As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Episode Transcript

Part One

China Detention Report
A new report offers a glimpse into China's expanding system of secret detention facilities -- including, our guest says, the prison where the Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were once held.

Tour De France Women
The women's Tour de France will make a comeback next summer, after a 30-year hiatus -- but some activists who pushed for its return say the main organizer behind the event is betting on them to fail.

California Eels Ramp
Writhing to the occasion. A California biologist shares her enlightening, horrifying research on a certain eel, its formidable eating ability, and its super-gross double set of jaws -- one of which is in its throat. 

Part Two

Trinity Bellwoods Encampment
The City of Toronto tries to forcibly evict residents of an encampment in a downtown park -- but an Ontario MPP tells us that's not how you solve a homelessness crisis, especially during COVID. 

NS Crows Log Roll
A log rolling champion in Nova Scotia tells us about taking some promising young athletes under his wing -- who happen to be crows. 

Part Three

Catalan Activists Pardoned
Home, but not free. Nine separatist leaders in Catalonia are leaving prison -- with strings attached. The region's president tells us it's too little, too late. 

NB Pirate Ship
We hear from a New Brunswick retiree who spent part of his pandemic creating a decidedly over-the-top vessel ... and whose Menacing Manner is now sea-worthy if not exactly menacing.