As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, February 14, 2020
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Wet'su'weten blockade: C.E.O.
The people blocking trains to protest a pipeline on Wet'su'weten territory call themselves land defenders. But Murray Mullen — a C.E.O. whose company depends on a healthy oil industry — calls them eco-terrorists.

Weinstein trial update
As the jury prepares to deliberate in the Harvey Weinstein case, we hear from a reporter who's been in the courtroom every step of the way.

Juul lawsuit
The vaping company Juul has always insisted it doesn't market its e-cigarettes to kids. But the attorney general of Massachusetts disagrees. And she says she's got the proof to back it up. 

Part Two

CRA scam arrests
A married couple in Ontario was arrested this week, in connection with an elaborate phone scam . They charges face related to fraud and money laundering.

Spain bombs class action
After an American B-52 bomber exploded over Spain in 1966, hundreds of soldiers were deployed to help clean up. Now, one of those veterans tells us how it feels to join a class action lawsuit against the government — one of the first of its kind.

Part Three

Presumed consent advocate
At the age of twenty-two, this Ontario man has already had three double-lung transplants. Now he's trying to change Canada's organ donation laws.

Rotary smart phone
Justine Haupt is an engineer and the creator of a rotary dial mobile phone that's a smartphone. She explains why she believes touch screens should be a thing of the past and why she's switching to a rotary dial.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Sarah Claydon
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Samantha Lui
John McGill
Morgan Passi
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes.

The writer this week is Sheena Goodyear. Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves and AnnMarie Karugonjo.  The show director is Kevin Ball

 Austin Webb 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
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Keith Hart, Varad Mehta and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg, Jennifer Keene in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver and 
Dave Croft in Whitehorse.

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