As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

March 4, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One

Russia: Former Foreign Minister
Russia's former foreign minister tells us the West should consider even more sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine — and that, despite his tightening grip on dissent, a revolt against Putin could be in the cards. 

Ukraine: Refugees Berlin
People fleeing Ukraine are arriving to a welcome sight at Berlin's train station — food, donations, and open doors. A hotel owner tells us how he took in dozens of people who described the horrors at home. 

Hockey Night in Cree
Clarence Iron is preparing to call six games in Plains Cree on APTN. Tonight, he gives us a taste of what his play-by-play will sound like.

Part Two 

Toxic burn pits legislation
A years-long fight to secure health benefits for U.S. veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service may have reached a turning point. 

World's smallest cinema
As pandemic restrictions ease, people in Stratford, Ontario vie for an exclusive ticket to what has just been certified the world's smallest cinema — where the movies are in IMIN, not IMAX. 

Part Three

Sudan healthcare crisis
A doctor in Sudan tells us about the toll the country's military rulers are taking on the healthcare system — and why it's  endangering lives.

Atherstone UK ball game 
We try to figure out the so-called Atherstone Ball Game — an annual event that sees people in an English town battle each other in the streets for a big, heavy ball. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Kate McGillivray
Niza Nondo
Kevin Robertson

and Kate Swoger

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

The writers this week are Austin Webb 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 out this week: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Nancy Russell in Charlottetown
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Frankie Fiorini, Jonathan Ore, Alex Redekopp, Ben Shannon, Luke Williams and Brandie Weikle — all in Toronto
Craig Norris in Kitchener-Waterloo
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Allison Dempster in Calgary
James Evans in Edmonton
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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