As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Aug. 27, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One

Oklahoma opioid case
An Oklahoma judge fines Johnson and Johnson for its role in the opioid crisis — and tonight, a lawyer tells us how his little team helped secure that hugely important ruling. 

Indonesia capital city move
Greenpeace senior forest campaigner Jasmine Puteri is not impressed by the Indonesian government's decision to relocate its capital city, Jakarta, to a place that's less polluted — and less likely to sink into the sea. 

Lethbridge safe injection
After a man shot paintballs at a staff member on Saturday night, Lethbridge's supervised drug consumption site braces itself for more violence and threats from the community.

Part Two

Amazon sovereignty
Jair Bolsonaro turns down 20 million dollars in aid from Western countries to fight the Amazon fires — and a Brazilian-born author tells us a lot of his countrymen might agree with the President's tack.

Shooter school
The halls of a new high school in Michigan won't be straight — not for aesthetic reasons, but so any school shooters will have a harder time finding their targets.