As It Happens

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

March 14, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Lithuania "Call Russia"
We'll talk to a Lithuanian who's busy phoning Russians to try to convince them that their government's so-called "special operation" in Ukraine is actually an unprovoked invasion. 

Book teacher fired
A Mississippi educator loses his job after reading Grade 2 students a book called "I Need a New Butt" — but he's hoping an upcoming hearing will help him get to the bottom of things. 

BC mask pick-up runner
A long-distance runner in Vancouver tells us he's collected an astonishing 32-thousand discarded face masks on his runs — and one of the unfortunate side-effects of COVID-19 is littering.

Part Two 

Ukraine chef
One of Ukraine's best-known chefs has converted his restaurant into a bomb shelter. And he's ditching fine-dining in favour of big pots of borscht for those who have lost their homes. 

Canadian ultra Arctic race
A Comox, BC, teenager wins a race that's billed as the "toughest, windiest, and coldest ultra foot race in the world." And despite being given seven days to finish, he only took four. 

Part Three

South Africa most unequal
Despite being one of Africa's richest countries, the World Bank says post-apartheid South Africa remains one of the most divided and unequal countries in the world. 

Ukraine Kharkiv musician 
One of the members of a Ukrainian rock band live-streaming from a studio-turned-bomb-shelter tells us why he and his bandmates refuse to be silenced.