Friday June 09, 2017

As It Happens: Friday Edition

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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Lord Buckethead
After an unexpected election result in the UK, we'll speak with an unexpected candidate: Lord Buckethead, the interplanetary space lord who challenged Theresa May in her own constituency — and lost by a mere 37,000 votes. 

UK election: youth vote
Jeremy Corbyn can thank a huge turn-out of young voters for his party's surprise success — and one of them tells us why she was part of that youthful surge. 

UK election: Conservative 
Instead of sailing to a majority, Ms. May's Conservatives barely hung on to power — and one Tory MP explains what he thinks went wrong with the campaign. 

Part Two

Fort Mac report
Two newly-released reports criticize the Alberta government for its handling of the Fort McMurray wildfire — but a local councillor says those reports don't go far enough. 

Vitamin penne
A Toronto woman discovers that her newly purchased, sealed bottle of vitamins is actually full of dry pasta — and noodles to say, she and the pharmacy have questions. 

Part Three

Deplorable Pride
He's part of a group called "Deplorable Pride". But his float won't be allowed in a North Carolina Pride parade. And Brian Talbert says that's discrimination — not because he's openly gay, obviously, but because he's openly pro-Trump. 

UK election: Scotland
The Scottish National Party suffered big losses last night, and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hints that a second referendum on independence may be off the table.

Dr. Seuss museum
A who's-who of Whoville Whos. If you're a fan of the late, great Dr. Seuss — oh, the place you'll go! Specifically, Springfield, Massachusetts, home of the newly opened Dr. Seuss museum. 


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Karen Chen
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Samantha Lui
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez

Kate Swoger
and Julian Uzielli

Our technicians is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is John McGill. Chris Howden is our writer. 

John Perry is the Senior Producer. And the Acting Executive Producer of As It Happens is Nick McCabe Lokos.

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

Pauline Holdsworth in Toronto
Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Donya Ziaee in Tehran
Janice Johnston in Edmonton
Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend. 

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