As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

As It Happens: Friday Edition


Part One

California wildfires prison
Wildfires are engulfing California, and a woman who lives on a farm is worried about her animals and her property. But she tells us she's even more worried about her dad — who is stuck in a prison cell.

New Mexico hiker rescue
When a New Mexico hiker hears an unexpected voice calling out from deep in the forest, he follows the sound. And he'll explain why it's a good thing he did.

Dozer dies
Dozer — the spectacularly tall bovine who captured our hearts back in 2018 — has died. We'll check in with the grieving caretaker of this six-foot-five Manitoba wonder, to share his memories about how Dozer shot up to fame. 

Part Two

Navalny Germany update
At first, Russian doctors insisted it wasn't safe to fly opposition leader Alexei Navalny — who is suspected of being poisoned — out of the country. So a group of German activists sent their own doctors to see him. 

London ball game
A Canadian independent baseball league is back in action. For one game only. Our guest explains why the London Majors got a special okay to pause its pandemic shutdown to stretch a streak — not for the team, but for the ball park. 

Choir mask singing 
Singing with friends may be good for the soul, but it's not good for keeping COVID-19 at bay. That's why a choir director invented a mask that lets people sing safely. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kate Cornick
Katie Geleff
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Morgan Passi
Menaka Raman-Wilms

and Kate Swoger

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

The writers this week are Chloe Shantz-Hilkes and Sheena Goodyear. Chris Harbord 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:

Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Paul MacInnis and Christine Maki in Ottawa
Lito Howse, Kirsten Fenn, Varad Mehta, Jonathan Ore, Eric Van, Oliver Thompson, and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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