As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Nov. 13, 2020


Part One

School breaks extended
A COVID surge has Quebec saying schools might have to take a longer-than-usual winter break. But the province's education critic warns us that by then it might be too late. 

Atlantic marine protected area
A vast stretch of ocean around the most remote inhabited island on the planet will become a marine protected zone, news one conservationist calls "totally unreal" — in a good way.

John Waters donation
Filmmaker and artist John Waters donates hundreds of works from his art collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art. In return, they're naming two bathrooms after him.

Part Two

North Dakota COVID cases
A North Dakota nurse says she's overwhelmed and exhausted as the state's COVID number soar. And a new rule letting her COVID-positive colleagues stay at work isn't helping. 

Archives: Mice taxidermy
We revisit our interview with a 12-year-old taxidermist who was perfecting her trade long before the pandemic made it popular.

Part Three

COVID risk tool
Our guest says knowing where you might encounter COVID could make all the difference — so she came up with a map that does just that. 

World record burpees 
A community group in Ontario attempts to set a world record — and all they need to do is convince 1,456 people to do burpees all at the same time. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Kevin Robertson
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

and Kate Swoger

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is John McGill.

The writers this week are Chris Howden and Lisa Bryn-Rundle. Austin Webb is our senior producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week: 

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Jennifer Chen in Ottawa
Jonathan Ore, Varad Mehta, Eric Van, Brandie Weikle and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend.