As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Oct. 19, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

COVID world update: André Picard
Fluctuating COVID trends leave a lot of us queasy about what to expect next — so we'll ask health journalist André Picard to prognosticate on a prognosis.

Searose spill charges
Newfoundland's offshore regulator lays charges against the company it says was responsible for the largest oil spill in provincial history — and a biologist says that we may never know the extent of the damage.

Old sandwich museum
American aviator "Upside-Down Pangborn" was a famous aerial stuntman — which is why a Washington state museum is carefully preserving his 95-year-old sandwich.

Part Two

Northwest Territories COVID
The Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories tells us about the recent spike in COVID cases — and why she believes booster shots are needed sooner than later.

Anni Bergman obit
The late Anni Bergman spent her life observing children and their parents — and her longtime friend observed Bergman's impact on the families she worked with, and on psychoanalysis itself. 

Part Three

Yolanda López retrospective
Mexican-American artist Yolanda López died just weeks before her first solo exhibit. The curator tells us about what her work means to her community and what the show meant to the artist.

John Giorno "Dial-A-Poem" 
At its peak, poet John Giorno's revolutionary Dial-A-Poem service brought in millions of callers and attracted the watchful eye of the FBI. In the 21st Century, this simple decades-old idea is taking on a new life.