As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

April 30, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Guaido military
In Venezuela, it's all or nothing for Juan Guaido — after he calls on the military and public to join him in what may be his final chance to force Nicolas Maduro out of office. 

Nova Scotia cancer patient
After a Nova Scotia cancer patient posts an emotional video about not being able to find a family doctor, she finds a meeting with the province's Premier on her schedule. 

Snot otter
An ooze-covered salamander nicknamed the "snot otter" is now the official state amphibian of Pennsylvania — and a student who fought for that honour tells us why the gross thing was grossly underrated.

Part Two

Saudi Georgia sisters
Two sisters who fled Saudi Arabia tell us they're grateful to be protected by the UN in Georgia — but they're still looking over their shoulders. 

Waterfall architect
Canadian-Israeli architect Moshe Safdie designed a seven-storey waterfall as part of a huge, expensive addition to an already huge and expensive airport in Singapore. 

Part Three

China death penalty
Canada's former ambassador to China says he's not totally sure that's part of a campaign of political pressure — but there are plenty of other signs Beijing will keep turning up the heat. 

Toronto basketball hoops
Some Toronto schools take their outdoor basketball rims down after hours — leaving kids with nowhere to play. Our guest has started a petition to change that — and figures he's got a good shot at helping others take some too. 

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