As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, August 11, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

Former Defense Secretary William Perry on North Korea
U.S. President Donald Trump's shots at North Korea have not been what you'd call "diplomatic" -- and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry worries less diplomatic language means fewer diplomatic solutions. 

Right whales order
After a deadly summer for right whales, Ottawa orders ships in the Gulf of St-Lawrence to reduce their speeds -- which our guest hopes will give the stressed population a reprieve. 

Le Studio fire
Le Studio outside Montreal was the place to record for musicians in the '70s and '80s -- but it shut down years ago, and today, a fire destroyed it completely. 

Part Two

Syrian doctor
When he was a year from becoming a doctor, Tirej Brimo was forced to flee Syria -- and now, six years later, the refugee has finished his degree in England. 

Hogweed warning
An invasive plant called "giant hogweed" looks beautiful, with its white flowers in clusters -- but those clusters hide a sinister monster that will foster a disaster of blisters. 

As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Great Outdoors Episode
The Bohemian Grove, owl divebombs ponytail, Carol Off saves whales, bagpipe camp, mosquito-killing champ

As it Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Samantha Lui
John McGill
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez
Earvin Solitario
Kate Swoger 

and Donya Ziaee

Our technician is Evan Kelly. The show director is Kevin Ball. 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 put the show together this week: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
David Thurton in Fort McMurray 
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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