As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Oct. 13
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Puerto Rico latest
Donald Trump has publicly wondered when the expensive post-hurricane mess in Puerto Rico is going to end, but as our guest explains, the crisis may just be beginning. 

Trump Iran deal
The U.S. President stopped short of scrapping the Iran nuclear deal today — but a player from the original talks says Trump's endgame is clear from what he said.

Jeremy the Snail obit 
Jeremy, the rare "lefty" snail whose search for love became an international story, has died — but as we'll hear, before his death, the miserable-seeming mollusk managed a little mating magic. 

Part Two

Rohingya reporter
Her mother, her siblings, and her baby son were all murdered. The story of one Rohingya woman who barely escaped death in Myanmar, as told by a reporter who met her in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Boeing 747 pilot 
After nearly 50 years, the Boeing 747 is being retired from U.S. passenger flights. A pilot reminisces about his first time joining that particular mile-high club — as a pilot, that is.  

Part Three

Tippi Hendren on harassment
Dozens of women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment, but actor Tippi Hedren reminds us such behaviour is not new. She relates her experience with Alfred Hitchcock. 

One-man show
For one New York actor, only one challenge met his high, weird standards: Eugene O'Neill's five-hour, nine-act play "Strange Interlude" — in which he plays all nine characters. 

Che stamp
To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Ernesto Che Guevara, Ireland has issued a commemorative postal stamp in his honour (to the ire of some ex-pat Cubans) because Che's father was of Irish descent. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Avneet Dhillon
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Samantha Lui
John McGill
Jonathan Ore
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger
Jason Vermes

and Donya Ziaee.

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.

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

Katy Parsons in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Keith Hart, Wayne Henning, Ashly July, Alan Morris and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
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.