As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

April 19, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Donbas Battle
As Russia launches a long-anticipated ground assault on eastern Ukraine, an advisor to President Zelensky's government says they'll only be able to hold out if allies like Canada provide weapons to match Ukrainian resolve.

Pegasus Revelations
We'll hear from a researcher who helped expose the widespread use of Pegasus spyware to target civil society members in Catalonia who says people's fears about the tech are altogether justified.

Bear Trampoline
Our guest has seen bears in her backyard before, but she'd never seen two of them wrestling on her trampoline so she followed their lead, and sprang into action. 

Part Two

Canadian Vets Afghanistan
A Canadian charity helping Afghans escape the country says it's been forced to end its rescue efforts, in part because of government red tape.

South American Wildflower Study
After years of searching, our guest shares his growing amazement at the rediscovery of a South American wildflower long thought extinct.

Part Three

Solar-Powered ATVs
We'll hear from a mechanical engineering student who's figured out a way to convert Kubota ATVs from gas power to solar. And she hopes her methods will be easy to mimic.

Iceland Birds in NL
Migratory birds were blown from Iceland onto the coast of Newfoundland this weekend and our guest says snagging a photo of one was like winning the Stanley Cup.