As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Dec. 31, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One

Iraq embassy protests
After U.S. attacks in Iraq and Syria, thousands of protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad — throwing rocks, starting fires, and shouting "Death to America."

Carlos Ghosn flees
He was supposed to be under house arrest for corporate corruption in Japan — so we'll find out how former auto exec and current billionaire Carlos Ghosn escaped to Lebanon. 

Galloping crocodiles
In new research that, for some reason, they chose not to keep to themselves, scientists have discovered that crocodiles aren't just capable of moving fast — they can actually gallop. 

Part Two and Three

As It Happens 2019 music interviews 
If you're stuck in Sandy's pants from Grease, well: sit tight. We'll hear from Olivia Newton-John about auctioning off her most famous outfit — just one of the interviews we'll revisit in our New Year's Eve review of the year in music stories.