As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Sept. 2, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Navalny Updates
Confimation comes that a nerve agent with a history in Soviet spy attacks was used on a prominent Russian opposition leader. We reach an advisor to Alexei Navalny who says he's not surprised.

University of Alabama Outbreak
More than 1000 students at the University of Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19 since this semester began just a couple weeks ago. One student tells us it's a "scary" time on campus.

German Woman Fisherman
A German veterinarian has won a court challenge allowing her and other non-male people to participate in a cherished, but until now unfairish, local fishing tradition. Now she too can leap into a crowded brook and try to net the biggest trout. 

Part Two

Austria Citizenship
After resisting it for years, Austria will offer citizenship to the descendants of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazis. It's a move that leaves potential applicants with a difficult choice.

Cruise Ship Tours
Enormous, virtually empty cruise ships are haunting the English Channel. Now a Dorset ferry operator's got a side hustle running 'ghost' ship tours.