As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Sept. 18, 2020

Episode Transcript

Part One

Pre-throne speech: Brian Pallister
Manitoba's Brian Pallister says he and 3 other premiers want Ottawa to take on more responsibility for what he calls "the main thing" — and that's funding for health care. 

New Moria camp
Some refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos are moving to a new facility after a fire destroyed the Moria refugee camp. But what they really want is to leave the island.

IG Nobel Awards
This year's Ig Nobel Prizes celebrate weird scientific studies on the eyebrows of narcissists, alligators on helium — and a scientist who tried, and failed, to make a knife out of frozen poo. 

Part Two

Western University COVID outbreak
After dozens of university students test positive for COVID-19, the mayor of London, Ontario, has a warning for those who are flouting the rules: keep it up and you'll kill someone. 

Terry Fox anniversary
Forty years after Terry Fox ended his Marathon of Hope, the annual run in his honour goes virtual. Fred Fox reflects on his brother's legacy. 

Part Three

Bansky TM
We'll hear from the lawyer who took on the anonymous artist Banksy over the right to make greeting cards out of one of his best-known images.

Bob Wiseman guitar 
Decades ago, someone stole Bob Wiseman's beautiful hand-painted guitar, never to be seen again. Until today, when the Juno award-winning musician was reunited with the long-lost instrument.


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Tayo Bero
Sarah Cooper
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Kevin Robertson
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Mehek Mazhar
Menaka Raman-Wilms

and Kate Swoger

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

The writer this week is Lisa Bryn-Rundle. Austin Webb is our senior producer. 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: 

Murray Brewster, Hillary Johnstone and Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Andrea Bellemare, Tahiat Mahboob, Varad Mehta, Eric Van, Brandie Weikle and Luke Williams in Toronto
Ryan Soulliere in London
Jennifer Keene in Calgary
Suzanne Dufresne and Bartley Keves in Winnipeg
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and Juanita Taylor in Yellowknife. 

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

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