As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Oct. 15, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

British MP Killed
British MP Sir David Amess is stabbed to death while meeting with constituents; a colleague remembers him as a kind and funny man who was devoted to serving the public. 

NB Land Acknowledgements 
It no longer comes with the territory. Citing legal action by First Nations, the government of New Brunswick orders employees to stop making Indigenous title acknowledgements.  

Gary Paulsen Obit
"Hatchet"'s job. The late Gary Paulsen's best-selling book "Hatchet" captivated generations of young readers with its tale of outdoor survival -- but his son tells us that, for him, the adventures were real-life.

Part Two

Red Sea Oil Tanker
A decaying tanker off the coast of Yemen is at imminent risk of causing a catastrophic oil spill, leaving tens of millions of people without water -- but our guest says there's still time to act.

Otter Sea Grass
Researchers in BC discover there's no need to worry that otters are damaging seagrass -- because they've learned the clam-diggers are actually helping the ecosystem thrive.

Part Three

Feature: Brian Thomas Isaac
No time like the present. Brian Thomas Isaac says publishing his first novel in retirement has been an unexpected gift. And it's only fitting that the story is that of a young boy -- whose childhood on the outskirts of B.C.'s Okanagan Indian Reserve bears a striking resemblance to his own. We have a feature conversation with Brian Thomas Isaac about his debut novel "All the Quiet Places".