As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Nov. 26, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

COVID new variant
The latest coronavirus variant is causing concern around the world — and a Canadian virologist says the situation highlights once again how important it is to get vaccines in the arms of everyone, everywhere. 

New Mexico pharmacist
A pharmacist in New Mexico is running up the miles on his odometer to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the farthest corners of his state. 

UK teen archaeologist
A 13-year-old amateur archaeologist discovers a trove of Bronze Age axes on her third-ever dig — using equipment that's older than she is.

Part Two

Quebec maple syrup reserve
In Quebec, the organization responsible for bulk maple syrup sales is tapping into its strategic reserve — but don't panic: it's all about managing that sweet liquidity. 

Albatross mating changes
A new study suggests climate change is causing an increasing number of "divorces" among albatrosses — which are ordinarily among the most monogamous animals on our planet.

Part Three

Encore: The Stone Thrower 
It's been fifty years since Chuck Ealey tried to become one of the NFL's first Black quarterbacks -- but wound up playing in Canada instead. And the lessons learned still resonate a half century later, thanks in part to his daughter. An encore presentation of Carol's conversation with Chuck Ealey and Jael Ealey Richardson about her children's book "The Stone Thrower" — which tells the story of how her father moved north when things went south down south.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Sarah Cooper
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Kate McGillivray
Susan McReynolds
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes 

and Chris Trowbridge

Our technicians this week are Gabbie Hagorlies, Annmarie Karugonjo, and Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is John McGill

The writers are Lisa Bryn-Rundle and Chris Howden. Austin Webb is our senior producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.

We'd also like to thank some other people: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Marie Sutherland in Saint John
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Keena Al-Wahaidi, Andrea Bellemare, James Dunne, Jonathan Ore, Alex Redekopp and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Allison Dempster in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.
As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend.