As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 7, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

BLM protests vs. riot response
A Black activist in Washington, D.C. says it was hard to watch the way police treated the mob at the Capitol yesterday, and not be struck by how differently they treated Black Lives Matter protestors.

Capitol resident
A D.C. resident says he's just beginning to grapple with what happened in his hometown last night — a city that's hurt, scared, and still in shock. 

Quebec vaccination accountability
A top doctor in Quebec defends the province's decision to skip the second shot of the Pfizer vaccine and responds to criticisms that it amounts to a medical experiment done without patients' consent. 

Part Two

Georgia win Democrats
After a tense run-off election, Reverend Raphael Warnock is set to become Georgia's first Black senator. A friend of his tells us the win "renews the hope that America's promise is not lost."

Roman slab
A good-sized stone from a British garden was under people's feet, but now it's going under the hammer after it turned out to be an ancient Roman artifact.

Part Three

Airlines: Marc Garneau
Airline passengers coming to Canada will now have to submit a negative COVID test to get on a plane. We ask Canada's Transport Minister about concerns the new rules could cause chaos for returning flyers. 

Sweden COVID art 
As Sweden's COVID-19 death toll began to climb last year, an artist decided to cultivate a visual representation of that toll: A field filled with a single metal flower for each life lost.