As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Oct. 26, 2018

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

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. 

Uber death
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.

Gritty designer
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. 

Part Two

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. 

Hawaiian island
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. 

Part Three

Diamond find
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:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Ashley Mak
John McGill
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.

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.