As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, February 17, 2017

Full episode transcript 

Part One

ICE domestic abuse
A Texas lawyer says women are at risk after a client from Mexico asked an El Paso court for help with an abusive partner only to be picked up herself by Immigration officials.

Utah outdoor show
The Canadian outfitter Arc'teryx says the fight has only begun after it leads a big outdoor trade show to leave Utah for a state that's keener to protect its nature preserves. 

Aboriginal fake art 
Indigenous artists push for the passage of a bill that would make it illegal for non-Aboriginals to sell their cut-rate fakes as art or souvenirs. 

Part Two

Minnesota border
A Minnesota man says that  more asylum seekers have been asking him for advice on how to stay safe while making  the long cold walk into Canada. 

Mi'kmaq pardon
Nearly nine decades after he was convicted of hunting illegally, Nova Scotia pardons a Mi'kmaq chief and asks his descendants to accept an official apology. 

Part Three

Samra Zafar feature interview
She came to Canada as a 16 year-old child bride. Now, after leaving an abusive marriage and getting a university degree, Samra Zafar has started a group to help other women rebuild their lives after leaving their own violent relationships.

Basil Kirchin conference
Stereolab guitarist Sean O'Hagan says he's far from the only big name musician who'll be attending this weekend's Basil Kirchin conference — to pay homage to the man who imagined so much of the music they love before anyone else had found a way to make it. 

As it Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Karen Chen
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
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. 

Our intern is Sarah Jackson, and today is Sarah's last day with us. She has done a great job producing all sorts of stories from inconvenient time zones. Thanks Sarah, and best of luck at school!

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 put the show together this week: 

Jack Julian and Shaina Luck in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Maureen Brosnahan, Keith Hart, Jess Shane and Luke Williams — all in the Toronto area
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.