As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

March 10, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Russia: Putin analysis
Vladimir Putin is cracking down on reporting about his invasion of Ukraine — but a Russian journalist says her independent news outlet is doing whatever it can to publish the facts, despite the danger. 

Bell Island doctor
A Newfoundland community pulls off its very own Grand Seduction to keep a family doctor from leaving their island — and while their fight's not over, it's clear his patients are a virtue. 

Dwarfism bike
After years of contending with poorly designed bicycles, cyclists with dwarfism applaud a company that's peddling a bike they can pedal. 

Part Two 

Roman Abramovich sanctions
The UK finally sanctions seven Russian oligarchs, including Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich — but our guest tells us it's unclear what the penalties will accomplish.

Extinct bat found
Forty years after it was last spotted in Rwanda, an endangered bat may be making a comeback. And one of the experts who spotted it says there's no mistaking its exaggerated features. 

Part Three

The Sports Bra bar
The owner of a new establishment devoted to screening women's sports tells us she can't wait to get her bar, The Sports Bra, up and running. 

Archive: Octopus face 
After last night's story about how ocean garbage is affecting octopuses, we were reminded of another cautionary tale involving the super-intelligent creatures — and a super-questionable decision by a human who put one on her face.