As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Climate march
Hundreds of thousands of people — many of whom cut school for the day — fill the streets of cities around the world, with a message about the climate for do-nothing politicians: do something. 

Supreme Court ruling: journalist Marie-Maude Denis
Journalist Marie-Maude Denis convinces Canada's Supreme Court to set strict new rules on when  police can force a journalist to give up a confidential source.

Old Mustang
In 1964, car salesman Harry Phillips made history when he sold the first-ever Ford Mustang in St. John's, Newfoundland. On Friday, he was in Dearborn, Michigan to pay it a visit — with his first grandchild. 

Part Two

Bill 21 lawsuit
Quebec's controversial religious symbols law is already facing a constitutional challenge — and now a group of multi-faith teachers have followed suit by filing a suit. 

Afghan election
Aghanistan's presidential election will take place tomorrow despite threats from the Taliban — and a campaigner for current president Ashraf Ghani says it's in voters best interests to head to the polls.

Part Three

Sandra Muller defamation
The woman credited with France's #MeToo movement has been fined thousands of dollars for defamation — against the man she accused of sexual harassment.

Coltrane album
In 1964, a Quebec director asked the great jazz musician to compose the music for his film. If you've never heard any of that music before, good news: thanks to Frédéric Savard, now you can.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard 
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Rachel Levy-McLaughlin
John McGill...
Morgan Passi
Kevin Robertson

Kate Swoger and 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes 

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

Chris Harbord is our senior producer this week. 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: 

Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Varad Mehta, Andrew Ngyuen, Olsy Sorokina and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene in Calgary, and 
Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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