As It Happens

As It Happens, Friday Edition

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Part One

Crane collapse
The couple whose secret wedding became very public today — when it was disrupted by the disastrous collapse of a crane in New York City. 

DNA investigation
To find out who killed an eleven-year-old girl, the RCMP says all the men in a Northern Manitoba First Nation should submit DNA samples — and the region's Grand Chief agrees. 

Ice boar curling
Four wild boars are rescued from a frozen lake in Sweden — by humans who used their best curling techniques to slide them to safety. 

Part Two

Flint resident
Her four kids have all tested positive for lead poisoning — and even though she feels the authorities are listening, Flint, Michigan resident Tammy Loren still wants to get out of the city for good. 

Explorers Club dinner
It took a while to figure out that an exclusive club hadn't actually served woolly mammoth at a dinner sixty-plus years ago — but you can't truncate the process of determining whether people ate trunk. 

Part Three

Retraction audit
Two researchers say scientists should be prepared to have their papers audited — to address the increasing problem of retractions. 

Creed vegans 
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has expanded its definition of the word "creed" — and now, "ethical vegans" say their creed is a protected human right.

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Dawna Dingwall
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Yasmine Hassan 
Sean Laughlin
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez

and Kate Swoger

Our technicians this week were Reynold Gonsalves and Jennifer Rowley. The show director is John McGill. 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: 

Mary Lynk in Halifax
Luise Massari and Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Matthew Kupfer in Ottawa
Michael D'Souza, Keith Hart and Tim Lorimer in Toronto
Jody Porter in Thunder Bay
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.
As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Goodnight, and good weekend.