As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Listen to the full episode26:42

Episode transcript

Part One

Michael Flynn
Former national security advisor Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI, which means he's cooperating with Robert Mueller's investigation — which may mean trouble for the rest of the President's team. 

Maori Broadcast
When journalists in New Zealand start using the Indigenous Maori language in their broadcasts, some express discomfort — but the broadcaster who started that trend says they're talking nonsense. 

Cobra Bite
An Ontario man is in grave danger after a rare cobra sinks its fangs into his hand — but is saved by a man who's armed against the teeth: the reptile curator at the Toronto Zoo. 

Part Two

New Brunswick Land Claim
A federal tribunal rules that Edmundston, New Brunswick actually belongs to a local First Nation — and while the chief doesn't want that land back, she does  want some recognition. 

Space Cat Follow
After hearing about a planned monument to Felicette, the first cat in space, a Grade Five class in Yukon sets out to ensure an animal that would have ignored them is no longer ignored. 

Part Three

Migraine Study
For scientists, trying to stop the severe headaches once they've started has proven a headache — but a promising new treatment works by preventing the pain, pre-emptively. 

China Unpublished Book
Clive Hamilton is a professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra and the author of the yet-to-be published book Silent Invasion: How China Is Turning Australia into a Puppet State


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Avneet Dhillon
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sarah Jackson
Sheena Goodyear
Samantha Lui
Kevin Robertson

and Kate Swoger

Our technicians this week are Brittany Amodeo and  Reynold Gonsalves. The show director this week is John McGill. 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:

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Denise Fung and Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and in Toronto: Sylvene Gilchrist, Wayne Henning, Ashly July, Karen Levine, Katie Nicholson, Chloe Shantz-Hilkes and Luke Williams.

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