As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Episode

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Episode transcript

Part One

Eastern Ghouta
"The most dangerous place on the planet." That's how a doctor describes his hospital in Eastern Ghouta as a Syrian government offensive sends bombs raining down on patients and caregivers alike. 

FHRITP Reporter
A Newfoundland TV reporter says she hoped for more after a judge finds the man yelled a sexist slur at her not guilty of disturbing the peace. 

Orest Meleschuk
Our photo of a man smoking while curling goes viral, so we track him down to learn about the era when you could skip Team Canada to glory with a cigarette dangling from your lips. 

Part Two

Florida: Student Protester
A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student says she won't let lawmakers forget the classmates she lost in last week's mass shooting. She joined fellow students at the Florida state legislature to push for stronger gun control.

Sewage Snow
A Hopi activist says snow itself is sacred to his desert tribe. So they're in to court to stop a ski hill from turning treated sewage into snow on their traditional mountains. 

Part Three

Attenborough Rave
Plus, fox trot, bunny hop, however you want to hoof it. UK promoters invite dancers to do their thing at a rave they're calling David Attenborough's Jungle Boogie. It features music mixed with the nature documentarian's soothing descriptions of animal life.

Worst Subway Commute
A New York transit group awards the winner of their first-ever worst commute award. 

Garbage Mountain
At least seventeen people die in Mozambique after the garbage dump in which they made their lives collapses under the weight of heavy rains.