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February 2013 Archives

Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Caracol plays the NAC tonight
  • The "Boomer Revolution" airs tonight on CBC-TV's Doc Zone
  • Mitchell Burton's exhibition "Seats" is on at the SPAO starting tomorrow
  • Vote for your favourite Ottawa band in our Searchlight contest!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Horseshow Woman" by Caracol, from the album Shiver
  • "Sailor Song" by Caracol, from the album Shiver
  • "Heavy Snow" by Julie Doiron, from the album I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "For a Windy Day" by Finding Chuck

Robert reviews Snitch

It's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's most serious attempt at acting yet...

 

 

...And you can hear film reviewer Robert's thoughts on Snitch below.

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The art of seating

seats.jpgWhen you go to a play or a movie, you're probably focusing on the stage or the screen. You're likely not thinking about what you're sitting on. But that's been the year-long preoccupation for Mitchell Burton.

 

Mitchell is one of the artists-in-residence at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa, and on Friday night, he'll debut his solo show "Seats."It's a photographic tour of Ottawa spaces where people sit down and take a load off, and Mitchell joined us to explain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caracol finds new inspiration in English

Caracol.jpgThere are a lot of interesting characters on Montreal singer-songwriter Caracol's most recent album, Shiver. And as she revealed to Alan, those characters are coming from a very different place now that she's writing more and more in English. Caracol plays the NAC tonight.

 

 

 

 

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D is for Dinner - Horse Tartare

Normally on D is for Dinner, we give you a recipe. Today, we're serving up controversy. The scandal over horse meat in packaged foods in Europe has consumers there in an uproar. But in some quarters, horse meat is a delicacy. Alan spoke with Danny Mongeon, former executive chef at the Gatineau restauran Brut. He put horse tartare on the menu during his time there.
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Ottawa's first basketball team, the Tomahawks

Ottawa Tomahawks logo Today at city hall, Ottawa learned the name of its new team in the National Basketball League of Canada. The pro team will be called the Tomahawks.

But if Twitter's any indication, the new name is anything but a slam-dunk. One tweet called Tomahawks "racially insensitive at BEST" and another urged, "Enough w/ the stolen native names already."

Gus Takkale is the president of Bytown Sports and Entertainment, the driving force behind the Ottawa Tomahawks. He dropped by All in a Day's studios.

Announcing our top 20 finalists for best musical act in the 613!

searchlight2.JPGSo for the past couple of weeks we've been asking you to vote on the best musical act in the Ottawa area. It's for CBC Music's Searchlight contest, and the idea is that, eventually, one act from Eastern Ontario will go on to the national finals, where they'll face off against other regional finalists. And after that, a national champion will be crowned, and bestowed with some great prizes.

 

Your votes are in, and we now have our top 20 finalists from the 613! They are...

  • Alexa Bradley
  • Atra Aeterna
  • Blackwell
  • Brett MacLean
  • The Etheriol
  • Finding Chuck
  • Go Long (!)
  • Henry Norwood
  • High Waters
  • Liam Callan
  • Mark Fossen
  • Rae Corcoran
  • Rat Crown
  • Renée Yoxon
  • The Roosevelts
  • Searson
  • Stoyan Ganev
  • Those Gulls
  • Three Little Birds
  • The Wobbly Tones

Your next task: to narrow these 20 finalists down to a final 5 shortlist. Go to our Searchlight page to vote!

Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Leela Gilday is just one of the many Northern artists who will descend upon Ottawa for Northern Scene in late April -- you can see the full lineup here
  • Caroline Calve is the snowboarding who just took home world cup gold in the women's parallel slalom event

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Safe Passage" by Leela Gilday
  • "Big Branch" by Gangstagrass, from the album Lightning on the Strings

Between 4 & 5:

  • "A & W Song" by Old Man Luedecke, from the album Tender is the Night

 

Homan and her Ottawa rink take home the Scottie top prize

homan-title_940-8col.jpgFour Ottawa curlers are the toast of the province today. Last night in Kingston, the team skipped by Rachel Homan defeated Manitoba's Jennifer Jones 9-6 to win their first ever Scotties Tournament of Hearts. In fact, the last time Ontario won the Scotties was in 1996 -- when Homan was just six years old.But the young team -- they're all in their 20s -- won't have time to dwell on their success. Next month, they'lll be representing Canada at the world championships in Riga, Latvia.

 

Lisa Weagle throws lead rocks for the team, and Emma Miskew is the third. They both curl out of the Ottawa Curling Club, and we reached them after their big win.

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Caroline Calve snowboard-slaloms to gold

calve.jpgIt's no stretch to call Caroline Calvé a trailblazer in the country's snowboarding scene. In 2011, the Aylmer native became the first Canadian woman to win a World Cup race in the parallel GS event. And this past weekend in Moscow, Calvé repeated the feat in the parallel slalom.

 

The win has raised hopes that the 34-year-old could be on the podium when parallel slalom makes its Olympic debut next year in Sochi, Russia. Caroline Calvé joined us run down this weekend's events and share her Olympic hopes.

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Leela Gilday's northern scene

forCaitlin.jpgYellowknife's Leela Gilday was in Ottawa today as part of the NAC's Northern Scene festival lineup announcement. Gilday will be back in town in late April to showcase her songwriting talents at the fest, and she stopped by our studio to tell us about her own northern inspirations.

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • To vote for Ottawa-area artists in the Searchlight contest, go here!
  • The Dear Ottawa photos, as part of Black History Month, are on display tomorrow at Orange Gallery; the vernissage is from 5-7pm

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Certain Thing" by Terry Gillespie, from the album Big Money
  • "She's Gone" by Emm Gryner, from the album She's Gone

Between 4 & 5:

  • "If I Was the Sun" by Fellow
  • "Wa Do Dub" by Citizen Sound, from the album Citizen Sound
  • "Hospital Vespers" by Pascale Picard, from the album Trauma 3

Between 5 & 6:

  • "All Night Long" by Aretha Franklin

Oscar recognizes the work of an Algonquin grad

lifeofpi.jpgIan Blum got his animation start at Algonquin, and it's taken him far -- to the Life of Pi, in fact, where he served as an animation supervisor on some of the special effects scenes. That work helped get the film nominated for a best special effects Oscar, and we talked to Ian about his Oscar excitement.
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Political Panel, Feb 22: A sudden senatorial turn

The House may not have been sitting, but our political panel had a lot to sort through this week: the sudden admission by Senator Mike Duffy that P.E.I. is not, in fact, his primary residence; not to mention the mini cabinet shuffle that resulted in a new minister for aboriginal affairs...As always, Rob and Julie were here to make sense of it all.

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Professors Elizabeth Nisbet and John Zelenski are presenting their research on nature and happiness tonight; the talk is sold out but you can follow it on Twitter with the hashtag #brainonnature
  • If you have a piece of Ottawa rock n' roll memorabilia, contact City of Ottawa archives
  • Jane He of Signatory is one of the Bootstrap award winners -- more info here
  • Vote on your favourite local band in our Searchlight contest!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Jump n Jivin" by Dessy di Lauro, from the album This is Neo-Ragtime
  • "Farmers in Japan" by Thus: Owls, from the album Harbours
  • "Easy Does It" by Oscar Peterson, from the album Night Train

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Prairie Lullabye" by Diana Krall, from the album Glad Rag Doll

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Part of Your World" by the Musettes

Why the city wants your rock memorabilia

hendrix.jpgWere you at those Jimi Hendrix concerts in Ottawa in the late '60s? Have you got a ticket stub from another landmark show in town? Or maybe a bootleg, or a t-shirt?

 

City of Ottawa Archives is looking for your memorabilia, for an upcoming exhibition called Ottawa Rocks. City archivist Paul Henry joined us to explain.

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Robert's Oscar predictions

oscar.jpgIt's that time of year, when our film reviewer Robert Fontaine takes out his Magic 8 Ball and tells us who will win a golden statue...and why.

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Lake Superior" by Jason Collett, from the album Rat a Tat Tat
  • "Don't Shops of Ontario" by Washboard Hank, from the album Hoorah For Washboard Hank

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Call Me Your Friend" by Slakadeliqs, from the album The Other Side of Tomorrow
  • "Moonless Night" by Gabrielle Papillon, from the album Little Bug

 Between 5 & 6:

  • "Shine on Harvest Moon" by Sawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers, from the album En Duo
  • "Humoresques Number Six in G Minor" by Pekka Kuusisto, and "Hiljaiset Vuodet" by Pekka Kuusisto and Paula Vesala

Name those reporters...

whelanmilk.JPGToday on All in a Day, Alan Neal and Laurence Wall struggled to name reporters pictured in this shot of former agriculture minister Eugene Whelan - getting sprayed with milk at a protest in 1976.  Alan correctly identified the reporter to the right, and one reporter wrote in to identify himself, as you'll hear below.

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Youth Services Bureau's Take on Teen Mental Health

home-btn-crisis-line.jpgIt started with the story of a mother who says her suicidal teenage daughter was turned away from CHEO's Psychiatric Unit. Over the past few weeks, All in a Day has been taking a look at some of the gaps in the mental health system for young people in Ottawa, asking where kids and parents can go for help in the city, and how easy it is to access those services.  Today, Alan Neal sat down with Joanne Lowe, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau.

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D is for Dinner - Sustainable Fish

fish.jpg

Executive Chef Walid El-Tawel from Restaurant e18hteen has one piece of advice when it comes to serving fish at your dinner table. Make it sustainable.

Alan dropped by Chef Walid's kitchen to get a primer on finding and using sustainable fish.

On Thursday, February 21, Alan will emcee the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, at the Library and Archives of Canada. It's a fundraiser for several Ottawa Riverkeeper initiatives including the Riverwatch Program.  Chef Walid has donated an Ocean Wise five-course meal at Restaurant e18hteen as one of the raffle prizes.
 
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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Long Way To Go" by Chris Antonik, from the album Better For You
  • "Prove Myself To You" by Patrick Lehman, from the album Electric Soul Kitchen
  • "I Love A Girl" by By Divine Right, from the album Mutant Message

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Postcard Poverty" by Kobo Town, from the album Jumbie In the Jukebox
  • "Fall" by Serena Ryder, from the album Harmony

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Think It Over" by Buddy Holly, from the album Buddy Holly: Definitive Collection
  • "A Little More Work" by Kira Isabella, from the album Love Me Like That
  • "Ya Basta" by Souljazz Orchestra, from the album Solidarity
  • "Change The Sheets" by Kathleen Edwards, from the album Voyageur

 

Jackie Huang, champion speed stacker

Jackie2.jpgSport stacking is an event that looks kind of like a cross between a party game and a martial art. And Jackie Huang, a 15-year-old student at Sir Robert Borden High School, is setting records in the sport. You can watch her in action on her Youtube channels here and here, and see her setting records here.

Alan spoke with Jackie and got a lesson in sport stacking basics. If you'd like to see Jackie up close yourself, she's doing demos all weekend at the Ernst and Young Centre as part of Funatorium Explorium.

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You can also watch Alan's lesson on the CBC Ottawa homepage, in the Featured Video section.

Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Bye Bye Bye" by Plants and Animals, from the album Parc Avenue
  • "Plus Personne" by Tomas Jenson, from the album of the same name
  • "Cirrus" by Bonobo, from the upcoming album The North Borders

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Leave My Kitten Alone" by Elvis Costello, from the album Blood and Chocolate

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Cry" by the Philosopher Kings from the album Famous, Rich and Beautiful 
  • "Loving Reggae" and "Funnyman" by The Maytones

Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper, from the album She's So Unusual
  • "OK Cupid" by Elise Legrow, from the album Elise Legrow
  • "Supafunk" by Phil Motion, from the album Phil Motion

Between 4 & 5:

  • "The Blues Dharma" by Harry Manx, from the album Om Suite Om

Between 5 & 6:

  • "On the Road Again" by Canned Heat

Robert reviews On the Road

It's been called unfilmable...

 

 

But director Walter Salles gave it a try, with an adaption of Kerouac's On the Road. Film reviewer Robert Fontaine joined us with his thoughts.

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What Karlsson faces as he sits out the rest of the season

karlsson-130214-940.jpgOttawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is out for the rest of the season as he recovers from a lacerated achilles tendon. For some perspective on his injury and what he might face in recovery, we spoke to sports chiropractor Keith Ellard.

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God of Carnage probes the loss of civility

carnage_poster.jpgTwo sets of civilized parents...One well-intentioned meeting...And a descent into savagery that even their kids would be ashamed of.

 

It's a conflict-resolution specialist's worst nightmare...And the premise for a hit play that was turned into a Roman Polanski movie in 2011. Now, Third Wall Theatre Company is bringing God of Carnage to Ottawa. It opens tonight at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. But first, its director, Ross Manson, joined us in studio. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Tonight's speed gaming event is sold out, but watch the folks at the Meeples Republic for future events
  • See separate blog post for the Brothers Beer Bistro's recipe for Moroccan Brown Date Ice Cream
  • Little Orange Man, featuring sign language interpretation, has its final performance at the GCTC tomorrow
  • Enter our CBC Music Searchlight contest for best upcoming musical act tomorrow

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Dog Tail Wagging" by Ian Tamblyn, from the album Walking the Bones
  • "I'm Done" by Riot Police, from the album Those Days
  • "My Heavens" by Adrienne Pierce, from the album My Heavens

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Whirlpool" by Gruesomes, from the album Gruesomania

Between 5 & 6: 

  • "Petunia" by Her Harbour, from the album Winter's Ghost 

D is for Dinner - Moroccan Brown Date Ice Cream

If you're looking for inspiration for Valentine's Day, Adrienne Courey from Brothers Beer Bistro serves up a sweet idea for what to do with a date.
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Moroccan Brown Date Ice Cream

3 cups half and half cream
1 cup whipping cream
8 large egg yolks
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 cup medjool dates
2 cinnamon sticks
8 ounces Spearhead Moroccan Brown Ale

In a medium sauce pan, combine the half and half, whipping cream, dates and cinnamon sticks.  Bring to a simmer.  Turn off the heat and cover, allowing the mixture to steep for 30 minutes.

Strain cream mixture and remove cinnamon sticks.  In a blender, blend cream and dates together.  Strain again into the medium sauce pan and return the mixture to a simmer.

Meanwhile, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until thick and lightened in colour.   Temper the egg yolks mixture by slowly adding the hot cream little by little, until about 1/3 of the cream mixture has been incorporated.  Return the remaining cream to a boil and add the egg yolk mixture to the sauce pan.  Cook, stirring constantly with a spatula, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of the spatula.  When a finger is dragged across the spatula, it should hold a distinct line.

Pour the ice cream base into a container and allow to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Whisk in beer and wrap loosely.  Chill for a few hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator.

Churn ice cream in an ice cream machine, according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Until the Sun Comes" by Rival Sons, from the album Head Down
  • "Beautiful" by Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers, from the album In the Time of the Great Remembering
  • "You're the One for Me" by Wanda Jackson, from the album Rockin' with Wanda

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "The Last One Standing" by Claude Munson, from the album Claude Munson & the Storm Outside 

The potential impact of losing wrestling from the Olympic Games

wrestling.jpgToday, the IOC's executive voted by secret ballot to choose the 25 core sports at the Olympic Games in 2020. And wrestling did not make the cut. The IOC does not disclose the reasons behind their decisions.

 

For more on the impact, and the chances of wrestling making a comeback, we were joined by Mike Smith. He's a coach and technical director at the National Capital Wrestling Club. And in 1996, Mike was an alternate at the Atlanta Games.

(Photo: Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

 

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