As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
Listen to the full episode45:20

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Fredericton Family
When the Prime Minister called to express condolences after her ex-husband, and the father of her two sons, was killed last week in Fredericton, Melissa Robichaud swore at him — and tonight, she explains why. 

India Flooding
One official says, "around 100 people have died in the last 36 hours alone." We'll go to Kerala, in Southern India — where floods have already done untold damage, and pushed rescue workers to their limit. 

Cannabis Beer
With the legalization of weed around the corner, a major brewery is teaming up with a major cannabis producer — but our guest is already stirring the pot by brewing beer with it. 

Part Two

Beer Delivery Bridge Rescue
Kwame Anderson and a colleague were driving a beer truck when they came across a man in extreme emotional distress on a bridge — and Anderson was driven to help. 

Saudi Syrup
After her huge, customized shipment of maple syrup to Saudi Arabia is abruptly cancelled, a Nova Scotia woman's story ends happily — but not sappily. 

Bulletproof Wall 
After the shooting at the school in Parkland, Florida, a 14-year-old inventor in Connecticut develops a foldable, bulletproof wall, to be used in classrooms. 


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Imogen Birchard
Sarah Jackson
Ashley Mak
Kevin Robertson

and Kate Swoger

Our technician is Gabbie Hagoriles. The show director is John McGill. Our writer is Chris Howden. Our intern is Zara Syed.

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 Kevin Kirk 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
Andrew Kurjata, Robert Doane and Audrey McKinnon in Prince George
Zach Goudie in St. John's
and Elaine Bateman in Fredericton. 

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