As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

May 18, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Marco Mendicino racism
In the wake of a racist mass shooting in Buffalo, Canada's Public Safety Minister says this country is far from immune to the kind of racist violence that's making headlines south of the border. 

Moscow CBC Bureau
Russia says it's shutting down the CBC's Moscow bureau, in retaliation for the Trudeau government's ban on its state-controlled network, Russia Today. Our correspondent there says the real victim will be the truth. 

UK car crash
New research says women are more likely to end up trapped in their vehicles after an accident. And our guest hopes paramedics and car manufacturers will follow the roadmap her study lays out.

Part Two 

Baby formula doctor
Two young children were hospitalized in Tennessee when they couldn't get the nutrition they needed -- and the doctor who treated them tells us the country's ongoing baby formula shortage is the greatest crisis of his career. 

Parrot beak walking research
Science suggests three-legged animals don't exist. But our guest is tripling down on the claim that one parrot's beak makes for a rare exception. 

Part Three

Afghan man killed
A young Afghan man seeking asylum in Canada was shot and killed near his home in Kabul. And an Ottawa volunteer trying to help his family tells us Canada's foot-dragging is endangering countless other lives. 

Musk Twitter latest 
Elon Musk seems to be having second thoughts about his Twitter acquisition -- and our guest says the company shouldn't have ignored the warning signs. After all, he tweeted them. Stay tuned.