As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Part One

Odeyak voyage anniversary
Twenty-five years ago today, Cree and Inuit paddlers arrived in Manhattan from northern Quebec, to protest -- and eventually kill -- a massive James Bay hydroelectric dam project.

"SciBabe" on new Kraft Dinner recipe
Kraft will eliminate the artificial colour from its mac-and-cheese -- but our guest believes the blogger who campaigned for that change has artificially coloured the facts. 

Montana ghost town
Garnet, Montana, has been abandoned for nearly a century -- but American authorities are giving volunteers a chance to live there. 

Part Two

US Senate cook
Bertrand Olotara serves meals to some of the most powerful people on Earth -- but when he leaves his job at the U.S. Senate cafeteria, he feeds his own family with the help of food stamps. 

Dictionary of American Regional English
The editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English -- which defines colloquialisms from around the country -- says she may have to close the book on the operation. 

Part Three

Environmental activists report
We know climate change is making the world more dangerous. But a new report shows just how dangerous it already is for environmental activists.

Liberland president
Vit Jedlicka is the self-appointed president of self-proclaimed Free Republic of Liberland, a small piece of no-man's land wedged between Croatia and Serbia.

BC environmental award
The money is a pleasant surprise. But for B.C.'s Marilyn Baptiste, winning the Goldman Prize for her campaign to stop an open-pit copper and gold mine in her region is more important as a way of inspiring others.