As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

May 10, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Space Telescope Images
When you look into the abyss, the abyss looks...pretty amazing. The James Webb Space Telescope has sent back its first images, and one astronomer tells us she gives them a starred review. 

US Covid Deaths Remembrance
Loss cause. As the United States approaches 1 million COVID deaths, the daughter of a victim of the virus says her country needs to do more to acknowledge and remember those who died. 

Nurse Car Stolen
Idling threats. An Ottawa nurse pulls over to help out at the scene of a car crash -- and only realizes she hasn't turned off her own car when someone else drives off in it. 

Bat Swarm Noises
To be bees or not to be bees -- that is the question. And scientists have discovered that some bats have chosen to mimic the sound of the stinging insects to scare off predators, so they can get back to feasting on bugs. 

Part Two

Pulitzer Miami Condo Collapse
Building community. After her paper wins a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Surfside condo collapse, a journalist with the Miami Herald says she hopes it sends a message to victims' families that they're still on the story. 

Pulitzer Ukraine Journos
Truth despite consequences. A Ukrainian journalist is glad the Pulitzers honoured her colleagues, some of whom have died covering the Russian invasion -- but wishes there was no invasion to cover. 

Part Three

Dirty Well Sales
Turns out it is easy being green. Or, at least, looking green. A new study shows major oil companies are engaging in "greenwashing" -- by selling off their dirtiest environmental assets to less scrupulous operators, instead of cleaning up their acts.

Christie Expensive Painting
All's fair in love and Warhol. Last night, someone paid nearly 200 million dollars for Andy Warhol's portrait of Marilyn Monroe -- smashing the record for the highest price paid for a piece of 20th century art sold at auction.