As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
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Part One

Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov conscious
He's just awakened after two weeks unconscious in the hospital — but even after his alleged poisoning, Russian-Canadian activist Peter Verzilov isn't shy about criticizing the Kremlin. 

Kavanaugh latest
More women have come forward with allegations about Judge Kavanaugh, and a former U.S. sex-crime prosecutor says they must be permitted to speak. 

Irish writer wins 2018 Rooney Prize
She'd spent the day working her cleaning job, and trying to get her 14-month-old to nap — and then Irish author Caitriona Lally learned she'd won a major prize for literature. 

Part Two

Rachel Mitchell profile
An Arizona prosecutor will interview Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey (BLAH-zee) Ford tomorrow in Washington — and our guest wonders why she's agreed to do the bidding of Republican senators. 

Crow town
Every year, thousands of crows descend on the city of Nampa, Idaho to poop and caw, and roost until spring. But this year, the city is fighting back — with a Crow Patrol. 

Part Three

Mexico police
Yesterday, marines in Mexico arrested every single one of Acapulco's 700 police officers — and a journalist tells us the city is actually much safer as a result. 

Germany sex abuse
An internal report released yesterday by Germany's Catholic Church details 3,677 cases of sexual abuse by clergy members — most involving children. But Matthias Katsch's case was omitted from that report, along with an unknown number of other cases, because he attended a Jesuit-run school.