As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Nov. 15, 2019
Listen to the full episode1:18:12

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Impeachment: Yovanovitch
A former United States ambassador is watching closely while his friend and former colleague, Marie Yovanovitch, simultaneously endures a congressional impeachment inquiry and a twitter tirade from President Trump.

Saskatchewan baby boxes
Saskatoon doctor John Dosman says it's personal experience that has him promising to pay for an abandoned baby program, whether or not the province is onboard.

'Too-soon' X-mas
Claudia Simonis of San Antonio, Texas, gets a frosty reception from the Homeowners association for ornamenting her house in November — but says she can't deck her halls later because her baby is due on Christmas Day. 

Part Two

Shelburne water
Louise Delisle of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, blames what she calls "environmental racism" for the lack of access to drinkable water in her neighbourhood. 

Bay of Fundy garbage
For the first time, Canadian researchers have mapped the amount of garbage on bottom of the Bay of Fundy — estimating almost two-million pieces of junk are on the sea floor.

Part Three

Feature interview - One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America
A feature conversation with the reporter Gene Weingarten whose new book, "One Day, The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America" is packed with the real-life adventures — stories that he discovers in a single, randomly-selected day.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Alison Masemann
John McGill
Kelsey Mohammed
Morgan Passi
Abby Plener

Kevin Robertson, and 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes 

Our technicians this week were Reynold Gonsalves and Brittany Amodeo. The show director is Kevin Ball. 

Kate Swoger was 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 and Olivia Stefanovich in Ottawa
Keith Hart and Kate Zieman at Radio Archives
Kirsten Fenn, Varad Mehta, Kate McGillivray, Jonathan Ore 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.