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All In A Day
with Alan Neal

Monday's show - links, info & music

  • The documentary Putuparri and the Rainmakers will be screened today at 5:30 p.m. at the Wabano Centre, followed by a Q&A with producer John Moore.
  • The Attacca Quartet's "Verboten!" performance happens at 10 p.m. at La Nouvelle Scene, as part of Chamberfest.
Between 3 & 4:
  • "I'm Still Here" by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, from the soundtrack of the film Miss Sharon Jones!
  • "Born to Wander" by Jack Wood
Between 4 & 5:
  • "I Love You, Samantha" by Cole Porter, performed by Bing Crosby
  • "Quatuor a Cordes No. 2, Op. 17, 2nd Movement" by Bela Bartok
  • "Strange Habit" by July Talk, from the forthcoming album Touch
Between 5 & 6:
  • "I Wanna Know" by Lauren Mann, from the album Dearestly

July book panel

Our book panel today has four very different challenging relationships to talk about. At the heart of them seems to be an escape. Sean Wilson and Ann Archer tell us the stories.

Sean Wilson's picks: 
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
 by Iain Reid
Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking

Ann Archer's picks:
The Bad Mother by Marguerite Andersen
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • As of today, youth aged 16-24 can apply online to be part of the Prime Minister's Youth Council. The deadline to apply is August 12th. Find more details here.
  • The Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid bring the Spin Cycle project to Ottawa Chamberfest tonight, with a performance at Ecole secondaire publique De La Salle. It starts at 10 p.m.
  • The Royal Canadian Numismatists Association convention happens all weekend at the Delta Hotel, at Lyon and Queen. Here's a link to the full schedule.

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Constellations" by Black Mountain, from the album IV
  • "Jenny" by Lori Jean Hodge, from the Resurfacing compilation

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Dirty Laundry - Heavy Load" by Afiara Quartet & Skratch Bastid, from the album Spin Cycle
  • "Ow!" by Afiara Quartet & Skratch Bastid, from the album Spin Cycle
  • "Bag of Bones" by Twin Voices, from the Sing to Me EP

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Harder Heavier" by Larissa Tandy, from her album of the same name

Getting to know the numismatists

rcna_logo.jpgWhether it's wooden coins or Canadian Tire money, collectors are hunting for rare finds at this week's numismatic convention. We meet a couple of numismatists to talk about everything from coins to facial hair.

Getting sudsy with Afiara & Skratch Bastid's "Spin Cycle"

Thumbnail image for concert-spincycle.jpgA washing machine on the spin cycle -- churning, agitating, blending fabrics together. It's similar to the way the Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid mix string music and hip hop for their Spin Cycle project. We talk to them ahead of their Chamberfest show.

Thursday's show - links, info & music


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, from the album Multi-Love
  • "Shadows on the Water" by Garnet Rogers, from the album Summer's End

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Pay the Toll" by Anvil, from the album Hope in Hell
  • "Sally Green" by Fred Eaglesmith, from the album Tambourine

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Love is a Rebellious Bird" by Bizet, performed by Marie-Josee Lord, from Carmen
  • "If You Want It" by Sam Roberts Band

Robert reviews Swiss Army Man

It's a pretty controversial movie, mostly because it features Daniel Radcliffe as a, er, farting corpse...



You can listen to Robert's review here.


Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Bear and Co.'s production of Macbeth, featuring fire dancers at witches, is on now
  • Click here for the beet recipes featured in this week's D is for Dinner feature
  • iBionics is the "bionic eye" company we featured


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Money Money" by the Balconies, from the forthcoming album Rhonda
  • "We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go's, from the album Beauty and the Beat

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Elk Fable C" by So Long Seven, from the album So Long Seven

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Diamonds are Forever" by Shirley Bassey

Ottawa researcher in Durban for AIDS conference says more needs to be done for indigenous Canadians with HIV

University of Ottawa researcher Jason Brophy is in Durban for the 2016 international AIDS conference. He told us how progress has been made in maternal-child transmission of HIV, but that more needs to be done for HIV-positive indigenous Canadians.


Click here to listen

D is for Dinner: a beet challenge

beetloaf.jpgFor our monthly D is for Dinner challenge, we answered listener Julia's plea for beet ideas that don't involve salads or boiling them. Three chefs came through with some very delicious ideas -- check out the recipes here, and listen to them explain the recipes here.