As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, August 25, 2017

Episode transcript

Part One

Fire jogger
While out on a jog near Kelowna, B.C., our guest's run for her health becomes a run for her life — when she realizes she's dangerously close to a spreading forest fire. 

Boxing doctor
Fans around the world prepare for this weekend's big boxing match — but a doctor who's worked ringside has serious concerns about what Floyd Mayweather could do to Conor McGregor. 

"I'm Too Sexy" Taylor Swift song
Taylor Swift gives the members of Right Said Fred songwriting credits for her new single — and Richard Fairbrass of R.S.F. tells us he's excited the song's getting another turn on the catwalk. 

Part Two

Syria YouTube videos
Videos of atrocities in Syria could be significant for future war-crimes prosecutions — but thousands are disappearing from YouTube, as the site attempts to remove extremist propaganda. 

Arranged marriage game
A woman who's created a board game about arranged marriage says she's no longer considered marriage material in Pakistan — and that was kind of the point. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson 
Kevin Robertson
Pedro Sanchez 

and Kate Swoger

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

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

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

Nina Corfu in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Keith Hart, Ashly July, and Luke Williams — all 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.