As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

May 4, 2021

Part One

Mexico Subway Collapse
More than 20 people are dead after a railway overpass collapses in Mexico City -- and a reporter tells us there were plenty of warning signs of a potential catastrophe. 

NACI Vaccine Advice
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says Canadians should considering waiting for "preferred" mRNA vaccines -- but an Ontario doctor says, from an equity perspective, that's "horrible" advice. 

NL Pothole Newser
Newfoundland and Labrador's opposition leader plans to shame the government by holding a newser at a notorious pothole -- only to discover the hole had been hastily filled hours before his arrival. 

Part Two

Atlanta Shooting Victim
Gone -- but making sure she's not forgotten. Daoyou Feng was one of six Asian women killed in Atlanta in March -- and a volunteer is still searching for clues about her life. 

Snake in a Boat
Snake preview. An Australian man is half an hour from shore when he realizes he's sharing his boat with a venomous stowaway -- forcing him to make his way back to the dock bit by bit, unbit. 

Part Three

FOA: May the Fourth
For years now, this date has been known as "Star Wars Day". So we'll revisit our interview with Ontario YouTube star James Hobson...whose team made light work of making a lightsaber work. 

Hot Docs: Dropstones
Filmmaker Caitlin Durlak goes to Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador with her camera, to show us the deep connection the islanders feel to their home. And to explore the story of one woman who returned there, to give her sons the childhood that shaped her.