As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition
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Part One

Oilsands lesson fight
Students at an Alberta school lament the cancellation of their Christmas party — after a teacher is threatened for an assignment on balancing oil extraction with environmental protection.

Aung San Suu Kyi Testimony
Today in the Hague, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi defended her country's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. Our guest was once an ally — but now calls her an apologist for genocide.

Octopus vs. Eagle
What has two beaks, two talons, two wings and eight tentacles? If you're picturing some kind of Kraken-Phoenix hybrid, our guest's description of a bald eagle and octopus locked in battle isn't far off.

Part Two

Gabriola Island crash
Several people are dead after a small plane crashed on British Columbia's Gabriola Island — we'll hear from the man who was the first to arrive to search for survivors.

Afghanistan papers
After the Washington Post publishes interviews showing the American military deceived both the public and itself on its failures in Afghanistan, we put a call through to Kabul to a guest who says that failure was never in doubt.

Part Three

Trump executive order
Not everyone is convinced that Donald Trump's new executive order, 'Combatting Anti-Semitism' -- is meant to do what its title suggests. Our guest says the real targets are critics of Israeli government policy — on United States college campuses.

Nova Scotia MLA pensions
A Nova Scotia politician discovers an unclaimed pension fund — but when the company behind it won't help him track down former employees still owed money, he sets out to find them himself.

Roxette American fan 
It must have been love that inspired an American student to bring home a CD of a Swedish pop-duo — in any case, he helped propel Roxette to stardom in the U.S. in the '80s.