As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

May 28, 2020
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Part One

Hong Kong    
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne responds to China's warning of "continuous harm" to its relationship with China following yesterday's ruling on the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. 

George Floyd Killing
His words captured on video were: I can't breathe. On Monday night, a police interaction with George Floyd ended in his death. Now, calls for justice are ringing out through Minneapolis.

Norway Crew         
Nine months ago, two women headed north to one of Norway's most far-off corners in the name of science -- never thinking of the odds that a global pandemic would leave them stranded there. Now, they're making the extra time work for them. 

Part Two

Toronto Neighbourhood Covid 
 Public Health officials in Toronto say a map they've released showing the city's coronavirus cases...isn't meant to suggest certain neighbourhoods are more dangerous than others. 

Harlequin LGBT
Renowned romance publisher Harlequin is launching a new line entirely dedicated to LGBTQ storylines this week. And the author of one of its first two books tells us today is the stuff of childhood dreams. 

Part Three

San Francisco Contact Tracing         
While communities across Canada struggle to get a handle on contact tracing, some in the U.S. are ahead of the curve. And in San Francisco, librarians have been redeployed as contact tracers -- staffing the phones to protect the city's residents. 

Sweden Resto for One
Table for one, please. In a small village in Sweden, Rasmus Persson has opened a new restaurant where they only serve one guest, once a day. We'll hear what inspired the idea and the joy that can come from dining alone. 

In 2015, our guest from the archives armed herself with a plunger, when an unexpected intruder an unwanted pro-truder: a 5-and-a-half foot-long boa constrictor that rose, and then emerged from, her office toilet.