As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 26, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

New Brunswick floods
A New Brunswick family who lost their house in last year's floods has been working to start over — but this week's flooding puts them back at square one.

'She' ships
A British maritime museum will no longer use the word "she" to refer to ocean vessels — and our guest is not pro dropping that pronoun. 

Skydiver prosthetic
California skydiver Dion Callaway loses his prosthesis mid free-fall — but it's back, after a period of emotional detachment. 

Part Two

Mark Medoff obit
His vision never was. When Hollywood made a movie of "Children of a Lesser God", the late writer Mark Medoff (MED-off) insisted a deaf actress play the lead — and tonight, Marlee Matlin shares her gratitude.  

Old poo
In a piece of fossilized poop from an ancient hunter-gatherer, scientists discover the remains of a rattlesnake, including a fang. 

Part Three

Dean Beeby retires
CBC reporter Dean Beeby is retiring. And tonight, he'll tell us how he became a master of the access-to-information request — which enabled him to get some major stories out of reluctant governments.  

Hot Docs: Shella Record
A 10-cent record changed Chris Flanagan's life. In a feature interview, he'll tell us about his new documentary — which follows his ten year journey to find a reggae singer, just because of that single piece of vinyl. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Alison Broverman
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Allie Jaynes
John McGill
Morgan Passi
Richard Raycraft
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger.

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

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
Laura Marchand and Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Melissa Kent in New York City
Chris Rands in Ottawa, Keith Hart, Sinisa Jolic, Devin Keshavjee, Varad Mehta, Andrew Nguyen, Jonathan Ore 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.