As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Oct. 14, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Norway bow and arrow attack
A man with a bow and arrow killed five people in Kongsberg, Norway, yesterday — and our guest can't believe his neighbour died in the attack, steps from his own front door. 

Lytton fire report
Investigators say there's no evidence that a train sparked the fire that all but wiped out the village of Lytton, BC — but a woman whose house burned says she's not convinced. 

UK bakery illegal sprinkles
The sugar has hit the fan for a baker in the UK — after the authorities inform him he can no longer serve his beloved cookies and cakes with illegal sprinkles. 

Part Two

Thomas Sankara trial
34 years after the man known as "Africa's Che Guevara" was assassinated, a longtime advocate for justice tells us he hopes the trial that began this week will be different from its predecessors. 

Pandemic cannon testing
She's got a short fuse. And during her pandemic downtime, a chemist had a blast using it over and over again to determine which medieval gunpowder recipe produces the most bang for your buck.

Part Three

Austrian cave poop
After carefully analyzing human poop left in an Austrian salt mine 27-hundred years ago, scientists say they have proof that the stuff people ate all those years ago is not all that different from what we eat today. 

Myriam Sarachik obit 
Myriam Sarachik survived the Holocaust as a child, personal tragedy as an adult and decades of work in a male-dominated field. And her longtime friend and colleague tells us her work changed physics forever.