As It Happens: Friday Edition
Letter bombs arrest
In Florida today, U.S. authorities arrest the man they believe mailed explosive devices to Trump critics. Miami Herald reporter David Ovalle reveals details about the suspect, Cesar Sayoc.
A Toronto Uber driver is found guilty after a man dies in his car, but is just given a ticket for "careless driving" — and the victim's brother says that slap on the wrist is a slap in the face.
The new Philadelphia Flyers mascot is simultaneously adorbs and atrosh — Dave Raymond is the Dr. Frankenstein designer who brought the furry orange monster known as "Gritty" into being.
Catholic women's rights
The executive director of the Women's Ordination Conference is among the women protesting in Vatican City — demanding that female leaders be given the right to vote at the Synod of Bishops.
It was there before a hurricane this month, but now a Hawaiian island has vanished — and biologist Charles Littnan worries for the sea creatures that rely on it for survival.
An Australian couple goes public after finding 17,000 dollars' worth of jewelry in a used board game they bought at a thrift store. And fortunately, our guest (who lives on PEI) heard their story. Because all those fancy rings belong to her.
Gulf oil spill
Fourteen years ago, an oil leak started in the Gulf of Mexico. The bad news is, no one has been able to plug it. The worse news is that it may become the worst spill in U.S. history.
As It Happens was produced this week by:
Kate Swoger and
Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves.
The show director is Kevin Ball, and our Assistant Director is John McGill.
Chris Howden is our writer.
John Perry is our senior producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.
We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week:
Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Alexandre Duval and Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Allan Morris at the Music Library, Ashley July, Erin Noel, Jon Ore, Ben Shannon, Chloe Shantz-Hilkes and Luke Williams -- all 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.