As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

July 29, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Tech Washington testimony
Today, the CEOs of some of the world's biggest tech companies defended their size and power at antitrust hearings in the U.S. We reach a former Facebook advisor who says it's time to rein them in.

Mars rover
An Alberta professor tells us being part of NASA's latest mission to Mars is a childhood dream come true.

Doctor bikinis
A study warns medical professionals to steer clear of posting "unprofessional" photos on social media — so our guest, and hundreds of other female doctors, flood their feeds with bikini shots.

Part Two

Bill Reid toonie
On what would have been his hundredth birthday, the Royal Canadian Mint honours the legacy of Haida artist Bill Reid. Reid's granddaughter explains why it's about more than a two dollar coin.

Alzheimer's test
A new blood test could make it cheaper, easier and faster to diagnose patients with Alzheimer's Disease. One of the researchers says it could be a game changer.