As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, January 4, 2016

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Part One

Nova Scotia family deaths
An ex-soldier in Nova Scotia is suspected of killing himself and his family.  A relative says the veteran had recently sought help for PTSD.  

Planet Earth
A TV presenter says the BBC's decision to leave some dark realities out of its new Planet Earth series will contribute to the extinction of the animals it portrays.

Jumping cow 
All Hannah Simpson wanted was a horse, but when the New Zealand girl's parents gave her a cow instead she turned it into a jumper that's ready to put other equestrians to shame. 

Part Two

Fauda feature
A former Israeli soldier-turned-actor describes the real-life ruthlessness that inspired him to make 'Fauda', the Netflix series that's become essential viewing on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide. 

19 year-old newspaper editor
An Arkansas teen decides to bypass college and go straight to work as the new owner, publisher, editor-in-chief, and reporter for the Monroe County Herald. 

Part Three

As it Happened: The Birds & Bees Episode
We delve into the As It Happens archives for a lesson in the birds and the bees from years gone by, featuring: a cockatoo who takes umbrage when the people who are supposed to be taking care of her decide to celebrate Easter by eating some Easter cream eggs. And a Tennessee fire chief fights through more than a thousand angry bees to keep a bee keeper from becoming buzz-kill.