As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Sept. 25, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Paris Knife Attack
Police in Paris investigate a potential terror link, after a knife attack outside the building where 12 people were murdered in the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Simple Tax Return
This week's Throne Speech suggested the government will start automatically filing taxes for some Canadians, leading our guest to ask, "what took you so long?"

Newfoundland/Labrador Hallowe'en Rules
A Hallowe'en-loving Newfoundlander tries to adjust to the news that her annual haunted house will give up the ghost this year.

Part Two

Canadian Sailing Saga
After getting a cancer diagnosis on a remote island in the South Atlantic during the pandemic, a Canadian family on a sailing trip struggles to get back home.

Sparrow Song Study
According to ecologists, sparrows around San Francisco sounded different during the COVID restrictions and by "different" they mean "sexier".

Part Three

North Korea Apology
Kim Jong-un issues a rare apology for the killing of a South Korean man. But our guest says when you look closer, it's more rebuke than regret.

Tarantula Colours Research
Scary and hairy tarantulas can also be vividly coloured but why they would be is a scientific mystery. Now researchers have a new clue about the purpose behind those emerald greens and beautiful blues.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong 
Kate Cornick 
Sarah Cooper 
Katie Geleff 
Chris Harbord 
Sheena Goodyear 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Sarah Jackson 
Mehek Mazhar
Sarah Peterson 
Menaka Raman-Wilms
Kevin Robertson 

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: 
Paul MacInnis and Chris Rands in Ottawa 
Laura Antonelli 
Billy Heaton 
Tahiat Mahboob
Varad Mehta
Eric Van 
Lakshine Sathiyanathan

and Luke Williams --- all in Toronto 
Joelle Seal in Regina 
Jennifer Keene in Calgary 
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg 
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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