As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan. 18, 2019
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Trump-cohen lies
Sources say U.S. President Donald Trump directed his lawyer to lie before Congress — and if that's true, our guest says, it's a crime, beyond the shadow of a doubt. 

Taxi debit scam
Toronto Police crack down on a scam in which a some taxi drivers allegedly made millions — by pulling some sleight-of-hand involving passengers' debit cards. 

Supermac's vs. McDonald's
McDonald's takes on an Irish burger chain, claiming trademark infringement — but after "Supermac's" wins, congratulations are in every order. 

Part Two

Detained Canadians in China
For weeks, Canada has been publicly fighting for the release of three men who've been detained in China — but our guest has been fighting to get her husband released for 13 years. 

Biohazard ice
It probably do. Because if you think the stuff the Zamboni dumps outside your arena is clean, our guest will explain why you're wrong — at length, and ad nauseam. 

Part Three

Matthew Hedges
Matthew Hedges spent 6 months in solitary after he was convicted of spying in the UAE. Now, he says his captors should be held to account — and that Canada is setting a good example. 

Moose statue
Three years ago, Norway snatched away the title of "tallest moose statue in the world", from the city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Now, Moose Jaw has plans to take back that not-especially coveted crown.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Sarah-Joyce Battersby
Sheena Goodyear
Tracy Fuller
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Allie Jaynes
Ashley Mak,
John McGill
Kevin Robertson
and
Kate Swoger.

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is Kevin Ball

The writer is Chris Howden. And our intern is Zahraa Hmood.

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
Chris Rands and Ruth Zowdu in Ottawa
Eva Fryscak in New York City
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Varad Mehta, Mandy Sham 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.