As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, June 23, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

TSO concertgoer
Reaching a crescendo before the performance even began. Our guest says she was assaulted twice at a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra — and she believes it was racially motivated. 

Tom Mulcair
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair applauds Canada's special forces after a record-setting sniper shot kills an ISIS fighter in Iraq — but he wants the Prime Minister to explain how it's not an act of war. 

Boston poutine
A Canadian living in Boston is repeatedly disgusted by what local restaurants serve up as "poutine" — so he shines a spudlight on the mistakes, hoping chefs will stop making such gravy-ous errors. 

Part Two

STC bus route
When Saskatchewan shuts down its provincial bus service, our guest files a human rights complaint — saying that puts Indigenous women's lives at risk. 

Grenfell Tower cladding 
The UK government confirms many other high-rises may have the same flammable exterior that turned Grenfell Tower into an inferno — but our guest says he's sounded the alarm about the material years ago. 

Part Three

Encore: The Optician of Lampedusa 
An encore presentation of Carol's feature interview with journalist Emma Jane Kirby — whose latest book takes a look at the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean through the lens of a lens-maker. It's called The Optician of Lampedusa and it's about that optician's experience saving shipwrecked migrants. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Karen Chen
Sarah Jackson
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord 
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger

and Julian Uzielli

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director was John McGill. Chris Howden is our writer.

John Perry is the Senior Producer. And the Acting Executive Producer of As It Happens is Nick McCabe Lokos.

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
Keith Hart in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Paul Dornstauder in Regina
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Anne Penman, Theresa Duvall and Jeremy Allingham in Vancouver 
and Sandi Coleman in Whitehorse.

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