As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

NASA discovery
In a nearby solar system — "nearby" in astronomical terms, anyway — NASA discovers seven new planets about the size of our own, some of which may be habitable. 

Ex-Gitmo detainee
Jamal al-Harith was a former Guantanamo detainee who always insisted on his innocence — but now he's died as a suicide bomber for ISIS in Iraq. 

Major League Baseball walk changes 
It's a time-honoured tradition for major league pitchers to throw four balls if they're intentionally walking a batter — so devoted fans, and players, think an impending rule change is way off-base. 

Part Two

Canadian border
There's an influx of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada and so far, the goverment hasn't arrived at a plan on how to deal with the new arrivals.  

Arizona execution drugs
Lawyers for death row inmates in Arizona are being asked to bring their own lethal-injection drugs to help the state execute their clients.

Ireland rhododendron explosion
When an Irish politician suggests it's time to call in the army to battle an aggressive plant in a national park, we get the show on the rhododendron. 

Part Three

BC prescriptions
Dr. Ailve McNestry, deputy registrar for BC's College of Physicians and Surgeons, responds to the story of a patient whom was able to get a few dozen prescriptions from ten different doctors — and have them filled at ten different pharmacies. 

Norma McCorvey obit
Under the pseudonym "Jane Roe", she was at the centre of the most momentous abortion case in American history. But her real name was Norma McCorvey — and her life after "Roe vs. Wade" was complicated.