As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

July 21, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Manitoba wildfire evacuations
A member of Little Grand Rapids First Nation in Manitoba tells us the government must do more to protect communities like his from the threat of wildfire that looms larger every year. 

Jerry Granelli obit
The son of the late jazz drummer Jerry Granelli says his father had mixed feelings about playing on the beloved "Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack — but when he returned to the music decades later, it gave him "such joy." 

Part Two

Negative shark encounters
On the surface the new push to re-brand shark attacks as "negative shark encounters" may seem silly, but we reach one expert who argues if you go a little deeper the idea should give us something to chew on. 

Alberta Parks cyclist 
The Alberta government may have suspended plans to de-list what it claimed were 164 "under-utilized" parks — but our guest hasn't suspended his plans to visit every one of them, on a very long bicycle trip.