As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Part One

Hungary border
When refugees attempt to breach the Hungarian border, riot police respond with tear gas and water cannons.   

Corbyn & national anthem
Jeremy Corbyn, the brand-new leader of Britain's Labour Party, causes a kerfuffle when he refuses to sing "God Save the Queen" -- a performance our guest thinks is tone-deaf.   

Copyright case
She got in trouble for a video in which her baby danced to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" -- but a Pennsylvania woman fought back, and won. 

Part Two

Youth vote: "The Drop"
 A new documentary examines why millennials are so "Whatever" when it comes to actually casting a ballot. 

American eel population
An environmental group wants people to feel as protective of the wriggly as they are of the cuddly -- and help save the endangered American eel. 

Part Three 

Ban sex robots
Kathleen Richardson says using robots for sex is going too far. The robot ethicist shares why she launched a campaign to ban the development of robo-intimacy.

Kickstarter lawsuit
What happens to the crowd when a crowd-funding campaign produces none of the stuff the crowd funded? Usually, the donations just disappear -- but a recent court decision may change that.