As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, November 20th 2015

Part One

Mali attack
A luxury hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako is plunged into chaos, when gunmen take hostages and kill at least 19 people in a shocking siege. 

Ron Hynes obit
The late Ron Hynes was known in Newfoundland as the "Man of a Thousand Songs" -- and tonight Greg Malone remembers his friend, and their time with the legendary Wonderful Grand Band. 

Part Two

South Sudan camp
The conditions are sickening. And as more and more refugees arrive at the Malakal camp in South Sudan, aid workers warn a terrible situation will get even worse. 

Canadian whiskey
For the first time ever, a Canadian whisky is named the world's best -- and we'll speak with the wise British judge who awarded Crown Royal's Northern Harvest Rye the title. 

New Beer Mile winner
To conquer the "beer mile," you have to run fast, and you have to drink fast -- and tonight Canadian Lewis Kent tells us what he remembers about his world-record-setting running and drinking. 

Part Three

Feature interview with author John Irving
John Irving joins Carol in the studio for a discussion of his latest novel, Avenue of Mysteries -- about the life of Juan Diego, a Mexican-American who lives his life as much in the past as in the present.

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
John Chipman
Chris Harbord
  John McGill
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez

and Kate Swoger

Our technicians were Reynold Gonsalves, Tim Lorimer and Rob Heydari

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: 

Sara Germanotta in Montreal
Matthew Kupfer in Ottawa
Cheryl Kawaja in Whitehorse
Rod Etheridge in St. John's
Lara O'Brien in Paris
Sylvène Gilchrist,Shannon Martin, Linda Ward, and Davorin Cikovic in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary and Mary Lynk in Halifax.

As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night.