As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Nov. 22, 2019

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Vancouver diocese report
Vancouver's Catholic Archdiocese releases a report revealing dozens of cases of abuse by clergy, going back to the 1950s — and our guest says it's a start.

Somali activist killed
A Somali Canadian is gunned down in Mogadishu, leaving one of her fellow-human rights activists deeply concerned about where his country goes next.

Music universality study
An extensive new study finds certain universal patterns in music made all over the world — which suggests, unlikely as it might seem, that we're all working in harmony. 

Part Two

Propane shortage
A rail strike has choked off the propane supply, which means farmers in Ontario and Quebec are facing a cereals problem, that could cost them their harvests. 

Border artist
Canadian-Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer tells us about his interactive art installation at the Texas-Mexico border — where people use beams of light to communicate across the Rio Grande. 

Part Three

Baltimore mayor guilty
The former mayor of Baltimore pleads guilty to various charges related to a scheme involving her self-published children's books. Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater tells how his investigative work exposed the real story about her stories. 

Egyptian ibises
Ibises were sacred to the ancient Egyptians, which is why millions of the mummified birds were placed in catacombs. Now, a researcher is shedding light on where all those unfortunate ibises came from. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Alison Masemann
John McGill
Kelsey Mohammed

Morgan Passi
Kevin Robertson, and 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

Our technicians this week are 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 in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Varad Mehta, 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.