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June 2013 Archives

Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Cafe on the Gaspe" by Bill Durst, from the album The Great Willy Mammoth
  • "Piano Player" by Frances Maisonneuve, from a CBC recording

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Seven Minute Mind" by the Bad Plus, from the album Made Possible
  • "Tom Sawyer" by Rush, performed by the Bad Plus, from the album Prog
  • "Yer Gando" by Vieux Farka Toure, from the album Mon Pays

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Skirmish" by Gypsophilia, from the album Constellation

Matt Kassian on the return of his captain

alfredsson-daniel-201213.jpgIt's official -- Alfie's back! Ottawa Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson has just confirmed his intention to return for another season. We got reaction from his team mate, Matt Kassian.

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Jason Moran plays with Meshell Ndegeocello as part of the "Fats Waller Dance Party" at the Ottawa Jazz Festival tonight
  • Faith in Words takes place at the Ottawa Main Mosque (251 Northwestern Ave) tonight, starting at 6:30
  • The Ottawa Fringe production we heard from today is Never Fall in Love with a Writer
  • The forwards-backwards screening of the Shining is tonight at the Mayfair

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats Waller, followed by an excerpt of Jason Moran's interpretation
  • "Just Can't Get Ahead" by Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays, from the album Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays
  • "Sirenia" by Rykka, from the album Kodiak

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Oh My" by Young Runnings, from the album Coming Home

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Clementine's Nights" by Maylee Todd, from the album Escapology
  • "Million Dollar Doll" by Dean & Britta, from the soundtrack to Frances Ha

Hugh Segal on why Bill C-377 was sent back to the House

Segal.jpgBack to the House...That's the fate of Bill C-377, a bill that would force unions to publicly disclose salaries and spending. And while Conservative government -- and MP Russ Hiebert who put forward the bill -- might well be less than happy about it, they've got a Conservative senator to thank for it.

 

Senator Hugh Segal wants an amendment to the Bill, and so do many other Conservative senators, including Nancy Greene, Richard Neufield, and Betty Unger, who voted with Segal...Forcing the bill into limbo for the summer. 49 senators voted in favour ot it, including a third of the Conservative caucus.

 

Senator Hugh Segal, Senator for Kingston Frontenac Leeds, joins us to explain what happened.

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Robert reviews Frances Ha

Frances Ha is the latest from director Noah Baumbach...

 

 

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

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Drop on Me" by James Hunter Six, from the album Minute by Minute
  • "Ta Parole est de Miel" by Mahmoud Ahmed, from the album Ethiopiques Vol. 8

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Forget Me Knots" by Heathers
  • "Under The Bridge" by Ben Charest et l'Orchestre de Belleville, from the Triplets of Belleville soundtrack
  • "Cabaret Hoover" by Ben Charest et l'Orchestre de Belleville, from the Triplets of Belleville soundtrack

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" by Buena Vista Social Club, from the album Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall
  • "It's That Time" by the Brad Turner Quartet, from the album of the same name  

Ottawa Fringe: plays about Ovid

Part 4 of our series on Ottawa Fringe plays with similar themes -- productions that involve the Roman poet Ovid. We spoke to the folks behiind Sappho:In 9 Fragments and The Vanity Project.

 

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D is for Dinner: Ethiopian dishes from Hareg Cafe

hareg.JPGWhen you walk into Hareg Cafe & Variety Store in the Glebe, Bemnet Abraha will be there, guaranteed. He'll be programming some great East African music, selling you spices, stocking the counters, running the cash, AND cooking the food.

 

Because Hareg Cafe and Variety Store IS Bemnet Abraha. And Alan decided to visit him for a taste of his Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine, and for his "recipe" for a fava beans (Bemnet doesn't really believe in measuring...).

Benmet's fava beans

  • boiled, crushed fava beans
  • yogurt
  • feta cheese
  • chopped red onions
  • green peppers
  • red peppers
  • tomatoes
  • garlic
  • berbere spice mix
  • olive oil
  • vinegar
  • cumin

Serve with injera.

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Behind the Waterfall" by Danny Michel and the Garifuna Collective, from the album Black Birds are Dancing Over Me
  • "You Had Me" by Jadea Kelly, from the album Clover

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Sweet Disaster" by Lina Nyberg, from the album Open
  • "Million Dollars" by Dave Norris & Local Ivan, from the album Alma Mater

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Begin to Be Good" by Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers, from the album Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers
  • "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order, performed by Apostle of Hustle with Zeus, from the compilation Arts & Crafts X

Ottawa Fringe: plays about missing animals

Part 3 of our series on Ottawa Fringe plays with similar themes -- productions that all have a missing animal. We spoke to the folks behiind The Bureau of Batsh-- Crazy, Around Miss Julie, and Nhar Moves (Super Bad Moves).

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Let the Good Times Roll" performed by Stevie Wonder & Nikki Yanofsky
  • "These Eyes" performed by Randy Bachman & Nikki Yanofsky
  • "Zero Gravity to the 10th Power" by Wayne Shorter Quartet, from the album Without a Net

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Planet Beach" by the Danks, from the album Are You Afraid of the Danks
  • "Cum on Feel the Noize" by Quiet Riot, from the album Metal Health

The high costs of policing in Eastern Ontario

Most of us take it for granted that if we call 911, a police officer can be at our side in minutes. But that high level of service comes at enormous cost to taxpayers. They'll be footing the bill next year when OPP officers get an 8.5% raise, making them the best-paid police in the province. And costs tend to be even higher in small towns and cities that don't have a contract with the OPP.

 

CBC News has looked at police spending across Ontario, excluding First Nations communities. And some towns and cities in eastern Ontario are leading the pack in per capita spending. Seven of them make the top 20...and Gananoque is number two, with spending of $535 per person.

 

Erika Demchuk is the mayor of Gananoque, and we reached her earlier today.

 

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Ottawa Fringe: plays about Moby Dick

Part 2 in our series of Ottawa Fringe shows with common themes...Two productions this year happen to be inspired by Moby Dick! The creators of Moby Dick, A Storytelling Adaptation and Innocent When You Dream joined us for a comparison.

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "All the Dollar Bills" by the Gertrudes
  • A mix of various classical pieces that will be performed at the "festival by request" concert

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Circle 5" and "Drifting" by Boi Akih, from the album Circles in a Square Society

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Kingpin" by Souljazz Orchestra, from the album Solidarity
  • "Fathers Be Kind" by Ivan and Alyosha, from the album All the Times We Had
  • "The Shore" by Kalle Mattson, from the album Lives in Between

Political panel, June 21: Here comes summer

If you're a parliamentarian, good news: summer vacation is finally here. The House of Commons adjourned this week, closing the door on a sitting that was fraught with acrimony. Even the final few days saw a new controversy erupt -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was accused of giving six friends a free New Year's vacation at the residence of Canada's high commissioner in London.

Today's also National Aboriginal Day...The Conservative convention will be getting underway next week...And Liberal MP Bob Rae retired from federal politics. So even with the House on summer break, there's plenty to talk about -- and we've assembled our political panel to sort it all out.


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Ottawa Fringe: plays about couples in conflict

All throughout the Ottawa Fringe Festival we're bringing you panel discussions on some shows that share the same themes. First up: 4 plays that all happen to feature couples in conflict...

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Turn Up the Radio" by Camp Radio, from the album Campista Socialista
  • "Music in the City" by Rise Ashen, from the album Music in the City
  • "Passion, Fire and Grace" by Gabriel Ayala, from the album Passion, Fire & Grace

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Ac Cent Tchu Ate the Positive" by Oscar Peterson, from the album Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "Don't Say Nothing" by The Heavy, from the album The Glorious End
  • "Blood Dirt Love Stop" by The Heavy, from the album The Glorious End
  • "Dance with Me" by Lauren Mann, from the album Over Land and Sea
  • "No Reservation" by Del Bel, from the album Oneiric

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ticket Giveaway

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We're giving away a pair of day passes to the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival from June 20 through to June 26. Listen to All in a Day weekdays between 5:30 - 8:30 to hear our daily jazz trivia question and email allinaday@cbc.ca with your answer. Every day we will draw a name from all the correct entries to select a winner.


Good luck! Click for contest rules and regulations.


Don't forget to check out our TD Ottawa Jazz feature page for all the latest coverage from the festival.

OC Transpo driver safety: will cameras on buses help?

A recent blog post by an anonymous OC Transpo driver highlighted the problem of assaults on bus drivers.
The post comes after this week's discussion at Ottawa city hall on the possibility of installing surveillance cameras on OC Transpo buses.
And earlier this month, two federal MPs introduced separate private members' bills to get tough on people who assault bus drivers.
Click below to hear Alan's interview with Jeff Glover, an OC Transpo driver who was assaulted seven years ago by a passenger who refused to pay the bus fare.

  

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The Heavy hits Ottawa

heavywALAN.jpgThe Heavy are a major buzz band right now, thanks to their huge, neo-soul, horn-heavy sound. Before the British band blows up jazzfest, drummer Chris Ellul and bassist Spencer Page joined us in studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Fontaine's take on "Man of Steel"

Summer arrives officially tomorrow, and what is perhaps the biggest blockbuster of the season is raking in the superbucks at the box office.
You may have heard Alan's own informal, not-so-positive review of "Man of Steel" last week on the show...
Click below to hear film reviewer Robert Fontaine with his own take.

 

 

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Dining like it's 1812

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This weekend in Spencerville, they'll be dining, dueling and dancing like it's 1812.  The annual Heritage Fair will highlight and re-enact what life was like during the Regency period. 

On Sunday, Marc Meltonville will give a cooking workshop involving regency recipes and customs. He's a Royal Palace food historian who's posted at Hampton Court Palace in the UK. He dropped by the studio to talk with Alan after a grocery run for ingredients. 


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Wednesday's info - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Sometimes it's So Simple" by Russ Kelley, from the album Crazy Shades of Blue
  • "Crazy Shades of Blue" by Russ Kelley, from the album Crazy Shades of Blue
  • "Night of the Swallow" by Kate Bush, from the album the Dreaming

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Last Crusade" by Sam Roberts, from the album Collider
  • "Hey, Rain" by Keith Glass, from the album Bad Dog

Between 5 & 6:

  • "What to Say" by Hutchinson Andrew Trio, from the album Music Box
  • "Day's Work" by Kelly Sloan, from her self-titled album

D is for Dinner: Nutty Cream Sauce

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It's something you hear from vegetarians thinking about taking that next step. "I could go vegan, but...I couldn't possibly give up cheese." Well, a entrepreneur from Metcalfe has found a way to get cheesy, without the dairy. Madison Conlin is the vegan behind Mad Faux Cheese. That's her "smoked gouda" on the left. Madison wouldn't divulge her cheese recipe while in studio, but Alan did manage to squeeze the cheesy-esque recipe below out of her.


Easy Nutty Cream Sauce
Makes about 1 cup

2-3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1-2 tbs oil (coconut, vegetable or olive)
1/3 cup cashew butter (unroasted unsalted will have a neutral taste, and roasted will be more nutty)
1/2 - 1 cup vegetable stock (or water, add more salt if using water)to reach desired consistency
1 tbs nutritional yeast
Salt (or Braggs liquid aminos, or soy sauce)

Sautee garlic and onions in oil until tender. Add in cashew butter to melt and wisk in water until the mixture becomes very smooth. Stir in nutritional yeast and salt to taste. You can use peanut butter and sesame oil instead of cashew to make a peanut sauce, and serve with hot sauce. 

If you want really CHEESY creamy sauce, use Mad Faux Cheese instead of cashew butter! 
Serve over steamed veggies, baked or broiled tofu and noodles. Try zucchini noodles for extra health points!
 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Wrap You Up" by Long Shen Dao, from the album Tai Chi Reggae
  • "Burn My Journal" by Sherry Ryan, from the album Sister of Mine

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Eleggua" by Dr. John, from the album Locked Down
  • "Jungle" by Kellylee Evans, from the album I Remember When

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Figure it Out" by Plumes, from the album Plumes
  • "Musta Been a Pretty Good Night" by Slo Tom & the Handsome Devils, from the album Musta Been a Pretty Good Night

Kellylee Evans recovers from a lightning strike

kellylee.jpegShe was just washing up in the kitchen...But it was during a thunderstorm, and it was enough to conduct the lightning that struck her house through her own body. Singer Kellylee Evans is now recovering from being hit by lightning, and she joined us in studio to talk about how it has affected her mobility (that would be the cane in the photo) and her ability to perform.

 

 

 

 

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Should Jockvale bridge construction be held up by nesting swallows?

It looks as if the planned demolition of the Jockvale Bridge could be delayed. Construction crews are in the midst of widening Jockvale Road -- making it four lanes, instead of two. And part of that project involves replacing the old two-lane Jockvale Bridge with two new bridges.

 

But yesterday evening, city councillors got an update from a city staffer: 

"We were informed today by the Ministry of Natural Resources that as a result of the discovery of Barn Swallow nests on the old Jockvale Bridge, we will not be able to proceed with its demolition until early September." 

 

Jan Harder is the councillor for Barrhaven, and we reached her for her reaction.


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Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Fields of Gold" by Sting, from the album Ten Summoner's Tales
  • "Welcome" by Terry Gomes, from the album Shh

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Black Star Rising" by Kae Sun, from the album Afriyie
  • "Ship and the Globe" by Kae Sun, from the album Afriyie

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Lay My Burdens Down" by Justin Hines, from the album How We Fly
  • "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" by Skrillex, from the album Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Kae Sun's rising career

kae sun.JPGKae Sun's newest album is called Afriyie. That's also Kae's middle name, and the name of his grandfather in Ghana -- where Kae was born and raised, and the country he's revisited over the years since moving to Toronto.

 

Afriyie is also a word that, when directly translated means, "it has happened well." And you could say things are happening well for Kae right now. Last month he played at the inaugural CBC Music festival along with Kathleen Edwards and Sam Roberts, and next month, he'll take the stage as part of the Canada Day festivities here in Ottawa. But first he stopped by for a chat.

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Jonathan Estabrooks on opera crossovers, from pop to dubstep

estabrooks.jpgOttawa-raised baritone Jonathan Estabrooks has a birthday request -- help him make his debut album. Jonathan has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to make it happen, and it's not going to be your standard opera fare. His wide-ranging interests mean that Jonathan is willing to do everything from sing Stevie Wonder to dance dubstep. He joined us from our NYC studio to explain.

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Le Grand Continental, part of the Canada Dance Festival, will be performed Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm, in front of the National Gallery
  • More thoughts on the Man of Steel from the folks at Dear Cast and Crew
  • To hear your favourite classical piece of music programmed at the Music & Beyond closing concert, email us with your request and the story behind why you love it so much -- deadline to enter is tonight at 12am
  • Wintersleep plays Mavericks tonight

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Model Homes" by In Flight Safety, from the album We Are an Empire, My Dear
  • "Must've Been Love" by Kathleen Edwards

Between 4 & 5:

  • Excerpt of Mars, the Bringer of War by Gustave Holst, performed by the Buzz Quintet, from the album Holst: The Planets
  • "Down the Road" by Amanda Bon, from the album Down the Road
  • "Cargo" by Data Romance, from the album Other

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Man" by Neko Case, from the album The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
  • "Rapture" by Wintersleep, from the album Hello Hum
  • "Permanent Sigh" by Wintersleep, from the album Hello Hum

Political panel, June 13: Wallin speaks on the senate scandal

The federal government must be counting down the hours and minutes until summer vacation. It's been a tough past few weeks for the Conservatives....What with the RCMP investigation into the Wright-Duffy affair and that mysterious $90,000 cheque, and a continuing expenses scandal that involves three of the Prime Minister's own appointed senators.

 

But NDP leader Tom Mulcair had some of his own explaining to do in the House...After being halted by Mounties for flying through stop signs, he asked the officers, "Do you know who I am?" And independent senator Pamela Wallin wanted viewers to know who she was this week -- a senator who simply made a mistake.

 

Well, make no mistake -- our political panel is here to weed through this week's events in the house...

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A new documentary investigates the stories behind the "'60s Scoop"

60s-scoop-logo1.jpgTonight, over at the Bronson Centre, there's a premiere of the trailer for The Sixties Scoop: A Hidden Generation. And then, a fundraising campaign to make the rest of it begins.

 

The Sixties Scoop refers to Canadian child welfare polices where 16,000 aboriginal children were removed from their homes, and placed with non-indigenous foster and adoptive families.It's a policy that was in place until the 1980s. Colleen Cardinal is the filmmaker behind the project, and hers is one of five stories that will be featured in the documentary.

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • To hear your favourite classical piece of music played at the closing concert of Music & Beyond, email us with the name of the piece and tell us WHY the piece resonates with you
  • Damian Barr is the author of the memoir Maggie & Me, and he's reading at the main branch of the OPL tonight at 7
  • Robert Fontaine's new book is True Confessions of a Film Critic

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Alice Cooper, from the album Billion Dollar Babies
  • Waltz by Aram Khachaturian, performed by the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
  • Excerpt of "American Woman" by the Guess Who

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Bread & Cheese" by A Tribe Called Red, from the album Nation 2 Nation

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Shake and Bake for Goodness Sake" by the Sunparlour Players, from the album Preserves
  • "Can You Get to That" by Mavis Staples, from the album One True Vine

Robert Fontaine's film confessions

TrueConfessionsFilmCritic_CVR (2)-228x228.jpgOur esteemed film reviewer Robert Fontaine has just released a new book, True Confessions of a Film Critic. He (and some fans) joined us to talk about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Library and Archives' Heritage Project explained

Earlier this week, a plan for the Library and Archives' "Heritage Project" was leaked -- a project that would use a third-party service to put archival material online, some of it for a fee. Archivists and other people who use such material raised concerns, so to clarify the plan we spoke to the director general of content access at LAC.

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Damian Barr on growing up gay in 1980s Scotland, Margaret Thatcher, and Degrassi Jr High

barr.jpgCanadian readers of Scottish writer Damian Barr's book might be introduced to places they've never seen before, if you've never travelled to Glasgow: an old cement works called the Sippy, the Carfin Grotto gift shop, the Ravenscraig Steelworks...But one location in his autobiography will seem very familiar to Canadians. There it is on page 212... "After I breeze through my Higher I will walk in here with my books to my chest, Degrassi Junior High-style, and take my place."

 

It leapt out at us because there is so much American pop culture that seeped into Damian Barr's childhood growing up in working class Scotland: Dirty Dancing, Madonna's Like A Virgin, She-Ra, V, Dynasty, Salem's Lot...all of them in different ways both escapes and outlets for him as Damian understands what it means to be gay in the 80's. But there's one force overlooking all of that, a character he sees on TV, magazines and newspapers, who somehow is bigger than all of that -- Margaret Thatcher.

 

Damian Barr will be reading from his book Maggie & Me at the Ottawa Public Library tonight at 7.
But first he joined us in studio.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Carivibe takes place this Saturday. and Bananas Caribbean Grill & Take-out is supplying some of the food (see their jerk sauce recipe below)
  • To hear your favourite piece of music played at Music & Beyond Festival's closing concert, email us with the name of the music and the story behind how you came to love it; your deadline is Friday at midnight
  • Come meet Robert Fontaine tomorrow! Our esteemed music critic will be signing his new book in our lobby (181 Queen St.) from 4-5pm

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "In Your Defence" by Graydon James, from the album In the Year You Were Born
  • "Differentology" by Bunji Garlyn
  • "Somebody" by Hannah Georgas, from the album Hannah Georgas

Between 4 & 5:

  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach, performed by Angele Dubeau

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "What's The Matter Now" by Morgan Davis, from the album Blues Medicine

Ontario's ombudsman & Correctional Officer on excessive use of force in jails

1-ce386bd4a7.jpgOn Tuesday, the Ontario Ombudsman called on the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to end the culture of silence surrounding excessive use-of-force against inmates. Andre Marin's office investigated how the ministry handled complaints of correctional officers who allegedly used excessive force on inmates over a two-year period. He says he found a code of silence amongst staff that is "widespread, intractable and insidious, " and one of the egregious examples he cited today took place inside the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre in October 2010. We reached Andre Marin by phone for more detail.

 

 

 

 

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On Wednesday, a Correctional Officer with 26 years on the job responded to the Ombudsman's concerns. OPSEU's Dan Sidsworth told Alan that it's inmate violence against each other and against his colleagues that's a much bigger problem.

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D is for Dinner: jerk sauce for Carivibe

 

carivibe logo.JPGTo warm us up for Saturday's Carivibe Road March and Beach Party we invited Banana's Caribbean Grill & Take-out manager Tessa Sharman to share the restaurant's jerk sauce recipe.

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  • 2 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup pimiento
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 bunches of scallions
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 6 scotch bonnet peppers
  • black pepper & salt to taste

1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender on liquify
2. Marinate chicken for a minimum of 3 hours.

* to increase heat add more pimiento and scotch bonnet peppers.

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • You can read the report on use of force in Ontario prisons on the provincial ombudsman's web site
  • For your chance to meet film critic Robert Fontaine and sit in the studio for the launching of his book on Thursday, email us with your guilty-pleasure movie confession
  • More info over at Kelp Records about the Hilotrons' Fisher Price Music Box record

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Hanging Up My Heart" by Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, from the album Old Yellow Moon
  • "Twin Sister" by JP Cormier, from the album Take 5: A Banjo Collection

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Cabin" by the Crackling, from the album Keep Full Ambitious

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  • "Not there Tonight" by Hilotrons

Weighing the risks of oral contraceptives

CBC News has obtained Health Canada documents that show at least 23 Canadian women have died while taking Yaz and Yasmin, two of the world's most commonly prescribed birth control pills. A judge recently gave the go-ahead to a class action lawsuit against Bayer, the maker of the pills. (That doesn't mean there's been a finding of fault -- only that the case may proceed.)

 

For more on what women who use these brands should be considering, we reached Dr. Jennifer Blake, the CEO of The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Tonight's Knives Out event featuring chefs paired up with artists is sold out, but you can watch for future events on the Knives Out Twitter feed
  • To enter our contest to sit in the studio when film critic Robert Fontaine unveils his new book this Thursday, email us with your guilty-pleasure movie confession
  • You can read the editorial on female youth alcohol use that Dr. Goldman talked about on the CMAJ web site
  • To enter the Festival by Request contest, email us with the name of the classical composition you want to hear at the Music & Beyond closing concert, and tell us why you've picked it!
  • The Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project meets this Wednesday, from 8:30 to 4, at the Richilieu-Vanier Community Centre
  • The performances of Peter & Valerie are sold out, but check out some other Magnetic North shows!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Crossed the Wrong Woman" by the Treasures, from the album Bring the Night Home
  • "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli
  • "Donna" by Stella Ella Ola

 Between 4 & 5:

  • "And in Truth" by Colin Stetson featuring Justin Vernon, from the album New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison, from the album Moondance
  • "Bloom" by Paper Kites, from the album Woodland

Reflecting on 10 years of same-sex marriage

tracy renee.JPGTracy Braun and Renée Sauvé are the first same-sex couple to marry in the City of Ottawa. They tied the knot almost exactly 10 years ago: June 11th, 2003. The day before that, a landmark decision was made at the Ontario Court of Appeal to revisit the definition of marriage to include gays and lesbians. It legally recognized same-sex marriage in the province, and many other provinces quickly followed suit. Tracy and Renée joined us to reflect back on the past decade of marriage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tony Clement on changes to the public service sick leave

The federal government wants to replace its Public Service sick leave program and overhaul its long-term disability program. Treasury Board president Tony Clement made the announcement earlier this afternoon. He wants to introduce a new short-term disability program that could replace the present system's annual banked sick days.Minister Clement says the government owes these changes to both its employees' and the taxpayers. He joined us with the details.

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • You can follow Grant Lawrence's tour in a Beetle over at CBC Music
  • Details over here about our Festival by Request contest with Music & Beyond
  • Hawksley Workman's show The God that Comes is on this weekend as part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Bear" by Shred Kelly, from the album In the Hills
  • "In this Life" by the Strumbellas

Between 4 & 5:

  • excerpt of Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, performed by the Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne

Between 5 & 6:

  • "The Silencer" by Nancy White
  • "Ukelady Boy" by Hawksley Workman, from his The God That Comes show
  • "They Decided Not to Like Us" by Hawksley Workman, from this The God That Comes show 

Political panel, June 7: Secret funds and a defecting MP

The federal Conservatives have spent the past few days putting out fires: the senate scandal took a new turn...Two MPs face suspensions over a dispute with Elections Canada...And a third MP -- Alberta's Brent Rathgeber -- quit caucus to sit as an independent. To break it all down, we've assembled our weekly political panel -- Colin Horgan covers the House of Commons for iPolitics.ca, and Julie Van Dusen is a national affairs reporter for CBC.

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A possible solution to the ash borer problem, in the form of a teensy tiny wasp

Tetrastichus.jpgThis week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved the release of wasps that prey on the emerald ash borer. It will be a while before the Tetrastichus might be found in Ottawa, where the ash borer is a big problem. But in the meantime, the Asian wasps are being bred in a facility just over the border in Michigan, about 70 kilometres west of Detroit. Dr. Jonathan Lelito is with the United States Department of Agriculture. He manages that facility, and he explained to us how it's helping get rid of the ash borer in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Captain Dirt & the Skirt play Westfest tonight
  • Our film critic Robert Fontaine is launching his new book, True Confessions of a Film Critic, on our show next Thursday, and you could be in the audience! Come down and meet Robert before the show for a book signing in the CBC lobby (181 Queen St), or -- if you want a chance to win a copy of the book, come meet Robert in studio and watch part of the show -- email us with the movie you're ashamed to love (so bad it's good), and why. Keep it under 140 characters!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Spiders in the Storm" by Captain Dirt & the Skirt, from the album The Adventures of Captain Dirt & the Skirt
  • "The Androgynous Cobra" by Captain Dirt & the Skirt, from the album The Adventures of Captain Dirt & the Skirt

 Between 4 & 5:

  • "Fineshine" by Purity Ring, from the album Shrines

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Do You Believe in Magic" by Lovin' Spoonful

Robert reviews Now You See Me

It's a film about magic, but is it magical?

 

 

Film reviewer Robert shares his thoughts on Now You See Me below. And stay tuned to the end of the review, when he and Alan share details on how you can win a copy of Robert's new book, and be in the audience when that book is launched on our show next Thursday!

 

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A reaction to the federal safe injection site legislation

Today, the Federal Health Minister tabled legislation that outlines the criteria she'll consider the next time she receives a request to open a safe injection site. Leona Aglukkaq says the Respect for Communities Act will give opportunities for public input on site applications. As well, applicants would need to provide the expected impact on crime rates and public health, and indicate whether it's financially sustainable.

 

Dr. Mark Tyndall has studied Vancouver's Insite facility, and as a harm reduction advocate, he's also pushed for a similar site here in Ottawa. Dr. Tyndall is a Professor of Medicine at University of Ottawa and Head of Infectious Diseases at the Ottawa Hospital, and we reached him for his thoughts on the new legislation.

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Music & Beyond: Festival By Request

We want you to be a part of a very special concert on July 15. We can't tell you who is playing or even what music they're performing because the programme is up to YOU! 

We've partnered with the Music and Beyond Festival (July 4 - 15) to put on an evening of classical music as selected by you, the audience. All you need to do is email allinaday@cbc.ca with the classical piece you'd like to hear played at the Closing Celebration of the Festival and tell us why you've picked it. We're looking for the stories behind why you love your song choice. 

If your music and story is selected, you'll win ten tickets to invite friends and family to join you for an evening of music, hosted by your favourite on-air personalities from CBC in Ottawa. The concert will be held on Monday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Dominion-Chalmers Church. 

To purchase tickets visit musicandbeyond.ca.

 
Julian Armour, the festival's Artistic and Executive Director, joined Alan in studio with more details.
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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

 

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "XO Tango" by Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, from the album Follow My Lead

Between 4 & 5:

  • "My Number" by the Hilotrons, from the album At Least There's Commotion

Between 5 & 6:

  • "One More Night" by Jenn Grant, from the album Beautifull Wild
  • "Uncle Tibor's Spicy Paprikash" by Shtreiml, from the album Spicy Paprikash
  • "Too Marvelous For Words" by Nat King Cole, from the album Just One of Those Things

D is for Dinner - Deboning a Turkey

 
turkey.JPGFive months ago, Vince Gervais didn't have a high school diploma and because of that, he had trouble finding work.
 
Thanks to the Ottawa Mission's Food Services Training Program, he's landed a job as a prep cook at Modern Steakhouse. 
 
Alan met up with Vince before his graduation today to check out some of his new knife skills.
 
How to Debone a Turkey
 
Equipment: 
A clean cutting board or sanitized cutting surface
A sharp boning knife 6 to 8 inches in length
A turkey that has been thawed or is fresh
 
Step 1: Remove the giblets and any packages that were stuffed inside the turkey, discard or set aside to later be used in soups or stews. Cut off the Tail of the bird if it is still attached and discard. Flip the bird over breast side down.
 
Step 2: Carefully taking the boning knife, begin on the right side of the bird and delicately begin to slice the meat away from the ribcage. You want to get as close to the bones as possible, while preventing leaving meat behind. Keep slicing until you get down to the wing joints.
 
Step 3: You should now reach the wing joints on the turkey. Take the wing into your hand and snap the joint, slice through the cartilage and leave the bones in the wings. You can now easily debone with your knife all the way down the ribcage being cautious to avoid cutting through the breast. Once you near the bottom of the ribcage you will encounter the thigh joints.
 
Step 4: Hold the turkey leg in one hand, and grasp the upper thigh bone with your other hand. Press the upper thigh bone away from yourself whilst pulling the leg bone towards you at the same time. This motion should cause the joint to break and once again allow you to slice through the cartilage that was keeping the leg bone connected to the thigh bone.
 
Step 5: Now the hip bone which is flat in shape can be removed from the turkey by running your boning knife along the sides of the bones to release the meat. The upper thigh bone must also be removed by scraping the meat off of the bone carefully, and finally cutting through the cartilage to release the upper thigh bone from the lower leg bone.
 
 
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Like Wolves world premiere


Like Wolves explores what happens when we return to the places from our past only to discover they aren't what they used to be. The play makes its world premiere at the GCTC this week and runs until June 23. Alan spoke with Like Wolves playwright, Ottawa's Rosa Laborde.

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Inspiration Information" by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, from the album Soul Time!
  • "Takin' it to the Streets" by Doobie Brothers, from the album Best of the Doobies
  • "O Thou, the Central Orb, Anthem" by St. Paul's Catherdral Choir, from the album English Anthem: Vol. 4

 Between 4 & 5:

  • "My Road" by Lynn Miles, from the her brand new album Downpour

Between 5 & 6:

  • "True Believer" by Matthew Barber, from the album True Believer

Monday's show - links, info & music

  • More details on the Currency Museum's move here
  • The CRTC's web site has more info about the new wireless code of conduct
  • To hear more archival material from Maestro Mario Bernardi, and more on the history of the NACO, visit the Arts Alive web site
  • See post below for details on how to enter the contest to program the closing concert at Music & Beyond

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Barbara-Ann" by Said the Whale, from the album I Love You
  • "Dead in the Water" by the Supersuckers, from the album Must've Been High

Between 4 & 5:

  • excerpt of Death and Transfiguration by Strauss, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Instant Puppy Love" by David Celia, from the album I Tried
  • "Down by the Water" by the Decemberists, from the album King is Dead

May book panel

Ann Archer's picks:

  • TransAtlantic by Colum McCann (HarperCollins)
  • Red Joan by Jennie Rooney (DoubleDay Canada)

Sean Wilson's picks:

  • Wildwood by Colin Meloy (HarperCollins)
  • Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison (Random House)

Remembering Maestro Bernardi

bernardi2.jpgMaestro Mario Bernardi passed away peacefully in Toronto yesterday. But it was his time in Ottawa that's being remembered by many musicians today -- Maestro Bernardi, after all, was the founder of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. We invited two musicians who played in NACO during the Bernardi era to share some memories with us -- violinist John Gomez and trumpeter Pace Sturdevant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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