As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

May 12, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Liz Cheney Removal
After the GOP removes Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the House, a Republican tells us that if her party keeps pandering to Donald Trump, it will "consign itself to irrelevance".

Colombia Strike
Fighting for their lives. Anti-government protests continue in Colombia -- and a professor in Bogota tells us the ongoing demonstrations are an act of desperation from people struggling to survive.

Friends Study
Rethinking the buddy system. A long-standing theory that humans can only keep 150 meaningful relationships is in question, after the results of a new study that really has its finger on the pals. 

Part Two

Israel Folo
An Israeli who lives near the Gaza border says there's blame on both sides for sparking the current conflict -- but he's sure the Israeli strikes against Gaza are justified. 

Texas Banned Books
Carmen Maria Machado wrote a memoir about leaving an abusive same-sex relationship because she didn't see stories like hers being written -- but if a group of parents in Texas have their way, students at the local high school will have a hard time finding it too. 

Part Three

Mixing Vaccines Research
Mixed messaging. With AstraZeneca doses increasingly on pause and mRNA vaccines pouring into the country, many are asking if it's okay to mix it up. Including, researchers. 

Calgary Mayor's Voting List
A Calgary mayoral hopeful says no candidates should have access to the voter's list, with addresses and phone numbers -- because she's seriously concerned one of her fellow candidates will abuse that privilege.