As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

March 15, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

NZ Mosque Attacks: Survivor
Shock and condolences are being expressed around the world after 49 people were killed in a mass shooting across two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. One worshipper describes what it was like to hide from the gunman at his community mosque, and watch his friend die mere metres away from him.  

NZ Mosque Attacks: Helen Clark
New Zealand's former Prime Minister says the mosque shootings will change the way New Zealand sees itself — and that her country's gun control laws cannot be ignored any longer.

NZ Mosque Attacks: Quebec
The news from Christchurch is all too close to home for Zyed Kalel. He attends the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. He wasn't at the mosque in January 2017 when a gunman murdered 6 people -- but he had friends who were. 

Part Two

NZ Mosque Attacks: Internet
The man who has been charged with murder after the New Zealand mosque shootings is reportedly a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who found like-minded people in some of the darker corners of Internet. We speak with author and journalist Robert Evans about how terrorist groups radicalize through the Internet. 

Teen Vaccines
New York State lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills that aim to give minors the power to get vaccinated without their guardians' consent. 

Google: Icelandic Town
A mayor in Iceland says he wants Google to give a more realistic view of his town on their satellite view -- because right now it appears to be endlessly covered in ice and snow. 

Part Three

Encore: John Carreyrou
An encore presentation of Carol's interview with John Carreyrou -- who exposed the lies behind the blood-testing start-up Theranos. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Sarah-Joyce Battersby
Alison Broverman
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Allie Jaynes
Ashley Mak
John McGill
Richard Raycraft
Kevin Robertson
Nathan Swinn. 

Our technician this week was Oronde Williams. The show director this week was John McGill. Our 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
Paul McInnis in Ottawa
Wayne Henning at Radio Archives in Toronto
Luke Williams, Varad Mehta, Samira Mohyeddin, Jonathon Ore and Donya Ziaee in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Tracy Fuller and Meegan Read  in Calgary, and
Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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