As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, October 23, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Human Rights Watch climate report
A changing environment doesn't just make it harder for Indigenous people to live off the land — Human Rights Watch says Canada's failure to address climate change violates Indigenous rights.

Lebanon PM again
A year after mass popular protests forced Saad Hariri to resign, the ex-PM is back in his old job — and this time, our guest says people are too tired to fight back. 

Gerald the Turkey
No one liked the cut of his giblets. But rather than turn an aggressive turkey named Gerald into Thanksgiving dinner, a wildlife expert helped officials capture him, by disguising herself as his favourite victim: an elderly woman. 

Part Two

Feature: The Lost Spells
His book The Lost Words was the definition of an international success — and tonight, Robert Macfarlane joins Carol to discuss the new companion piece, The Lost Spells

Part Three

Tulsa massacre excavations
Officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma are still searching for the unmarked graves of victims of the 1921 race massacre — and this week, archaeologists say they found one in a local cemetery.

Jacob Lawrence painting 
A museum visitor sees a series of paintings by Jacob Lawrence with several panels missing. And realizes that one of those missing pieces is hanging in her friend's apartment.


As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Andrea Bellemare
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Sarah Peterson
Kevin Robertson
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

and Kate Swoger

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director this week 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: 

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Hallie Cotnam and Jennifer Chen in Ottawa
Alexandra Kazia, Mandy Luk, Tahiat Mahboub, Varad Mehta, Jonathan Ore, Sam Lui, Eric Van and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Jody Porter in Thunder Bay
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Janet French and Jennifer Keene in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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

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