As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Part One

Khaled Al-Asaad obit
Khaled al-Asaad dedicated his life to protecting the artifacts in his hometown of Palmyra. And in the end, he gave his life for the same thing. We remember the Syrian archaeologist murdered by ISIS. 

Duffy trial update
As Nigel Wright's time under cross-examination comes to an end, we'll sequester ourselves with journalist Jennifer Ditchburn to get a verdict on his testimony. 

South Sudan aid workers
Four aid workers have gone missing in South Sudan -- and after months of investigation, the UN's World Food Program reluctantly gives them up for dead. 

Part Two

Steve Maman
Rather than just watch Christians and Yazidis in Iraq be persecuted by ISIS, Montreal businessman Steve Maman has been working to rescue them. 

Rod & reel tuna
With just a rod and reel, a Newfoundland man somehow lands a 320 kilogram tuna -- and he'll join us to talk about the one that's got a weight. 

Montreal cat candidate
In a Montreal riding, a brand-new candidate leaps onto the scene, cleans himself, and then falls asleep in the sun: Humbert the cat.