As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Oct. 25, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One 

Uighur award
When the European Parliament gave a Uighur scholar its top prize for human rights, it alerted the world to his situation: China sentenced him to life in prison 5 years ago.

Disability consent
People with disabilities are hoping the slogan "Just ask, don't grab" will take hold — so strangers will stop taking hold of them, or their wheelchairs, without checking first. 

'Can opener' overpass
Jurgen Henn based a website on videos of trucks being damaged by a low bridge in North Carolina — but now that it's being raised, he'll have to get over the fact that they'll be able to get under. 

Part Two

Turkey government
President Donald Trump says the ceasefire is permanent. But in northern Syria, Kurdish-led forces and Turkish forces haven't ceased firing. Which raises questions about the safety of civilians, and Turkey's actual objective. Rumeysa Kadak is a Turkish MP for the ruling AK Party.

Turkey critic
Khabat Abbas is in the very part of northeastern Syria we've been talking about. She's a Syrian Kurdish journalist who lives in the border city of Qamishli

Part Three

Feature: Scotty Bowman & Ken Dryden
A feature interview with the man who wrote the book on hockey — legendary coach Scotty Bowman — and the man who wrote the book on Scotty Bowman — Ken Dryden. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Rachel Levy-McLaughlin
John McGill
Morgan Passi

Kevin Robertson, and 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes.

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

Kate Swoger 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: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa, Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Varad Mehta, Andrew Nguyen, Ben Shannon, Jonathan Ore, Chelsey Gould, 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.