As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Oct. 10, 2020

Part One

Abdirahman Abdi verdict
After today's acquittal of an Ottawa officer charged in the death of Abdirahman Abdi, the family's lawyer tells us the way police treat people with mental illness has to change.

Lobster science
The Mi'kmaw lobster fishery has commercial operators concerned about the species, but one marine management scientist tells us the size of that concern is out of proportion with the damage such a small haul could do. 

Tiny chipmunk restaurant
At a miniature picnic table on her porch, an Atlanta food writer has been serving enormously elaborate, but extremely tiny dishes to a chipmunk she calls "Thelonious Munk."

Part Two

Queen's law school name
The dean of Queen's University's law school explains how a review of Sir John A. Macdonald's legacy led to the decision to take Prime Minister's name off a central building.

Ruth Kluger obit
A longtime friend remembers Holocaust survivor Ruth Kluger — whose memoir, Still Alive, was unsparing in its portrayals of both the oppressed and their oppressors. 

Part Three

Online chess cheating
A leading 'chess detective' says as tournaments move online, more players are trying their hand at cheating virtually — but he's determined to keep them in 'check'. By using big data to catch the new moves that cheaters make. 

Reading: Bat Day 
As the World Series gets started tonight, we'll revisit author Stephen Hayward's reading of his short story August 7th, 1921 — an imagined cautionary tale of what happens when New York baseball fans are given complimentary bats upon entering Yankee stadium.