As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Inflation woes
As if university isn't stressful enough already, soaring inflation means Canadian students have to make the grades while struggling to make ends meet.

France fires
As wildfires rage in Southwestern France, one exhausted firefighter tells us what it's like on the front lines.

Claes Oldenburg obit
We'll remember Claes Oldenburg, the prolific pop artist whose work includes a 700-pound "floor cheeseburger" -- and who made a super-sized impact on the art world.

Part Two

Australia ecosystem crisis
A new report paints a bleak picture of Australia's environment: collapsing ecosystems, razed forests, and hundreds of native species that are either extinct, or well on their way. 

Far-right wolf attacks 
Apparently, the more wolves there are in Germany, the more likely people are to vote for the far right -- and our guests says that's because people are looking for someone to protect their ridings and hoods from the Big Bad Wolf.