As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018
Listen to the full episode48:51

Part One

Maxime Bernier Supporter
Wait'll you hear his outside voice. One of Maxime Bernier's former staffers says leaving the Conservatives will set him free to start a conversation about the limits of multiculturalism.

Alcohol Study Critic
After a new study suggests it isn't safe to drink alcohol at all, we talk to an expert on risk who pours doubt on the danger of an occasional tipple.  

VW Weather
Volkswagen abandons it's hail-halting shock-wave cannons after Mexican farmers complain that they were blowing the rain right out of the sky. 

Part Two

New Australian PM
A battle-royale within Australia's ruling Liberals produces a fifth prime minister in just five years, but the leader of the rival Greens says voters will find it hard to tell the difference.

Harlem Trash 
A Harlem resident agrees there was a problem with streetside waste, but she's trashing the decision to pull hundreds of garbage cans from the neighbourhood's sidewalks.  


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Ashley Mak
Nathan Swinn
Kate Swoger

and Donya Ziaee

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is John McGill. Our writer this week was Kevin Robertson

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
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
Jonathan Ore and Karen Gordon also in Toronto 
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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