As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Barkley Marathoner
Superhuman Canadian runner Gary Robbins tells us how he almost became the sixteenth person ever to complete the gruelling, hundred-mile Barkley Marathons. 

Budget office changes
After promising to do away with giant bills overstuffed with unrelated proposals, the Liberals table a giant, 300-page budget bill overstuffed with unrelated proposals.   

United Airlines scorpion 
Almost no one is preyed upon. A scorpion falls out of an overhead bin, into a passenger's hair, and then stings him — and it's only the second-worst thing to happen on a United Airlines flight this week. 

Part Two

Missouri ordinance
A woman in Maplewood, Missouri launches a lawsuit against the city — after she was found in violation of a nuisance ordinance for calling the police about her abusive boyfriend. 

Movie villain skin
A dermatologist finds that movie villains are frequently identifiable by skin conditions — and he says that's offensive on the face of it. 

Part Three

Refugee camp
Hundreds of migrants are missing after an enormous fire at a refugee camp in northern France — and its former residents have now been told that the camp will not re-open. 

Saskatchewan budget email
A Saskatoon resident who sent an email to her MLA about the province's latest library cuts expected a generic response. Instead, the politician ordered his staff do a background check on her — while mistakenly including her in the email.


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