As It Happens

As It Happens - Friday Edition

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Listen to the full episode27:05

Part One

Refugees: Domestic violence
A Toronto community centre says women who recently arrived as Syrian refugees are coming in to report domestic violence — and that their arrival here may be the catalyst. 

Paris attacks photo
On the night of the attacks in Paris, one photojournalist took pictures outside the Bataclan — one of which nearly landed her in court facing criminal charges. 

Finding Dory
After "Finding Nemo", so many people bought clownfish that the population was nearly wiped out — and now that "Finding Dory" is on its way, our guest is worried the blue tang fish may suffer the same fate. 

Part Two

Toronto nanny
She had some important things to tell a parliamentary committee about the challenges of being a nanny within Canada's temporary foreign workers program — and then the Prime Minister's belligerence got in the way. 

Mandela CIA confession
After decades of speculation, a former agent apparently confirms the rumours in a new documentary: in 1962, the CIA helped send Nelson Mandela to prison in South Africa. 

Part Three

Everest Sherpas
Each individual who summits Everest is achieving individual greatness. The problem is that there are hundreds of these individuals. Now, the head of the American Himalayan Foundation says that's too many — which is dangerous both for the climbers, and the Sherpas who help them climb.

'Gay panic' defence
In parts of Australia, an accused murderer can use what's called the "gay panic" defence — that they responded with violence to a same-sex come-on. Now, a Catholic priest is trying to strike that from the books. 

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Laurie Allan 
Jeanne Armstrong
Kevin Ball
Imogen Birchard
Sarah Cooper
Dawna Dingwall

Katie Geleff
Sean Laughlin
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez

and Kate Swoger.  

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director was 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 this week:  

Mary Lynk in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Matthew Kupfer in Ottawa
Davorin Cikovic and Keith Hart at Radio Archives in Toronto
Yasmine Hassan and Lindsay Michael also in Toronto,
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg, 
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and Michael O'Halloran in Calgary. 

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