As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Feb. 5, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Impeachment ends
The Senate acquitted Donald Trump of impeachable offences. And our guest, a Republican, explains why he thinks the U.S. President has won much more than simply holding on to his job.

Coronavirus: cruise ship
Thousands are quarantined on the Diamond Princess after an outbreak of coronavirus onboard — one passenger tells us how she's facing possible weeks on the jumbo vacation liner.

Peanut allergy treatment
The company behind a new drug to treat peanut allergies in children says it's a game-changer — but one pediatric allergist points to some limitations.

Part Two

MMIWG billboard
Six years after Sindy Ruperthouse went missing, her father welcomes plans to commemorate her and other murdered and missing women — in a place for all to see. 

One million bread tags teacher
Decades ago, she began collecting bread tags to show her student what "one million" looked like — and long after she knew he'd never see the result, she kept her promise.

Part Three

Bayard Rustin pardon
He worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. for years and played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. But as an openly gay man, Bayard Rustin was targeted by anti-gay laws in the 1950s. Now he's been posthumously pardoned —something our guest says is long overdue.

Earthquakes and whales 
Scientists know a lot about what earthquakes do to animals on land. But we've really just been skimming the surface when it comes to understanding what happens underwater. Until now — thanks to researchers in New Zealand, who are taking a deep-dive into their impact on sperm whales.