As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 30, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Israel Stampede
A religious gathering in Israel becomes a panicked stampede in which at least 45 people were killed -- and a paramedic tells us how the tragedy happened.  

QC MNA Harassed
Taking the bully by the horns. After a man who harassed Quebec MNA Christine Labrie is convicted, she reflects on what she endured -- and why, in the end, she's relieved that she pushed for justice. 

Birds in Chimney
A family in California is all aflutter to find their house is, too -- after hundreds of birds swooped down their chimney, flew through the flue, and temporarily ruled the roost. 

Part Two

Florida New Voting Restrictions
Ballot blocks. Florida Republicans pass an election bill they say will provide much-needed security -- but a Democratic state representative says it's nothing more than "legalized voter suppression". 

GG Cookie Drones
If you live in Virginia, and you want cookies, good news: during the pandemic, the Girl Scouts have enlisted big tech -- including drones to fly Thin Mints to your apart-mints.

Part Three

Hot Docs: Generation Utoya
Refusing to be silent. Ten years after the massacre in Norway, a new documentary puts the spotlight on the survivors who are raising their voices to urge their fellow citizens to confront right-wing extremism.