As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Full Episode

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Part One

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola
With the arrival of thousands of vaccines in DRC, doctors hope they can control a new Ebola outbreak — which has already led to the deaths of 22 people. 

Hungary: Ignatieff
Michael Ignatieff, the rector of the Central European University, says he'll push back against the Hungarian government — but the institution may also leave Hungary altogether. 

Laurel vs. Yanny audio
Some people hear "Laurel", and some hear "Yanny". explains the weird audio illusion that's been dividing people around the world all day. 

Part Two

Anne Frank text discovery
The most famous diary in history already contains wisdom beyond its author's years — but new technology reveals Anne Frank's journal also contains some previously unseen dirty jokes. 

"Cocky" author
  A romance author trademarks the word "cocky" — so Jamila Jasper had to change the name of her book.

Part Three

Muqtada al-Sadr
Once an agitator against the U.S. occupation, Muqtada al-Sadr is now agitating his political opponents: after the election in Iraq, he's a potential kingmaker. 

Independent Canadian film 'Snow' at Cannes
Canadian filmmaker Kathy-Ann Thomas's short film, inspired by her own chilly reception in this country, has received a warm welcome across the pond — in Cannes.