As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

May 10, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Israeli-Palestinian Tensions
A journalist in Israel tells us how protests over proposed evictions led to rocket fire from Israel and Hamas in a matter of days -- and what made today such a perfect storm. 

German Pastor Same Sex
One of the more than a hundred priests in Germany who are defying the Vatican this week by blessing same-sex unions tells us why he believes love should win.

Brood X Cicadas
Waiting on the wings. An entomologist tells us about the plan he's hatched to prepare for Brood X -- and the trillions of cicadas which have just started to burrow up out of the soil after lying dormant for 17 years.

Part Two

Afghan Schoolgirls Attack
A human-rights activist in Kabul says the deadly attacks targeting schoolgirls are further proof that Afghanistan is unravelling -- and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

Amsterdam Erotic Centre
Turn off the red light. Amsterdam is building a so-called "erotic centre" in the name of safety -- but a sex worker in the city says it feels more like a punishment.

Part Three

Pipeline Hacking 
No hack job. A cyber criminal group called DarkSide manages to shut down a huge pipeline. A cyber security expert tells us why it's a game changer. 

Old Golf Course Found 
Holed up. A Welsh man has been keeping busy during the pandemic after he uncovered a long-lost, decades-old golf course near his house.