As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, July 27, 2018
Listen to the full episode46:20

Part One

Greektown: Nurse Boyfriend
Her first instinct was to help. But tonight, a nursing student is still in Intensive Care, and may not walk again, after she ran to see what she could do for victims of the gunman in Toronto — and he shot her.  

Orca Calf Death
There was brief hope this week for the population of endangered killer whales in B.C., with the birth of an orca calf — but just days after it was born, it died. 

Rare Book Theft
 It's a rare heist in the world of rare books — and according to the charges, a twenty-year-long inside job at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh made an archivist and a book dealer 8 million U.S. 

Part Two

Syria Death Notice
For years, the fates of Syrians who went missing were unknown — but now, their families are finally learning of their deaths, as the Assad government updates its official death records. 

23andme Pharma
When you send your saliva to 23andme, you can get all kinds of genetic information — but now that it's partnering with a big pharmaceutical company, that company will be getting that information too. 

Crow Necrophilia 
Now we know what the late bird gets. While researching how crows behave around their dead, our guest discovers that some of them actually mount the cadavers — sleeping with the bird while it sleeps with the fishes. 


As It Happens was produced this week by:

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

and Julian Uzielli.

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

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 and Luke Williams 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
and Anne Penman and Leanne Hazon in Vancouver.

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

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