As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

May 6, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

US Patent Waiver for Vaccines
After the Biden administration moves to suspend intellectual property for COVID-19 vaccines -- a health-patent activist wonders why the Trudeau government hasn't done the same.

SA Bans Lion Breeding
Mane event. After years of fighting the captive breeding of lions in South Africa, our guest is thrilled about a change in policy she says is "the beginning of the end" of the damaging practice.

WW2 Bomb Found
While gardening last weekend, a woman in Missouri unearthed a mysterious rusted object near her grapevines -- which turned out to be a live bomb.

Part Two

ACLU Families Report 
Insult to devastating injury. A new report says the L-A County Sheriff's Department has been harassing the families of people killed by their officers, including our guest who lost her son and now says she feels terrorized by the police. 

Wedding Cow Birth
And …dairily beloved. An Australian couple was in the middle of getting married on their farm -- when the bride ran off to help her favourite cow give birth.

Part Three

Halifax Black Jay Walking
Crossing the line. A Black man in Halifax is awarded 15-thousand dollars years after police stopped him -- and later came to his office -- to ticket him for jaywalking. 

Africa Old Burial Site 
Remains of the day. Researchers say they've found the earliest known example of a human burial in Africa -- and a Canadian researcher on the team says it's a "one-of-a-kind find."

Seagull Pepperoni Guy
We revisit our 2018 interview with a man who was banned from the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C., for 17 years -- thanks to a party he didn't intend to throw for a bunch of hungry seagulls.