As It Happens

As It Happens - Friday Edition

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Part One

Penny Oleksiak family
With Penny Oleksiak turning the Olympic podium into her own personal step machine, the swimmer's sister takes us on a dive into her competitive roots. 

Aleppo doctor
An Aleppo doctor has little time for a ceasefire proposal, as he does his best to treat the patients of a chemical attack. 

Trump butter 
Who's a spread in the polls? A Trump detractor has her breakfast spoiled when she finds The Donald's golden face emerging from her butter. 

Part Two

Down syndrome family
A father celebrates, after Ottawa reconsiders its decision to deny his family residency because his son has Down syndrome. 

Florida shooting
A Florida retiree mourns a friend who went to a police-run firearms class, only to be shot and killed by the officer in charge. 

As it Happens was produced this week by: 

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Sam Colbert
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sean Laughlin
Pedro Sanchez

and Kate Swoger

Our technician this week was Jennifer Rowley.  The show director was John McGill. Kevin Robertson was 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 and Sandy Smith in Halifax
Kristen Nelson and Lisa Laventure in Ottawa
​Davorin Cikovic, Keith Hart, Dean Ples and Mitch Stewart in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Todd O'Brian in St. John's
Andrea Huncar in Edmonton
and Natalie Clancy in Vancouver. 

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