As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Aug. 2, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One 

Saudi Guardianship
Saudi Arabia will now allow women to travel without permission from a male guardian but our guest, who lied to her family in order to flee the kingdom, isn't convinced.

Europe Heatwave
New research suggests Europe's sweltering summer was been made hotter, and more likely, by climate change -- caused by humans. 

Stolen Ketchup
A New Jersey restaurant owner is surprised when a guilty ketchup thief leaves a surprising gift, and a note of apology rather than keeping their feelings bottled up.

Part Two

Student Custody
In the U.S., parents can help their kids qualify for student aid by giving up custody and our guest is the one who schools us all on that dubious scheme. 

Alien Movie
Aliens are about to invade the Canadian North. And we'll talk to the Inuk director who's filming that invasion in Pangnirtung, Nunavut with an eye to creating a science-fiction movie like none we've seen before. 

Ring Remover
A Halifax ER doctor helps create a device that will help you remove your long-stuck ring by reducing swelling in your finger, rather than cutting it off. The ring, not the finger.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Katie Geleff 
Sheena Goodyear 
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Morgan Passi 
Richard Raycraft
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes 

and Kate Swoger.

Our technicians this week are Oronde Williams and AnnMarie Karugonjo. The show directors this week are Kevin Ball and Reynold Gonsalves

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 
Adrian Harewood and Max Paris in Ottawa 
Patrick Mooney at Radio Archives
Emily Mathieu, Varad Mehta,  Jonathan Ore and Luke Williams -- all in Toronto 
Tanya Dahiroc and Kate Dubinski in London, Ontario 
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg 
Anne Penman in Vancouver and 
Corinne Seminoff in Moscow. 

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