As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, March 13, 2015

Part One

Turkey agent detained
The Turkish foreign minister says, "The situation is so complicated." He's right -- but the man detained for allegedly helping three British girls join ISIS says he was working for Canadian intelligence.

T. Boone Pickens on Keystone Pipeline
Billionaire Texas oil magnate T. Boone Pickens apologizes to Canadians on behalf of all Americans -- for the President's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

Weatherman Frankie MacDonald
Amateur weatherman Frankie MacDonald has attracted a loyal following for his thorough forecasts -- and he shares a flurry of predictions that East Coasters might not want to hear. 

Part Two

Mammal madness
An evolutionary biologist at Harvard -- and avid college basketball fan -- explains "Mammal March Madness", a tournament that pits real creatures against mythical ones. 

National Council of Muslims Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee on C-51 hearings
The Executive Director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims tells us why he described the questioning in Ottawa yesterday as "McCarthy-esque". 

Part Three

Hot sauce saves life
A Chicago man says he's still alive today because of a scorching hot sauce he ate in South Carolina -- so we'll pepper him with questions. 

Ferguson, Missouri: latest
One of the first things the acting police chief in Ferguson, Missouri said when taking over is that he "would have to imagine" protesters were connected to the shooting of two officers this week. Our guest -- a local minister -- says the chief should imagine something different. 

Nuts engine
A UK mechanic is gob-smacked after discovering a client's engine trouble was caused by a small rodent who was using her car as a hiding spot for cheekfuls of nuts.

Show credits

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan, 
Robert Ballantyne
Diane Campbell 
Diane Eros
Dawna Dingwall 
Katie Geleff 
Chris Harbord
Sarah Rohoman
Kevin Robertson 
Pedro Sanchez and 
Kate Swoger. 

Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Stephen Russell.  The show director is Kevin Ball. Chris Howden is the show writer. 

John Perry is the Senior Producer. The Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe

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

Mary Lynk in Halifax 
Doug Gelevan and Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Tom Jokinen and Chris Rands in Ottawa 
Amal Ahmed, Davorin Cikovic and Sinisa Jolic in Toronto, Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg, and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Have a good weekend.