As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

April 28, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

NS Circuit Breaker
Despite a comparatively low rate of infection, Nova Scotia responds to record COVID numbers with a strict circuit-breaker -- because, the Premier tells us, it's no time for "half measures".

Philip Roth Biography Cancelled
The publisher behind a new Philip Roth biography pulls it from circulation after accusations against its author -- in what one insider says is a watershed moment for the industry. 

Epicurious No Beef Recipes
Fans of the food website Epicurious have a cow when it announces it's going beef-free -- but a former staffer tells us the change actually happened ages ago, and even then it was overdue. 

Part Two

AB Covid Numbers
Calling for the shots. The Premier of Alberta promises to send more vaccines to Wood Buffalo, which is suffering from one of Canada's highest infection rates -- and the mayor tells us they can't come too soon. 

Polar bear Biologist Obit
While studying polar bear populations in Nunavut, one of the animals' best advocates -- renowned biologist Markus Dyck -- dies in a helicopter crash. 

Part Three

Hot Docs: Nude to Me Feature
Immodest proposal. A Vancouver filmmaker drops into conversation that his grandparents' love story began at a nudist club -- and immediately regrets it. 

FOA Maria Ressa Award
After Philippines journalist Maria Ressa is awarded a major press freedom prize, we return to our interview with her from 2019 -- after she'd been arrested and released on bail in the latest charge related to her journalism.