As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

New Jersey election: woman beats incumbent
After a New Jersey politician shared a sexist crack about the Women's March on Washington, Ashley Bennett was inspired to run against him — and last night, she marched to victory. 

Virginia election: reporter
Triumphs in Virginia for the Democrats — including a win for a trans woman over a long-serving Republican who called himself the state's "chief homophobe" — serve as a rebuke to President Trump. 

Met soprano highest note
She hasn't cracked any glasses at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, but soprano Audrey Luna's attempt at singing the highest note ever on that stage — an A above high C — is leaving audiences shattered. 

Part Two

Delhi smog
Residents in Delhi, India, wake up to an uncomfortable blanket of thick grey smog — and doctors have declared a public health emergency. 

Writers' Trust winner Eden Robinson
Author Eden Robinson celebrates winning the Writers' Trust Fellowship — and mourns the death of an enormously influential figure: her father. 

Part Three

Abbotsford police officer John Davidson obit
This week, Constable John Davidson was killed in the line of duty in Abbotsford, B.C. Our guest describes his encounter with the late officer, who pulled him over — and then surprised him with his generosity. 

Passchendaele Victory Cross medal
Decades ago, her father sold her great-grandfather's Victoria Cross to make ends might. Now, an Ontario woman has learned that that exact medal is up for auction next month — and she's wondering if she'll be able to get it back.