As It Happens: Friday Edition
Nebraska COVID Testing
A Nebraska lab is experimenting with testing multiple COVID-19 swabs with a single test kit -- and the results are promising.
VE Day Vet Professor
Royal Military College historian Lubomyr Luciuk marks VE day by honouring the Canadian veteran who helped tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees flee oppression and whose motto was 'just do something.',
Georgia Drivers Licences
Nearly 2,000 teenagers in Georgia have obtained a driver's licence without taking a road test, since tests in the state were waived last month. We'll hear from one driving instructor who's running a petition to have those on-the-road tests reinstated.
Floods displace hundreds of thousands of people in East Africa, many of whom are already struggling with famine and coronavirus. And aid workers like our guest are fighting to help these vulnerable communities stay above water.
Naked Python Attack
An Australian man, woken from deep sleep to rescue a kitten from a python, only later realised he had performed his act of heroism while stark naked
A recent biography of Susan Sontag paints a complex portrait of the person behind the persona. An encore presentation of Carol's conversation with the biographer Benjamin Moser. This week he won a Pulitzer Prize for "Sontag: Her Life and Work."
As It Happens was produced this week by:
and Kate Swoger.
Our technician this week is Annmarie Karugonjo. The show directors this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Susan McReynolds.
The writer this week is Lisa Bryn Rundle. Austin Webb and John Perry are our senior producers 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,
Adam Jacobson, Sinisa Jolic, Varad Mehta, Eric Van, Jason Vermes, Luke Williams, and Brandie Weikle -- all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene and Danielle Nerman in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.
As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend.