As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Aug. 11, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Spavor sentenced
A Chinese court has sentenced Canada's Michael Spavor to eleven years in prison. But our guest says diplomatic efforts could still help bring him home. 

Ohio sentences
A racial justice advocate in Ohio says a pair of back-to-back convictions in the state have strengthened her conviction that the American justice system will sentence Black people to more time — for lesser crimes. 

Hermit crabs plastic
A marine scientist tells us why certain types of trash seems to attract hermit crabs. And she says says it's time for a sea change when it comes to plastics pollution.

Part Two

Florida pastor
A Florida pastor who has lost seven parishioners to COVID-19 says he's doing what he can to encourage his congregants to get vaccinated. And he prays those who won't can stay safe. 

Flight attendant residential schools 
Sixty years ago, she was a flight attendant on board a plane carrying Inuit children to residential schools. Now she says she's finally realizing the horror that she was a part of.