As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Episode transcript

Part One

Tanker Oil Slick
It's hard to see what the problem is. And the fact that it's so hard to see is what makes the toxic stuff leaking from an oil tanker in the East China Sea such a problem — one our guest says could do severe environmental damage. 

Joe Frank Obit
In the world of radio, there was no one like the late Joe Frank — and tonight, former CBC host Jonathan Goldstein tells us how the American legend inspired his own style of storytelling. 

Deepest Cave
Explorers descend into the deepest cave in Canada — and surface to explain why that sinking feeling has them feeling so triumphant. 

Part Two

Magdalene Laundry
The plan is to turn the last Magdalene laundry into a clean new hotel -— but a Dublin city councillor says he'll keep fighting to make it a memorial to the women and children who were abused there. 

Georgia Firefighter 
As a Georgia apartment was going up in flames, children were coming down, fast — and we'll speak with one of the firefighters who was there to catch a child being dropped to safety. 

Part Three

Caribou Relocation
Our guest says it was obvious for a long time that wolves were going to do serious damage to an Ontario caribou population. So the government relocation program that's under way was under-thought, and too long overdue.

Scottish Golf Course
A planned golf course in northern Scotland is being held up by a tiny, irritating roadblock: a unique species of fly that can only be found on that particular short stretch of coast.