As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Feb. 22, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Myanmar Protester
The coup versus the many. As Myanmar's military faces off against the largest demonstrations yet, one protester tells us it feels like witnessing history -- but she's worried about the next chapter.

Texas: Huge Electricity Bills
Some couldn't charge anything -- and some were charged a lot. A Texas man didn't lose his power after the snowstorm -- but was shocked when he got an electricity bill for nearly 17 thousand dollars. 

SF Home Move
There goes part of the neighbourhood. In San Francisco, a Victorian house is uprooted, loaded on a truck, and relocated -- to the wonderment of locals who turned the feat into an impromptu parade.

Part Two

UK Uber Driver
A former Uber driver who's spent years battling the ride-hailing app is thrilled he didn't run out of gas before a landmark Supreme Court ruling in his favour.

Hard Butter
A churn for the worse. Concern spreads among Canadians who find they can't spread their room-temperature butter -- and one food researcher takes a hard look at why it won't soften. 

Part Three 

Winnipeg Snow Fort School
Students at a Winnipeg school are trying out a new learning environment this week -- a snow fort they made themselves. 

Arizona Poem Writer
An Arizona bookworm is writing a poem inspired by every title she reads during the pandemic -- and says poetry is just the thing to rekindle one's love of prose.