As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Listen to the full episode50:31

Part One

Saudi Arabia Update
Saudi Arabia says the tweet went too far. And tonight, the head of a pro-Saudi group explains why the Kingdom's responses — including freezing new trade with Canada, booting its ambassador, and suspending flights — don't go too far at all. 

Toronto Elevator Rescue
For people across Toronto, the flooding caused by last night's torrential downpour was a headache — but for two men trapped in an elevator as the water rose, it became a matter of life and death. 

Everest Poop Machine
Because so much of it was there. That, in a nutshell, is our guest's answer to the question, "Why did you decide to come up with a solution to the problem of climbers leaving tonnes of poop on Mount Everest?"

Part Two

Uighur Deportation
He fled to Germany to escape persecution in China, but after a Uighur man was deported back to his home country by mistake, his lawyers can't reach him — and they fear the worst.   

Humboldt Sledge Hockey 
A Humboldt Bronco who was paralyzed in the accident is learning to play sledge hockey from a former player with the national team — who knows an injury doesn't mean "game over."