As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

The Friday Edition
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Part One

India rape case
Police in India are being celebrated for killing four men accused in a high-profile rape case — but a women's rights activist says this outcome is more than just unjust. 

Medical hypnosis
The Montreal Children's Hospital finds that hypnotizing some of its young patients before certain procedures reduces stress, pain, and tantrums. 

Tuktoyaktuk elder obit
In the northern community of Tuktoyaktuk, the late Persis Gruben was an elder in every sense of the word — and was wise beyond her years, even at 101. 

Part Two

École Polytechnique anniversary
It's been 30 years since Heidi Rathjen survived the massacre at Montreal's École Polytechnique — and she's still fighting for better gun control in Canada. 

Part Three

Uber attacks report
Uber reveals there were more than 3,000 sexual assaults in its vehicles during 2018. Our guest says that's an important admission — but what the company does  about it is more important. 

Typhoid vaccine
A new development in the fight against typhoid. A new vaccine trial from Oxford University has some surprising and significant results...as strains the  bacterial infection shows signs of antibiotic resistance.

Altamont 50th anniversary
The 1969 festival that wasn't  peace, love, and mud. 50 years after the free concert at the Altamont Speedway in northern California, The Rolling Stones' tour photographer remembers it disintegrating into disaster.


As It Happens was produced this week by:

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

and Kate Swoger

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is Kevin Ball. The writer is Chris Howden

Lynda Shorten is our senior producer this week. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe

We would also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Karen Reid-LeBlanc in Moncton
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Max Paris in Ottawa
Keith Hart at Radio Archives
Varad Mehta, Andrew Nguyen, Jonathan Ore, Lakshine Sathiyanathan, Sinisa Jolic and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Haydn Watters in London, Ontario
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene and Donna McElligott in Calgary
Dodie Malegana in Edmonton
Anne Penman in Vancouver
Andrew Kurjata in Prince George, B.C.
Wanda McLeod in Inuvik
and Trevor Squires and Katie Toth in Yellowknife.

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