As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Kavanaugh hearing
Allegations of sexual assault have put Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court on hold — and recalled the 1991 case of Anita Hill versus Judge Clarence Thomas. 

Quebec election: immigration
The frontrunner in Quebec's election campaign wants a language and values test for immigrants, and our guest wonders how that would have changed his grandparents' lives -- and his. 

AIH 50th Lonely Hearts Club
Turns out, back in the '70s, this show actually ran a "Lonely Hearts Club" -- we speak with a listener who got a ring, after giving us one. 

Part Two

Texas 'BBQ ban'
With the race for the U.S. Senate heating up in Texas, Republican incumbent Ted Cruz is trying to rake Democratic upstart Beto O'Rourke over the coals on one surprising issue: barbecue. 

Space X tourist
A Japanese billionaire makes a deal to book all the seats on a trip into space -- but not everyone is over the moon about his plans for SpaceX's first tourist flight around the moon. 

Part Three

Florence pollution
After Florence, environmental activists are warning about a looming danger: pollution from energy plants, and giant hog and poultry farms in North Carolina. 

McGill medical museum
This week, a new body parts museum is opening to the public in Montreal. Dr. Richard Fraser is a pathologist at the McGill University Health Centre who helped bring the museum to life.