As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 20, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Send Ukraine Military Equipment
A former Chief of Staff for the Canadian Army says he's pleased Canada is stepping up to send heavy artillery to Ukraine. He just hopes it doesn't arrive too late. 

TX Child Welfare Workers Quit
Moral compass. A transgender caseworker in Texas is seeking a new sense of direction -- because, he says, he couldn't continue working for the state after he was told to investigate the family of a trans teenager. 

Sunwing Delays
Stuck where the sun don't shine. An Ontario nurse is among thousands of airline passengers trapped at an airport amid flight delays -- and she says the ordeal has Sunwing customers throwing some serious shade. 

Netflix password sharing
Sharing is scaring. If you're letting your parents use your Netflix password to watch "Bridgerton," the streaming service wants you to knock it off -- and not just because that's kind of awkward

Part Two

South Africa Flooding
The depths of despair. The founder of a South African NGO tells us that recent flooding has brought the worst devastation and displacement he's seen in all his decades of humanitarian work.

NTL Canadian Film Day
Going coastal. We'll find out how a public university in Conway, South Carolina became an out-of-country hub for a first-of-its-kind celebration of National Canadian Film Day ... in the U.S. 

Steven Heighton Obit
Well versed. The late Steven Heighton was an award-winning poet. But his talent spilled over into many genres -- from novels to songs. And tonight, we'll remember him with a reading from one of his short stories. 

Part Three

Hong Kong anti-sedition sentence
Setting records. A Hong Kong DJ and activist is sentenced to 40 months in prison after being charged under a colonial-era law that's increasingly being used to stifle dissent. 

NB Stonemen Music
Kings of the Stone Age. They left behind just two songs, over half a century ago. But a legendary New Brunswick band refuses to be forgotten. And tonight, one of the original Stonemen tells us how it feels to be back.