As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, August 4, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

Malware indictment
Four months after a young hacker helped save the world from malware, he's been detained by the FBI for allegedly creating and selling malware of his own — but our guest believes the authorities may have made a mistake. 

Sierra Leone jogging
Police in Sierra Leone are not so hot on the heels of various suspicious collectives quickly roaming the streets of their country — so they've banned jogging in groups. 

German swimmer 
Fed up with the stress of gridlock on his morning commute, a Munich man immerses himself in a new routine: he packs his stuff in a waterproof bag and swims to work. 

Part Two

Jordan rape law
After decades of campaigning and controversy, Jordan's parliament finally votes to abolish a law that allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying the women they'd assaulted. 

NAACP travel advisory
After a recent spike in racist incidents, and a new state law that makes it harder for people to prove racial discrimination, the NAACP issues an unprecedented travel advisory for Missouri. 


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Samantha Lui
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez
Kate Swoger

and Donya Ziaee

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

John Perry is the Senior Producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.

Our intern is Emilie Quesnel.

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

Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Brady Strachan in Kelowna
Susan McKenzie and Cecilia MacArthur in Montreal
Debbie Pacheco in Toronto
Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Kristin Nelson and Catherine Tunney in Ottawa
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran, Karthryn Marlow, Robson Fletcher and Jennifer Keene 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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