As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, July 1st 2016
Listen to the full episode28:13

Part One

Self-driving car death
The death of an Ohio man in a car set to "autopilot" provides stark evidence that semi-autonomous vehicles are not yet safe enough. 

Lithuania escape tunnel
The tales of a tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners of a Nazi concentration camp in Lithuania are finally proven true -- and tonight, we'll speak with a man who helped find it. 

Douglas Coupland seeks Van Gogh lookalikes
Author and artist Douglas Coupland tells us why he's seeking red-bearded men with rough-hewn features and piercing eyes -- in short, men who look like Vincent Van Gogh. 

Part Two

Feature interview with, author of children's book The Stone Thrower
Chuck Ealey's life hasn't been easy, but it does have a storybook quality -- we speak with the legendary quarterback and his daughter, who wrote a storybook about him.  

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Marie Clarke
Dawna Dingwall
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sean Laughlin
Pacinthe Mattar
John McGill
Kevin Robertson
Earvin Solitario
Kate Swoger
Pedro Sanchez 

and Tanya Springer.  

Our intern is Sophie Woodrooffe

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. 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: 

Mary Lynk in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Hodan Nalayeh in Toronto
Jody Porter in Thunder Bay
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

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

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