As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, December 2, 2016

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Clown of Aleppo
Amid the relentless attacks, Anas al-Basha put on face paint and a costume to entertain kids as "the clown of Aleppo" — before he was killed by an airstrike this week. 

Synthetic drugs
For less than two bucks a dose, Australian high-school students replicate Daraprim — which happens to be the drug whose price was outrageously jacked up last year by supervillain Martin Shkreli. 

Naked ladies show 
A Canadian performer was supposed to go to Singapore to knock people's socks off with her one-woman show — but the fact that her socks are off, along with everything else, is a problem.

Part Two

Ethel Rosenberg exoneration
After air-conditioning company Carrier decides to stay in Indiana, rather than moving to Mexico, Donald Trump gets the credit. Now, workers at a nearby company are wondering if the president-elect will step in to prevent their jobs going south.

Fake news plug-in
Mark Zuckerberg says there's no way Facebook can stop the spread of fake news, a developer offers to do it for him — by whipping up a plug-in in about a hour. 

Part Three

New judges
After the Supreme Court cracks down on unconstitutional delays, Ontario's Attorney General figures there's only one way to reduce the number of cases that get thrown out — and that's to add more judges, prosecutors, and court workers. 

BC teen death
B.C.'s new representative for children and youth discusses the recent death of a 19-year-old girl who had aged out of the province's child services system.

Carrier/Rexnord follow-up 
After air-conditioning company Carrier decides to stay in Indiana, rather than moving to Mexico, Donald Trump gets the credit. Now, workers at a nearby company are wondering if the president-elect will step in to prevent their jobs going south. 

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Karen Chen
Sam Colbert
Katie Geleff 
Chris Harbord 
John McGill... 
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: 

Alex Mason in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson and Tina Pittaway in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives in Toronto
Jody Porter in Thunder Bay
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.

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