As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Dec. 10, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

New Metis National President
Her meeting with the Pope has been delayed, but the new Métis National Council President says she won't delay her efforts to address the Métis experience in residential schools. 

Sackler the Met
Artistic statement. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is removing the Sackler name from its galleries, because of the family's role in fueling the opioid crisis -- something our guest describes as a "conscious uncoupling".

Worst Michelin Restaurant
Dinner theater of the absurd. A food writer tells us about her meal at what she calls the "Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant Ever" -- including a course where she had to lick foam from a plaster cast in the shape of the chef's mouth.


Part Two

First Starbucks Unionized
It took a latte effort. An employee who fought for unionization at a Starbucks location in Buffalo, New York, says organizing took months of hard work, but the result is a venti step forward.

Robbie Shakespeare Obit
Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz from Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads pay tribute to one of reggae's great innovators -- the late genre-crossing bass-player Robbie Shakespeare.


Part Three

Hamilton Superfan
Whether the Ticats win or lose at the Grey Cup this weekend, 82-year old superfan Eva Quildon will still be celebrating. The big game also marks 50 years since her family came to Canada. 

Toronto Delivery Robot
As Toronto city council weighs a ban on automated and remote controlled devices, the creator of a fleet of tiny, pink food delivery robots tells us it's not only his small company that would suffer.

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