As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

July 28, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Simone Biles Olympic withdrawal
A former Olympic gymnast tells us what's at stake for someone like Simone Biles when competing becomes scary — and says anyone critical of her decision to withdraw can stick it. 

Alberta COVID spread
With COVID spreading fast again in Alberta, the province is hurtling toward a fourth wave — unless vaccine holdouts step up to get their shots.   

Scooter Cannonball race
A competitor in a biennial "Cannonball Run" from one coast of the U.S. to the other describes the appealing — and appalling — aspects of spending 10 days on a scooter. 

Part Two

San Francisco bars COVID rules
A San Francisco bar owner says his decision to not serve unvaccinated customers indoors is first and foremost about protecting his staff. 

Buried music archive 
A Norwegian company is asking the music world which recordings should go in a new Doomsday music vault.