As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Sept. 28, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Sudbury mayor
More than three dozen miners near Sudbury, Ontario, who had been trapped underground since Sunday faced a gruelling kilometre-plus climb to the surface. We check in with the city's mayor about the rescue.

Bagosora dies: Romeo Dallaire
An architect of the Rwandan genocide has died behind bars — unrepentant until the end. That's no surprise to General Romeo Dallaire, who saw what he calls "the depths of evil" in Colonel Bagosora firsthand.

UK fuel crisis
Thanks partly to Brexit, gas stations across the UK have run dry, wreaking havoc on daily life; one London man says it's nothing short of a "nightmare". 

Part Two

Taliban leader interview
A journalist tells us what she learned in a recent sit-down with the Taliban's prisons chief — including their plans to reinstate some of the most brutal punishments.

R. Kelly conviction
Now that R & B singer R. Kelly has been found guilty, one of the women who's been sounding the alarm all along says she's taking heart in the verdict, but there's more to be done before justice is served.

Part Three

Rapid testing kids
Sick of waiting for the province to step up, a group of Ontario parents has decided to take on asymptomatic COVID themselves — starting with volunteer-administered rapid tests for kids. 

National inventors hall of fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame will recognize two Black women for the first time. We hear from the daughter of the late opthamologist Patricia Bath — who says it's long overdue. 

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