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February 2014 Archives

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • The memorial for Mohamoud Hersi Abdulle is at 5pm today at Ridgemont High School. A trust fund has been set up for his family at the 2470 Bank St branch of TD; account no. is 65551888
  • If you're interested in the Sherman Downey & Henry Norwood house concert, contact Sue at 613-267-7902
  • The Heritage Classic game between the Sens and the Canucks is on Sunday at 4pm on CBC TV

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Red Red Wine" by UB40
  • "The Right Idea" by Sherman Downey & the Ambiguous Case, from the album The Sun in Your Eyes

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Wires" by Basia Bulat, from the album Tall Tall Shadow
  • "Where to Lie" by Twist
  • "The Ship that Sails Today" by Rob Lutes, from the album The Bravest Birds

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Crater" by Gord Downie and the Sadies, from the upcoming album Gord Downie, the Sadies and the Conquering Sun
  • "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers, performed by Coeur de Pirate, for the soundtrack to the show Trauma
  • AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", performed by 2 Cellos on Youtube

Political panel, Feb 28: Ukraine, Manning and baby Trudeau

Last week it was the Liberal policy conference, where it seemed the highlight for Liberals was Sophie Trudeau and her baby. Well, today, it was the Conservative conference (the Manning conference) and attention is being paid to... er, Sophie Trudeau and her baby.

 

Not every reporter has their eye on the maternity ward of the hospital today though; there's the Fair Elections Act to be dissected, and the ongoing issue of what Canada's stance on Ukraine will be. Our political panel, Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt, joined us with their thoughts on this and more.

 

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Remembering Mohamoud Hersi Abdulle

memorial flyer (email)-page-001.jpgMembers of Ottawa's Somali community organized a memorial for Mohamoud Hersi Abdulle that takes place today (Friday) at 5 p.m. at Ridgemont High School. The Ottawa father died after a suicide bomb attack at the Presidential Palace in Somalia last week. He leaves behind six children and his wife. Longtime friend and colleague Wali Farah told Alan Neal all about Abdulle's legacy in Ottawa.

 

If you'd like to donate to the trust fund for Abdulle's family, the branch of the TD bank at 2470 Bank St is accepting funds to account number 65551888.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Jane Bunnett is giving a masterclass tomorrow for Carleton jazz students at 3pm in the Kailash Mital Theatre on campus; Jane and Jesse Stewart play with Roddy Ellias and John Geggie tomorrow at 7pm and again at 9pm at Gigspace -- for reservations, call 613-729-0693

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Real Truth" by Jane Bunnett
  • "Misterioso" by the Heavyweights Brass Band, from the album Brasstronomical
  • "Lazy Ways" by John Carroll, from the album Lost Radio

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Blues for Gwen" by the Phil Dwyer Trio
  • "We Came Together" by Stephen Fearing & Andy White, from the album Tea and Confidences

Robert's Oscar wishes and predictions

side_oscar.jpgIt's almost Oscar time, which means film reviewer Robert Fontaine is in with who he WANTS to win an Academy Award, and who he thinks actually WILL...

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Should social media fall under Quebec's language laws?

When Eva Cooper opened a Facebook account for her Chelsea clothing shop, Delilah, she didn't expect it to cause controversy. But the business owner -- who also has a location in the Glebe -- is now at the centre of a debate over language legislation.

 

Quebec's French language enforcement agency has told her she must translate the page to French by March 10th. If she doesn't, she could face legal action. But should social media be regulated the way websites are? Jean-Pierre Le Blanc is with the Office quebecois de la langue francaise -- the agency that has ordered the translation of Eva Cooper's Facebook page. We reached him this afternoon in Montreal.

 

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Saxophonist Jane Bunnett comes to town

jane_bunnett_roof_01.jpgWell-known Canadian master of the soprano sax, Jane Bunnett, has dropped by Ottawa to play some shows with local percussionist Jesse Stewart. They first met over two decades ago, when both received jazz awards, and they joined us in studio to reminisce about that first meeting and give a preview of this weekend's events.

 

Jane will give a master class to Carleton jazz students tomorrow at 3pm in the Kailash Mital Theatre on campus, and Jane and Jesse will play together Friday night for two shows at Gigspace, along with local musicians Roddy Ellias and John Geggie -- call 613-729-0693 for reservations.

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Check out CBC Music for all things '90s this week
  • See separate post for D is for Dinner - Cardamom Chicken recipe and spice shop info
  • Check out last night's "Aboriginal Reads" dicussion online here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Coax Me" by Sloan, from the album Twice Removed
  • "Standing in a Line" by Shotgun Jimmie, from the album Everything Everything
  • "White Flag" by Royal Wood, from the album the Burning Bright

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Imaginary Bars (Roots Version)" by United Steel Workers of Montreal with Tony Dekker, from the album Weewrk Is 6!

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Not The Only One" by Soulstack, from the album Five Finger Discount  

 

D is for Dinner: Cardamom chicken

cardamom-spice-shop.jpgCardamom and Cloves is Ottawa's newest spice shop, and we sent Samantha McGrath to check it out. Owner Jodi Samis gave us a tour, and shared her recipe for cardamom chicken, which you can find here.

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "One Life to Live" by the Souljazz Orchestra, from the album Inner Fire
  • "Home" by Olympic Symphonium, from the album Chance to Fate

Between 4 & 5:

  • "We had Some Good Times" by Katie Moore, from the album Montebello

Between 5 & 6:

  • "My Baby Knows" by Rick Fines, from the album Out of the Living Room
  • "That'll be the Day" by Buddy Holly

The TSB recommends Ottawa improve bus safety at rail crossings

Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada told the City of Ottawa to do a better job making sure bus drivers stop when lights at rail crossings are flashing. We spoke to a TSB investigator about his review of five incidents that happened at the same Barrhaven crossing as last September's deadly collision, and we also got response from Transit Commission chair Diane Deans.

 

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Ottawa's Caroline Bisson heads to the Paralympics

giacomo and caroline.jpgIn 2009, she was diagnosed with bone cancer, and lost her left arm, shoulder, and part of her chest. But five years later, Caroline Bisson has qualified for the Paralympics in biathlon and cross-country skiing. She joined guest host Giacomo to let us know how her preparations are going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Our Canada Reads event with Joseph Boyden is sold out, but you can tune into it live online tomorrow night -- more details here
  • More info about the Ottawa Fury FC here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Weightless" by Matt Andersen, from the album Weightless
  • "The Flagpole Skater Laughs from Above" by Steve Dawson, from the album Rattlesnake Cage

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Making Up..." by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, from the album Give the People What they Want
  • "Come Again, Sweet Nature's Treasure" by Emma Kirkby & Daniel Taylor, from the album Shakespeare: Come Again, Sweet Love
  • "Meet Me at the Gate" by Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast, from the album Martel

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Little Wonder" by Rueben Degroot, from the album Rocket Surgery
  • "Hearts" by Sidney York, from the album 3S

Joseph Boyden on the Orenda

boyden.jpgThe Orenda by Joseph Boyden is a potential nation-changer -- at least, that's according to Canada Reads, which (thanks in part to your votes) has placed it on the shortlist this year. And in celebration of that fact, we're hosting a special event with Boyden tomorrow night. Boyden joined us for a preview chat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • The Speaking Black Hockey event takes place tomorrow (Sat) at the U of O's Alumni Auditorium from 6:30 to 9:30pm, and it's free
  • The Joseph Boyden Canada Reads event is sold out, but you can stream it at this link on Tuesday night
  • More info here about the Canadian Association of Environmental Law Society conference
  • More info here about the Shepherds of Good Hope fundraiser

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "The Bug" by Terry Gomes, from the album Shh

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" by Old Man Luedecke, from the album Tender is the Night
  • "Good Times" by Sam Cooke, performed by Jarvis Church, from the album Soul Station Vol. 1: The Songs of Sam Cooke - A Tribute

Between 5 & 6:

  • no music

Political panel, Feb 21: Policies, and no policies, at the Liberal convention

This week, Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt run down what's been said (and not said) at the Liberal convention in Montreal. Will we get a taste of future election policy, or will the speeches be all style and no substance?

 

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Speaking Black Hockey

 

Africville Sea-Sides 1921.jpg1921 team photo of the Africville Sea-Sides. The team played in the Colored Hockey League in Nova Scotia.

 

On Saturday, February 22, hockey players and artists team up for an event that explores and celebrates black experiences in hockey. Poet nth digri a.k.a Anthony Bansfield organized Speaking Black Hockey in honour of Black History Month. It's happening at the University of Ottawa in the Alumni Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Robert Dawson is a sports writer. In 1970, he played on Canada's first ever all-black line in university hockey. Dawson and Bansfield got the conversation started with Alan Neal in Studio 12.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Alison" by Jeremy Fisher, from the album Flood

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Zana" by Bet E & Stef, from the album Remix Deluxe
  • "Moon River" by Evening Hymns, from the album Spectral Dust

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Small Town" by Fred Eaglesmith, from the album Tambourine

Kanata to get first community mailboxes

Canada Post has announced the first communities across the country that'll be switching to community mail boxes, part of a larger plan to phase out door-to-door delivery. Parts of Kanata are included in today's announcement. Susan Margles is a VP with Canada Post, and she joined us to explain how the mailboxes will work.

 

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Robert reviews the Monuments Men

It's based on a true story, the story of a group who tried to take back artworks looted by the Nazis...

 

 

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

 

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Ottawa curler wins gold

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Team Canada, from left, Kirsten Wall, Dawn McEwen, Jill Officer, Kaitlyn Lawes and Jennifer Jones celebrate their gold medal. (Photo Canadian Curling Association/Michael Burns)

 

Ottawa curler Dawn McEwen plays lead for Jennifer Jones' rink. Team Canada beat Sweden 6-3. It's the first time since 1998 that Canadian women curlers have reached the top of the Olympic podium. They did so, while going undefeated throughout the tournament.

 

Alan tracked down Dawn's husband, Mike McEwen, at the Canada Olympic House in Sochi not long after the big win.

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Simon Rakoff performs all this week at Absolute Comedy Club
  • See separate post about the Russian blinis as part of D is for Dinner
  • Our Canada Reads evening with Joseph Boyden is sold out, but you can participate online here
  • You can give the CRTC feedback on the future of TV-watching here
  • Jan Rossiter is the Kingston athlete skiier competing for Ireland in Sochi

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "The Blini Song", a traditional Russian song
  • Kalinka, as performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Tartastan

Between 4 & 5:

  • "After the Gold Rush" by Neil Young, performed by Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt and Dolly Parton

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Ordinaire" by Robert Charlebois, from the soundtrack to the film Gabrielle

 

The CRTC on the future of television

Yesterday, we spoke with Michael Geist about the call to regulate Netflix (you can listen here). But putting restrictions on video streaming servicesis just part of a larger conversation taking place. The CRTC is currently looking into the future of the television system in Canada, and today they held web-chats in both French and English on Twitter. Jean-Pierre Blais is the chairman of the CRTC, and he joined us with his thoughts.

 

 

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Kingston man skis for Ireland

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(Photo courtesy of Olympic Council of Ireland)

Kingston's Jan Rossiter achieved his dream of competing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. He and his Canadian coach made up the entire Irish cross-country ski team. Rossiter is now moving on to his next goal of landing job when he returns to Canada.  Alan Neal caught up with Rossiter in Sochi.

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D is for Dinner: Russian blini

blini 2.jpgWhile the Olympics are on, we thought it'd be appropriate to feature some food from Russia for D is for Dinner. And in a happy coincidence, turns out there's a Russian party happening this weekend. More info about that here, find the recipe for blini here, and listen below for more fun facts and tips on making blini.

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Hugh Brody's film Tracks Across the Sand screens for free this evening at 7:30 at the University of Ottawa's Alumni Auditorium
  • The "soundwave password" technology we talked about is by Slick Login -- Dan Misener has written more about it here
  • More info here about the teen bullying musical, to be performed at Centrepointe Theatre in March
  • The Hidden Cameras play Zaphod's tonight

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Red, Red Rose" by the Deep Dark Woods, from the album Jubilee
  • Performance from Youtube of Kyrie Kristmanson singing "A Continent Ago"

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Ela" by Dom La Nena,  from the album Ela
  • "I Lost My Way" by Matt Anderson, from the album Weightless

Between 5 & 6:

  • "One Note Brown" by New Mastersounds, from the album Keb Darge Presents Funk For The 21st Century
  • "Carpe Jugular" by The Hidden Cameras, from their new album Age
  • "Bread for Brat" by The Hidden Cameras, from the new album Age

Local teen writes his own musical about bullying

bullying musical.jpgThat photo there is local teens Elliot Wehlre, Byron Chan, Sam Turgeon-Brabazon and Paige Cheverie-Sulley, rehearsing a high school musical. It's not your typical musical fare -- it deals with some heavy, mature themes like bullying and contemplation of suicide. And it's the project of Wehlre, who wrote the play and all the songs. The CBC's Kate Porter visited him in rehearsal.  

 

 

 

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You can see Break Before Bend at Centrepointe Theatre March 18th and 19th.

 

(Photo by Tim Wehlre)

How should Netflix be regulated?

Many people spent their weekend binge-watching the newly-released episodes of House of Cards. But the fact that Netflix is releasing original TV content has some saying the company should be treated more like a conventional broadcaster -- with Canadian Content rules and mandatory contributions to television funds. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in internet and e-commerce law, joined us to talk about this.

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Friday's show - links, music & info

Music

Between 3 & 4

  • "This Is A Game" by Nick Waterhouse, from his forthcoming album Holly
  • "Clearer View" by Blue Rodeo, from their album Palace of Gold

Between 4 & 5

  • "Luxury Motel" by New Country Rehab from their latest album Ghost of Your Charms

Between 5 & 6

  • "Comes Love" by Billie Holiday, from her 1957 album Body and Soul

Annualized Advances: Finale

The All In A Day romance novel Annualized Advances is complete in time for Valentine's Day, thanks to the crowd-writing efforts of our listeners. Our book panel, Ann Archer and Sean Wilson, joined Alan for a dramatic reading and review of the work.
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Students suspended over inappropriate images

Students at a high school in Napanee have been suspended over the distribution of inappropriate images. Alan spoke with Prof. Tracy Vaillancourt of the University of Ottawa, bout why teens share explicit images, and the best approaches for dealing with the behaviour.
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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • More info about Wyrd Distro here; the launch party is Saturday at 4pm at Pressed
  • Sean Cullen performs at Ottawa Little Theatre on March 22

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Fishes" by Emilie Mover, from the album Emilie Mover

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Your Friendly Neighbourhood Sugar Man" by Sugarman 3, from the album What the World Needs Now
  • "Kapuskasing Coffee" by Justin Rutledge, from the album Valleyheart

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Greenstreet" by John Abercrombie Quartet, from the album 39 Steps
  • "Rock Me" by Blind Boys of Alabama, from the album Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra 

Robert reviews the Lego Movie

An animation of the classic plastic toys -- it sounds, perhaps, a tad too commercial to be a good film?

 

 

But our film reviewer really likes the Lego Movie -- listen below to find out why.

 

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Sean Cullen on improvising, Ottawa, and not going the SNL route

Sean-Cullen-headshot-5-200x200.jpgSean Cullen's in town to tape an episode of the Debaters, but he'll be back again on March 22 for a solo performance. He stopped by the studio for a wide-ranging interview on his time at a "grungy" radio station with Corky & the Juice Pigs, improvising, and how he decided which career paths to take.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Info about Brazilian Fever is here; and check out the post below for the cheese bread recipe
  • Click here for info and tickets to the event on Feb 25th at Wabano, featuring Joseph Boyden
  • The All in a Day romance novel is here; at this link is info about the next romance writers' association event

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "So Far Away" by David Myles, from the album Turn Time Off
  • "Stars" by Megan Bonnell, from the album Hunt + Chase
  • "Candy" by Renee Yoxon, from the album Let's Call it a Day

Between 4 & 5:

  • Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" performed by Ruth Moody, from her album These Wilder Things
  • "Precious Time" by Skydiggers, from their album No. 1 Northern

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Dusty Blue" by Charles Bradley from his album Victim of Love

Annualized Advances

No, this is not another budget story. It's the title of the All In A Day Romance Novel, being written by our audience. Alan challenged listeners to a crowd-writing experiment. Their mission: write a romance novel by Valentine's Day, featuring a story set in the 613 and 819.  We also invited Madeline McBride, the president of the Ottawa Romance Writers' Association, to give some tips to our authors-in-waiting.

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Ontario finance minister on federal budget

While public servants are bracing for the effects of this week's federal budget, provincial finance ministers are expressing disappointment and anger. Alan spoke with Ontario's finance minister, Charles Sousa.

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D is for Dinner - Brazilian cheese bread

brazilian-cheese-bread.jpgA piece of the Brazilian Carnival is coming to the Capital this weekend, as CBC Ottawa's Adrian Harewood hosts Brazilian Fever at the Museum of History on Saturday.

 

To get in the spirit of Brazilian Fever, we've asked Guil Fernandes, owner of Delightful Tastes, to share his recipe for Brazilian Cheese Bread.

 

You can find the recipe here

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Can We Talk starts tonight as part of the Undercurrents festival at the GCTC
  • The app that Dan Misener, our tech columnist, talked about it Romantimatic
  • If you're interested in attending our Canada Reads event featuring Joseph Boyden, go here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Time Alone" by Old Man Luedecke, from the album I Never Sang Before I Met You
  • "Till the Morning" by Bahamas, from the album Pink Strat

Between 4 & 5:

  • program pre-empted for budget special

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Mix of Sun and Cloud" by The Most Serene Republic, from the album Population

Cross-country skiier wears town patch on her sleeve

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Perianne Jones, a cross-country skiier from Almonte, is wearing her heart on her sleeve at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. See that blue, green and white patch on her arm? That would be the logo for the Town of Mississippi Mills.

 

Jones' longtime neighbour Jane Torrance is leading the fundraising effort to make the town one of Jones' official sponsors.

 

(Photo courtesy of periannejones.blogspot.ca)

 

 

 

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Theatre students interested in taking the Trinity exam must register by February 20; more info here
  • Almonte native Perianne Jones competes in Sochi in cross-country sprint tomorrow (Tue) at 5AM EST; more info here about raising funds to help sponsor her

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Death of the Party" by Wet Secrets, from the album Free Candy
  • "When Brakes Get Wet" by Julie Doiron, from the album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Oh, What a Thing" by Good Lovelies, from the album Let the Rain Fall
  • "10th Floor Ghost Girl" by Cibo Matto, from the album Hotel Valentine 

Chris Hadfield's impressions of Russia

hadfield.jpgIn his monthly column for us, former space station commander Chris Hadfield shares his perspective on current events that relate to his experience. This month: Hadfield might not have ended up commanding that space station without his lessons in the Russian language and time spent over there...He compared for us the Russia of then with the Russia of now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • excerpt of live performance by Tone Cluster

Between 4 & 5:

  • "All That it Takes" by Del Barber, from the album Prairieography
  • "Raggytown" by Montreal Guitar Trio, from the album Der Priz

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Volcanoes" by the Goodluck Assembly, from the album Demonstrations
  • "The River" by the Darcys, from the album Warring

 

Political panel, Feb 7: How much sick leave, exactly?

It's not that simple a question, as it turns out: how many sick days do public servants take a year? Treasury Board president Tony Clement lumped in paid and unpaid days when he came up with the number 18.2. But the Parliamentary Budget Officer says unpaid days shouldn't count, and therefore the number is more like 11.5.

 

To sort out the numbers, and what they mean, our political panel of Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt joined us.

 

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Mitzvah Day in Ottawa

From making sandwiches and crafts, to donating hockey equipment, to writing letters for soldiers and sick kids... The Ottawa Jewish community is doing as many good deeds as they can this Sunday to mark the annual Mitzvah Day. Two long time participants visited our studio... 9 year old Talia Freedhoff and her mom, Stacey Segal.

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Front opens at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Field2.JPGThe land in Europe was torn up by trenches, bullets, and explosions during World War I. Now you can see what the battle sites look like almost a century later. We'll meet the photographer behind Front... a new exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Rémi Thériault is a photographer based in Ottawa. He traveled to World War One sites in Europe to photograph the land where many battles were fought. Those photos are now part of a new exhibit called Front. It opened February 6th at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Remi Theriault's exhibition Front, featuring his photographs and the poetry of Colin and Andrew Vincent, is on now at the Ottawa Art Gallery
  • The number to call for concerns about smelling gas in your area is 1-866-SMELGAS
  • This is War is on now at the GCTC
  • You can watch the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics tomorrow (Fri) starting at 10:30am in Confederation Park

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Thunder in Your Chest" by Peter Katz, from the album Still Mind Still

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Gone" by Melanie Durrant

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Virtuoso" by Black Violin, from the album Classically Trained

Paul Dewar and Tony Clement on public service sick leave

Today, the Parliamentary Budget Office waded into the dispute over how many sick days federal public servants take. The PBO report says that in 2011-2012, public servants took an average of 11.5 paid sick days.

 

Last year Treasury Board president Tony Clement called the sick leave plan for bureaucrats archaic and outdated. Minister Clement said the average government worker takes 18.2 sick days a year. Today's PBO report says that figure is "to some extent inflated" because it includes time missed due to workplace injuries and unpaid sick leave.

 

In response, Minister Clement released a statement today. The first line reads: "I was pleased to see the Parliamentary Budget Officer's report validates our conclusions on public service absenteeism." 

 

Meanwhile the NDP sent out a press release with this headline: "PBO debunks Conservative attacks on public service employees."

 

We were joined by both NDP MP Paul Dewar and Minister Tony Clement, for their takes on the numbers.

 

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Robert reviews Bettie Page Reveals All and Dallas Buyers Club

Two film reviews from Roberts Fontaine this week...First up, the documentary Bettie Page reveals all...

 

 

And next, Dallas Buyers Club.

 

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • See separate post below for recipe and hot sauce info from Chilly Chile's
  • The buy-and-sell MP3 site our trends reporter referred to is Redigi

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "She Loves You" by the Beatles
  • "Two Twenty Twos" by Chris Page, Date With a Smoke Machine

Between 4 & 5:

  • "I Know You're Right" by The Balconies, from the album Fast Motions
  • "Concerto N27, 2nd Movement" Angela Hewitt, from the album Mozart: Concerto N17/N27

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Postcard Poverty" by Kobo Town, from the album Jumbie in the Jukebox
  • "El Rito" by Destroyer, from the album Five Spanish Songs

The Vatican and Sexual Abuse

PA.jpgA scathing report from the United Nations is calling on the Vatican to take action against sexual abuse. Gatineau Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher has read the report, and shared his thoughts on its findings.


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D is for Dinner - heat up your winter with Chilly Chiles

d is for chiles.jpgIt can make your eyes water, your mouth burn and it can make you sweat. Not everyone has a taste for hot sauce. But Blair Horvath does -- he owns Chilly Chiles in Manotick, which is the largest selection of hot sauce in the country, with over 800 different flavours. Blair joined us with a recipe to heat up D is for Dinner...Listen below, and check out the salmon recipe here.

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Laugh Out Loud is taping an episode tomorrow at the National Gallery, as part of the Cracking Up the Capital festival
  • Carleton students can attend the presentation by PostSecret's Frank Warren tomorrow -- details here
  • More info here about the signing of Henry Burris to the Ottawa RedBlacks
  • The NAC Orchestra plays the music of R. Murray Schafer on Wednesday and Thursday

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Different Heroes" by A Tribe Called Red, from the album Nation II Nation
  • "Passed Down the Line" by Amanda Rheaume, from the album Keep a Fire

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Yearnin' for Yesterday" by Monkeyjunk, from the album All Frequencies

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Weather Vane" by David Francey, from the album So Say We All
  • "Quatuors a cordes no. 12" by R. Murray Schafer, from the album Quatuor Molinari

Mark Kristmanson appointed CEO of NCC

Federal cabinet minister John Baird announced the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission on Monday, after more than a year of deliberations over who should replace interim CEO Jean-Francois Trepanier. His name might not be well known to the average Ottawa resident, but inside the NCC, Mark Kristmanson has been a project leader for the past decade.  Now as CEO, he's stepping into the spotlight at a time when much about the crown corporation has been changing, and much is up for debate.  For example, how much say the mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau should have in its operations. Kristmanson joined us with his thoughts on the issues, and his goals for the NCC.

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Henry Burris signs with Ottawa Redblacks

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The Ottawa Redblacks scored starting quarterback Henry Burris. The veteran CFLer dropped by the All in a Day studio to explain why he chose Ottawa over Winnipeg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Human Heart" by Sam Roberts Band, from the album Lo-Fantasy
  • "Wait Up For You" by the Belle Game, from the album Ritual Tradition Habit

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Roots Ragamuffin" by Ras Lee, from the album Who Killed the Lion
  • "Winterlude" by Olenka & the Autumn Lovers, from the album Hard Times

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "But Beautiful" by Peter Appleyard
  • "Poor Girls of Ontario" by Daniel Romano, from the album Workin' for the Music Man

February book panel

Ann Archer's picks:

  • To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing by Simon Garfield
  • Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield

Sean Wilson's picks:

  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Katan
  • Death in the Family by Karle Ove Knausgaard

Explaining a shortage of workers in the video game industry

The Canadian video game industry is facing a bit of a challenge: the question of how to fill a major labour gap, stemming from a lack of senior talent. Industry representatives are appealing to the federal government to make it easier to hire foreign workers to fill those high-level positions. But in a field where studios are popping up everywhere, making games for every smartphone...Why is there a shortage to begin with?

 

With his thoughts, we were joined by Jean-Sylvain Sormany. He's the President of Snowed In Studios, an independent video game and media developer in town. He's also a programming instructor at Carleton, and head of the Ottawa chapter of the International Game Developers Association.

 

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