Friday December 15, 2017

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Listen to Full Episode 1:11:03

Episode transcript

Part One

Stephen LeDrew
Stephen LeDrew was paid to speak his mind on the Toronto cable station CP24 — but after he went on Fox to speak his mind with Tucker Carlson, he's not getting paid anymore — because he's fired. 

Tatyana Felgenhauer
Russian radio journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer was stabbed in the neck at work in October — but this week, with the scar still visible, she rose to confront Vladimir Putin. 

Monkey Deer Sex 
When a primate and a quadruped love each other very much — well, when a certain monkey has...certain feelings about — okay, nevermind. Our guest will be less awkward talking about the monkeys who are suddenly super-into getting busy with...sika deer. 

Part Two

MSF Rohingya
The government of Myanmar says 400 people may have died since what it calls "civil unrest" began — but an MSF doctor says the number of Rohingya people slaughtered is closer to 7000, in one month. 

Newfoundland Police Gifts 
He won't pull you over because he's a pushover: if an RCMP constable in Newfoundland is impressed by your driving, he'll stop your vehicle, and your heart — before spreading unexpected holiday cheer.

Part Three

Encore: Albatross
An encore presentation of our conversation with Chris Jordan — the photographer behind disturbing pictures of dead albatrosses filled with pieces of plastic taken on the island of Midway. 

Saskatchewan SUV Mice
Over and over again, a Saskatchewan woman has found mice in her car. Unfortunately, they're dead. More unfortunately, live ones keep getting in. There's a mouse-sized defect in her vehicle — and Randelle Agrey doesn't think she should have to pay to fix it. 


As It Happens was produced this week by:

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

and Kate Swoger

Our technician is 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: 

Jeremy Eaton in St. John's
Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Craig Desson, Keith Hart, Wayne Henning, Haydn Watters, Ashly July 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. 

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