As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Nov. 6, 2018

Episode transcript

Part One

Midterms: Democrat
An Arkansas pastor explains why for the first time — despite being a lifelong Republican — he's urging his fellow evangelicals to vote for Democrats in the mid-terms.

Midterms: GOP
As the former California director of African Americans for Trump, Corrin Rankin isn't about to turn away from Republicans now — arguing the party has finally found its way, not lost it.

Alien Probe
Harvard scientists claim the cigar-shaped interstellar object that popped up in our solar system may have been a probe sent by aliens. 

Part Two

Military Junkets
An Ottawa Citizen journalist reports that the behaviour of guests on a flight hosted by Canada's top general last year was wild to the point of being unsafe — and that the military has misled the public about it.

Delhi Smog
New Delhi, India, has long endured the notorious distinction of having the worst air quality in the world — and on the eve of Diwali celebrations, the smog has reached epic levels.

Part Three

Encore: Fire and Fury
November is reserved for remembrance — but not always for a deeply critical analysis of this nation's most storied conflicts. In his book, Fire and Fury, Canadian historian Randall Hansen examines the Allied bombing campaign of Germany during the last three years of World War 2. His conclusion: not only did it fail to win the war, it probably lengthened it.