As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Nov. 29, 2019

Episode Transcript

Part One

London Bridge attack
For hours today, London was in the grip of panic, as police tried to subdue a man who'd stabbed several people — and when it was over, two people were dead, along with the suspect. 

Halifax police checks
Months after Nova Scotia imposed a moratorium on "street checks", Halifax Police Chief Dan Kinsella finally apologizes for a practice that disproportionately affected people of colour. 

Queen handwriting
When literary historian John-Mark Philo identified the handwriting of a centuries-old translation of a Roman manuscript, he realized the translator was Queen Elizabeth the First. 

Part Two

Handrail case
After she was arrested for not holding the handrail of a Quebec escalator, our guest sued — and today the Supreme Court declared her the hands-down winner. 

Yemen airport
For the first time in three years, the main airport in Yemen is open — restoring some hope to those who need to leave for life-saving medical treatment. 

Part Three

Feature: Halfbreed author Maria Campbell
A feature interview with Maria Campbell — whose harrowing memoir, Halfbreed, has had key text restored for the first time since its publication, 40 years ago. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Alison Masemann
John McGill
Morgan Passi
Cameron Perrier 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Kate Swoger

The writer is Chris Howden. 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: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives, Kirsten Fenn, Devin Heroux, Varad Mehta, Andrew Nguyen, Jonathan Ore, Olsy Sorokina and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene and Donna McElligott in Calgary, and 
Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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