As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Episode transcript

Part 1

Afghan Officer

Yesterday in Kabul, an Afghan police officer came face-to-face with a suicide bomber -- and his decision to grip the attacker in a bear hug saved lives, but cost him his own. 

Hit and Run Victim

Walking wounded. She was crossing the street when she was hit by a car that kept driving, even while she lay on the pavement -- and tonight, a Toronto woman tells us how her recovery is going. 

Ivy's interview 

With a deadline approaching, tough-as-nails nine-year-old reporter Ivy Brooks sits down to interview Carol -- and makes it sound like child's play. 

Part 2 

S. Dakota Spill

The situation is -- unfortunately -- fluid. Days before TransCanada asks Nebraska regulators to approve the last leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, the company's original line gushes nearly 800-thousand litres of oil in South Dakota.

Puerto Rico Latest

Kept in the dark. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is still without power -- and a former governor blames incompetent officials for agreeing to outlandish sums to restore the country's electricity grid.

Part 3 

Innu Foster Care

Jane Philpott is Canada's Minister of Indigenous Services. She responds to concerns about an upcoming inquiry from the Grand Chief of the Innu Nation in Labrador. 

Wood Buffalo

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the park is significantly threatened by hydroelectric and oilsands development.