As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Feb. 17, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Ottawa Police Board 
With Ottawa still occupied by protesters, the city's police service faces criticism for its handling of the situation -- especially now that we know they knew far-right extremists would be involved. 

Invalid Baptisms
Wandering "I". As in the pronoun a Catholic priest must use when performing baptisms. Now, thousands of baptisms by an Arizona priest are under scrutiny -- because he said "we". 

Part Two

Novavax Approved 
Giving it another shot. Health Canada approves the country's first protein-based COVID-19 vaccine -- and a Saskatchewan doctor hopes anyone who was previously hesitant to get vaccinated won't hesitate to get this one. 

Encore: Taxidermy Girl 
The best-laid plans of mice dressed like men. And women. And one might be a leprechaun. An encore presentation of our interview with a 12-year-old girl whose hobby was recreating movie scenes using mice she'd taxidermized herself. 

Part Three

Mexico Avocado Suspension 
The giant pit and the pendulum. The U.S. suspends the importation of avocados from Mexico. And an analyst tells us that seemingly surprising act highlights the serious problems with criminal activity in the industry. 

Encore: Flowbee
Putting the "tresses" in "distresses". We'll have an encore presentation of an interview with a man whose unkempt pandemic hair drove him to take desperate measures: he got himself one of the notoriously gimmicky '90s gizmos called the Flowbee, and went to work.