As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, January 10, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Omicron: Labour Minister
With the Omicron surge creating uncertainty for workers and employers alike, we'll ask Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan what Ottawa will do to help — and how soon to expect federal intervention. 

Uganda schools reopening
Students in Uganda return to the classroom after the world's longest lockdown on in-person learning — and our guest says some went to great lengths to survive the closure. 

Anne of Green Gables in Gaelic
One of the women behind a new Gaelic edition of "Anne of Green Gables" says she was delighted to discover that the language and the literature were a natural fit.

Part Two 

Barrie Ontario warming centre
The man behind a makeshift warming centre in an Ontario city says police ordered him to tear it down, leaving many of his neighbours with nowhere else to go. 

Pluto a planet?
"My very excellent mother just served us nine." Of what? Nobody's sure anymore. The fight to restore Pluto's planetery status just got another backer who says he knows how to put pizza back on the menu. 

Part Three

Texas rock art vandalized
Vandals desecrate ancient rock art in a national park in Texas — and helpfully leave their first names behind for park rangers. 

Disney challenge winner 
A woman goes to Disneyworld, and wins a series of races of escalating difficulty, from 5K to marathon — all while dressed as different Disney characters.