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September 2013 Archives

Monday's show - links, info & music


Between 3 & 4:

  • "Delilah" by Hennessey, from the album Life on AM Radio
  • "Lulu" by Balconies, from the album Balconies

Between 4 & 5:

  • "The Hour" by Valerie June, from the album Pushin' Against a Stone
  • "L'escapade" by Ingrid St-Pierre, from the album l'Escapade

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Kucheri" by the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, from the album Lume, Lume  

Brad Fritsch narrowly makes the cut

fritsch-brad-120928.jpgManotick's Brad Fritsch headed into the Tour Championship with his PGA Tour full-time status on the line. But thanks to nine birdies, he shot 4-under-par-66...finishing tied for second place -- which ranked him high enough in the playoffs to keep that coveted PGA Tour card. We reached Brad Fritsch by phone in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Meet than man who can run in circles for 24-hours straight

scan-Barteaux 24 Hr Canadian Championship.2013.jpgBruce Barteaux of Orleans spent 24 hours of his weekend literally running around in circles at the Louis-Riel Dome in Gloucester. On Sunday, he became the new Canadian mens' champion in 24-Hour Racing. 

Barteaux dropped by the All in a Day studio to tell Alan all about why he loves competing in ultra-events. 
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(Photo courtesy of Self-Transcendence 24 Hour Race Ottawa organizers)

Pitch us your best Ottawa sitcom idea, and win!

Canadian-Comedy-Awards.jpgWhat would a sitcom based in Ottawa look like? Who would be the characters? What situations would they find themselves in? What neighbourhoods?


We want you to pitch us an idea for an Ottawa (or Valley, or Gatineau, or general National-Capital-Region) sitcom, something that finds the funny in the 613. And why do we want you to do this?


Well, this week the Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival is taking place right here in Ottawa, bringing with it the best comics and comic writers and performers from across the country. We're devoting Friday's show to the festival, where we'll chat with many of the nominees. And we want you in studio while we do it. Not only that, but we want to send you to a night at the festival too.


So, to win tickets to our special show AND one night at the festival, email us, in 250 words or less, your pitch for an 613-based sitcom. You've got 'til Wednesday.

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Alberto Manguel delivers the Robertson Davies Lecture at the Kingston Writersfest on Sunday
  • Oktoberfest Ottawa takes place this weekend
  • Monkeyjunk has 2 album-release parties this weekend: Saturday at Mavericks, and Sunday at the Black Sheep Inn


Between 3 & 4:

  • "American Woman" by the Guess Who
  • "Sunny" by Wes Montgomery, from the album West Montgomery's Final Hour

Between 4 & 5:

  • "So it Goes" by Hollerado, from the album White Paint
  • "All the Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Dear John" by Ladies of the Canyon, from the album Diamond Heart
  • "You Make a Mess" by Monkeyjunk, from the album All Frequencies
  • "Je Nah Say Kwah" by Monkeyjunk, from the album All Frequencies

Alberto Manguel on the meaning (or not) of everything

manguel-180.jpg"Everything matters. The Universe is approximately fifteen billion years old, and I swear that in all that time, nothing has ever happened that has not mattered, has not contributed in some way to the totality." So says argumentative Scot Professor Roberta Burns in Robertson Davies' The Rebel Angels, which examines the life of academics at the fictional College of St. John and Holy Ghost -- academics who delve into everything from religion to psychology to... excrement.


And that concept, that everything matters, is the basis of the Robertson Davies Lecture at Kingston Writersfest this weekend. Alberto Manguel will be delivering the lecture, and he gave us a preview.



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Thursday's show - links, info & music


Between 3 & 4:

  • "So Uptight (Move On)" by Bernie Worrell Orchestra, from the album BWO is Landing
  • "Entre Ici et La" by Louis-Jean Cormier

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Ancient Rime" by Amanda Rheaume, from the album Keep a Fire


Robert reviews Salinger and Museum Hours

Film review Robert Fontaine is in with his thoughts on two films this week: Salinger, and Museum Hours.

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P.S. Robert is giving a reading this weekend -- O'Brien Theatre in Arnprior on Sunday at noon.

David Alexander Robertson on 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga

7generations EDIT.jpg"Memories were hard to lose. Like scars, you see. There, always. Always a part of you.
Even amongst the thick and endless trees. Even then, in the black, clear. And he was lost. Still lost."


That's how David Alexander Robertson describes his character's inner turmoil on page 56 of his book 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga. That part is easy to describe in words; what's a little tougher to explain is what that page looks like. Because 7 Generations is, after all, a graphic novel. Between those words, the page is divided up into fragments, slashed apart by birch trees, and in each fragment a character is running forward.


It juxtaposes Edwin, a tormented Aboriginal youth in the present trying to escape his own demons and torn-apart family, with White Cloud, an ancestor of Edwin's, in 1870, who has lost his family to smallpox.


Robertson's works are full of the parallels between characters of different generations, and there are a lot of dark stories woven together in Robertson's works. He's bringing those stories to the Kingston Writersfest this week, but first he joined us for a preview chat.

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True Patriot comic contest winners

We're not Smallville, or Paradise Island, or Gotham City...But does the 613 have what it takes to create a superhero?


Apparently yes. All in a Day listeners put their imagination (and illustrations) to the test,
in our True Patriot contest to win an autographed copy of the new all-Canadian comic anthology of the same name.  We asked you to create a hero who could live in the 613.


Some of the artists and writers behind the True Patriot anthology judged our contest, and they chose a winner and two runners-up...


Our winner: "The Crimson Moose" by 10-year-old Antony Kelderman

The judges loved the "origin story, powers that are quite unique, and the illustration. And it's a very Canadian concept."

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(runner-up entries after the jump)

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music


Between 3 & 4:

  • "We Should Meet in Air" by Mike Ritchie, from the album Wheatland Heartland
  • "Crazy Dreams" by C.R. Avery, from the album Act One

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Kelen Ati Leen" by Souljazz Orchestra, from the album Solidarity

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "Smith's Rock" by Dave Gunning, from the album We're All Leaving
  • "Destroyer" by the Dodos, from the album Carrier
  • "Confidence" by the Dodos, from the album Carrier

Margaret Atwood in conversation with Alan

atwood and alan.JPGLast night, Alan's conversation with Margaret Atwood as part of the Ottawa Writers' Festival covered a lot of ground: face waffles, glow-in-the-dark toothpaste, post-it notes, hunting gazelles, Hercule Poirot, the evolutionary edge of storytelling...Here's an excerpt of Atwood's sharp wit.








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D is for Dinner: two food trucks for a good cause

This Saturday there'll be a culinary gathering at the corner of Rochester and Pamilla. A rally for the tastebuds, in fact, and one that'll be rolling in on wheels. The Ottawa Food Truck Rally will feature a handful of mobile menus, with all proceeds going toward establishing a new scholarship to Algonquin's culinary arts program, for a tenant of Ottawa Community Housing.


Joining us first were two of the participating food truck-owners. Song Prak is co-owner of Chow Down Foods at Woodroffe and Byron, and Tim Van Dyke runs the Lunch Food Truck at the corner of Albert and Kent.


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lunch truck.jpgLUNCH Turkey and Bacon Slider

  • turkey from Bearbrook Farms
  • Seed to Sausage Black Pepper Molasses Bacon
  • egg bun from Rideau Bakery
  • LUNCH cranberry chutney
  • arugula

Cranberry chutney:

  • 8 oz cranberries
  • 7 oz pearl onions
  • 7 oz Granny Smith apples
  • 1.5 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz fresh ginger
  • 4 oz white vinegar
  • 2 oz cane sugar

Method: Add all ingredients in a sauce pain. Bring to a boil then let it simmer. Continue cooking until most of the liquid has evaporated. Take off heat, and let stand for an hour. Blitz with a hand mixer until desired consistency is met then refrigerate.


chow down.jpgChow Down Foods' Banh Zeo

batter mixture:

  • 1-1/4 cup rice flour
  •  2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1-1/4 tsp ground tumeric
  • 2 cups water


  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • pinch white pepper
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • half a yellow onion, diced
  • clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil (for cooking)

fish sauce dressing:

  • 1 cup fish sauce
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water


  • basil
  • cucumbers
  • lettuce
  • bean sprouts

Mix all the batter ingredients together and blend for 5 mins. If the batter is not yellow enough, add more tumeric. Set batter aside.

Using a non-stick pan, make sure the pan is hot before adding the oil and onions. Sweat the onions and then add garlic, stirring mixture and making sure the garlic doesn't burn. Add ground pork and the seasonings. Cook evenly, making sure pork is fully cooked. Set aside once cooked.

Using a non-stick pan, make sure the pan is set to medium to high heat. Add oil and swirl the oil around to coat the pan. Add a ladle of the batter mixture and coat the entire bottom of the pan. Cover the pan with a lid for 30 secs. Add meat mixture on one side of the pan and a handfull of bean sprouts. Cover pan for 30 secs. Flip the non-filled side of the batter mixture to form a half moon. Remove crepe from pan and place on a bed of lettuce. Top the crepe with cucumbers, basil and fish sauce dressing.


(Chow Down photo by Jeff H. on Yelp) 

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