As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Part One

Marijuana Announcement
Despite the PM's insistence that Canadians should have the right to cultivate their own pot, Quebec passes its own law banning people from getting high on their own supply. 

Rescued Raccoon
For hours, a lone climber's gruelling journey up a skyscraper in Minnesota transfixed the world — and tonight, we'll speak with a journalist who helped elevate that stubborn raccoon to superstardom.

Part Two

Rohingya Monsoon
One hostile climate to another. First, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar — and now, monsoon rains are bringing catastrophe to their camps. 

Canada World Cup
A successful pitch, and we're pitching in with pitches. We're going to co-host the 2026 World Cup — and a former national player hopes that will give Team Canada the kick-start his team just missed.  

Part Three

Encore: Stephen Reid Obit
Stephen Reid was a prolific bank robber. He was also a lyrical writer, and a loving husband and father. We spoke with him in 2014, after he got out of prison for the second time. Tonight, after the news of his death at 68, we'll have an encore presentation of that interview.