As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

July 26, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Fake Divorce Lawyer
Last year, our guest believed she'd married a Toronto lawyer — before discovering he faked the divorce documents without telling her, or the woman who's still his wife.

Tour de France Cyclist
Canadian cyclist Michael Woods tells us about a chaotic day in the Tour de France — when a mudslide and hailstorm turned the planned route into the route of all evil. 

Oregon Rescue
At first, an Oregon mountain biker riding in a desolate area thought he was looking at a dead cow — but it was a man in distress, who's not dead today because of that very cyclist. 

Part Two

Death Penalty
The U.S. Attorney-General announces a return to the death penalty for federal inmates after 16 years — and an exonerated Death Row inmate says that's a heartbreaking step backwards. 

Delhi Women Public Transit
Thanks to a new government initiative, women in New Delhi will soon be able to ride public transit for free — and our guest believes that could help women play a more prominent role in public spaces.

Johnny Clegg Obit 
The late musician Johnny Clegg refused to play by the rules of apartheid — and his powerful songs were aimed more at South African hearts than the international charts.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Allie Jaynes
Morgan Passi
Kevin Robertson
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

and Kate Swoger.  

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director this week is John McGill

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
Chris Rands in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Emily Quesnel, Jonathan Ore, Varad Mehta and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg 
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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