaumont has set a new world record by travelling around the world by bicycle in just under 79 days. 

Part Three

Eel researcher
When researching the effects of an electric eel's jolt on humans, our guest came to a shocking conclusion: he would have to be the test subject.