As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Trudeau French presser
Our guest says the Prime Minister disrespected her yesterday when she asked him about the mental healthcare needs of Quebec's English-speaking minority — and he insisted on responding in French.

John Dean nightmares
John Dean is losing sleep because he worries the incoming president could be one of the most corrupt ever — and yes, this is the John Dean who worked for Richard Nixon. 

Part Two

Missouri homeless
The president of a Missouri college lets a homeless student crash in the school library on a cold night — and is promptly given the boot for lending a hand. 

Obama critic
Whatever his successes, William Darity Jr. believes U.S. President Barack Obama's presidency was a failure for one group in particular: black Americans. 

Part Three

Pussy hat shortage
At the Women's March on Washington, on Saturday, you'll see a lot of pink toques with cat ears. And they're not intended to be cute. 

Buffy Sainte-Marie JUNO humanitarian Award
Buffy Sainte-Marie didn't just co-write that song, and dozens of others over the past fifty-plus years, she also worked to protect indigenous culture — which is why she's getting a special JUNO humanitarian Award.