As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, June 1, 2018

Part One

Winnipeg squatters
This week, Patrick Michalishyn of Winnipeg discovered a woman was squatting in his garage — and his first course of action was to get her some dinner. 

Meat & dairy study
It's a huge contributor to climate change, so a new study concludes that, if you do only one thing to reduce your environmental footprint, it should be reducing your intake of dairy, and meat. 

'Feckless C-word'
Some people are beyond crotchety after Samantha Bee uses an anatomical obscenity to describe Ivanka Trump — but Scottish comedian Jane Godley says that, where that one word is concerned, it's time for a C-change.

Part Two

Maria Campbell book
Researchers uncover pages from the memoir of Métis writer Maria Campbell, which reveal an alleged sexual assault by an RCMP officer — and the publisher's decision to leave that un-published. 

Ear cockroach
Blake Collins-McGee of Florida thought his cockroach problem couldn't get any worse — until one decided to burrow right into his head. 

Part Three

Hockey racism
At a hockey tournament in Quebec City, a team of young teenagers called the First Nations Elites expected opposition from the other team on the ice — but not from loud racists in the crowd. 

HIV Gambia lawsuit
The former president of Gambia said the cure for HIV came to him in a dream. That "cure" involved herbal concoctions and chanted prayers. Now, three people who managed to survive are suing him for his treatment program — which one of the plaintiffs calls "a horror". 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Kevin Robertson
Earvin Solitario
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Kate Swoger
Julian Uzielli
Donya Ziaee.

Our technicians this week were Reynold Gonsalves and Laura Antonelli.

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.

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

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Ashly July and Luke Williams, and Keith Hart at Radio Archives, all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Paul Dornstauder in Regina
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary and
Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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