As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, March 3, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Ireland infant remains
An Irish historian urged the government to dig up the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers, believing hundreds of infants were buried there — and today, the government confirmed her fears. 

Border taxis
American cabbies say they've been told they are required to alert the Border Patrol when they think a passenger might cross illegally into Canada — but the ACLU says that's unfair to their fares. 

Edgewater, NJ Canada geese
The mayor of Edgewater, New Jersey, tells us why his town is going to stop killing problem Canada geese — and instead try non-lethal methods of getting them to make like a V and leave. 

Part Two

JCC charges
Police charge a disgraced former journalist with making a number of anti-Semitic threats across the U.S. — and our guest believes the same guy has been harassing him for months. 

Moncton revenge porn 
All week, awful emails containing explicit pictures and videos of a University of Moncton student have been sent around the whole campus — and the school can't find a way to block them. 

Part Three

BMJ cancer study
New research published in The British Medical Journal concludes there is a significant link between obesity and certain major types of cancer.

Sunny Hale obit 
Sunset "Sunny" Hale broke gender boundries in the world of polo, becoming the first woman selected to play with men. One of Ms. Hale's female proteges tells us about her mentor's rise to the top ranks of a male-dominated sport. 

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 and was Friday's co-host. Our intern is Melisha Ratnarajah.

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: 

Francesca Swann in St. John's
Mary Lynk in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Keith Hart, Pauline Holdsworth, Matt Maychak, Jess Shane and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne and Angela Steritt in Winnipeg
and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

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