As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Sept. 8, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

California fires
A California family lost a lifetime of possessions — and the roof over their heads — after a massive wildfire rolled through their town. Today, they say they're grateful just to be alive. 

Rohingya Hague trial
Two soldiers have confessed to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. And Canada's Ambassador to the UN says their admission is vindication for survivors.

Russian disinformation site
For a site calling itself "Peace Data," it sure was sowing division. An American journalist tells us how he was duped into writing for a left-leaning news site — only to discover it was actually a Russian disinformation campaign.

Part Two

Kingston teacher
We hear from a teacher who says his Kingston, Ontario classroom is positively packed and that he's not sure what it will take for those in charge to learn their lesson. 

Trump vote twice
We hear from a law professor in Washington who says he won't be voting twice in the U.S. election — no matter what Donald Trump says. And you shouldn't either. Because it's illegal. 

Part Three

Belarus arrests
The President of Belarus says he may have clung to power for longer than he should have. But his admission hasn't stopped senior opposition figures from disappearing. 

Canmore mountain name
For nearly a century, a landmark on a mountain near Canmore, Alberta has been referred to by a derogatory and racist nickname. But a Métis lawyer is fighting to change that. And her commitment is rock solid. 

Book publishing glut 
Hundreds of pandemic-delayed titles are flooding the market this month. We talk to one first-time author who says she's trying every trick in the book to give hers a better shelf life.