As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

June 26, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Dafonte Miller beating trial
An off-duty Toronto police officer is convicted of assaulting a Black teen in an attack that lost Dafonte Miller his eye. His lawyer tells us there are still many unanswered questions about what happened that night and beyond.

SCC Uber Decision
The Supreme Court has shut down Uber's latest attempt to block a class-action suit by its drivers. We hear from one driver who's buckled in and ready for a long fight.

Michael Enright
To mark his imminent final show as the host of "The Sunday Edition", we play a classic interview by our own former host, Michael Enright -- a conversation with a violin maestro that will pluck at your heartstrings.

Part Two

Duck Fish Eggs Study
Researchers have found that carp eggs can hatch after being eaten and excreted by ducks. We reach the ecologist whose willingness to focus on feces led to new discoveries about both species.

Wayne Ngan Obit 
Canadian artist Wayne Ngan made his name as a ceramic artist. But his daughter tells us her late dad was more than a potter. He was a painter, a sculptor, a survivor and her own creative inspiration.

Part Three

Encore: Scotty Bowman and Ken Dryden
As the NHL considers how to get players back on the ice, we revisit our conversation with one of hockey's greatest coaches -- Scotty Bowman and by his former goaltender Ken Dryden, who also happens to be the man who wrote the book on Mr. Bowman … "Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other."