As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Part One

Ferguson: Department of Justice report
A report by the U.S. Department of Justice finds overwhelming evidence of institutional racism in the city's police department. 

Keurig K-Cup inventor
Plenty of people wish the non-biodegradable, non-recyclable individual-serving coffee pod had never been invented -- including the guy who invented it. 

For Rent: Town
Paint the town red -- just repaint it before you check out. Not sure if it has cable, but for the price of a penthouse suite, you can not only rent a small Hungarian village -- you'll be its deputy mayor.

Part Two

Disney World trip thwarted 
On their way to Disney World, an Iraqi-Canadian family is questioned, fingerprinted, photographed, searched, questioned again -- and then denied entry to the U.S.

Last Kellogg's box follow-up
Last night, an Ontario man told us about finding a message in the last box of Frosted Flakes made in Canada -- and tonight, we'll speak with the man who wrote that message.

Part Three

Cheerleader parent
After al-Shabaab exhorts its supporters to attack shopping centres, cheerleading teams reluctantly withdraw from the Alberta championship at the West Edmonton Mall.

New York fracking secession
Nothing succeeds like secession. That's what some residents of upstate New York figure anyway -- since their state has banned fracking, they want to join Pennsylvania. 

Barak building
An Australian firm in Melbourne, Australia has created a thirty-one storey image of an indigenous leader named William Barak on the side of a new apartment buliding.