As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

May 26, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

AG Report: Pandemic Response
Canada's Auditor General says that, for more than a decade, experts warned the government that it wasn't ready to fight off a pandemic, but those warnings weren't heeded. 

Dominic Cummings Testimony
No fit state. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former aide Dominic Cummings expressed incredulity about the incompetence of the UK's response to COVID -- which he and Mr. Johnson helped lead. 

Alberta Rescue
An Alberta man took a risk going over an embankment to rescue a driver who'd lost control -- and even though he's now in hospital, he's positive he did the right thing.

Part Two

Ghana LGBT Rights
The head of an LGBTQ-rights organization in Ghana tells us last week's arrest of 21 activists is only bolstering the country's gay rights movement.

Scotland Sporran Maker
In Scotland, there are concerns that the sporran is an endangered accessory -- but one maker of the traditional leather pouches says he's still in the sack race. 

Part Three

Emotion Detection Software
Uyghur detainees in China are reportedly being subjected to an artificial intelligence software that analyzes their emotions, and claims to assess their guilt or innocence.

Klondike Gold Rush Collection
A Toronto man donates a Gold Rush-era trove of artifacts to the University of British Columbia -- a private collection of thousands of pieces that he's been building for 40 years.