As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Oct. 18, 2019

Episode Transcription

Part One

Nazi guard trial
In Germany, 93-year-old Bruno Dey is on trial for being an accessory to the murders of more than 5,000 people — because when he was 17, he was a guard at a Nazi concentration camp. 

Elijah Cummings obit
A fellow U.S. Congressman remembers the late Democrat Elijah Cummings, who fought for what he believed in — and, in the case of Donald Trump, against who he didn't believe in. 

Fastest ant
It's obvious why Saharan silver ants are in a hurry to get across the scorching sand — but now, a scientist can bring us up to speed on how they zip around so fast. 

Part Two

NDP: Tracey Ramsey
If Monday's election produces a minority government, the NDP may wind up with a lot of influence; we'll find out how the party is preparing for its turn in the driver's seat. 

Nobel controversy
Austrian writer Peter Handke was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. But for novelist Aleksandar Hemon, it's not just about what Mr. Handke wrote, it's that he spoke at the funeral of Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic. 

Part Three

Kandahar doc
In a new documentary, one family finds out — when a refugee from Afghanistan looks to reconnect with his homeland by buying his kids plots of land in Kandahar. Kandahar, Saskatchewan. 

Cree hospital funding
Quebec has announced funding for a new regional hospital on the eastern shore of James Bay — aimed at helping members of the Cree community get the services they need, closer to home.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Sarah Cooper
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Rachel Levy-McLaughlin
Alison Masemann
John McGill
Morgan Passi
Richard Raycraft
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: 

Blair Sanderson in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Varad Mehta, Jonathan Ore, Chelsey Gould, Luke Williams and Annmarie Karugonjo — 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.

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