As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Jan. 28, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Coronavirus: stranded Canadians
A Canadian family went to Wuhan, China for the Lunar New Year. Now the roads out are barricaded and they fear that, without help from Ottawa, they won't be able to get home.

Coronavirus: stigma
Some Chinese-Canadians are speaking out about racism they say is spreading with coronavirus. It's a stigma our guest says is the legacy of SARS.

Smithers taxi
Joyce Pottinger is shutting down the only taxi company in Smithers, B.C. But she says her work goes FAR beyond giving lifts...and she can't find drivers to deal with the emotional heavy lifting. 

Part Two

East Africa locusts
Locusts are taking over huge swaths of land in the Horn of Africa. There are hundreds of millions of insects...and now real fears they could devour food needed by millions of people. 

Quebec parolee
Last week, a young woman was killed in a Quebec hotel room. The man charged with her murder was out on parole, after killing his wife. Now many people are asking why he was released at all.

Part Three

Jail phones
Inmates in Ontario jails HAVE to use Bell's phone service to stay in touch with the outside world. But they say it's too expensive, too difficult to use — and it's taking a toll on their mental health. We'll hear from a lawyer advocating on their behalf.

Angola corruption
A trove of documents details the shocking roots of an African billionaire's wealth — but a journalist in Angola says none of it is new. And he should know: he reported on it, when no one seemed to care.

Toy Story 3 stop motion/live action
A pair of brothers who love Woody and Buzz Lightyear spend eight years recreating Toy Story 3 frame-by-frame using live action and stop motion animation. We'll find out if they've got a friend in Disney.