As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Sept. 29, 2020

Part One

NS Justice Review
Scales falling. Nova Scotia's Premier says it's time to root out anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism from his province's justice system -- and we'll find out how he plans to do that. 

Amnesty India
Out of the game. The Indian government says Amnesty International is breaking the law, but the human rights group says it's being unfairly targeted for exposing human rights violations. Now they've shut down operations in the country. 

NASA Space Toilet
Might unmakes rights. The Indian government says Amnesty International is breaking the law -- but Amnesty says it's being unfairly targeted for exposing human rights violations.

Parrots Swearing
When birds flip themselves. The new parrots at a British wildlife park are a blessing and a curse: their plumage and beauty are the blessing, but their constant cursing is the curse. 

Part Two 

Fredericton Poet Laureate
Crossing Lines. Fredericton's poet laureate comes under fire for reciting a poem at city council meeting -- because the poem was about an abortion.

Baltic Disaster Doc
A hole new perspective. An investigative filmmaker discovers an undocumented hole in the wreckage of a ferry that sank in 1994 -- raising new questions about the true cause of a disaster that killed 852 people. 


Part Three

Sperm Bank Lawsuit
A big decision to bank on. A Hamilton, Ontario couple is suing a sperm bank, alleging they were misled by their donor's background. Louise Frame tells us why she's fighting for justice for her 2 year old son.

Chicago Boystown Name 
Boy oh boy. Chicago's LGBTQ neighborhood, known for decades as Boystown, is getting a new name. But activists say the symbolic step needs to be followed by real change. 

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