As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Turkey: Amnesty International
A Turkish judge orders the release of 11 human rights activists facing terrorism charges — but the reprieve is only temporary. 

Immigrant daughter
Viviana Andazola Marquez's father assumed he was meeting with U.S. authorities to finalize his permanent residency — but instead, he was detained, and is facing deportation.

Dancing pumpkin man
A famous Halloween video of a dancing man in a black leotard with a pumpkin on his face is both eerie and idiotic — but Matt Geiler, the man behind that pumpkin, makes it sound super-natural. 

Part Two

Fats Domino obit
Remembering one of the prime movers of early rock 'n' roll — a master of boogie-woogie piano, with a voice so undeniable that even Elvis Presley once said, "I can't sing it like Fats Domino can. I know that." 

NYPD rape case
The accused say it was consensual. But Brooklyn city councilman Mark Treyger doesn't see how that's possible — because the men in question are police officers, and the young woman was in their custody. 

Part Three

Kevin Page on the Liberals' fiscal update
Former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page says the Liberals' fall fiscal update is great politics. But in terms of being either responsible or sustainable, it's not great economics. 

Indigenous rookie cards 
After three years of collecting, an Edmonton man finally has the whole set of hockey cards he was after: every single Indigenous NHL rookie ever.