As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Dec. 4, 2018
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Episode transcript

Part One

Yazidi PTSD
Yazidi refugees in Canada are struggling with severe PTSD — and one doctor thinks a change in family reunification policy could help them recover. 

Hearst councillor
A town councillor in Northern Ontario gives up his seat, rather than pledge to the Queen during his swearing-in ceremony. 

Colorodo town snowballs
A 9-year-old Colorado boy shows his neighbours how he rolls — by convincing his town council to lift a 98-year ban on snowball fights. 

Part Two

New Brunswick church money delayed
Years after he was sexually abused by a priest as a boy, our guest was offered compensation from the Catholic Church — but 3 years later, he's still waiting for the cheque. 

Mussel artist
A Toronto artist is diagnosed with heavy-metal poisoning — after discovering the mussel shells she used in her art for years were toxic. 

Part Three

Wrestling Canada report
A new report sheds light on the disturbing culture around coaches and competitors in Canadian Olympic-style wrestling. And it finds — among other things — that the sport's governing body has no mechanism for curbing either harassment or psychological abuse. 

Whale songs
Every few years, male humpbacks start singing different songs — and now, scientists have figured out how the deep-sea jukebox gets changed. The ballad of the ballads of the humpback whale, still to come.