As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

As It Happens: Friday Edition
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Episode Transcript

Part One

UK Election: SNP
One party that fared well during the election is prepared to say "fare thee well" to the U.K. if Brexit proceeds, a point that a Scottish National Party politician says the Tories would do well to remember.

UK Election: Conservative
In Britain, the Tories' resounding victory gives them a clear mandate to move ahead with Brexit.

Newfoundland Oysters
The waters off Newfoundland and Labrador were believed to be too cold to support an oyster harvest but one man is determined to turn the tides on that assumption.

Part Two

Denmark Wind Farm
Denmark embarks on an ambitious plan to increase its wind power production even as it leads Europe in being a clean energy user.

Alberta Drug Switch
The Alberta government says it will no longer fund 'biologics' drugs used to treat diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease for patients without health insurance. But some doctors and patients are raising concerns about the plan to switch to copycat drugs known as 'biosimilars'. 

Part Three

Indonesian Paintings
Two years after the discovery of cave drawings on the island of Sulawesi, researchers think they may represent the oldest cave story of its kind ever told, some 44 thousand years ago.

Domesticated Foxes
You may have heard of the famous Russian study that claimed to show wild foxes could be domesticated in just ten generations. But researchers now believe that story is wrong and that the real story begins in, of all places, Prince Edward Island.


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong 
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord 
Sarah Jackson 
Jennifer Keene 
Samantha Lui
Jonathan Ore 
Morgan Passi 
Kevin Robertson 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

and Kate Swoger

Our technicians this week are Brittany Amodeo and Gabbie Hagoriles. The show directors this week are Reynold Gonsalves and John McGill. The writers this week are Kevin Ball and Chris Howden

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

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 
Andrea Bellemare, Showwei Chu, Kirsten Fenn, Keith Hart, Varad Mehta, Andrew Nguyen, and Luke Williams -- all in Toronto 
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg 
Anne Penman in Vancouver 
and Elizabeth Hames in Victoria, B.C.