As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
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Episode transcript

Part One

Trump Vulgar Comments
Donald Trump swears he didn't swear when referring to Haiti and African countries — but our guest believes the president's foul language is reflective of his foul ideas about immigrants. 

Hassan Diab
He spent three years behind bars, waiting to be tried on terrorism charges — but today, French judges ruled there's not enough evidence against Ottawa professor Hassan Diab, and let him go. 

Pirate Blackbeard Books
Sugaring the pillager. In a discovery that makes a barbaric and putrid plunderer seem sweeter, researchers find evidence that the 18th-century pirate Blackbeard may have enjoyed a good book. 

Part Two

Abandoned Patient
A patient from a Baltimore hospital is found outside in the cold, wearing just a gown and socks — and the man whose video exposed her exposure still can't believe what he saw. 

California Mudslides Latest
Berkeley Johnson lost his house to the mudslides in California this week — but what's really affecting him is how he managed to find, and save, a baby. 

Part Three

Apple Spyware
The FBI accuses an Ohio man of creating spyware to hijack the webcams and microphones of unsuspecting users of Apple computers. And they say that, over 13 years, he's targeted thousands of people. 

Feature: Ice Bridge Documentary
A new documentary airing on CBC called Ice Bridge explores a controversial idea called the "Solutrean hypothesis" — which claims that the first humans in North America came from Europe. Critics say that idea already been debunked. We'll ask the doc-maker about that.


As It Happens was produced this week by:

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

and Jason Vermes

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director this week is John McGill. Chris Howden is our writer.  And our intern is Noushin Ziafati.

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 and Simon Nakonechny in Montreal
Kristin Nelson and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Keith Hart and Wayne Henning at Radio Archives
Rebecca Efrat, Ashly July, Laura MacNaughton, Marie Morrissey 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.