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All In A Day
with Alan Neal

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • The Citizens' Academy public chat is tomorrow -- more info here
  • The Walrus Talks Energy event is tomorrow -- more info here


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Hold My Fire" by Gold and Marrow, from the album Forever
  • "Little One" by Roddy Ellias Trio, from the album Monday's Dream

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Weight of Love" by Alanna Gurr, from the album Late at Night
  • "Having You Around" by July Talk
Between 5 & 6:

  • "Pretty Things" by Mo Kenney, from her new album In My Dreams
  • "Rolling in the Deep" by Aretha Franklin, from her album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics

Monday's show - links, info & music

  • We're interested in hearing from parents who have tips & tricks for making healthy, delicious school lunches that are free of common allergens -- email us with your story
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing any mental health distress, help is available: call the Distress Centre of Ottawa at 613-722-6914


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Grace, Too" by the Tragically Hip, performed by Justin Rutledge, from the album Daredevil
  • "Spanish Moon" by Jenn Grant, from the album Compostela

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Borrowed Shoes" by Steve Bell, from the album Pilgrimage
  • "Fall Leaves" by Hooded Fang, from the album EP

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Come With Me" by Bianca Basso, from the album I Love
  • "Take On the Day" by Grapes of Wrath, from the album High Road

Remembering Kal Ghadban, and addressing the subject of suicide

kal-ghadban.jpgA staff sergeant described by his chief as "well loved" and a "hard-working, dedicated officer who loved his job" has taken his own life at police headquarters. Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban was a 22-year veteran of the Ottawa Police Service, and no stranger to us here at All in a Day -- he'd frequently Tweet about what he was hearing on the show, and regularly appeared on the CBC to update people on cases he was leading.


Inspector Paul Johnston is with the Break & Enter and Street Crime Unit, the same unit Ghadban worked in. He joined us to share some memories of Ghadban, and describe what the Ottawa Police Service is doing to cope. We were also joined by psychologist Lynette Monteiro, who often works with police officers in her practice.


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Election spotlight: Recycling and waste management in Alta Vista ward

Throughout this election campaign we're spotlighting the 6 wards where no incumbent is running. This week: Alta Vista ward. And resident John Arnold chose our issue of recycling and waste management. Hear his concerns below:

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As we talk to the candidates, we'll add their responses below.

Do school food bans go too far?

Many schools ban allergenic foods from the classrooms of children with life-threatening anaphylactic allergies. Sometimes, as with peanuts, the bans are school-wide. And they add an extra layer of challenge for parents trying to prepare healthy lunches and snacks for school. The CBC's Susan Burgess looked at how schools decide which foods to ban, and whether they sometimes go too far. You can listen to that story here, along with our interview with allergy expert Dr. Antony Ham Pong.

On Tuesday's show, we'll hear from parents of children with severe allergies. But we want to hear from parents of non-allergic kids as well. What allergy rules are in place at your child's school? And are you struggling to respect them while keeping meals healthy? Tell us your experiences, and stay tuned for a special D is for Dinner segment on Wednesday to learn how to make a delicious lunch that's free of some of the most common serious allergens.

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • The Food Truck Rally takes place tomorrow (Sat) between 4-8pm on the grounds of St. Paul's University
  • The Free Them Walk for awareness about human trafficking takes place beginning at 10am at the Ottawa Convention centre tomorrow
  • JW Jones launches his new album at the Rainbow Bistro tomorrow


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Mighty Lonesome Way to Live" by Ray Harris, from the album Poorly Kept Secrets
  • "Street Lamps" by Zoo Legacy, from the album City Light Glow
  • "Dearest, When You Called" by Craig Cardiff, from the album Auberge Blacksheep

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Jigsaw Heart" by Elliott Brood, from the album Work and Love
  • "Annie's Waltz" by Quinn Bachand, from the album Brishen
  • "Some Nerve" by Shawn Clarke, from the album William

Between 5 & 6:

  • "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing" by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, from the album Cheek to Cheek
  • "If it Feels This Good Tomorrow" and "Love Times Ten" by JW Jones, from the album Belmont Boulevard

Election spotlight: Construction in River ward

Throughout this municipal election campaign, we're spotlighting the 6 wards where no incumbent is running. This week: River ward. And one of our listeners, cab driver Naser, chose the issue of construction that candidates will respond to. Hear his concerns below.

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As candidates respond to Nasser's concerns, we'll post their responses. Click on their name below to hear what they each had to say. 

Vanessa Sutton

Mike Patton 

Michael Kustiuk

Don Francis

Riley Brockington

Bruce Winchester

Colin Pennie

Barbara Carroll

Jeff Koscik


And, finally, Naser joined us again, after listening to all the responses, to pick which candidates' ideas he liked best.

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Political panel, Sept 26: The Calandra apology

An emotional moment in the House of Commons today, when Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Paul Calandra delivered a tearful apology to the house for how he answered a series of questions about Canada's role in Iraq this week. Calandra ignored the questions from opposition leader Tom Mulcair and went off topic completely, making a series of accusations about the NDP and Israel instead. Reporters have been glued to this story all week, including our weekly political panel, Julie Van Dusen and Susan Delacourt.

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Kate Pullinger is at a few Kingston WritersFest events: tonight, with Eleanor Catton and Nancy Lee in the Bellevue Room of the Holiday Inn at 8pm, and tomorrow at 1pm in the same spot; more info here
  • Dr. Hazen Gandy and Dr. Richard Bergeron are part of the debate tonight over anti-depressants; more info here
  • Physicians for Global Survival is hosting a panel discussion on PTSD tomorrow evening
  • More info about Above all Else, the documentary reviewed by Robert, at the One World Film Festival web site


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Three More Days" by the Distillery, from the album What You Told Me
  • "Go Back" by Tony Allen, from the album Film of Life

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Right Shoes" by Sarah Beatty, from the album Black Gramophone
  • "Vessel" by Dan Mangan & Blacksmith, from the soundtrack Hector and the Search for Happiness

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Candle" by Lydia Ainsworth, from the album Right from Real

Robert reviews Above All Else and the Maze Runner

First up, a quick review from Robert this week on the documentary Above All Else. And then, yet another film in the young-adult, post-apocalyptic sci-fi genre....



You can hear Robert's thoughts on the Maze Runner below.

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