As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Listen to the full episode1:09:39

Part One

'Unfounded' assault sentence
He first raped her when she was 12 years old — and now, almost two decades after police dismissed her allegations, our guest will finally see the man who nearly ruined her life go to prison. 

Assisted death follow-up
After we spoke with a woman who was worried she'd lose her approval for medically assisted death if she lost her capacity to consent, we had questions about Canada's laws — and tonight, we'll get some answers. 

Laziness study
A new study suggests our brains are responsible for our bodies being lazy — because it takes more energy to even think about being active. 

Part Two

Maxime Bernier
Now that he's left the Conservatives to start the People's Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier sits down with Carol to explain what he means by "extreme multiculturalism". 

Part Three

Brexit: latest
After European Union leaders declare that the British prime minister's Brexit plan simply won't work, a frustrated Theresa May demands the U.K. be treated with greater respect. 

Mass bird deaths
Kevin Beech was driving under a clear sky. The next, it was raining birds around his car. Mr. Beech recalls that day in B.C., when he was suddenly surrounded by plummeting starlings.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Mac Cameron
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Ashley Mak
Richard Raycraft
Kevin Robertson
, and 
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.

Kate Swoger 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, Ben Shannon, Kayla Hounsel, Mitchell Thompson and Jon Ore all in Toronto
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, also in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary, and 
Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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