As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Nov. 23, 2018
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Alberta oil
With oil prices tanking in Alberta, I'll speak with the CEO of MEG Energy — who says his own industry could increase returns by reducing production. 

Raed Fares obit
Raed Fares spoke to "As It Happens", and to his fellow Syrians, about his opposition to the Assad regime. We remember the activist and radio host — who was killed in a drive-by shooting today. 

Lego study
Science determines how long it takes the head of a Lego person to travel through the human body — and our guest tells us about sending that toy on a not-so-fantastic voyage through his own gut. 

Part Two

Scotland 'not proven'
In Scotland, criminal cases can end with a verdict of "not proven" — and now, there are calls to scrap that third option, for sexual assault cases in particular. 

Al Capone turkey
In the movies, the hero sometimes develops a grudging respect for his lawless nemesis. And that's how one Rhode Island mayor has come to feel about an ornery, violent wild turkey. 

Part Three

B.C. legislature
Secret allegations, perp walks, charges of nepotism: not exactly a typical week at the BC legislature. And one former MLA says it's not exactly a good look for democracy.

Tree farm donations
After thirty years of running a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm, an Ontario man wants to donate his land to the town of Napanee — so it can be a park. 

As It Happnens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Katie Geleff​
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Ashley Mak
Richard Raycraft
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger.

Our technicians this week are Laura Antonelli and Reynold Gonsalves

The show director is Kevin Ball. The writer is Chris Howden

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
Kristin Nelson and Judy Trinh in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Patrick Mooney at the Reference Library, Chloe Shantz-Hilkes, Varad Mehta 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.