As It Happens

As It Happens - Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Part One

MSF rescue
In the past four days, ten thousand people have been rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean — and tonight, an aid worker tells us about the never-ending operation to save refugees in peril. 

Brock Turner release
On Friday, Stanford University student Brock Turner will be released after serving half his six-month sentence — and now, California has closed the loophole that allowed that short sentence in the first place.  

MMIW Chair
BC Judge Marion Buller sets a high bar for success as she prepares for her first day as the chair of the inquiry into Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Part Two

Former al-Qaeda recruiter
A feature interview with Jesse Morton, who's well-qualified for his new job researching extremism — because he spent years as a dedicated recruiter for al-Qaeda.