As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

July 17, 2019
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

737 Max Hearings
A Toronto man testifies in Washington about the Boeing 737 Max that plunged from the skies over Ethiopia with his wife, his children and his mother-in-law onboard. 

Puerto Rico Protests
A lawyer in Puerto Rico joins protests demanding the Governor's resignation after pages of his insulting private chats were leaked, including some slurs against her late husband.

Chance the Snapper
Chance the Snapper was Chicago's uncatchable alligator, until our guest arrived and performed a reptile-luring bellow that has the Windy City singing his praises. 

Part Two

Eye Cancer Patient
The BBC's technology correspondent tells us why his latest report from science's outer edges is about himself — having protons beamed into his eye. 

Cottage Observatory 
A Toronto woman describes her childhood moment with a moon rock that inspired her to build a private observatory to view the moon from the comfort of her family cottage.