As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Sept. 10, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Afghanistan Assassination Anniversary
Two days before 9/11, al-Qaeda committed another act of terror, the assassination of an Afghan resistance leader who'd raised the alarm about the threat posed by the group. Carol speaks with a friend who was by his side that day.

Election: Quebec Debate Question
A question asked at the election debate yesterday has tempers flaring today and our guest explains why Premier Francois Legault is calling it an attack on Quebec.

Ig Nobel
The organizer of the annual Ig Nobels tells us whether an orgasm is an effective nasal decongestant and why handing out that prize was just one of the climaxes of last night's event.

Part Two

9/11 Anniversary
Claudia Szurkowski's father died in the 9/11 attacks, before she was born. Now, the 19-year-old says her father is still a part of her life, even though she never knew him.

California Recycling Symbol
A California state senator wants to stop plastic companies from slapping the universal recycling symbol on products that can't actually be recycled.

Part Three

Lawrence Schimel Banned Books
We hear from an author and translator known for his gay erotica about how it felt when two perfectly innocent children's board books became his most controversial titles.

Barbados Stowaway Lizard
When our guest returned to the U.K from Barbados, the last thing she expected to find was a gecko hiding out in her luggage and of all places, in her bra.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Sarah Cooper 
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear 
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson 
Ashly July
Mehek Mazhar
Niza Nondo
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger 
and Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves, Austin Pomeroy, and Oronde Williams.  The show director is John McGill.
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:  

Mike Rossiter in St. John's 
Maeve McFadden in Moncton
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Keith Hart, Jonathan Ore, Cathy Ross, Brandie Weikle and Luke Williams -- all in Toronto 
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Ellis Choe and Pippa Reed in Edmonton 
Anne Penman in Vancouver 
and Jane Sponagle in Whitehorse

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