As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

March 4, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Mi'kmaw Fishery
A Mi'kmaw chief in Nova Scotia says the federal government's latest rules on lobster fishing rights are nothing more than a sell-out to commercial industry players -- and he's going to ignore them. 

A sorry excuse. After multiple accusations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a fellow lawmaker tells us his apology is not nearly enough to undo the damage he's done.

Nanaimo Bars NYT 
Canadian Nanaimo bar connoisseurs are going coconuts over a botched American adaptation that messes with the sweet square's perfectly harmonized proportions.

Part Two

Iceland Quakes 
Shudder to think. Any minute now, Iceland could experience an eruption, after thousands of earthquakes in the space of a week. -- and a volcanologist tells us it's about time.

Pelican Phone
You may not remember what you were doing just before the pandemic hit but you would if what you were doing was trying to retrieve a telephone from inside a pelican, and we've retrieved that interview from our archives.

Part Three

Community Papers Study
News report. An oral history of the pandemic as it played out in small newsrooms yields something rare: hope for the future of local journalism

Dance Your PHD
What rhymes with highly oxygenated compound? A University of Helsinki graduate student wins the "Dance Your PhD" contest with his rap performance about the physics of atmospheric clusters.