As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Oct. 12, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Quebec nurse suspensions
A Montreal ER nurse says he's thrilled that the province is cracking down on his inadequately vaccinated colleagues because refusing the shot puts patients at risk.

Submarine secrets sting
The FBI nabs a pair of suburban spies accused of trying to sell the secrets of American nuclear submarines — and hiding those secrets in a peanut butter sandwich. 

Egyptian relics sold
A family in the UK thought they were selling garden-variety stone garden sculptures, but when the bidding began, the auctioneer realized something was up — way up.

Part Two

G20 Afghanistan
G20 leaders pledge to protect the rights of Afghan women, but a woman in Kabul who was prevented from going to work by a Taliban gunman says she's already losing hope.

Van Gogh sketches
When Van Gogh completed a painting called "The Potato Eaters", no one liked it — but 135 years later, a new exhibit devoted to the masterpiece really hits the spud. 

Part Three

Ontario highest vax community
We ask an Ontario medical officer how she's managed to get over 90 per cent of her population to take the shot — even though one the region's most prominent politicians is a dyed-in-the-wool anti-vaxxer. 

World Porridge Champ 
The winning dish at this year's Golden Spurtle Porridge Making Championship is definitely not your grandma's porridge. We speak to its creator about what her unorthodox approach boils down to.