As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, July 28, 2017

Full episode transcript

Part One

Pakistan ruling
Pakistan's high court pushes Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power after the Panama Papers leak suggests that his family hadn't been entirely up-front about their wealth.

Stouffville SLAPP case
An Ontario judge doesn't just dismiss a soil corporation's lawsuit against a mild-mannered critic, he orders the company to pay her damages for dragging her into court.

Clown motel
A Nevada hotelier puts his Clown Motel up for sale and he says he's looking for a buyers who find his giant collection more charming than creepy.

Part Two

Al-Aqsa Mosque
Palestinians return to East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli authorities agree to remove security restrictions they'd imposed on the site.

Mind music
A Seattle neurologist develops an instrument he calls the encephalophone, which is really just a fancy way of saying you can play the thing just by thinking with your brain.


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Laura Carlin
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Samantha Lui
Pedro Sanchez
Kate Swoger 

and Donya Ziaee

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director was John McGill.

This week, Kevin Robertson was our writer. John Perry is the senior producer. Robin Smythe is the executive producer of As It Happens.

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, Allan Morris and Jonathan Ore 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. 

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