As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Episode Transcript

Part One

Omicron: Jean-Yves Duclos
With one Premier threatening to tax the unvaccinated, Canada's health minister is facing tough questions about whether it's time to require reluctant Canadians to roll up their sleeves. 

Ear cockroach
A New Zealand man was told that he had water in his ear — but that idea was scuttled when he discovered a cockroach had actually scuttled in. 

Ronnie Spector obit
One of Ronnie Spector's friends and contemporaries tells us part of what made the late Ronettes frontwoman so irresistible was her purity — but her talent was what truly struck a chord. 

Part Two 

Syria torture conviction
A man who survived torture in a Syrian jail says he's glad one of the people who ran it has been found guilty of crimes against humanity — but his heart breaks for those who suffered.  

Truro, Nova Scotia deer
A Nova Scotia mayor tells us his community's plans for a deer cull by crossbow is the best solution for the town — but not all residents agree. 

Part Three

Olivia / Noah top names
Call me by your name. Wouldn't make much difference to a lot of Ontario kids this days — and two siblings with the province's two most popular names explain why sharing sometimes means not caring. 

Tequila fish returned to wild 
A conservationist tells us how his team went from helping a nearly-extinct fish survive captivity — to reintroducing it to the wild.