As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Oct. 30, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Grenfell report
A new report on London's Grenfell Tower fire finds people died because firefighters were too intent on following official policy — telling residents to stay where they were, rather than attempting an evacuation. 

Sheshatshiu suicide emergency
Ten suicide attempts have been reported in one Newfoundland and Labrador First Nation since Saturday — and now, the community is declaring a crisis. 

Cross stitch project
When Chicago crafter Shannon Downey discovers a giant, unfinished quilting project at an estate sale, she uses social media to enlist dozens of strangers to complete it.

Part Two

Feature: author Ian McEwan
Author Ian McEwan discusses turning his frustration over Brexit into a satirical book about a cockroach who turns into a man — who happens to be the Prime Minister of the U.K. 

Part Three

Newspaper climate images
The head of photography for the Guardian tells us why the paper is seriously rethinking the images it uses, when it covers stories related to climate change. 

Heart Lake
People are traipsing through residents' properties to snap photos of a heart-shaped lake in Ontario — and our guest is on the verge of making a cardiac arrest.