As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, January 27, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Netherlands abortion
The Netherlands wants help to replace the foreign aid that Donald Trump has withdrawn from groups that help women access abortions — and our International Development Minister says Canada will answer the call. 

GM layoffs
GM announces hundreds of layoffs at an Ontario plant — and the head of the local union says Justin Trudeau should step up and follow the example of Donald Trump to protect jobs.

Weasel on display
A famous electrocuted weasel finds posthumous stardom, as part of an unusual exhibit at a Dutch museum called "Dead Animal Tales".

Part Two

Lynching apology
Nearly 80 years after a black man was dragged from his jail cell and shot to death, a police chief in Georgie apologizes for his department's role in the lynching. 

Crokinole curling 
What do you get when you combine the explosive power of curling with the laser precision of crokinole? The answer will surprise you, especially if you have no idea what any of that means.

Part Three

US chefs win Bocuse d'Or
As you'd expect, an event known as the "culinary Olympics" takes place every year in France. As you'd also expect, French chefs usually dominate. But this year, the team from the U.S. had the haute- est cuisine, for the first time ever. 

Dumbest laws
Smithers, BC wins the uncoveted "Paperweight Award" for political red tape award after requiring small business owner to build a $10,000 sidewalk to nowhere.

As it Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard 
Karen Chen
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Samantha Lui 
John McGill
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez
Earvin Solitario
Kate Swoger 

and Julian Uzielli.

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is Kevin Ball

Chris Howden is our writer.  And our intern is Sarah Jackson

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped put the show together this week: 

Jack Julian in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Jess Shane and Luke Williams — both 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.