As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Full Episode

Friday, April 6, 2018
Listen to the full episode1:12:14

Part One

Skripal poisoning: latest
Sergei and Yulia Skripal seem to be out of danger after being poisoned — but Russia's aggressive campaign of denial is seriously straining its links to the U.K.

Fertility doctor lawsuit
An Ottawa law firm now says eleven people are biologically related to a former fertility doctor — which means our guest suddenly has a lot half-siblings she didn't know about before. 

Scottish library mystery
A Scottish librarian becomes an amateur detective — when a patron discovers mysterious markings on Page 7 of all the books she checked out.

Part Two

Sarajevo cable car
A Sarejevo survivor says her city's siege finally ended today — as a cable car reopens, linking residents to the mountain from which they were once bombed. 

Sourtoe cocktail donation
The Dawson City Hotel is famous for its sour-toe cocktail, and now, a British man who lost a few is willing to make a toe-nation — if he can just get his three detached digits there somehow.

Part Three

Wound-healing technology
A traumatic experience during a tour in Afghanistan inspired soldier/scientist Kit Parker to develop a wound-healing technique for burn victims that could prove groundbreaking. 

Russell Crowe's divorce auction
A jock strap, a dinosaur skull, and a gold Rolex are just a few of the items being auctioned off by Russell Crowe to mark his split from his wife — in an event the actor calls "The Art of Divorce". 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Sarah Jackson
John McGill
Mary Newman
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger
and 
Julian Uzielli.

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is Kevin Ball. Chris Howden is our writer.  

John Perry is the 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 and Anjuli Patel in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal, Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Keith Hart, Nick McCabe-LokosPatrick Mooney and Jennifer Rowley in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary and 
Anne Penman in Vancouver.

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