As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Full episode audio available at 8 p.m. ET.

Episode Transcript

Part One

Lytton Fire Evacuation
World on fire. After days of scorching heat, the town of Lytton, B.C., bursts into flames with little warning — sending our guest and other residents fleeing for their lives. Twice. 

Canada Day March
Marching to the beat of their own drums. The organizer of a demonstration in Montreal for those who died at residential schools says her community needed the event — and the support of non-Indigenous Canadians. 

WR Plastic Wrapped Partner
Saran-ity now. A man describes the lengths he went to to recapture the world record for fastest time to wrap a person in cling film — and his wife describes how she coped with being that person.

Part Two

Karen Kain Retires
Curtain call. After fifty years, Karen Kain tells us what it's like to leave The National Ballet of Canada — and about leaving a place more welcoming and supportive than when she first joined.