As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 14, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Buffalo Officer Ruling 
Fifteen years ago, our guest was fired for stopping a fellow officer from placing a Black man in a chokehold. Now, a judge has ruled she was right -- and the force was wrong to fire her. 

Climate Change Teen Advisor 
From promoting major change, to a major promotion. We speak to an 18-year-old climate activist in the U.S who's gone from protesting on the streets to advising the Biden Administration on climate policy. 

Jamaica Guano Dating
Telling tales out of stool. A team of experts investigate a mountainous mound of bat guano that dates back thousands of years -- and hope to glean secrets from their fecal focal point. 


Part Two

SK Prison Release 
A man who's been fighting for inmates' rights from inside a Saskatoon correctional centre tells us how he's continuing his battle for better conditions for prisoners during the pandemic now that he's been released.

NB First Nations Settlement
Homeland security. A New Brunswick Chief celebrates the largest land claim deal in the history of the Maritimes -- and a family legacy of fighting for her community's rights.


Part Three

Evergiven Fine 
Remember that enormous container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for days just a few weeks ago? Well, it's stuck again -- in the sense that it's been seized by Egyptian authorities and hit with a ginormous bill for damages.

Black Hole Research 
Researchers say they're getting closer to understanding how black holes work -- by poring over the photos they have of the black hole in the faraway M-87 galaxy.

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