As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

May 12, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Kabul Hospital Attack
A deadly attack on a maternity hospital in Afghanistan. A government official who was there tells us they'll be no forgetting or forgiving this attack.

COVID Seniors Aid
The federal government promises help for older Canadians. It's a one time payment, worth around five hundred dollars. We ask the Minister for Seniors how that can help get through a pandemic.

Our daily jaunt into the archives produces two men who enjoy dressing up as things they are not. Like, say, asparagus.

Part Two

Nova Scotia Psychological Autopsy
Police say they're doing a 'psychological autopsy' on the man who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia last month. We reach a psychology professor in Halifax who says getting clearer answers could help those left behind.

Seahorses Professor Prize 
We reach a Canadian marine biologist who's just picked up the world's leading animal conservation honour. It's for her decades protecting and studying the weird and wonderful ways of seahorses.

Part Three

We reach a doctor in the United States who says she's seeing more interest a service that allows access a medical abortion without going to a clinic. 

Toronto Food Delivery
When a Toronto restaurateur hit his limit with corporate delivery services, he decided to take matters into his own hands and hopes other owners will join him.  

Invasive Jellyfish
Scientists have struggled to understand how an invasive jellyfish has adapted to survive new environments with little food. The answer? Well, it's pretty gruesome.