As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

July 9, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Desjardins Breach
Politicians are promising action — but one of the millions of Desjardins customers whose data was breached says those assurances don't leave him reassured. 

Embryo Editing
A Russian scientist announces his plan to edit human embryo DNA to prevent deafness — but a Canadian bio-ethicist says that kind of genetic meddling should remain unheard-of. 

Dancing Cockatoo
A cockatoo named Snowball became an international star for his ability to shake a tailfeather — but new research shows he's actually self-choreographed some extremely fancy footwork. Uh, claw-work. 

Part Two

Salvini Migrant Centre Closed
Italy closes what was once its biggest camp for migrants — but the mayor of Palermo tells us his country should be doing more, not less, to help asylum seekers.

Green Burials
In the UK, too many dead people means too many cemeteries, so our guest has a solution: plant the dearly departed alongside roads and plant saplings on top of their remains.