As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

COVAX: Karina Gould

Moving the needles. The Minister of International Development responds to pushback over Canada's plan to make use of vaccines from COVAX -- a program intended to supply developing countries.

Walmart shooting witness deported

Exit strategy. Despite the Biden administration's pledge for a 100-day pause on deportations, hundreds have been sent out of the U-S -- including a Mexican woman who is a key witness in El Paso's worst mass shooting.

Attic photos found

Ceiling fan. A lawyer in New York pokes his head through a panel above his new office space -- and finds a treasure trove of photos taken more than a century ago.

Part Two

Lebanon blast anniversary

Shattered hopes. The explosion in Beirut six months ago left more than 200 people dead, and hundreds of thousands homeless -- and now, a stalled investigation has people feeling hopeless, too. 

Poland war libel

Historic judgment. A University of Ottawa Holocaust scholar awaits the verdict in a libel trial against him in Poland -- and says his case could have consequences for academic freedom in the country. 

Part Three

Encore: Brian Jungen

Indigenous art and Nike Air Jordans have a lot in common, says Brian Jungen. The B.C. artist from Doig River First Nation is known for transforming everyday objects into extraordinary sculptures, and the iconic basketball shoes are one of his favourite materials to work with.