As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Jan. 14, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Iran: Sister
As Iran promises to punish those responsible for the downing of Flight 752, one victim's family is still waiting for information on her remains — and so they're planning to hold a funeral without her body.

Iran: Champagne
That's how Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister sums up his government's approach to Iran — insisting that Ottawa will hold the regime accountable for its promises and judge it by its actions.

Globe and Mail Royals editorial
The Globe and Mail's chief editorial writer says Canada should deny Harry and Meghan's request to spend half of their time in this country — because their presence threatens our democracy.

Part Two

Oakland homeless
After sheriffs in Oakland, California, evict a group of homeless mothers from a vacant house they were occupying, the women vow that their fight is far from over.

Burisma hack
President Trump's road to impeachment began with him seeking information on a Ukrainian oil and gas company — which, according to an American security firm, was recently hacked by Russian intelligence.

Part Three

New York librarian
The New York Public Library turns 125 this year — and to celebrate, it compiled a list of its ten most checked-out books ever. Many are children's books — but one title is conspicuously absent: Goodnight Moon. And it's because of one influential librarian — who dismissed it as a bowlful of mush.

Charm bracelet auction 
The owner of an antique charm bracelet suspected it carried some  value — that it might even net thousands of dollars at auction. And, thanks to an Ottawa assessor with a keen eye and detective skills, it did — with a couple of zeros tacked on at the end.