As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

China U.S. trade | Donald Trump's new tariffs on billions in Chinese goods didn't help talks with the Chinese delegation — but our guest says the President has a master plan. 

Supreme Court of Canada detainee decision | The Supreme Court of Canada rules that detained migrants should have the same opportunities as Canadian citizens to challenge their detention in front of a judge.

'Wow' orchestra follow-up | A young boy's single "wow" in a Boston concert hall has become a global phenomenon — and his grandmother says she's overwhelmed by the response to his response. 

Part Two 

Magic mushrooms | After Denver votes to decriminalize magic mushrooms, a lawyer who helped with the campaign says the chances the same thing will happen elsewhere are extremely high. 

Scottish Isle repopulation | The Hebridean island of Ulva is under major renovations in a bid to increase its population exponentially — to the excitement of the 5 people who currently live there. 

Part Three

Iran sanctions: E.U. | The relationship between the United States and Iran is increasingly fraught, and disturbingly tense. I'll ask a top EU advisor whether there's room for the Europeans to save the nuclear deal and avoid a possible conflict.  

Trappist beer battle | Monks in a Belgian town are fighting to protect the spring water they use to make their beer. Because they're worried that, if a company is allowed to drill there, it could destroy the local water table — and their time-honoured product. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong, Sarah-Joyce Battersby, Chris Harbord, Sarah Jackson, Ashley Mak, Jonathan Ore, Allie Jaynes, John McGill, Morgan Passi, Kevin Robertson and Kate Swoger.

Our technicians this week are Laura Antonelli and Reynold Gonsalves

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, Rebecca Martel in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Susan McKenzie in Montreal, Cathy Senay and Spencer van Dyk in Quebec City, Chris Rands and Brett Throop in Ottawa, Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Varad Mehta, Lorenda Reddekop, Olsy Sorokina, Amara McLaughlin 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.