As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

July 31, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Wettlaufer report
A new report says systemic problems with Ontario's long-term care homes allowed nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer to kill eight elderly patients without anyone noticing. 

Evicted renter
A Toronto woman is fighting an order to move out of the home she's been renting for years — because the person who wants her out owns a one percent share of the property. 

Steinbeck story
For the first time, a John Steinbeck story about a bad-tempered Paris chef and his cat has been published in English — and it's significantly funnier than "The Grapes of Wrath". If you can imagine that. 

Part Two

US/Canadian drugs

Donald Trump says the solution to high drug prices might involve buying them on the cheap from Canada — which has doctors north of the 49th worried that could end up trying their patients. 

Reagan tapes
Newly-released audio of a phone call between former U.S. President Richard Nixon and then-California governor Ronald Reagan reveals the two men chummily exchanging racist remarks.