As It Happens

As It Happens, Friday Edition

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Part One

Airport boy
A French lawyer says it's true that her client flew in from Africa without proper paperwork. But she's outraged that the eight-year-old was locked up at a Paris airport for almost two weeks. 

U of T divestment
A University of Toronto student says the school's decision to hold onto its fossil fuel investments is only stoking the fervour of activists like herself. 

'Terrorist' dog
A San Francisco man tries to pay someone to walk his trusty dog, Dash. But it all goes wrong when the bank thinks the cheque is an attempt to fund the terror group, Daesh. 

Part Two

Norse settlement
An Alabama anthropologist describes the high-flying saga that led her to discover what may be Newfoundland's second Norse settlement.

Ted Cruise 
A Texas oilman tells us why Calgarians should celebrate Republican hopeful and native son Ted Cruz by hopping aboard a cruise boat on the Bow. 

Part Three

Police dog attack
An off-duty police dog attacks a local boy in a residential Calgary neighbourhood. We'll talk to the boy's father who wrestled the dog off his son.

Tannerite sheriff
A Georgia sheriff warns gun owners about a wildly popular mark that blows up when you hit it. He says that misuse of the stuff cost one local shooter the better part of a limb.

Nunavut rescue 
A Nunavut MLA and two other men turn up alive after being missing for more than a week. Rescuers say they never gave up hope, despite having an area of fifteen-thousand square kilometres to search.

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan
Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Sarah Cooper
Dawna Dingwall
Katie Geleff
Amy Hadley
Chris Harbord
Sean Laughlin
Pedro Sanchez

and Kate Swoger.

Eric Wickham is our intern. Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Brittany Amodeo. The show director is John McGill. Kevin Robertson 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: 

David Gutnick, Loreen Pindera and Susan Mckenzie in Montreal 
Matthew Kupfer and Alan Neal in Ottawa
Jane Sponagle in Iqaluit
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Mary Lynk in Halifax
Jean Paetkau and Anne Penman in Vancouver
Davorin Cikovic, Keith Hart, Debbie Pacheco and Natalia Melo in Toronto.

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