As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, May 14, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Gaza Bombardment
Gaza faced heavy bombardment by Israeli forces last night -- and a young woman says she's bracing for another night of checking in to make sure her friends are alive.

Forests Regrown Study 
A new study finds that an area of forest the size of France has regrown around the world over the last 20 years. The lead researcher welcomes the news, but cautions that most of the world's forests will never get a chance to rebound without stricter deforestation laws.

Spencer Silver Obit 
Spencer Silver, who invented the adhesive part of the Post-it note, has died -- and his wife tells us the chemist had many note-worthy endeavours. 

Part Two

Glasgow EID Deportation
Rising for the occasion. A community in Glasgow rallies around two men from India who were detained by immigration authorities yesterday -- because, as one protester tells us, Eid was the wrong time to pick a fight. 

Remote Music Class
A Manitoba music teacher says the pandemic has been especially hard on classrooms like his -- and he has the data to prove it. 

Part Three

Miami Chief Heat Officer 
Miami appoints the world's first Chief Heat Officer and tonight she tells us her plan for beating back the heat as temperatures soar.

Coral Reef Drug Study 
Just what the doctor ordered. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have discovered that the same antibiotic used to treat strep throat in humans can help stop the spread of a coral tissue-eating disease.