As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

As It Happens for Thursday, June 23, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Germany Gas Crisis
Germany declares a crisis as Russia cuts supplies of natural gas. A lawmaker tells us what that might mean for people trying to heat their homes next winter.

Pakistan to Canada
Good on paper. At last, Afghans waiting to get into Canada have one less piece of red tape to cut through, as the government introduces new temporary travel documents. 

Extreme Couponer
Deal or no meal. Paying full price for groceries? In this economy? Our guest isn't cut out for that — but as one of Canada's most extreme couponers, she is cut out for cutting out, and seriously cutting costs. 

Alexa's Voice
The ghost in the machine. Amazon is excited about new technology will allow Alexa to "speak" in the voice of a dead loved one — but the rest of us have grave misgivings.

Part Two

Heat Wave Names
A heatwave name desired. In a global first, a Spanish city will be naming its heatwaves, like we do with hurricanes. Our guest hopes it will increase awareness about climate change — and maybe even save lives.

Florida Python
Its scales tipped the scales. We'll talk to a biologist who hauled in a record-breaking, five-and-a-half-metre Burmese python in Florida — and I'll warn you: it's a loooong story.

Part Three

FOA Air India 
Thirty-seven years ago today, a bomb exploded on Air India Flight 182. We'll visit our archives to mark the anniversary of the largest mass killing in Canadian history.

Rat Pollinators
Busy as a ... rat? Turns out the rodents can do a lot more than become famous cartoon chefs and teach karate to crime-fighting turtles. A researcher has discovered rats have an important roll to play in pollination.

Buddy Fossil

A paleontologist finds a pair of trilobite fossils off the coast of Newfoundland, and names the duo after a trio he discovered while working in the province: the band Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.