As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, July 6, 2018

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Thai Cave Rescue
The news that a boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand was alive was amazing, but the news since has been worrying — and with water levels rising and oxygen levels dropping, the pressure to rescue them is mounting. 

Lion Kills Poachers
Poachers entered a South African game reserve to kill endangered rhinos, undetected by humans — but didn't survive an encounter with the lions who did detect them. 

Football Wedding
A British couple were overjoyed about having planned a wedding for early July — before they realized it will conflict with England's World Cup game against Sweden. 

Part Two

Ontario Migrants
A back and forth that leaves them nowhere. As municipal, provincial, and federal politicians bicker about who's responsible for the influx of asylum seekers, a refugee worker worries about the asylum seekers themselves. 

Koala Genome 
Koalas are under threat from diminishing habitat and a terrible epidemic of disease — but scientists believe that sequencing their genome could help save the vulnerable marsupials. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Allison Broverman
Imogen Birchard
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Samantha Lui
Ashley Mak
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger

and Donya Ziaee

Our technicians have been Reynold Gonsalves and Laura Antonelli. The show director is John McGill. Chris Howden is our writer.

Chris Harbord is our acting senior producer. And the acting Executive Producer of As It Happens is John Perry.

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

Ashly July, Luke Williams and Julia Whittman in Toronto
Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and Francesca Swann in St. John's.

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