As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

episode transcript

Part One

Iran attack
ISIS strikes in Iran, killing twelve people in two attacks on Tehran — and the country's Revolutionary Guard immediately points fingers at Saudi Arabia, and the United States. 

Edmonton sex assault follow-up
She was the victim of a violent sexual assault, but "Angela Cardinal" herself was jailed and shackled  — and tonight, I'll speak with her sister-in-law, who only learned of Angela's story after it appeared in the news.

Liquor store peafowl
When a disgruntled female peacock entered his liquor store, our guest first imagined he had a human-interest story on his hands — but it turned out to be breaking news. 

Part Two

Consent changes
An Ottawa law professor says the proposed expansion of Canada's rape shield law would finally give complainants at sexual assault trials some say over whether their past behaviour can be used as evidence in court.

Dad wanted
A group of twenty-something guys in Spokane, Washington, place an ad seeking what they're calling a "generic father" to attend their barbecue next weekend — and if that seems like a long shot, well: hope springs paternal. 

Part Three

Defence review
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says it's time Canada spends a whole lot more on defence — but he's less clear on who, exactly, our expensive new arsenal will help us defend ourselves against. 

"A Song for Jenny" 
Julie Nicholson left her job as a vicar after her daughter was killed in the 7/7 bombings, and wrote a book about her experience — and in the wake of more terrorist attacks in London, she shares what she's learned.