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March 2013 Archives

All in a Day long weekend

easter.jpgAll in a Day is off the air Friday March 29th, and Monday April 1st, for the Easter weekend.  We'll be back at 3 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Happy long weekend!

Robert reviews Stoker

Why it's not fair to compare Lance Armstrong and Louis Armstrong, and how that relates to the new myster/thriller Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Mathew Goode.
Robert Fontaine has seen it and dropped by with his review.

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Senate reform series 4: what they do and why they travel

senate 4.jpgAll this week on All In A Day we've been taking a look at the Senate and Senate reform, with Senators Munson, Runciman, Segal and Ngo.  Are they that chamber of sober second thought? Are they fighting for social issues and change? What do senators actually do? And why do they travel?  Today, we aired Alan Neal's final look at the red chamber.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • You have until Sunday at midnight to vote in CBC Music's Searchlight contest for best emerging artist.  Click here to cast your ballot for local favourite, Perth's Henry Norwood.
  • Find out more about the NAC's upcoming Dance season here.

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Cartao Postal" by Souljazz Orchestra, from the album Solidarity
  • "Lay It On the Line" by Matt Anderson, from the album Coal Mining Blues

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Another Bottle, Another Day" by Henry Norwood

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Perfect View" by Jay Smith, from his self-titled album
  • "Summer Wine" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, from the album Nancy & Lee

Senate reform series part 3: the senate's powers

senate wed.jpgAll this week, we've been taking a look at the senate - what it is and what it should be.  Alan Neal sat down with a number of local senators to ask their views on the institution that's now under fire (listen here for part 1, and here for part 2).  Today, we aired Alan's conversations about the senate's powers.  Should they be changed?  How?  And is that even possible?

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D is for Dinner - Art-Is-In's Croque Monsieur

croque monsieur.JPGMany in Ottawa have grown fond of the doughy delights created by Art-is-In bakery, and sold at grocery stores across the city.  It'll soon be harder to get your hands on that bread.  Art-is-In says it can no longer distribute wholesale, instead concentrating on the cafe side of the business.  Stephanie and Kevin Mathieson are the people behind the bakery.  They brought one of their concoctions in to studio.  Alan Neal got a taste of their croque monsieur. 

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Art-is-In's Croque Monsieur Recipe:

 

Ingredients:
2 slices of Kevin's white sourdough
2 oz of bechamel
4 slices of swiss gruyere cheese
100 grams of shredded gruyere

Directions:

Spread one ounce of bechamel on each slice of bread. Add 2 slices of cheese each.  Pile the ham on one side, then top with the other piece of bread.  Layer the shredded gruyere on top, and bake until golden brown.

Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen, from the album Born to Run
  • "Standing in a Line" by Shotgun Jimmie, from the album Everything Everything
  • "Something I Can't See" by Poor Angus

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Danger High Voltage" by Electric Six

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Lost in the Light" by Bahamas, from the album Barchords

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • The new game console that our technology columnist talked about is Ouya
  • Vote for our finalist in the CBC Music Searchlight competition, Henry Norwood!
  • Frank Koller's 1980 smooth-jazz album is available on CD Baby

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "No One" by Sarah Cripps, from the album Change
  • "Eres Hecha Para Mi" by Boogat, from the album El Dorado Sunset
  • "Child of the Valley" by Wooden Sky, from the album Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun
  • "My Love is Real" by Divine Fits, from the album Thing Called Divine Fits

Between 4 & 5:

  • "So Over" by Ambre McLean

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Sideswipe" and "With All Due Respect" by Frank Koller, from the album Single Malt

Senate reform series part 2: grabbing your attention

senate.JPGIn part 2 of our look at senate reform (you can listen to part 1, about abolishing the senate, here), 4 local senators chat with Alan about attention -- why they feel their work doesn't get enough of it from the media and the general public, and why that matters to public perception.

 

 

 

 

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Team Homan brings home the bronze

homan rink bronze.JPGCanada's bronze medal-winning women's curling team is back in Ottawa. The Rachel Homan rink touched down late last night. The team was returning from Latvia, where they were among the favourites to win the 2013 world championships.

 

Unfortunately it didn't turn out that way; they lost a heartbreaker, 8-7, to Scotland in the semi-finals. But they did rebound to win bronze -- a big accomplishment for a rink making its debut at the worlds. Lisa Weagle throws lead rocks for the team, and Alison Kreviazuk is the second, and they joined us in studio to show off their medal.

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Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Born Running" by Glen Matlock, from the album Born Running
  • "Michael" by Jenn Grant, from the album Beautiful Wild
  • "Spring is Sprung" by Gerry Mulligan

Between 4 & 5:

  •  no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Moon Music" by Absolute Forever

Senate reform series part 1: Abolishment?

senate.JPGWhat would actually happen if we abolished the Senate? What does it really mean when we say "Senate Reform"?

 

Amid all the scandals of senators recently, you probably heard a lot of people buzzing about the idea of abolishing the Senate -- not a new idea -- and there was also speculation about what will really come from the Conservatives' proposed Senate reform.

 

We wanted to hear from Senators what changes they'd be willing to accept, so Alan sat down separately with Senators Jim Munson, Thanh Hai Ngo, Bob Runciman, and Hugh Segal. He captured their ideas on what smart reform is, and how much they're willing to accept Prime Minister Harper's ideas for reform.

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Fake Our Love" by Rah Rah, from the album Poet's Dead
  • "Barely Made it Through" by the Skydiggers, from the album Northern Shore
  • "10 Day Rut" by Brock Zeman, from the album $100 Difference

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Money" by Barrett Strong

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Liv a Lil" by the Soul Motivators, from the album Soul Motivators EP
  • "Attack of the Treadmill" by the Peptides, from the album Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe

Political panel, March 22: All budget reaction, all the time

budget-cover-230.jpgRob Russo and Julie van Dusen joined us to dissect yesterday's federal budget -- and to explain how the next Parliamentary Budget Officer might be like Marian the Librarian from the Music Man...

 

 

 

 

 

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What should the NCC be?

ncc.jpgWinterlude and Canada Day may look a little different next year. That's because the popular celebrations will be managed by the federal Department of Heritage rather than the NCC. In fact, a number of the NCC's programs were transferred to Heritage in yesterday's budget.

 

To find out what this means for the future of the NCC, we were joined by University of Ottawa professor Gilles Paquet. He led a panel that released a report on the NCC in 2006.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Winterlong" by Neil Young, performed by Whitehorse, from the album The Road to Massey Hall
  • "Strawberry Blonde" by Ron Sexsmith, performed by Whitehorse, from the album The Road to Massey Hall
  • "Sun is Gone" by Kalle Mattson, from the album Lives in Between

Between 4 & 5:

  • pre-empted for federal budget special

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Memphis" by Lonnie Mack, from his album The Wham of that Memphis Man

How the federal budget will affect Ottawa

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Budget Day 2013. This year's economic roadmap included no tax cuts and little new spending. But that doesn't mean Jim Flaherty had no changes to announce. CIDA and DFAIT are being merged. Sick leave benefits are being targetted. And job training is getting a boost. Here in Ottawa, the NCC is giving up control of Winterlude and Canada Day. But what else is in the budget for this city? We asked Bruze Lazenby, head of Invest Ottawa. And then we asked Mayor Jim Watson.

 

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Robert reviews the Incredible Burt Wonderstone

 

With 3 big-name actors playing magicians, the Incredible Burt Wonderstone has got to be at least mildly entertaining, if not actually incredible -- right? Not so fast...Film reviewer Robert Fontaine digs deep this week to find even a scrap of movie-making magic...

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Shelley Colter powerlifts her way to a record

shellley.JPGWhen it comes to competitive sports, most national record holders started training when they were young. But not so for Shelley Colter -- she started powerlifting only four years ago, in her mid-40s. And this week, Colter set a new Canadian record for her age category -- women aged 50 to 59 -- at a meet in Vancouver.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Fine Love" by Sue Foley & Peter Karp, from the album Beyond the Crossroads
  • "Desire 126" by Hollerado, from the album White Paint
  • "Love and Maple Syrup" by Gordon Lightfoot, from the album Summer Side of Life

Between 4 & 5:

  • "I am Trying to Break Your Heart" by Wilco, performed by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, from the album Want More

 Between 5 & 6:

  • "Spring is Here" by Oscar Peterson, from the album Oscar Sings

D is for Dinner - Maple Syrup

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Marie-Cecile "Cezin" Nottaway of Wawatay Catering uses maple syrup as the not-so-secret ingredient in most of her cooking. She swears by the Awazibi syrup produced on the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Reserve.

Cezin dropped by Studio 12 to walk Alan through how to turn sap into sticky taffy.  She also shared her recipe for Maple Dijon Sage Butter.
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Maple Dijon Sage Butter

Ingredients

1 lb salted butter(room temp)
1/2 cup Awazibi maple syrup (or more!)
3 tbsp Dijon grainy mustard
1/4 cup fresh sage
Love

Method

Add all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix mix well. Store in container or roll out on parchment paper. Enjoy with bread or mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, on steak or chicken!

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

 

 

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Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "I Don't Want 2 Want U" by Two Hours Traffic, from the album Foolish Blood
  • Suite No. 1/Prelude by Bach, performed by Joseph Elworthy, from the album Bach: Cello Suites
  • "Barracuda" by Heart, from the album Little Queen
  • "New Owner of My Old House" by Kingmakers, from the album Tupelo to Memphis

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Too Much Too Late" by Old Man Luedecke with Lake of Stew, from the album Sing All About It

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Chasing the Sunset" by Imaginary Cities, from the album Fall of Romance

More training needed when it comes to mental health in the workplace

Shelley is a public servant who also suffers from PTSD. She knows very well the stress that many of her colleagues are going through, and how often the public service managers aren't quite ready to deal with it.

 

A new report from the National Managers Community backs that up. It says that mental illnesses remain the most frequent causes of new disability claims, and that managers want more support than what the Employment Assistance Program, or EAP, can offer.

 

One possible solution is a series of new mental health workshops being offered to public servants. Shelley has been pushing for years to have these in the workplace, after she returned to work after being diagnosed with PTSD, and people didn't know how to deal with her. She shared her story with us.

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Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Indio" by Matt Mays, from the album Coyote
  • "Loveless" by Matt Mays, from the album Coyote
  • "She Brings the Beers" by Tristan Horncastle & Southern Drive

Between 4 & 5: 

  • "Good Fortune" by Kate Rogers Band, from the album Repeat Repeat

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Oh My" by Sweatshop Union, from the album Water Street
  • "Au Pays de la Liberte" by Damien Robitaille, from the album Omnipresent


Matt Mays' two-night stand in Ottawa

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Matt Mays performs at Ritual Night Club March 18 and 19. While listening to Mays' new album Coyote, Alan noticed a whole lot of lyrics that reference the sun, so he asked Mays all about it.
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Political Panel - Mar 15

This week, federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue resigned over accepting ineligible campaign donations, but said he'd run in a by-election to regain his seat. Marc Garneau pulled out of the federal Liberal leadership race.  This week's Political Panelists, the CBC's Susan Lunn and iPolitics' Colin Horgan, tell Alan more.

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music


Music


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Take These Chains From My Heart" by Madeleine Peyroux, from the album The Blue Room
  • "Until the Sun Goes Down" by Soul Motivators, from their self-titled EP
  • "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" by Reid Jamieson, from the album Presley Sessions

Between 4 & 5:

  • "The Roads We Choose" by Irish Roots, from the album The Roads We Choose
  • "Made For Love" by Melanie Durrant, from the single of the same name

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Les Filles" by Amylie, from the album Le Royaume
  • "Gone Too Long" by Fred Eaglesmith, from the album Cha Cha Cha
  • "Destination Moon" by Dinah Washington, from the album Jazz Profile 5: Dinah Washington



"4 Kids" finalist in TVO doc contest



Local filmmaker Craig Allen Conoley and and poet Jamaal Rogers, a.k.a. Just Jamaal, teamed up to answer a call from TV Ontario to challenge perceptions of poverty. Now the short documentary that features Just Jamaal's poem "4 Kids" is a finalist in TVO's "Poverty in 5" competition. 

TVO will air the winning documentary. Here's how to cast a vote for your favourite finalist. The online voting closes on March 18 at 5 p.m.
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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Vote for the local entry in TVO's "Poverty in 5" short documentary competition, made by Craig Allen and featuring Jamaal Rogers, visit the Poverty in 5 web site
  • Patrick John Mills is painting every day in March on the Mackenzie King Bridge, and you can see his progress on his blog
  • Vote now for Perth's Henry Norwood, our local finalist in the CBC Music Searchlight contest!
  • More info on the Metropolis Conference on immigration here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Greater than Consequence" by Amos the Transparent, from the album Goodnight My Dear, I'm Falling Apart
  • "4 Chords Away" by No Fly List, from the album Blaze On

 Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "25th Hour" by Ian Tamblyn
  • "See See Baby" by Freddie King, from the album Freddie King: The Complete King Federal Singles

Robert reviews the new Oz

 

Robert Fontaine says, "It makes my heart sink like a stone in a well / to think that I live in the age of the prequel." And with that bit of poetry, he tells us whether Oz: The Great and Powerful makes his heart sink too... 

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Remembering Chopper McKinnon

chopper.jpgChopper McKinnon, until now, was the familiar voice behind Canadian Spaces on CKCU -- the country's longest-running folk and roots music program. McKinnon was behind the microphone for 33 years. He also worked on All in a Day for many years.

 

Yesterday, McKinnon passed away of natural causes. A friend found him at his home earlier today. And this afternoon, those who knew Chopper migrated to Irene's Pub -- his favourite hang-out. Lynn Miles and Arthur McGregor were friends of Chopper, and they joined us with some memories.

 

 

 

 

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Concerns about, and a response to, sexual assaults on OC Transpo buses

Yesterday on the show we talked about how the recent arrest of an Ottawa man has some people wondering just how safe they are on the city's bus network. Thirty-four year old Racil Hilan has been charged in connection with a string of sexual assaults on OC Transpo buses. Now, his lawyer says police got the wrong man and that Hilan has an alibi. But the question remains: just how safe are people -- especially women -- who ride mass transit? And what is OC Transpo doing to protect them?

 

Julie Lalonde from Ottawa Hollaback raised some concerns when she was here yesterday.

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And today, we heard a response to safety concerns from the acting general manager of OC Transpo, Dan Villeneuve.

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31 days on the Mackenzie King Bridge with Patrick John Mills

patrickmills1.JPGEvery single day this month, Patrick John Mills is stationing himself on the Mackenzie King Bridge all day long, painting what he sees. March isn't a particularly, er, pleasant month in Ottawa, so that meant he was out there, this morning, when the windchill was minus 21. Alan bundled up and joined him to find out why.

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Last Time Again" by the Claytones, from the album Lake in the Night
  • "Celtic Harp" Barra MacNeils, from the album 20th Anniversary Collection

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • excerpts of NAC cellist Amanda Forsyth playing some of her father Malcolm Forsyth's compositions

Ottawa priest's view from Vatican City

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The world's 1.2 billion Catholics wait for that white plume of smoke to puff out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. When it does, Father Tim McCauley of the Archdiocese of Ottawa will dash over to St. Peter's Square to catch of glimpse of the brand new pope. 

Alan reached Father McCauley in Vatican City on the first day of the conclave.
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And on Day Two of the conclave, Alan reached Father McCauley just after he returned from seeing Pope Francis speak in St. Peter's Square.
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D is for Dinner - Beef and Guiness Pie

Mat Desjardins.JPGIf you've ever wanted to go to Ireland, 2013 could be a good year to do it. Throughout the year, Ireland will welcome tourists with special gatherings organized in villages, towns and cities across the country.

But if you can't make it Ireland, the Ottawa Irish Festival has many events planned to bring out the Irish in you this week. This year, D is for Dinner decided to forgo the pitcher of green beer and consume beer the way any self-respecting Irishman or woman would -- in a pie. Mat Desjardins is the chef to Irish Ambassador Ray Bassett. He shared his recipe for Beef and Guiness Pie.

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Beef & Guinness Pie

Pie Filling - Four Individual Pies
    1 tbs butter
    4 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 onion, diced
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    600g beef cut in 1/2 inch cubes (sirloin, but round will do).
    2 carrots, sliced
    1 cup button mushrooms, quartered
    500ml (1 can) Guinness
    1 cup beef stock
    1 dash Worcester sauce
    2 tsp tomato paste
    1/3 cup all purpose flour
    1 sprig thyme
    salt and pepper

Pastry
    125 grams Margarine
    3/4  cup of boiling water
    2 1/4 cups of flour
    1 egg, beaten

1.     Prepare pastry first, as it needs to rest in the fridge.  Melt the margarine in a large bowl, add the boiling water, and sift in the flour.  Leave it to set in the fridge for at least an hour.
 
2.      Heat butter in heavy-bottomed pot. Add onions and garlic, stirring until they soften.  Set aside in a bowl.
 
3.      Add oil to pot and allow to re-heat. Toss beef in seasoned flour and add to pot in batches, browning off. Bring onions and garlic back into pot, throw in carrots, mushrooms, thyme, black pepper, dash of Worcester sauce and tomato paste, stirring vigorously to coat everything.
 
4.      Pour in Guinness and beef stock. Stir well and reduce heat. Put lid on pot and allow to simmer quietly for an hour, until beef is tender and juices reduced.
 
5.      Allow a generous sprinkle of flour on the table when you're rolling out the pastry.  Ensure the circles are slightly wider than the bowl you'll be cooking them in, so that pastry falls over the sides.
 
6.      Place pie mixture into oven-proof bowls and layer the circle of pastry on top, patting down to seal the edges. Brush well with beaten egg, pierce a small hole to allow steam to escape, and pop in the 350 degree pre-heated oven for about fifteen to twenty minutes, until the pastry lid is golden brown. Remove and serve.

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Vote now for our local finalist, Henry Norwood, in the CBC Music Searchlight competition! Go here to vote!
  • The Shine Group is now accepting teens to sign up for its community band

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Chasing the Sun" by the Wanted, from the album Third Strike
  • "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire, from the album Funeral
  • "The Bottom" by Waylon Payne, performed by Tara Holloway, from the album Sins to Confess

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Flashbulb" by Minotaurs, from the album New Believers

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Money Money" by Ariana Gillis, from the album Forget Me Not

Seniors' tips for fitness and health

srstennis.jpgCBC reporter Steve Fisher was recently put through his paces by George Grinnell. George is 79, and he's been practicing yoga for 60 years. That got Steve thinking about how super-healthy and super-fit seniors manage to do it -- and what lessons they have for the rest of us as we age. Steve joined Alan with his findings.

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A defence of Quebec's Bill 14

There has been much opposition to Bil 14 in Quebec, which (if it passes) would revoke the bilingual status of communities where less than half of the population is Anglophone -- meaning public services would be provided only in French, and access to English schools would be restricted.

 

This would affect municipalities like Chelsea, whose council last night voted to oppose the bill. But for Quebeckers who support the legislation, it's a crucial tool in protecting their heritage. Impératif Français is an organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of French language and culture, and we reached its president, Jean-Paul Perreault.

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Kevin O'Donnell is the creator of the Ottwatch app
  • More info about Comet Panstarrs here
  • Orpheus Theatre's production of the Drowsy Chaperone runs until Sunday
  • Thomas Annand plays his 100th noontime concert tomorrow at St Andrew's Church on Kent and Wellington

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Darkness" by Rose Cousins, from the album We Have Made a Spark
  • "Set Out Running" by Neko Case, from the album Furnace Room Lullaby
  • "Carbon" by Federal Lights, from the album Carbon

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Pourquoi" by Marie-Pierre Arthur, from the album Pourquoi

 

100 concerts at the organ

annand.jpgFor 100 weeks now, musician Thomas Annand has sat down at the organ at St. Andrew's church and treated music fans -- and people who just wander in off the street -- to a lunchtime concert. On the eve of his 100th, Alan visted Annand to get a preview.

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Library and Archives cuts worry the CAUT

The Canadian Association of University Teachers are speaking out against cuts to Library and Archives Canada. It's worried about the impact of the loss of the lending program, and the scaling back in acquiring new archives. James Turk, exective director of the CAUT, joined us with more of his concerns.

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Drowsy Chaperone comes to Nepean

drowsychaperone.jpgThe well-loved Drowsy Chaperone was originally written as a wedding gift. But it soon turned into a Broadway hit. This week, Orpheus Musical Theatre brings the show to Nepean, and artistic director Michael Gareau joined us with the details.

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Oriental Twist" by the Flaps, from the album Again!
  • "The Importance of Understanding Clouds" by the Flaps, from the album Again!
  • "Should I" by Jackie Washington, from the album Midnight Choo Choo

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Carry My Tears" by Harry Manxm, from the album Om Suite Ohm

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Chicken Switch" by The James Hunter Six, from the album Minute By Minute

Political Panel - March 8

"Insensitive and impertinent"... but not feared. If we put together a few different stories from this week, that's how the federal Conservatives could be described.  The Political Panel told Alan all about it. 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Jounalist Paul Watson and recent immigrant from Afghanistan Roya Shams will be speaking tonight at Carleton University's Journalism of Engagement event -- more details here
  • Vote for your favourite Ottawa finalist in the Searchlight contest here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Ottawa Lures" by Stompin' Tom Connors, from the album Ballad of Stompin' Tom
  • "Cripple Creek Ferry" by Neil Young, from the album After the Gold Rush

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Africa" by Stoyan Ganev
  • Live performance of "Another Battle, Another Day" by Henry Norwood

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Cry to Me" by Solomon Burke, from the album King of Blues n' Soul
  • "I Wish We Had Our Time Again" by Chris Coole, from the album Old Dog

Robert reviews Jack the Giant Slayer

What does our film reviewer think of this adaptation of the famous fairy tale?

 

 

Hint: he crumples up his review at the end...

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City cracks down on derelict properties

derelict-buildings22.jpgThis afternoon, the Mayor of Ottawa announced a crackdown on property owners who allow vacant buildings to fall into disrepair. And he did it right in front of two vacant properties at the corner of Beechwood and Langevin Avenues, properties owned by the Claude Lauzon Group.

 

It's the same company that owns a former schoolhouse on Cumberland, which for decades has been mostly vacant and slowly falling apart. The company would like to demolish it, but the city has ordered Claude Lauzon Group to make it structurally sound. Now the company is challenging that decision legally.

 

This morning, Mayor Jim Watson hand-delivered a letter to Claude Lauzon Group, and we spoke with him about what that letter contained.

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • You've got til Thursday at midnight to vote your favourite of the 5 finalists in our Searchlight contest -- go here to vote
  • Thomas King reads at an event tonight, but it is sold out -- more info about his latest book here
  • Mari Osawa and Jackie Steele will speak about the 2011 Japan earthquake's impact on women at 5pm in the University of Ottawa's Desmarais building, room 12-F
  • More info about the TSA's changes to prohibited items here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • Live performance of "Haunted House" by High Waters
  • "Echoes" by Wilderness of Manitoba, from the album Island of Echoes

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "No Fool Moon" by Christine Graves, from the album Wreckless Daughter

 

Thomas King's The Inconvenient Indian

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Author Thomas King chronicles what it means to be an "Indian" in North America in his new book. He dropped by the studio to read a passage from The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.

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D is for Dinner: a tuna dish from Supply & Demand

walls 1.jpgSteve and Jennifer Wall are the couple behind the hot new West-Wellington restaurant, Supply and Demand.Chef Steve joined us with his recipe for a tuna dish he loves to serve.

 

Chef Steve Wall's Albacore tuna with truffle, puffed rice and young cilantro

Steve says: "This dish has a bit of history. It is a dish that has evolved from when I worked for Steve Vardy as his sous chef at the Whalesbone. It is light and fresh, earthy with the truffle, herbaceous and has textural contrast. One of my favourite things to serve for sure!"

  • 10-12 ounces of albacore tuna
  • Fresh lemons
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • white truffle oil
  • young cilantro
  • wild rice, 1/4 cup
  • maldon salt or fleur de sel

Puffed Rice:
Heat canola oil to about 400 degrees fahrenheit. Drop the rice in and stir well. Once puffed, place on a tray lined with paper towels and season with salt.

Plating:
Slice tuna cleanly with a very sharp knife, about 1/4 inch thick and roughly 5 to 6 pieces of tuna per plate. Dress the tuna with the olive and truffle oils first then season with salt and squeezed lemon juice. Garnish with the puffed rice and cilantro.

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Folly" by Folly & the Hunter, from the album Residents
  • "True Love" by Catherine Maclellan, from the album Silhouette
  • "Little Lost" by Fred Eaglesmith, from the album Balin

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Get Back Home" by Slim Moore & Mar-Kays, from the album Slim Moore & Mar-Kays
  • "Betsy" by Blackwell
  • "Dirty Old Man" by Three Little Birds 

Marketing junk food to kids

So this old Hershey's commercial is clearly aimed at kids...

 

 

And if a new provincial report has its way, this kind of advertising will soon be illegal. The "No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy" calls for a ban on advertising junk food directly to children, as well as other suggestions such as removing junk food displays from convenience stores and displaying calorie counts on menus.

To talk about whether this strategy could work from a marketing perspective, we heard the thoughts of professor Michael Mulvey from U of O's Telfer School of Management.

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • You Can Choose Better is the British campaign mentioned by Dr. Goldman during his column
  • vote for your favourite regional finalist in the CBC Searchlight Competition 

Music 

Between 3 & 4: 
  • "Old Skool Love" by Divine Brown, from her self-titled album 
  • "Mellow Mood" by Bobby Bazini, from the album Better in Time
  • "This Old Heart" by Portage and Main, from the album Never Had The Time
Between 4 & 5: 
  • Just One of Those Things" by Nat King Cole, from the album Anything Goes 

Between 5 & 6: 

Our Book Panel's March picks

Sean Wilson's picks: 
  • Letting it Go by Miriam Katin (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Time Reborn by Lee Smolin (Knopf Canada) 
Ann Archer's picks: 
  • Deadline by Stephen Maher (Deadline Books)
  • The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin (Delacorte Press)

 

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    Friday's show - links, info & music

    • More info on the Wellington End festival
    • The Drag Kings perform every Friday at the Lookout bar in the Byward Market
    • Jarvis Church performs tonight and tomorrow at the NAC

    Music

    Between 3 & 4:

    • "Blues are Still Blue" by Belle & Sebastian, from the album Life Pursuit
    • "The Road Song" by Silver Creek
    • "Moth Dance" by Huevos Rancheros, from the album Endsville

    Between 4 & 5:

    • "Rollin'" by New Country Rehab, from the album Ghost of Your Charms

    Between 5 & 6:

    • "Applause" by Bonnie Franklin, from the musical Applause
    • "Good Times" by Sam Cooke
    • "Good Times" by Jarvis Church, from the album The Soul Station Vol. 1: The Songs of Sam Cooke
    • "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Jarvis Church, from the album The Soul Station Vol. 1: The Songs of Sam Cooke

    The president-elect of the CMA shares his priorities

    Every week it seems there's a new headline about health care: Four million Canadians can't find a family doctor...Clinics are cherry-picking wealthy clients...Wait times are through the roof.

     

    Well, one of the most influential voices in this debate has a new leader. The Canadian Medical Association has elected Dr. Christopher Simpson, the chief of cardiology at Queen's University, to lead the CMA starting next year. He joined us from Kingston to explain his priorities.

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