As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

As It Happens for Monday, May 23, 2022.

Episode Transcript

Part One

Unmarked Graves Anniversary
It's been one year since the discovery of what are believed to be unmarked graves near the site of a former residential school in British Columbia. The chief of the nearby First Nation reflects on what progress has been made since — and what more needs to be done.

Ontario Storm
Homewrecker. Cleanup continues from after deadly storm tore through Ontario and Quebec over the weekend. We speak to an Uxbridge, Ontario, woman whose house was badly damaged. 

NY Street Renamed
A military base in Brooklyn, New York, uses its naming rights to right a wrong. A street once named after a Confederate general will now instead honour a Black soldier who sacrificed his own life in Vietnam to save his brothers in arms. His sister tells us how it feels to see her late brother recognized as the hero he was. 

Longest Paper Airplane
On the same page: Three friends join forces to prove that teamwork makes the dream work when it comes to creating the world's farthest flying paper plane.

Part Two

Wash Baby Formula Father
Milked dry. As the baby formula shortage continues in the United States, one father tells us he drove more than 1,600 kilometers just to get food for his premature newborn.

Wet Wipe Inventor
Wipe out. A Scottish man with a passion for invention says he's created a wet wipe that disintergrates in water, so you can flush it down the toilet without clogging up the drain.

Jaws Police Chief
From deep blue sea to thin blue line. The kid who once sported a cardboard fin the 1975 blockbuster Jaws is now the chief of police in the town where the movie was made. 

Part Three

Encore Bird Pak
It's the unoffical start of summer. So we decided to swoop into our acrhives to find some interviews that we think are a real hoot. First up, we revist an album that topped the charts in Australia last year. But you probably won't recognize any of the vocalists — because they're all birds.