As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

March 19, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

3D-printed face shields
Worried about a shrinking supply of face shields, a doctor in London, Ontario, has started 3D printing his own — and giving them to hospitals in need. He tells us why ingenuity is going to be an essential medical skill during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Global economic update
Six years after this economist at the World Bank warned that a COVID-style contagion would cause the world's next economic crisis, Ian Goldin tells us how deep this one could go.

National Arts Centre COVID ad
COVID-19 may be shutting down live shows, but performers in Canada can still book a paid gig, thanks to a $100,000 initiative by the National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada — something Jim Cuddy says might help musicians pay their rent. 

Part Two

COVID: author recommendations
Amid social distancing and self-isolation, many are seeking solace in a good book....including authors who've penned their own apocalyptic tales. We'll find out which books Margaret Atwood, Waub Rice and Daniel Kalla recommend to get us through.

Part Three

Canadian student in Europe
Sophia Godoya is Canadian student currently enjoying her educational exchange in France. Her mother, Alison Elliot, is eager to get her home safely. Easier wished than done.

Olympic training
So far, the International Olympic Committee is not calling off the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games. But athletes and sports analysts alike say that's a bad call. Former Olympic Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser tells us why.

Bird fossil
The sky was falling but this tiny chicken-like dinosaur survived. And may well be the missing link from which modern fowl descended.