As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
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Episode transcript

Part One

Montreal Shooting
Two Montreal sisters release a cellphone video of police shooting their brother — who they say posed no threat besides being short of cash, mentally ill, and black. 

Helicopter Sale
As President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has been accused of horrific human rights abuses — so our guest says there's no way Canada should be selling his army 16 helicopters. 

Nigel The Bird
A lonely seabird named Nigel dies on a New Zealand island — after spending years as the only living gannet among dozens of concrete ones. 

Part Two

Veterans Sexual Misconduct
A group of Canadian military veterans who experienced sexual assaults are calling out the Trudeau government for trying to block their class-action claim.

Cheddar Man
They call him Cheddar Man: a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in the U.K.'s Cheddar Gorge more than a century ago. And now, after DNA analysis, scientists have recreated Cheddar Man's face — which has blue eyes, black hair, and dark skin. 

Part Three

Fake App
A sophisticated app allows users to use celebrities' faces in pornography. Anyone's face, really. Our guest explains what you've already realized: that that could create serious legal, social, and personal problems. 

Nigerian Painting
A masterwork from the Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu is thought lost — but has now turned up out of the blue in a London flat. We'll talk to the man who found it.