As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Rick Genest Obit
The late Rick Genest was an artist who was his own artwork — and tonight, our guest remembers the friend and collaborator she knew long before he became famous as the tattooed "Zombie Boy."

Bill Blair
Brand new Border Security Minister Bill Blair hands Toronto $11 million to help pay for housing asylum seekers — but he won't say how much Canada's welcome is eventually going to cost.

Bucket Head Guy
A Chicago Cubs fan pays tribute to the hero that saved him from what could have been a terrible head injury: the empty bubble-gum bucket he turned upside-down and wore as a hat. 

Part Two

San Francisco Cafeteria
Failure to lunch. Because tech companies in San Francisco have their own cafeterias, employees don't eat out — so the city is proposing new rules to feed the local service industry. 

Ballpark Cheat Sheet 
Take me out of the ballgame. You've had your peanuts and cracker jacks, and your team's losing badly, but is it safe to actually leave the baseball game? Well, our guest has calculated what inning is best to end your outing. 


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Samantha Lui
Ashley Mak
Kevin Robertson

and Nathan Swinn

Our technicians have been Reynold Gonsalves and Julia Whittmann. 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: 

Ben Shannon, Olsy Sorokina, Julian Uzielli, 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
James Evans in Edmonton
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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