As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Part One

Brad Wall on Indian prime minister's Canada visit
After a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall feels radiant about a deal involving hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of Canadian uranium. 

Canada post boxes Dorval fight
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night...makes any difference at all to the giant beige community mailboxes Canada Post wants to install in a Quebec man's front lawn. Mailboxes he wants marked "return to sender". 

Part Two

Feature interview with Andy Barrie and Lana Slezic on Parkinson's documentary: "The Voice"
A conversation with former CBC radio host Andy Barrie, and the filmmaker who is documenting his experience with Parkinson's and the radical surgery that has improved his life. 

Part Three

No sleeping at Edmonton Public Library
Well, it's the librarians' fault: "Shhhh" is a pretty soothing sound. So it's understandable when people fall asleep in a library. But in Edmonton, it will no longer be acceptable. 

Poetry robot
Shall I compare thee to a high-definition screensaver? The PoeTrain sets off on a westward journey, and one of its passengers will be kulturBOT -- the robot poet.

Navy ship honoree
Former Navy nurse Margaret Brooke turned one-hundred last Friday -- the day she found out the Canadian Navy will name one of five new Arctic offshore vessels after her.