As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

April 28, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Fort Mac Flooding
Four years after a devastating wildfire, flooding now threatens Fort McMurray, Alberta. Former MLA Brian Jean tells us losing his house the first time was hard. Losing it again is just cruel.

Lithuania Open Air Market
The mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, tells us about his plan to get bars and restaurants back up and running. He's turning the city into one giant patio.

Car Car Truck
A Perth, Ontario, high school teacher goes viral with a game called 'Car, Car, Truck.' It began as a way to entertain covid-bored kids. Now it's essential community viewing.

Part Two

Pompeii Recycling
A little digging through trash heaps around the ancient and doomed city reveals its inhabitants were great at recycling.

Shouting Mens Choir
A choir of dapper Finnish men shatters your expectations and your eardrums by shouting every performance. The founder explains why their unsubtle approach resonates.

Part Three

Blood Quantum Film
The pandemic is making Canada's newest zombie movie feel uncomfortably familiar. But that's precisely why its star says you'll love it.

New Simone de Beauvoir Novel
Simone de Beauvoir fans are celebrating the news that a previously unpublished novella about one of the writer's own closest female friendships will soon be hitting shelves.

Giant Tomato
Four years ago a giant tomato disappeared from a chain restaurant in small-town Ontario. Now it's turned up again but the mystery remains.