As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition
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Episode transcript

Part One

Trump Tweets: Labour MP
After U.S. President Trump shares anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right leader in the UK during his morning Twitter tantrum, British politicians signal their disgust with the irresponsible signal-boost. 

Garrison Keillor
The creator and longtime presenter of A Prairie Home Companion dismisses the allegation of "inappropriate behaviour" — but today, Minnesota Public Radio dismissed him. 

New Zealand Blue Cheese
After months of searching for an elusive mould required for making blue cheese, a New Zealand cheesemaker discovers the fungus he needs was right under horse nose — in a wet hay-bale. 

Part Two

War Criminal Suicide
When his sentence for war crimes is upheld by the International Criminal Court, a former Bosnian Croat decries the conviction, drinks poison, and dies hours later. 

Calgary Public Art  
The giant photos in a public art installation in Calgary allegedly depicted a "cross-section" of actual Calgarians, but it turns out they depict the faces of British comedians, swiped from their head shots. 

Part Three

Guantanamo Bay Art
A New York show of art made by Guantanamo Bay detainees may be the last of its kind — after officials crack down. We'll speak with the lawyer for one of the detainees-turned-artists. 

Boko Haram Museum
The idea is to attract tourists. But it's repelling Nigerians. There's a plan to turn the home of the founder of Boko Haram — the violent militant group — into a museum. Our guest says that's a terrible idea, in more ways than one.