As It Happens

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Aug. 2, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Ayman al-Zawahri killing
The United States killed al Qaeda's leader at his home in Kabul. A reporter in Afghanistan heard the drone strike happen. And until then, she had no idea he was hiding there in plain view.

BC resort fire
With a wildfire nearby, a resort village in B.C. is ordered to evacuate. But the operators decide to stay put and use their snow-making machines to defend against the flames.

Bill Russell obit
When Spencer Haywood first met basketball legend Bill Russell, he wanted to look like his hero. But as their relationship deepened, it was his commitment to justice he admired most.

Part Two

Atlanta festival guns
An Atlanta music festival expecting a crowd of fifty thousand pulls the plug, after a Georgia law made it impossible for them to ban guns from the concert grounds.

Psychedelics charter challenge 
A new law suit argues that patients should have easier access to psychedelic mushrooms. A cancer patient who's one of those waging the legal fight tells us why.