As It Happens

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Jan. 17, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Pfizer anti-viral pill
A hospital CEO tells us Health Canada's approval of the first at-home COVID-19 antiviral is a "true game-changer" — and just the medicine he needed. 

Snowstorm driver stuck
An Ontario doctor trapped on a highway on-ramp says it's been inspiring to watch motorists dig each other out of today's snowstorm. 

Jamaican alpine skier
Jamaica's first-ever alpine skier to qualify for the Winter Olympics says making it into the Games is already a victory — for him, and for the country's next generation of equally unlikely winter athletes. 

Part Two 

Texas synagogue
What began as a peaceful Shabbat service in Texas turned into a hostage-taking this weekend — and one member of the synagogue watched in horror as it unfolded over a livestream. 

Joseph Attar
After spending 15 years in an Egyptian prison for a crime he says he didn't commit, Joseph Attar is back in Canada — and he's ready to exercise his freedom of speech. 

Part Three

Anne Frank betrayer
One of the men behind an investigation into who exactly betrayed Anne Frank's family says circumstantial evidence has left them with a likely answer — but it's a difficult one to stomach. 

Norway dam blown up 
A Norweigian angler tells us what finally convinced local authorities to remove a hydro dam that was blocking an important migratory route for fish. And it sounds like he may have played a role in schooling them.