As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 12, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Assange follow-up
Supporters are upset about the arrest of Julian Assange -- but a former National Security Agency lawyer tells us claims that it's an attack on freedom of the press don't apply to him.

Poll senator
It's only natural for a pollster appointed to Canada's Senate to poll Canadians about what they think  of the Senate -- and it turns out their opinion of the upper chamber is a downer.

Game of Thrones secrets
People are clamouring for spoilers about the final season of "Game of Thrones" -- but our guest tells us they're living in a fantasy world. 

Part Two

New Orleans apology
Despite opposition, the mayor of New Orleans delivers an apology for the public lynching of 11 Italian immigrants -- 130 years ago. 

Cave inscriptions
Scientists translate the markings on the wall of an Alabama cave -- and find insights into Cherokee life, and the rules of a sport, from two centuries ago. 

Part Three

Jury bill
Mark Farrant suffered PTSD after serving on a jury during a murder case. Tonight, he'll share his relief about a new amendment to the Criminal Code -- allowing jurors to talk openly with medical professionals about their difficult time in court. 

Nanaimo stamp
Canada Post is about to issue new stamps celebrating national confections, and it has the backing -- and baking -- of Joyce Hardcastle, who came up with the official recipe for Nanaimo Bars. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Sarah-Joyce Battersby
Sarah Cooper
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Allie Jaynes
Ashley Mak
John McGill
Morgan Passi
Kate Swoger
Kevin Robertson

Our technicians this week are Gabbie Hagoriles 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
Deborah MacAskill and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives in Toronto, Andrea Bellemar, Heather Evans, Kirsten Fenn, Varad Mehta, Cathy Ross, Jonathan Ore and Luke Williams -- all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver and 
Betsy Kline in Castlegar, B.C.

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