As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Thursday, February 19, 2020
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Assange Trump offer
Julian Assange's lawyer says Donald Trump offered to pardon his client — but only if he said Russia wasn't behind the 2016 election leaks. 

Wet'suwet'en alternate route
A planned pipeline through Wet'suwet'en territory continues to draw protests and debate across the country. But our guest says the whole thing could have gone in a different direction. 

Car app nightmare
Technology reporter Kari Paul thought renting a car she could unlock with an app would be a good idea. Until she lost cellphone service and got stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Part Two

Tow truck wars
Competition is tough in Greater Toronto's tow truck business. But after two drivers were shot in a parking lot this week, our guest warns it's become an increasingly violent turf war.  

Ghost ship
He was out for a morning jog on the Irish coast when he first smelled gas. It turns out it was from an abandoned ship drifting nearly six thousand kilometres from where it was last seen. 

Part Three

Antarctica harassment
A researcher in Antarctica has been sacked over allegations he sexually harassed women. But a professor in Australia who's studied the high rates of sexual misconduct on the continent says the problem goes much deeper.

Jellyfish mucus
The upside-down jellyfish doesn't need to touch you in order to sting you — because it can shoot venom-filled bombs made from its own mucous.