As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

July 10, 2019

Episode transcript

Part One

Bombardier Layoffs
Bombardier announces it's laying off half the workers at its Thunder Bay train car plant — and the local union rep says if the politicians don't get their act together, the other half could be going as well.

Rip Torn Obit
A former executive producer of The Larry Sanders Show pays tribute to the late Rip Torn — who gave masterful performances onscreen, and wildly unpredictable ones offscreen. 

Kiesza Recovery
For two years, the Calgary musician Kiesza was recovering from a brain injury behind the scenes — but tonight, she's stepping back onstage in San Francisco.   

Part Two

Chicago Defender
It came out weekly, speaking strongly. But after more than a century as a staple of the Windy City's Black community, the Chicago Defender is disappearing from newsstands, and going online-only. 

Free Pita Manager 
Sounds unsustainable — but it's what sustains him. The owner of a pita place in St. John's, Newfoundland gives out free food every day to whoever needs it — and he says that's just the way it ought to be.