As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, November 18, 2016

Part One

Trump Attorney General pick Jeff Sessions: Hebert
In the '80s, J. Gerald Hebert testified against Jeff Sessions becoming a federal judge — and tonight, he'll testify against the Alabama Senator being Donald Trump's Attorney General. 

Dubai woman detained
While on vacation in Dubai, a British woman reports her rape to police — only to be charged with "extramarital sex." 

Court delay follow-up
An Ottawa lawyer says a complacent Crown and an underfunded justice system caused delays — forcing a judge to free his client on the eve of his murder trial. 

Part Two

Val d'Or follow-up
Dozens of allegations of police abuse in northern Quebec result in just two charges — and the head of one native friendship centre says women in her community are now more afraid. 

Adam Crapser friend
Adam Crapser hasn't lived in South Korea since he was three, but now he's there to stay — and a close friend worries that his deportation will be yet another trauma. 

Part Three

Feature interview with author Affinity Konar on her novel, Mischling 
Author Affinity Konar shares how she came to write about twin sisters fighting to survive the genetic experiments of Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. And some of the astonishing details she uncovered in her research for Mischling.

Full Episode Transcript 

As it Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard 
Sam Colbert 
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord 
Samantha Lui 
John McGill 
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez
Earvin Solitario 

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: 

Alex Mason in Halifax
Susan Mckenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Nelson Schwartz in New York
Kat McMorrow, Jess Shane and Luke Williams in Toronto
Keith Hart and Wayne Henning in Radio Archives, and Erin Balser at CBC Books, all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary 
and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

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