As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Cabinet shuffle: Jim Carr
Jim Carr insists today's cabinet shuffle has nothing to do with a spring election — but that doesn't mean the new Cabinet Minister won't be trying to make some gains in the Liberal wasteland between Ontario and BC.

Federal vaccine report
As provinces go their separate ways on how many vaccine injections to give and when, the chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization weighs in.

Space samosa
The co-owner of a restaurant in England does what no one else has ever accomplished, or tried, or thought of: he sent a samosa to space. 

Part Two

New Jersey Congresswoman
A New Jersey congresswoman who tested positive for COVID-19 believes she picked up the virus while sheltering with maskless colleagues during last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

Ireland homes report
A new report finally reveals the truth about the thousands of children who died in Catholic-run Mother and Baby homes in Ireland — but our guest fears she'll never learn the truth about what happened to her long-lost sister. 

Part Three

Cargill RCMP investigation
A 16-year-old who lost her father to an early outbreak of COVID-19 says his bosses didn't do enough to protect her dad — and should face criminal consequences. 

Robot empathy study 
They might be a little rusty. But according to new research, robots can be taught to show a kind of empathy.