As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, April 10, 2015

Part One

Honduras pirate encounter
Abandoned on a remote island. A Calgary couple's sailing adventure in Honduras goes south in the most frightening way possible -- and tonight, we'll hear how they survived. 

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) series: Shelley Dene
A lifetime of back-and-forth with her older sister ended abruptly in 2013 -- and tonight, Candace L'hommecourt tells us about the lingering silence since the disappearance of Shelley Dene.

Thirtieth anniversary of Wham! in China
Thirty years after George Michael, and that guy with  George Michael, played in China, Wham!'s manager tells us how he got them in there -- in a careless non-whisper. 

Part Two

Aboriginal murder statistics
The RCMP confirm that seventy per cent of murdered indigenous women are killed by indigenous men -- and the Chief of the Lubicon Lake Nation wonders why that's significant.

Cabbagetown note
Some neighbours are passive. Some are aggressive. Hear about the neighbour of a Toronto man who combines those two things in a way that you could call -- to coin a word -- passive-aggressive.

Part Three

Indian Prime Minister Modi charge?
Prime Minister Harper probably hopes Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, gets a charge out of his imminent visit. So does a group called Sikhs for Justice -- but the charge they're hoping for is a criminal one. 

Horse painter
His work is possibly influenced by Kandinsky or Rothko, but definitely influenced by the fact that he's a horse. A Florida police officer explains why he's taught his steed, Jacob, to paint. 

Show Credits

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Robert Ballantyne
Imogen Birchard 
John Chipman
Sarah Cooper
Diane Eros
Dawna Dingwall
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez
Kate Swoger  

Our technicians this week are Jennifer Rowley and Reynold Gonsalves.

The show director is Kevin Ball.

Chris Howden is the show 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 out this week:  

In Halifax: Stephen Puddicombe

At Radio Archives in Toronto: Wayne Henning

In Winnipeg: Suzanne Dufresne

In Calgary: Michael O'Halloran 

In Vancouver: Anne Penman 

And if you felt that something was missing from the show the past couple of weeks, so do we. Producer David McDougall has left the program. He took with him an encyclopedic knowledge of the political situation in every country he's ever visited. We're pretty sure that's pretty much all the countries, except Tajikistan. He also took with him an acute sense of story, an astute sense of radio, and an astounding sense of modesty that's causing him to blush to hear all this, wherever he is. Best of luck, David: not that you'll need it. And we'll try to convince that bar to lift your lifetime ban. 

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