As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, November 6th 2015
Listen to the full episode28:52

Part One

US nixes Keystone: reaction/Nebraska resident
A decade after it was first proposed, U.S. President Barack Obama definitively deep-sixes the Keystone XL pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Houston, Texas.

Gaspé hospital language
Now that Quebec's language watchdog is forcing a hospital to have French-only signs, a nurse worries that's a serious faux pas for patients who only speak English.  

Poetry slam winner 
A 22-year-old Yale University student turns her family's harrowing history in Sudan into blistering spoken-word poetry -- and now, she's won an international poetry slam. 

Part Two

Rona Ambrose
Her party came in second, and then she came in first -- and tonight, interim leader Rona Ambrose tells us how the Conservatives will handle being on the other side of the aisle. 

Chicago shooting death
Gang-related murders are nothing new to Chicago. But the gang-related murder of a nine-year-old boy is. We find out how the city is dealing with the death of Tyshawn Lee. 

Part Three

Russia Norway 
At a frigid northern border crossing from Russia to Norway, a record number of refugees are crossing by a surprising method: they're coming in on bikes.  

Illinois police
Last month, an Illinois police officer was mourned as a hero after being killed on duty -- but an investigation has revealed staging his own murder was just one of his transgressions. 

Bird deaths follow-up
7500. That's how many songbirds were killed in a natural gas flare in 2013 in New Brunswick. Now, the company has agreed to a large fine -- and part of the money will go to studying the birds that died. 

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
John Chipman
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
John McGill
Pedro Sanchez 

and Kate Swoger.  

Our technicians this week were Reynold Gonsalves and Brittany Amodeo.

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: 

Mary Lynk in Halifax
Matthew Kupfer in Ottawa
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.