As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, July 20, 2018

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Duck Boat Crash
Seventeen people are dead in Missouri after water swamps their tourist boat.  A lawyer says their deaths are far from the first because of a dangerous flaw in the amfibious watercraft. 

Amazon Lone Tribesman
He is the sole surviving member of his Amazon tribe and appears to be doing fine which, one activist argues, makes the case for Indigenous rights.

Van Gogh House
A Florida woman celebrates after her community OKs the giant mural of Van Gough's 'Starry Night' that they'd painted across their house to help their autistic son to find his way.

Part Two

Russia Interpreter
US Democrats fight to force Donald Trump's interpreter to disclose the details of his conversation with Russia's president but we hear from a translator who says they simply don't understand. 

Fish Oil Review 
A review of the scientific evidence that fish oil helps our hearts has one UK nutritionist suggesting that there's no proof those nasty little pills are good for our tickers.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Sarah Cooper
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Ashley Mak
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

and Jason Vermes

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is John McGill. Kevin Robertson is our writer.

Kate Swoger 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: 

Marichka Melnyk, Ashly July and Luke Williams in Toronto
Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Rebecca Efrat at the Music Library
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
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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