As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

April 14, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part 1

Spain Back to Work

Spain is sending many workers back to their jobs. But a doctor we first spoke to last month says the plan to get the country working is too much too soon ... and it's risking people's lives.

Apiary Workers

Hive mind. Canadian beekeepers organize a chartered flight to pick up desperately needed workers in Nicaragua and help out some stranded Canadians in the process.

FOA: Squirrel Bridge 

There are two sides to every story. And in this one from our archives, both sides are home to squirrels. But even after a Dutch city built a squirrel bridge over a road so they could mate, those rodents refused to go all that way to go all the way.

Part 2

South Dakota Mayor

Never the twain shall meat. South Dakota's governor refuses to enact stay-at-home orders, even after a coronavirus outbreak at a pork plant … leaving city councillors to take matters into their own hands.

Quarantine Email Poem

We reach the writer behind the eerily familiar new poem titled  "The First Lines of Emails I've Received While Quarantining."

Part 3 

Tulip Growers

Going to seed. Spring is the season of tulips but the pandemic has effectively crushed the biggest market in the world, forcing many growers to destroy millions of flowers.

Neanderthal String Study 

String theory. Researchers find a very very old piece of string in a cave in France which they say proves that Neanderthals were smarter than you might think.