As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

June 8, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

London Attack Family Friend
The hate-motivated killing of a family in London, Ontario, is a deeply personal loss to the city's Muslim community, and to our guest -- a family friend who wonders if Muslims will ever feel safe in their city again.

CA Drought
Gathering dust. A California farmer warns that Canadians could see higher prices for produce from the state -- as he, and other growers, deal with water shortages amid a massive drought. 

China Elephants Trek
Keep on trunkin'. A parade of elephants has been on a year-long trek across southwest China -- and scientists are still trying to figure out why they left, and where they're going. 

Part Two

Hamilton Paramedic Decision
They had one job. And a Hamilton, Ontario judge has ruled that two paramedics should have done much more to help a teenager who was dying of a gunshot wound. 

Alzheimers Drug Approved
The U-S greenlights the first new Alzheimer's drug in nearly two decades, but our guest recommended it be red-lit -- because the clinical evidence to date isn't particularly promising. 

Part Three

Ban Myanmar Olympics 
He's not holding his breath. A swimmer from Myanmar says he can no longer represent his country at the Olympics -- and he hopes he won't be the only one.

Edmonton Folk Festival 
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is going ahead this summer by bringing live music to city neighborhoods … so music fans can get front-row seats in front-yards.