As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, September 16, 2016

Part One

Vader decision update: lawyer 
After a judge convicted Travis Vader of second-degree murder yesterday, law experts noticed a problem with the decision: the criminal code section he used to convict was declared unconstitutional.

Vader decision update: McCann son
Every young writer hopes to become a hot property. They don't  hope to have to run into a hot property to save their novels -- but when his house caught fire, that's exactly what Gideon Hodge found himself doing. 

Goat yoga
The grown-up goats can be a little crankier. But whatever their age, they'll mill about you, bleating and pooping, as you seek mindfulness at our guest's Goat Yoga class. 

Part Two

Florida treehouse dweller
Sixty-five-year-old Shawnee Chassir tells us from the treehouse she lives in that Florida authorities have told her to fix up, or they'll tear it down.

Ghost pub
A British pub owner is angry at a Chinese artist who stole something vital from his establishment -- namely, a ghost that haunts it. 

Part Three

Saskatchewan harvest obit
After the sudden death of a Saskatchewan farmer, his friends and neighbours come together to bring in the crops he planted. 

Writers' Trust short story reading: "Wyatt Thrust"
Brendan Bowles reads from his short story which won him this year's RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, Wyatt Thrust.

As it Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Sam Colbert
Chris Harbord
Samantha Lui
John McGill
Arielle Piat-Sauvé
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez

and Kate Swoger.

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
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Davorin Cikovic and Keith Hart at Radio Archives in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

And finally we'd like to welcome a new member to our As It Happens family. Wee Benjamin Sean Laughlin was born this week. His manager (and our colleague) Sean, is taking some time away from work to welcome Ben to the world. Congrats Sean (and Natalie and big bro Evan.)

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