As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Oct. 16, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Nova Scotia fisherman resigns
Days after a violent mob surrounded a Mi'kmaq lobster facility and torched a van, a non-Indigenous lobster fisherman tells us he and his community are facing disturbing abuse as well.

Genealogy DNA
A DNA sample helped Toronto police identify the man who killed Christine Jessop in 1984 — but a key investigator in the case turned out to be an innovative process called "genetic genealogy".

Halloween 2020 artist
His neighbours may have scary Hallowe'en displays, but a Nashville man has got their number. His display is both eerie and year-y — a cluster of hulking figures that say "2020."

Part Two

Hamilton gym outbreak
After a spin class causes major COVID outbreak, the province of Ontario orders more fitness facilities to close — but our guest strenuously objects to such extreme measures. 

Thai protests
A day after the government of Thailand banned gatherings of more than four people, tens of thousands gather in Bangkok to demand the Prime Minister resign. 

Part Three

Quebec Indigenous women report
Quebec's independent police investigation agency has taken some steps forward since a group of Indigenous women in Val-d'Or came forward with their stories of abuse. But Fannie Lafontaine says the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes remains "unacceptably opaque."

Music of the mind 
Which probably plays no role in Angie Coombes' ability to create music with a synthesizer made famous by Stevie Wonder — using her mind. But she'll do that tonight at a concert in Calgary. And she'll tell us how, hopefully not by telepathy.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Kate Cornick
Sarah Cooper
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Sarah Peterson
Kevin Robertson

and Kate Swoger

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

The writer this week is Lisa Bryn-Rundle. 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:

Lindsay Bird in St. John's
Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Amanda Klang and Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Jonathan Ore, Varad Mehta, Mouhamad Rachini, Eric Van, Brandie Weikle and Luke Williams and — all in Toronto
Daniel Taekema in Hamilton
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and Garrett Hinchey in Yellowknife.

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