As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

April 5, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Zelensky security council: Bob Rae
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky details Russian atrocities to the Security Council — and challenges the UN to do what it was meant to do, and secure some sort of peace. 

Tyendinaga boil water lifted
After more than a decade, most homes on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory finally have clean drinking water — and after waiting most of his life to take a hot shower at home, our guest it shouldn't have taken so long. 

Antarctica postmaster hiring
If you love adventure, and sorting mail, good news: a job as postmaster has just opened up in Antarctica. And a woman who did that job tells us it's ice work if you can get it. 

Part Two 

Moscow anti-war academic
An academic in Moscow delves into regular Russians' understanding of the war in Ukraine — or lack thereof — and his own painful experience of speaking out against it. 

New planet forms
Unlike most babies, an extremely young, extremely massive planet hundreds of light years away is challenging our understanding of how new planets are born. 

Part Three

Darwin notebooks update
Two of the most valuable notebooks in the world have just reappeared as mysteriously as they disappeared. A librarian at Cambridge University shares her joy at seeing Charles Darwin's distinctive scribbles again. 

BC giant croc marks
It's so outlandish, you'll assume it's a croc. And it was. In fact, 97-million-year-old claw marks suggest it was an absolutely, frighteningly enormous prehistoric crocodile. One that probably even the scariest dinosaurs steered clear of.