As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Jan. 1, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Australia fires
From a rescue centre in Australia, our guest describes the moment her family's battle to save their property from giant wildfires became a race to save their lives. 

California privacy law
The author of a new California law says consumers in that state can now find out what data the tech giants have collected from them and then stop it from being sold.

Museum of Hangovers
Pulsing headaches and parched throats may have some of us regretting those New Year's drinks. But for the founder of Zagreb's Museum of Hangovers, they're reason to raise a glass. 

Part Two and Three

As It Happens 2019 Weird Heroes
We pay tribute to an entire year of utterly unlikely heroes — including a woman who saved the rest of us the trouble of finding out why its better not to put a live octopus on your face.