As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan. 7, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Mandatory Vaccines
Omicron is pushing Canada's health care system to its limits -- so the federal health minister suggests the provinces may have to make vaccines mandatory in the not-too-distant future.     

Sidney Poitier Obit
To Sir, with love. The late Sidney Poitier changed the face of cinema -- and tonight, we'll hear from the legendary Norman Jewison about directing the great actor in one of his greatest performances. 

Tim Wiebes Donuts 
In response to Tim Hortons' Justin Bieber-endorsed "TimBiebs", a Manitoba bakery creates donut holes called "TimWiebes" -- each flavour of which was chosen by a guy named...Tim Wiebe. 

Part Two

Fraggle Rock Reboot 
A lot of people had a hand in the show -- and in the stars of the show. A reboot of the 1980s hit "Fraggle Rock" is on its way -- and a Canadian director says she could barely contain her excitement at playing puppet master on the set. 

Sussex Bat / Horse Stable 
Every little bat helps. Ultra-rare Horseshoe Bats have returned to Sussex, England, and local supporters are setting them up with their own maternity ward -- a safe location for echolocation. 

Part Three

Encore: Lost Spells 
Giving the flora the floor. An encore presentation of Carol's interview with author Robert Macfarlane, co-author of "The Lost Spells" -- a book of poems that reminds readers of their natural connection to the natural world.