As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 19, 2019


Part One

Lyra McKee Murder
Twenty-nine-year-old journalist Lyra McKee devoted her career to writing about the tensions and The Troubles in Northern Ireland — and last night, she was killed during a riot. 

Alberta Election: B.C.
Jason Kenney says he'll "turn off the taps" if he doesn't get pipelines through BC — but the leader of BC's Green Party says Alberta's incoming premier should knock off the empty threats. 

Bald Eagle Parents
Around the world, people are glued to streaming video of an unusual, vaguely soap-opera-ish romance between three eagles — who've come together to raise three eaglets. 

Part Two

Gun Law Sheriff
A Colorado sheriff is so opposed to a new law allowing authorities to seize people's guns that he says he's willing to go to jail, rather than enforce it. 

Detroit Muskrat
Guess who's swimming to dinner? Around the world, Catholics take things off the menu during Lent — but in Detroit, an old rule adds something one local priest really looks forward to: muskrat. 

Part Three

Mother's Grave Found
She left for the south to get healthcare, but never came home. After decades of searching for his mother's gravesite, Nunavut politician Jack Anawak has finally learned where she's buried. 

Reading: The Selfish Giant 
Our annual Easter broadcast of Oscar Wilde's classic tale of a big man who learns to be the bigger man: The Selfish Giant, read by Fireside Al. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kevin Ball
Sarah-Joyce Battersby
Alison Broverman
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Allie Jaynes
Ashley Mak
Morgan Passi
Richard Raycraft

Kevin Robertson 
and Kate Swoger

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director this week is John McGill. The writer is Chris Howden. Menaka Raman-Wilms is our intern.

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 in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Andrea Bellemare, Varad Mehta, Jonathan Ore and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Katherine Duncan and Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and Jack Morgan at Texas Public Radio.

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