As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Aug. 24, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Jen Agg
A Toronto restaurateur says she and her staff are being harassed by protesters, because she's pro-vaccine passport — and since they won't step back, she wants government to step up. 

Tortoise eating bird
A Cambridge biologist explains what's happening in a first-of-its kind video, in which an extremely un-agile predator hunts a young bird: a giant tortoise.

Charlie Watts obit
A fellow drummer remembers the late Charlie Watts — saying he wasn't just the beat of the Rolling Stones, he was the heartbeat as well. 

Part Two

Josephine Baker Pantheon
For the first time, a Black woman will be entombed in the Pantheon in France — and Josephine Baker's son tells us the late, legendary performer would have appreciated the honour.

Frozen donut guy
A London, Ontario man who has kept a Toronto Maple Leafs-branded donut in his freezer for a decade says he is finally ready to part with the not-so-lucky charm. 

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