As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, May 25, 2018
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Weinstein Charged
On Friday, disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arrested, and charged with rape and sexual abuse — and one of his accusers tells us about the feeling of seeing him in cuffs. 

Restaurant Attack
Thursday night, a bomb went off at a busy restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, injuring 15 people — and our guest was there to see the aftermath. 

Sun Dress Parent
After the straps on his three-year-old daughter's sundress are deemed "inappropriate for school", a Winnipeg father gives a preschool's dress code a serious dressing down. 

Part Two

Ireland Abortion Vote
In today's referendum on abortion in Ireland, our guest voted "yes", because she strongly believes women shouldn't have to travel out of the country for the procedure — like she did. 

Hospital Wedding
In the middle of her contractions, a Montreal woman also officiates the wedding of a patient down the hall in the same hospital — who was also in labour. 

Part Three

Chatêau Raffle Sale
Me and my chatêau. Well, as Canadians, we're not actually eligible to win the French castle owned by our guest — but if you live in the UK, it could be yours for less than twenty bucks. 

Saudi Activist Arrested
Saudi Arabia's crackdown on activists intensifies. On Friday, the Kingdom arrested its most prominent human rights campaigner.

Children's Book Study 
A new study looks at how young children's brains react to bedtime stories read by humans — and how they react to the bells and whistles offered by electronic devices. You may already have guessed the moral of that story.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sarah Jackson
Sheena Goodyear
John McGill
Chloe Shantz-Hlikes
Samantha Lui
Kate Swoger
Julian Uzielli

and Donya Ziaee

Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Jennifer Rowley. The show director is Kevin Ball. Chris Howden is our writer.

John Perry is our 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: 

Rod Etheridge in St. John's
Mary-Catherine McIntosh 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
Anne Penman in Vancouver 
and Eva Fryscak in New York City. 

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