As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

May 7, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

5G Cell Towers

The conspiracy theory that COVID-10 is connected to 5G cellphone networks is causing damage in the real world, including here in Canada. 

Venezuela Plot

A former US Navy Seal tells us the men he was asked to trained were less like soldiers, and more like hungry, untrained amateurs.

Flowbee Sold Out

A tech-writer says a pair of hair-clippers attached to a vacuum cleaner is probably not going to give people the quarantine-coiffed look they're after.

Part Two 

Sidewalk Labs
Google pulls the plug on its controversial plan to develop a smart city in Toronto. Jim Balsillie, the former head of Research in Motion, says the whole idea was troubled from the start. 

Czech Mayors Targeted

An alleged Russian poisoning plot has three Czech mayors under police protection. The mayor of Prague tells us he's not entirely sure how he became a target.

Part Three

Audiologist's Mask

After an audiologist realized that her hearing impaired patients couldn't hear her through her N95 mask, she found a way to clear things up.

Juggling Otters

Scientist know that otters like to juggle stones between their paws. They just don't know why. One theory suggested it was related to hunger, but a new study finds the answer is still up in the air.

The Banana Surprise Yumstation
An invention that allows you to inject an edible fluid into a banana emerges from our Archives. And if necessity is the mother of invention, necessity disowned this one.