As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

July 23, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

California water thefts
Amid the California drought, officials are seeing seeing record numbers of water thefts — and our guest explains what's involved in tracking down those responsible for the crime spray. 

Grey Bruce contact tracing lying
The top doctor for an Ontario health unit says people need to stop lying to contact tracers in the region — or he may subject them to some pretty steep fines. 

Horse in jeans
Putting a fly on the horse to keep flies off the horse. When insects wouldn't leave his wound alone, a horse owner took the matter of protecting his legs into her own hands — and made him a very fetching pair of jeans. 

Part Two

Activision allegations
Our guest isn't surprised that a major video game company has been accused of a pervasive "frat boy" culture — but hopes a new lawsuit will change the culture. 

Britney Spears bill 
Britney Spears's conservatorship case has inspired new legislation in Washington DC — and one of the co-sponsors explains how the law would protect Americans from exploitation. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Chris Harbord
Mehek Mazhar 
Susan McReynolds
Niza Nondo
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger

and Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. 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:

Janelle Kenney in St. John's
Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Jonathan Ore, Alex Redekop, Lakshine Sathiyanathan, Olsy Sorokina, Mary Vallis, and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Logan Turner in Thunder Bay
Suzanne Dufresne and Katie Swyers in Winnipeg
Ellis Choe in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

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