As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, March 31, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

Halifax human trafficking
A Nova Scotia man receives seven years for forcing a fourteen-year-old girl into prostitution, marking the first ever human-trafficking conviction in the province.

Ottawa wristbands
After Ottawa police officers sport wristbands in support of a colleague charged with manslaughter, a former firefighter launches a counter-campaign acknowledging the alleged victim.

William Powell obit
As an angry youth, the late William Powell celebrated the release of his Anarchist Cookbook — but he came to regret it after fearing it was used to carry out some of America's most violent attacks.

Part Two

Tractor hacking update
Canadian Farmers resorting to hacked software to fix their so-called "smart tractors" may have an ally in an American association that's fighting for the "right to repair".

Georgetown slavery
Earlene Campbell-Coleman got a phone call, then an email and a photo — the first she'd ever seen of her great-great-great grandfather, one of several slaves sold by Georgetown University to pay its debts.

Part Three

Best of As It Happens: April Fool's
Due to April 1st falling on a weekend this year, we can't in good faith air a spoof story before it's time — so instead we'll take a look back at some highlight hoaxes from April Fool's Past.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Marc Apollonio
Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Karen Chen
Sarah Cooper
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Samantha Lui
John McGill
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. 

Chris Harbord was our acting Senior Producer. Kate Swoger and Marie Clarke were our acting Executive Producers.

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Luke Williams, Jess Shane and Keith Hart — all in Toronto
Bob Keating in Nelson
George Jamieson in Victoria
Carmen Ponciano, Amanda Klang and Elysha Enos — all in Montreal
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

Today is also the last day for our intern, Melisha Ratnarajah. It's been a pleasure having you. Thanks for all your great work on the show. 

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