Friday September 18, 2015

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Listen to Full Episode 1:17:15

Part One

"Old Stock" Canadians
Stephen Harper's debate line about "Old Stock Canadians" has one Mi'kmaq elder accusing the Conservative leader of responding to the needs of refugees with flat-out racism. 

Mun dispute
Croatia's ambassador to Canada explains why his country went from welcoming Syrian refugees to sending them off in just one day.

Ig Nobel awards
The Ig Nobels are awarded for some of the year's most dubious accomplishments in science and we're proud to tell you that a number of  the winners have been on our show. 

Part Two

Refugees: Croatia ambassador
Croatia's ambassador to Canada explains why his country went from welcoming Syrian refugees to sending them off in just one day.

'Turd Ferguson' on "Jeopardy"

Birdman of London 
The friend and lawyer for a London, Ontario man remembers the passion for feeding birds that sometimes got his friend arrested. 

Part Three

NDP: Brad Lavigne
NDP Senior Advisor Brad Lavigne makes his pitch for Tom Mulcair as the candidate who can deliver on his promises of change without breaking the bank.  

St. Helena plane landing
The tiny south Atlantic Island of St Helena welcomes the arrival of its first ever airplane as it prepares for its airport to get off the ground some time next year. 

Rugby World Cup bagpipe ban
It's not the first time England has outlawed the bagpipe. But the host country of this year's World Rugby Cup has stoked the ire of Scottish parliament by restricting the instrument at tournament matches.

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
John Chipman
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
John McGill
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez
and 
Kate Swoger.  

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is Kevin Ball. Chris Howden is our writer.  

John Perry is the Senior Producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.

And our intern is Kate Evans.

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week: 

Mary Lynk and Wendy Martin in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa
Mike Crawley, Keith Hart and Lorne Shapiro in Toronto
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary and 
Anne Penman in Vancouver.
    
As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night.

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