As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

March 17, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Ukraine politician leaves
A Ukrainian politician tells us about her efforts to help people evacuate the occupied city of Bucha — and how those efforts have been thwarted by Russian troops.

Manitoba First Nation COVID restrictions
The Chief of a First Nation in Manitoba says the province may be dropping its COVID restrictions — but it's too soon for her community to do the same. 

Miami wrong Airbnb
Our guest fell asleep in the Airbnb he'd booked, but in the morning, he had a rude awakening — in the form of a polite awakening, by the owner of the house, which was not  an Airbnb at all. 

Part Two 

Eugene Parker obit
His work revolved around the sun — and with the discovery of solar wind, the late astrophysicist Eugene Parker became a central figure in his field. 

Alberta shortest St. Patrick's Day parade
It's clover before you know it. In one Alberta town, it's a long-standing tradition to hold an extremely short-lived event — and the mayor of Carmangay gives us a brief rundown of the world's briefest St. Patrick's Day parade. 

Part Three

Mohawk tiny homes
A team of carpentry apprentices — all of them women — unveils a big project: two tiny homes on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for women leaving abusive relationships. 

Curling rocks study 
A Canadian researcher, and curling fanatic, drills down on how curling rocks are made — in a study entitled "Taking Rocks for Granite".