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All In A Day
with Alan Neal

Enter Searchlight!

Searchlight: The Hunt for Canada's Best New ArtistTime to decide ENTER REGION's best new musical act. Vote now to decide the top 25 local bandsand give them a chance to win $20,000 in music gear and more! You can listen to all the Searchlight entries, local and across the country, on CBC Music.

Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Tonight's Nature Talks about parasites is sold out, but you can see it sometime this week on the Museum of Nature web site
  • The "toughest job" video we talked about is here
  • See separate post below about House of Targ, pinball and perogies
  • A Dramatic Reading of Pop Songs takes place tomorrow (Thu) at 7:30PM at IdeaSpace

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Something Beaming" by Peter Elkas, from the album Wall of Fire
  • "Shake it Like it's on Fire" by Fiftymen, from the album Fiftymen

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Runner Road" by The Olympic Symphonium, from their new album Chance to Fate

Between 5 & 6:

  • "What Will You Be Building" by Amelia Curran, from the album Spectators
  • "Born to Lose" StillNative, from their self-titled album
  • "A Hard Day's Night" recited by Peter Sellers, from a 1965 television special

 

D is for Dinner: perogies, with a dash of pinball

houseoftarg.jpgHouse of Targ is a brand-new venue in Ottawa, and its M.O. is a little unusual: live bands, pinball machines...and perogies. All of those things are the passions of owner Paul Granger, and for the food part he enlisted chef Erik Royle. You can listen to Paul and Erik and check out the recipe for smoked gouda and kale perogies here.

 

 

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • The video of Pharrell being interviewed by Oprah is here
  • Vote for your favourite Ottawa-area finalists in the Searchlight competition here
  • The CBC News report on prescribing drugs to female inmates is here
  • The Hydropothecary is the medicinal marijuana business we spoke to
  • Evidence for Democracy is the group with a recent Trillium grant to continue its work with scientific advocacy

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack
  • "Dance" by the Lovelocks (Searchlight entry)
  • "One Day" by Paolo Nutini, from the album Caustic Love
  • "Skipping Stone" by Good for Grapes, from the album Man on the Page

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Strathcona Park" by Dean Pallen, from his album of the same name

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Come On In My Kitchen" by Leon Russell, from his new album Life Journey
  • "Visions" by Marine Dreams from their album You've Changed
  • "Cold" by Banded Stilts, from their album Little Village

Senate weighs in on Fair Elections Act

The Fair Elections Act has been controversial from the beginning in the House of Commons. And it's proven controversial in the Senate as well. A Senate committee is recommending substantial changes to the act in a new report. Giacomo Panico spoke with Conservative Senator Linda Frum, a member of that committee.

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • The Design Innovation for Disability in Kasese projects are on display now in Carleton University's Canal building (4th floor)
  • Vote for your favourite in Searchlight's Ottawa top 10!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Dirty Lie" by the Secret Sisters, from the album Put Your Needle Down
  • "VA Y Viene" by Amanda Martinez, from the album Manana
  • "Grand Canyon" by Timber Timbre, from the album Hot Dreams
  • "Dear Elkhorn" by Said the Whale, from the album Islands Disappear

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Roll 'Um Easy" by the Claytones, from the album Lake in the Night

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Banks of Bann" by Matthew Byrne, from the album Ballads
  • Excerpts from the Ottawa top 10 in the CBC Music Searchlight competition -- visit the site here to view all the finalists

Ontario's transportation minister on new funding for roads and transit

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne is promising to spend $29 billion over the next decade on transit and transportation infrastructure. About half of that is for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas; that means 14 billion for the rest of the province, including Ottawa.

 

The plan would redirect 7.5 cents on every dollar of the gas tax -- along with the HST on gas -- to transit, roads and bridges...But that accounts for just a tiny fraction of what's needed. 
And voters will have to wait for the upcoming budget for most of the details of where the money will come from. Glen Murray is Ontario's minister of transportation and infrastructure, and we reached him for more detail.

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • Excerpts of different versions of "Million Dollars" by Joel Plaskett
  • "Somewhere Else" by Joel Plaskett
  • "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath, from the album Paranoid

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Be Abad (Forever)" by Hossein Alizadeh & Pejman Hadadi, from the album Masters of Persian Music
  • "Step by Step" by Jesse Winchester, from the album Let the Rough Side Drag

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Broken Trees" by Zachary Lucky, from the album Common Dialogue
  • Excerpts of CBC Searchlight entries "So Strong for So Long" by Buck n Nice, "I Can't Stand It" by the Split, and "Fast Runner" by Devon O'Reilly

Political panel, April 11: Reflecting on Flaherty

This week, fill-in columnists Chris Hall and Elizabeth Thompson reflect on the legacy of former finance minister Jim Flaherty. They also touch on the continuing verbal skirmishes surrounding the Fair Elections Act.

 

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Thursday's show - info, links & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Princesse" by Willian Deslauriers, from the album Aux Quatre Coins de Ma Tete

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Nain Rouge" by The Sunparlour Players, from the album The Living Proof
  • "By Your Side" by The Sunparlour Players, from the album The Living Proof

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Dum Dee Dum" by Keys N Krates, from the single Dum Dee Dum
  • "Rain" by The Beatles, the B-side of the Paperback Writer single

 

Robert reviews Noah

 

In Noah, Russell Crowe stars as the world's first zookeeper. Robert Fontaine isn't exactly gushing about the new Darren Aronofsky film.

 

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