As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Full Episode

Friday, March 30, 2018

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Pulse nightclub attack wife: verdict
It was one of America's deadliest mass shootings. Forty-nine people were killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida. Today, a jury found the killer's widow not guilty of aiding him in a terrorist act. 

Gaza protest deaths
A reporter describes how Israeli soldiers killed more than a dozen Palestinians -- at the start of what was to be six weeks of peaceful protest.

Bean vs. Bean
A Chicago columnist attacks Houston, after that city acquires a shiny, silver sculpture similar to The Windy City's famed "Cloud Gate" bean -- and he gets a chili response from our Texan guest.

Part Two

Jury selection challenges
The Liberal government announces it's ending pre-emptory challenges -- to make jury selection more just. But one criminal defence lawyer argues it will do just the opposite.

Ohio fertility clinic
An Ohio woman is one of hundreds whose eggs and embryos were lost after a malfunction at a fertility clinic -- and she says she's experiencing a "rollercoaster of emotions."

Part Three

Yiddish Glory
During the Second World War, hundreds of songs were written by Soviet Jews reflecting their experience of the Holocaust. For decades that music was lost. But now a Toronto historian has rediscovered -- and recorded -- them.