As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

July 31, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Hong Kong election delayed
Hong Kong's chief executive delays elections in the city, citing safety concerns around the pandemic… But our guest, recently banned from running in those elections, isn't buying that.

Stage 3 restaurants
Indoor dining is a go in Canada's biggest city -- but some restaurants respond with a hard no. One restaurateur tells us she isn't going to do it because the extra money isn't worth risking lives.

Pub emus
Two prehistorically terrifying-looking emus made themselves at home in our guest's pub. He says it was their fetid feces that finally led him to ban them.

Part Two

Maryland hajj
After pandemic travel restrictions prevented her from making it to Mecca, a Maryland woman brought the spirit of the pilgrimage to her community … by making it a drive-though.

Cree Oilers jersey 
Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers took to the ice this week wearing a special jersey stitched with his name in Cree syllabics. And now it's flying off the shelves. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Susan McReynolds
Morgan Passi
Menaka Raman-Wilms
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

and Kate Swoger

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director this week is John McGill

This week our writer is Lisa Bryn Rundle and our senior producer is Chris Harbord. Austin Webb is the Executive Producer of As it Happens this week.

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
Varad Mehta, Jonathan Ore, Eric Van, Marie Vallis, Brandie Weikle, and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Jennifer Keene and Dan McGarvey in Calgary
Anne Penman and Jason Proctor in Vancouver
and Peter Sheldon in Yellowknife. 

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