As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Next Generation Episode
Stories of newsmakers ahead of their prime, making news before their time — from 50 years of AIH archives
Adventurers. Philosophers. Scientists. Game changers. Social activists. Entrepreneurs.
Over its 50-year run, As It Happens has had the pleasure of interviewing a number of young trailblazers and trendsetters — all whip-smart and wise beyond their years. This episode revisits a handful of our favourite interviews with those amazing kids.
Click on 'Listen' above to hear the broadcast version of the episode. Full-length versions of each of the interviews as they originally aired, as well as archival images, appear below.
First we were gonna try Julie Payette, the astronaut. But she was away meeting the Queen. So we decided to do you.- Ivy Brooks, 9, on why she wanted to interview Carol Off.
Chapter 1: On the Off beat
Budding journalist/dancer/teacher/astronaut/scuba diver Ivy Brooks, aged nine, gets the scoop on reporting from an industry vet — our own Carol Off.
RELATED: Listen to founder and editor-in-chief of the Boardman Camera newspaper, 11-year-old Eli Boardman, in 2012.
Chapter 2: 'Heifer' is the kid who wears the crown
At just eight years old, Philip Prantle won the mooing contest at the Wisconsin State Fair — and just hearing him might have you believing in bovine providence.
Chapter 3: Death and taxidermy
Two certains in the life of 12-year-old Mackenzie McCarty — who told us in 2015 about her determination to make a career of her passion for embalming, stuffing and arranging dead rodents in thematic dioramas.
Chapter 4: Kids just wanna have funds
Meet Andrew Burns, the nine-year-old founding president of the Children's Bank of Omaha.
Chapter 5: Bitten by the same bug
Seven-year-old Nomi Git and five-year-old Allison Perluv of Winnipeg Beach, Man., launch a petition to address the mosquito problem in their town.
Listen to the full episode audio at the top of this post.
Written and produced by Kevin Ball.