As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Oct. 15, 2019
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Part One

Fort Worth charges
A black woman was in her house with her 8-year-old nephew when a police officer ordered her to put up her hands — and then fatally shot her through her own window. 

Syria assassination
Syrian Kurds are devastated by the brazen murder of Hevrin Khalaf — the head of a political movement that sought change through dialogue, not war. 

Booker Prize jury
After reaching a stand-off, the members of the Booker Prize jury take a stand — and decide to give the literary award to two different authors. Peter Florence, chair of the jury explains why.

Part Two

Online election manipulation
With less than a week to go, our guest says it's time for Canadians to start asking who's behind some of the most active Twitter accounts about the election campaign.   

Vans designer
Seventeen-year-old Naomi So looked set to win a sneaker-design contest held by the company Vans, when her entry was abruptly pulled — and her images of protests in Hong Kong may have something to do with it. 

Part Three

Dementia and MAID
The Alzheimer Society drops its opposition to dementia patients requesting medically assisted deaths in advance. But Ellen Wiebe — a doctor, and advocate of the procedure — says she wouldn't perform it on late-stage dementia patients, even if they'd given consent long before. 

Personalized drug
In what's being called a first of its kind case, doctors develop a personalized drug for a single patient — an eight-year-old girl named Mila living in Colorado with a neurodegenerative condition.