As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Sept. 18, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One

Vaping Doctor
With a rise in vaping-related illnesses, there's a new focus on banning e-cigarettes — but a Boston doctor says that overlooks their value in helping smokers quit. 

Canadian Labour Congress: Syria
The Number 2 guy at Canada's top labour group denounces the sanctions imposed on Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad — which leaves us with some questions for the union boss.

"They" Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary recognizes the word "they" as a singular, non-binary pronoun — and to anyone griping about political correctness, our guest counters that it's actually grammatically  correct. 

Part Two

Saskatchewan Nurse Appeal
A Saskatchewan nurse was found guilty of professional misconduct for her social media post — and now, she's waiting to see if the province's top court will offer a second opinion. 

Graeme Gibson Obit
"Perpetual Motion" wasn't just a Graeme Gibson book. It was also the way the late author lived. And former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson tells us what moved her longtime friend most. 

Part Three

Israel Election
There's uncertainty in Israel, after the second election in six months gives the two major parties an equal number of seats — an inconclusive ending that may mean the end for Benjamin Netanyahu. 

South Africa Violence
We hear from a Nigerian living in South Africa about the tension many foreigners there feel about whether to stay or go — in the wake of renewed xenophobic violence in recent weeks.