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As It Happens: Friday Edition

March 29, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Jody Wilson-Raybould documents
Jody Wilson-Raybould's recording of her phone conversation with the PM's top bureaucrat has Canadians asking when the government will make the right call.

Fiat/Chrysler worker
A thousand jobs will be gone at the Fiat-Chrysler plant — and one long-time auto worker says that will be devastating for the entire city. 

Fake socialite
A trial in New York raises the curtain on the dramatic tale of a fake socialite who is accused of scamming wealthy people — but our guest has already turned her story into a stage play. 

Part Two

Agnes Varda obit
In the sexist world of film, the late Agnes Varda was overshadowed by her male peers — but true cinephiles believe she didn't just do things first, she did them best. 

Measles outbreak
A county in New York state declares a state of emergency in the midst of a measles outbreak — banning unvaccinated children from public places. 

Part Three:

Archdiocese abuse
The Catholic Church in Quebec will open 70 years' worth of files on sexual abuse by priests. But a group of abuse survivors fear the investigation will be a whitewash, rather than an overdue coming clean. 

Apple News +
CEO Tim Cook promises that Apple's new "digital newstand" will be great for the industry — but Apple's huge cut of profits has our guest suggesting news outlets should gauge the risk of serious gouge. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Sarah-Joyce Battersby
Sarah Cooper
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Ashley Mak
John McGill
Richard Raycraft
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger

Our technician this week is Oronde Williams. The show director this week 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
Jennifer Joon and Amanda Klang in Montreal
Chris Rands in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Laura "Louda" Antonelli, Dayna Gourley, Chloe Shantz-Hilkes, Jane van Koeverden, Varad Mehta and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Katerina Georgieva in Windsor, Ontario
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary, and 
Catherine Rolfsen in Vancouver.

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