As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Florence: New Bern, N.C.
As the storm called Florence does its worst to the U.S. East Coast, an alderwoman in one North Carolina town does her best -- braving floodwaters to go door-to-door, imploring her constituents to flee.

Mummified wolf
Miners in Dawson City, Yukon, find a well-preserved young wolf frozen in the ground -- and we'll ask the local paleontologist how he determined it dates back to the last ice age. 

Uranus Examiner
The managing editor of a brand-new Missouri newspaper helps us get to the bottom of the decision to call it "The Uranus Examiner". 

Part Two

India serial killer
A man police describe as a mild-mannered tailor makes a stunning confession: over the past decade, he has methodically murdered 33 truck drivers in India. 

Lincoln Towing licence revoked
For more than 50 years, Lincoln Towing has terrorized drivers in the Windy City -- so Chicagoans rejoice when the company itself gets the hook.   

Part Three

Florence: weather channel
The Weather Channel has an extremely vivid -- and extremely scary -- new way to illustrate potential flooding as a result of Florence. We'll find out whose brainstorm it was -- and how it works. 

Safiya Wazir
A 27-year-old woman who fled Afghanistan as a child has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for a ward in New Hampshire.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Sarah Cooper
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Ashley Mak
Richard Raycraft
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger
Donya Ziaee.

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves.

The show director is Kevin Ball, and our Assistant Director is John McGill

Chris Howden is our writer.

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: 

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Ashly July, Luke Williams, Erin Noel, Laura Antonelli and Jon Ore all in Toronto
Keith Hart at Radio Archives in Toronto, Andrea Bellemare, Ben Shannon, Valerie Crowder, and Yamri Taddese -- all also in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver
Jackie McKay in Whitehorse, and 
Pacinthe Mattar in Berlin.

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