As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

Julian Fantino 
The grass is apparently greener on the other side. As Toronto's Police chief, Julian Fantino compared legalizing weed to legalizing murder. Tonight, we speak with him about his new medical marijuana business.

Zimbabwe 'Coup'
It may be the coup de grâce, but it's not a coup d'état. At least, that what Zimbabwe's military insists — even after it's placed President Mugabe in "protective custody" and commandeered the state broadcaster. 

Crab Dance
A new study finds that, when two mangrove crabs engage in combat, the winner doesn't just shake claws and respect the loser's dignity — it performs an exultant victory dance. 

Part Two

Australia Same-Sex Marriage
In a plebiscite, Australians vote in favour of same-sex marriage — but when it comes to making it law, a marriage equality activist tells us she'll stay engaged for a long time to come. 

Digital Pill
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a pill doctors can track through the body — but since it's usually used to treat schizophrenia, the idea is sticking in our guest's throat. 

Part Three

Manila Garbage
Canada has piled up containers full of garbage at the port in Manila — but on his trip to the Philippines, the PM insisted he would find a way to take out the trash. 

Robert Mueller Bio 
Andrew Weissman is the lawyer charged with making whatever case may come from the special prosecutor's investigation into the Trump Administration — and he does not  sound like a lawyer you'd like to cross.