As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 16, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Ontario Covid Worsens
Ontario imposes new pandemic restrictions on social gatherings in the hopes of slowing the escalation of infections -- but an end-of-life specialist says the province is restricting the wrong things and still isn't prepared for what's to come.

Portapique Anniversary
In loving memory. A year after 22 Nova Scotians were killed in a mass shooting, one of the victims' friends tells how his neighbours have found strength in each other -- even as they still look for answers. 

Mt Denali Researchers 
Slippery slope. For the first time in more than 50 years, a glacier on the side of Alaska's highest moment is experiencing what geologists call "a surge" -- which means its current pace is anything but glacial. 

Part Two

St Vincent Volcano
Rising from the ashes. Thousands have fled after a volcanic eruption in St. Vincent blanketed the island in ash -- but a handful of people in a nearby town, including our guest, say they won't be taking a powder. 

Cargill Essential Worker 
An essential worker at an Ontario meat processing plant says preventive measures can only do so much in places that were never designed for social distancing. 

Part Three

Manhattan Beach CA Land 
A hundred years ago, white city officials in California took a piece of property called "Bruce's Beach" from its black owners, in exchange for a pittance. Now the Bruce family is getting that land back -- and changing the terrain for cities nationwide. 

Europe's Oldest Map
"This looks like a long trip -- better pack a fresh loincloth." Scientists examine Europe's oldest 3-D map. 

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