As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 9, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Amazon Union Vote
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama vote overwhelmingly not to unionize but the union says Amazon used underhanded tactics to undermine its efforts.

Prince Philip
In public, Prince Philip did his duty, while sometimes proving a royal pain -- but for 73 years, Queen Elizabeth relied on, and laughed with, the man she described as her "strength and stay". 

Part Two

Scallop Boat Follow
Months after a scallop boat went down off Nova Scotia, the mother of one of the fishermen fights to get compensation for his death after she's told she doesn't qualify because she's not a direct dependent.

Anne Beatts Obit
As the creator of "Square Pegs", the late Anne Beats reinvented the high school sitcom and as an original writer on "Saturday Night Live", she brilliantly sketched sketchy characters in sketch after sketch.

Part Three

Arkansas Anti-Trans Law
Republican lawmakers in Arkansas ban gender-affirming health care for trans youth and the doctors who want to provide that care say that's a devastating mistake.

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
The French islands want in on the Atlantic bubble but it's too early for the territory off the coast of Newfoundland to have inflated expectations.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jean Armstrong
Katie Geleff 
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Kate McGillivray
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
John McGill
Niza Nondo
Kevin Robertson 
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Kate Swoger
and Chris Trowbridge

Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves, Laura Antonelli and Oronde Williams. And the show director this week is Susan McReynolds

The writers are Lisa Bryn-Rundle and Chris Howden. 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:  

Peter Cowan in St. John's
Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax 
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Kate Cornick, Chris Glover, Varad Mehta, Jonathan Ore, Brandie Weikle and Luke WIlliams -- all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg 
Alex Zabjek in Edmonton
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and Loren McGinnis in Yellowknife

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