As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

July 29, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Hanover water shut-off
As Russia limits natural gas deliveries to Europe, the city of Hanover, Germany institutes new conservation policies -- with an eye to avoiding a winter of discontent. 

Arctic explorer messages
It took nearly 200 years, but a team of code-breakers have finally deciphered secret messages published in the classified ads of the Times of London. And it turns out they have a connection to the doomed Franklin Expedition. 

Into The Woods boot
Twenty years ago, a massive boot at the end of a two-story-high leg was a Broadway landmark. Now, it's missing -- and one musical producer wants to find it, and dangle it proudly of the roof of the theatre once more. 

Part Two

Construction workers opioids
A new report says construction workers are dying of opioid overdoses at a disproportionate rate -- and many are dying alone, at home, with no one to help. 

Scotland seagull poop 
A Scottish campaign is boldly blaming seagulls for polluting the ocean with their poop -- but a seabird expert tells us we shouldn't be dumping all over them. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Arman Aghbali
Tayo Baro
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Kate Swoger
Chris Trowbridge

and Aloysius Wong

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

The writers this week is Lisa Bryn Rundle and Chris Howden. The senior producer is Chris Harbord. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Austin Webb

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped out this week: 

Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Jonathan Ore, Jason Vermes, and Luke Williams  -- all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Donna McElligott in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver. 

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