As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

April 3, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part 1

US 3M Supplies 

What's mine is mine ...  An American company says the Trump administration wants it to stop exporting N95 respirator masks to Canada. The former U-S Ambassador to Canada says the White House is making a big mistake.

Job Subsidies Explainer 

Help wanted. A Carleton University professor puts together a roadmap for everyone who's finding it hard to follow Ottawa's income assistance plans to get workers through the pandemic pinch.

From Our Archives: Saucy Plumber 

Meanwhile, back at the wrench. We return to the "As It Happens" archives for an interview with a British plumber chafing against new language rules. You can call it a "float valve" if you want -- but to him, it will always be a "ballcock".

Part 2

Ocean Optimistic Study

For everyone feeling a bit at-sea right now. A team of researchers offers some actual good news: ocean life seems to be recovering some of its former abundance -- shocking scientists.

Homeless in Belfast and Las Vegas 

A study in contrasts. As Las Vegas opens a temporary homeless shelter in a parking lot, where people sleep on the ground -- and Belfast actually finds people a safe place to stay inside during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Part 3 

Encore: Brian Jungen