As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, August 28th 2015
Listen to the full episode25:32

Part One

Kapuskasing crash
The time between the disappearance of a plane containing Fanny Joanis-Benoit's parents, and the discovery of its wreckage in northern Ontario. 

Ballerina update
A 21-year-old Argentinian ballerina regains consciousness in a Vancouver hospital, after two weeks in a coma. 

Hugo Awards flap
A group of angry reactionaries tries to hijack the biggest awards in science fiction and fantasy -- but it turns out there's no space for their opinions. 
Part Two

Katrina rebuild
Austin Allen travelled into New Orleans when thousands of people were getting out -- and ten years after Hurricane Katrina, he's still helping rebuild. 

Conservative on economy
The economy may be off-balance, but -- as Conservative candidate Erin O'Toole explains -- his party still believes in balanced books, and no stimulus.

Drug tunnels 
Elaborate tunnels are commonplace in the Mexican drug trade. Hear all about an underwater version that required drug-runners to wear scuba suits. 

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Imogen Birchard
John Chipman
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
John McGill
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger.  

Our technician this week was Paul Hodge

The show director is Kevin Ball. 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: 

Colleen Connors in Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa
Davorin Cikovic at Radio Archives in Toronto
Chris Glover, also in Toronto and 
Anne Penman in Vancouver.  

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