As It Happens

As It Happens, Friday Edition

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Part One

Abdeslam captured
A clue found earlier in the week enables police to finally track down and arrest the man believed to be the only surviving suspect in the November attacks on Paris. 

New senators
Ratna Omidvar accepts Justin Trudeau's offer to become one of his seven first Senate appointees -- but only because she'll get to sit as an independent.

3-D printed braces
If you ask him about his DIY project, he'll say "a mouthful". Specifically, a mouthful of braces -- which fixed the teeth of a New Jersey college student who made them himself with a 3-D printer, for less than a hundred bucks. 

Part Two

Chelsea Manning FOI
If you're a greedy egotist who's bad with money, you may have bigger problems than those. Because if you're a U.S. federal employee with those characteristics, the government sees you as a potential leaker -- and is watching you.

Magic bill 
A Texas congressman puts forward a resolution declaring magic a "national treasure" -- and it's all thanks to a state mayor who is also a professional party clown. 

Part Three

Swedish lobsters
The Swedish government says plucky Canadian lobsters are threatening the meeker Swedish lobster -- but a local fisherman welcomes the delicious invading arthropod overlords. 

Alberta jury duty
Colleen Darbyshire was picking up some groceries at an Alberta Wal-Mart, when suddenly she  got picked up -- and put on a bus with a bunch of others who'd been abruptly summoned for jury duty. 

Bach in the subway
For the sixth year in a row, musicians all over the world will celebrate Bach in the Subways day -- by playing Bach in the subways. 

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard

Katie Geleff
Amy Hadley
Chris Harbord
Sean Laughlin
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez

and Kate Swoger.

Eric Wickham is our intern. Our technician is 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 
Susan McKenzie in Montreal 
Matthew Kupfer in Ottawa 
Davorin Cikovic, Keith Hart, Oleh Rumak and Lorne Shapiro, all in Toronto 
Gustavo Vieira, also in Toronto 
and Michael O'Halloran in Calgary.   

As It Happens will be back again on Monday.  Goodnight, and good weekend.