As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

May 24, 2019
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Old Crow Climate Emergency
Rising temperatures are disproportionately affecting Canada's north — and now, one First Nation in Yukon has declared a "climate change state of emergency". 

Theresa May Resignation
Unable to deliver a Brexit deal that would please either the EU, the opposition, or her own party, British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation. 

Retiring Mailman
When a much-loved postal worker retires after thirty years, the people in his neighbourhood decide to treat him like an overdue birthday card — and send him somewhere, first-class.

Part Two

Cindy Gladue Decision
The Supreme Court of Canada orders a new manslaughter trial for the man accused in the 2011 killing of Cindy Gladue — saying the criminal justice system let her down. 
 
Slave Ship Found
The wreck of the last slave ship that brought men, women and children from Africa to the U.S. is found in an Alabama river. 

Part Three

Al Qaeda Fighter
John Walker Lindh was in prison for 17 years for leaving the U.S. to fight for al Qaeda. Now, he's out, having secured an early release. But our guest doesn't believe Mr. Lindh has changed his extremist views — and he has the correspondence to prove it. 

Blind Hockey 
A bigger bang for their puck. Well, "bang" is an exaggeration — it actually beeps. But that audible hockey puck could revolutionize hockey for blind and visually impaired players. We'll speak with the man who helped develop the idea.


As It Happens was produced this week by:

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

and Kate Swoger

Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Jennifer Rowley. 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
Murray Brewster and Chris Rands in Ottawa
Keith Hart, Varad Mehta, Jonathan Ore, and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Yvette Brend and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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