As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

July 26, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Mary Simon ceremony: Charlie Watt
Mary Simon takes the throne as Canada's first Indigenous Governor General — which seems fitting to one of her former Nunavik schoolmates, former Senator Charlie Watt.

BC Haida fake art
Someone calling himself "Harvey John" is exposed for selling what he claimed were Haida carvings — but our guest knew right away they were fakes.

Golden Gate Bridge musician
After hearing people complain about a hum coming from the Golden Gate Bridge, a musician took his guitar to San Francisco to prove they could make beautiful music together.

Part Two

Victims of Communism memorial bricks
A new memorial in Ottawa is supposed to be a tribute to victims of communism — but donations have been made in the names of notorious World War Two fascists with scores of victims of their own.

Bob Moses obit 
Bob Moses was as committed to registering Black voters in the American South as he was to teaching algebra to African-American kids — and the equation was always about equality.