As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Dec. 7, 2021

Story Transcript

Part One

US video call firing
After 900 employees of the U.S. company were unexpectedly terminated via Zoom call, one of them tells us it was both "callous" and "surreal".

Aung San Suu Kyi sentence
A military court in Myanmar orders Aung San Suu Kyi back to confinement. And the UN's special rapporteur for human rights in the country says he's worried there's more trouble ahead.

Orca cries audio
A marine biologist explains how underwater recordings are picking up the cries of orcas — in places they're not expected to be heard. 

Part Two

More rapid tests needed
An Ontario doctor tells us rapid tests are key to keeping COVID-19 in check right now but questions his province — they remain out of reach for many.

Berlin techno UN status
A DJ tells us about his quest to protect Berlin's techno music scene by arguing it deserves UNESCO Heritage status. 

Part Three

New ransomware arrests
After the arrest of an alleged ransomware hacker in Ottawa, a cyber security expert says the single arrest is just the tip of a sophisticated criminal enterprise. 

Garbage patch wildlife 
A marine biologist says that for the first time, generations of coastal creatures are living on the open ocean on a brand-new habitat: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.