As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

Hurricane Irma: Anguilla
When Hurricane Irma hit Anguilla, 19-year-old Nisha Dupuis kept her cool — because she was on the air on her local radio station, providing updates. 

Hurricane Irma: British Virgin Islands
When they look back on their ill-timed trip to the British Virgin Islands, our guests won't recall pristine beaches or relaxation — they'll remember a catastrophic storm, and a submerged rental house. 

Radiohead stage collapse ruling
An Ontario judge stays all charges in the death of a drum technician killed during a stage collapse at a Toronto Radiohead concert — and his father wonders if he'll ever see justice done.

Swiss village hotel plan
In an effort to save a tiny Swiss village from disappearing, a bold plan is hatched: to turn all the empty houses into a kind of scattered hotel. 

Part Two

Canadian senator on DACA
A Canadian senator says that America's loss should be Canada's gain: undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation should apply to live north of the border. 

Cruise ship report 
If you're planning a cruise to get away from it all, a German environmental group says you can't get away from one simple fact: the gigantic vessels belch a gigantic amount of pollution. 

Part Three

Rohingya family
Fleeing an outbreak of targeted violence, a Rohingya family manages to escape to Bangladesh. But when two of them make a quick return to Myanmar, they are brutally killed.

Small business tax: doctor
Ontario family doctor Nadia Alam tells federal Liberals that their cure for Canada's tax code feels like a "punch in the gut" to physicians. 

Pun book
The latest in wordplay from the Joe Berkowitz, the author of "Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions". Doesn't sound promising.