As It Happens

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Aug. 8, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Parkland jury tour
In a rare move, jurors tour the Parkland high school where 17 people were killed before deciding the fate of the shooter. A journalist who was there describes the unsettling scene.

Loch Ness plesiosaur
News that long-necked sea-dwelling lizards also lived in fresh water has energized Loch Ness monster believers. But it has the paleontologist who made the discovery wishing people would dive a little deeper.

Encore: Big Gay Ice Cream truck
With hard times hitting the ice-cream truck industry, we take stroll into our archives for a big scoop of the good old days when the Big Gay Ice Cream truck was born.

Part Two

BC nurse shortage
The nurse staffing shortage in B-C is leaving hospitals in the lurch and one veteran nurse says there's no quick fix.

BC whale family 
A BC family out for a boat ride is befriended by a humpback whale the size of a schoolbus -- who treated their boat as a plaything for about an hour.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Arman Aghbali
Ashley Fraser
Katie Geleff
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Kate Swoger
Chris Trowbridge
Aloysius Wong

and Samraweet Yohannes

Our technician this week is Brittany Amodeo. The show director is John McGill

Lisa Bryn Rundle is our writer. 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
Michelle Both in London
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Philip Drost, 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.