As It Happens

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Nov. 29, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Omicron - South African Virologist
A South African vaccine director says that if the developed world is worried about the Omicron variant, it should stop hoarding and start helping everyone access the shots they need. 

Afghan Female Athletes
Help wanted. As female athletes in Afghanistan continue to try to reach safety in Canada, a former Afghan judo player says she's doing all she can-- because Ottawa isn't making any promises about making good on its promises.

Noasis Band Stuck
Wondersquall. Fans of an Oasis tribute band spent three nights stranded in a British pub with the musicians thanks to winter weather -- but the inn's manager says they're already looking forward to the reunion tour. 

Part Two

BC Abbotsford Help
A dairy farmer in Southern B.C. who's helping to collect gift cards for people affected by the floods says the effort is distracting her from the destruction in her community.

A Parakeet Named Dreidel
It's beginning to look a latke like Hanukkah. On the second night of the Jewish festival of light, we debut a holiday reading of Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "A Parakeet Named Dreidel" -- as performed by Josh Dolgin a.k.a. Socalled.

Part Three

NL Truckers Hampers
Gearing up for the long haul. A Newfoundland woman tells us how a call for help turned into a community effort to feed dozens of truckers stuck at a ferry terminal while storm-damaged highways are repaired.

Stephen Sondheim Obit 
A man of letters. In the wake of Stephen Sondheim's death, one of the many fans who received surprisingly personal letters from the prolific composer and lyricist tells us about the impact of his words.