As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Nov. 2, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

COP26: Samoan activist
Pacific Islander delegates at the COP26 Climate Conference say their countries are experiencing the worst of climate change — and their experience must serve as an urgent warning for the whole planet.

Milk prices
A proposed dairy price hike is set to kick in early next year — and our guest says a typical family will likely end up shelling out several hundred dollars more a year.

New Zealand electric plane flight
A pilot who just took what's believed to be the longest flight over open water in an electric plane says he's hopeful aircraft powered by renewable energy will be the future of travel.

Part Two

Newfoundland ransomware patient
A cyberattack continues to incapacitate the entire health system in Newfoundland and Labrador — and the spouse of one patient says the cancelled appointments are more than just a nuisance. 

Lebanon Star closing
Lebanon's longest-operating English newspaper, The Lebanon Daily Star, is closing, and an editor who's worked there for decades tells us what stopping the presses will mean for the region.

Part Three

Squid Game crypto scam
A new cryptocurrency called SQUID tried to capitalize on the popularity of the Netflix show Squid Game but once a whole bunch of people invested their own capital the game turned out to be rigged.

India farmers protest update 
After a year of demonstrations against India's new farming laws — and recent deadly clashes — one protester says she's in it for the long haul, because giving up would mean farmers are left with nothing.