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April 2014 Archives

Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" by Emilie-Claire Barlow, from the album Live in Tokyo
  • "You Are" by Laurent Bourque, from the album Pieces of Your Past
  • "Construction Worker" by Golden Dogs, from the album Big Eye Little Eye
  • "Big Ol' Bear" by the Archers, from the album These Wicked Woods

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Life is Unbelievable" by John Southworth, from the album The Pillowmaker

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Blue Monk" by Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane, from the album Thelonius Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

Afghans honour Canadian vets

An Ottawa police inspector who served in Kandahar was among those honoured by Ottawa's Afghan community on Tuesday. Giacomo Panico spoke with Inspector Chris Renwick and with Ali Mirzad, the president of the Afghan-Canadian Jaffari Cultural Centre.

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D is for Dinner - egg rolls

egg-rolls.jpgChinese take-out restaurants are duking it out for eggroll supremacy at a charity event in Ottawa this weekend. Dave Neil, co-owner of The Piggy Market, shared a version of a top secret family recipe he loves to make. Read up on the recipe here.

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Vote for the top 10 Searchlight finalists here!
  • Huff is on now at the NAC

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "The Ugly Song" by Erin Saoirse Adair
  • "Canadian Road Trip" by Kenny Butterill, from the album Just a Songwriter

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Hospitals" by NQ Arbuckle, from the album The Future Happens Anyway

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Kingston" by The Good Lovelies, from their album Let The Rain Fall
  • "Windy" by Wes Montgomery

ET Comes Home

The search for a cache of Atari "ET" game cartridges has ended at a landfill in the New Mexico desert. It was a dream of Mike Burns, the founder of Ottawa's Fuel Industries, to find them, and he inspired his colleagues to help out. We spoke with Fuel's Nick Iannitti about the search and its dramatic conclusion.
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A look at Lansdowne

The new CEO of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, Bernie Ashe, joined Ottawa mayor Jim Watson to give reporters a tour of the Lansdowne Park. Reporter Alistair Steele donned a hard hat for the trip and came by the studio to share the highlights. You can listen to his conversation with Giacomo here.   

Monday's show - links, info & music


Music

Between 3 & 4:
  • "I Heard the Bluebirds sing" by Sneezy Waters, from the album Sneezy Waters
  • "The Road to Robermory" by Garnet Rogers, from the albyum Summer's End
  • "City Swans" by Neko Case, from the album The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You

Between 4 & 5:

  • "My Silver Lining" by First Aid Kit, from the album Stay Gold
  •  "Lesson in Everything" by Lynn Miles, from the album Downpour
  • "Tell Her for Me" by James Hunter, from the album People Gonna Talk

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Keep Moving" by Jessy Lanza, from the album Pull My Hair Back
  • "Early or Late" by Weber Brothers, from the album  We

The hidden Holocaust

A Catholic priest from France is searching for the mass graves of Holocaust victims in Eastern Europe -- a challenge made more difficult by the fact that witnesses are dying of old age. Father Patrick Desbois joined us to explain why he's made this his mission.

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • The memorial for Marc Nelson is on Sunday at Crazy Horse Saloon in Kanata (115 Roland Michener Drive) from 4 - 9pm; info on his funeral and vistation is here
  • Patricia Pearson's book is Opening Heaven's Door: What the Dying May be Trying to Tell Us; she will talk about her book Saturday at 4pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (Lisgar at Elgin), as part of the Ottawa Writers Festival
  • Jim Gaffigan performs at the NAC tonight
  • Ottawa RedBlacks tryouts are this Sunday at Raven's field at Carleton University; registration is at noon

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Heartbreaker" by JW Jones, from the album Seventh Hour

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Leo the Lion" by Marc Nelson

Between 5 & 6:

  • "The Bridge" by Still Winter Hills from their album Late Night Souls
  • "Black Mud" by Black Keys from their album Brothers

Political panel, April 25: the Supreme Court on senate reform

Well, so much for Senate reform. That's the word from Prime Minister Stephen Harper today, following the ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada. The government CAN stop requiring senators to have a net worth of at least 4 thousand dollars - but that's pretty much it.

 

The Conservatives appear to be backing down on the controversial Fair Elections Act, too; today they announced they'll consider some major changes. They're also hoping the robocalls scandal has been put to rest once and for all, after yesterday's report by the commissioner of Canada elections. Our political panel, Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt, joined us with their take on all this.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Tear it Up" by the Planet Smashers, from the album Mixed Messages
  • "To Let Me Go" by Jerry Leger, from the album Early Riser
  • "2:19" by Tom Waits, from the album Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards

Between 4 & 5:

  • "The Road to Tobermory" by Garnet Rogers, from the album Summer's End

Between 5 & 6:

  • "With Her Shadow" by Born Ruffians, from the album Birthmarks
  • "Storm Passes Away" by Jake Bugg, from the album Shangri La

 

Robert Fontaine reviews Transcendence

 

Robert reviews the science-fiction thriller starring Johnny Depp that explores the myriad of possibilities of artificial intelligence.

 

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "No Confusion" by Erin Saoirse Adair
  • "Let it All Out" by Dennis Ellsworth, from the album Hazy Sunshine
  • "Remember This" by Nudie

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Hideaway" by Kiesza

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Hilly" by Oliver Jones, from the album Speak Low, Swing Hard
  • "Ripples" by Hank Jones and Oliver Jones, from the album Pleased to Meet You

D is for Dinner: An African Harvest

Farm Radio International, which is based in Ottawa but really does its work in sub-Saharan Africa, is celebrating 35 years of making radio for and by African farmers. And so they're hosting an "African Harvest" dinner on May 1st. One of the chefs involved, Andree Riffou, has been tasked with coming up some African-inspired dishes. She joined us to talk about that challenge, and to share a recipe for lentil hummous.

 

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Animating the Rideau Canal

canal.jpgWith the snow finally gone, runners, cyclists and strollers are back on the Rideau Canal pathways. Soon the pop-up patios and the 8 Locks' Flat restaurant will return as well. But some Queen's University planning students have been dreaming up even bigger ideas for adding life to the waterway, from Hogs Back to the Ottawa River.

 

Their 200-page report "Animating the Rideau Canal" is the culmination of a project in land-use planning. Jeff Nadeau and Fraser McLeod are two of the students who contributed, and they joined us with their ideas from Kingston.

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "The Ugly Song" by Erin Saoirse Adair (CBC Searchlight finalist)
  • "Broken for Good" by Jill Barber, from the album Fool's Gold

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Remember This" by Nudie, from the album Remember This
  • "Butterfly Stunt" by Steve Dawson, from the album Rattlesnake Cage

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Red-Winged Blackbird" by James Keelaghan, from his album Home 

U of Guelph Kemptville campus saved - for now

Farmers and municipal officials in Kemptville were alarmed by a decision by the University of Guelph to shut down its campus in eastern Ontario. But today, Ontario's minister of training, colleges and universities announced new funding to keep the college going for another year. Giacomo Panico spoke with the minister, Brad Duguid, about the funding announcement and plans for the future.

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Workopolis did the report on job turnover
  • Don't forget to vote for your favourite local entry in the Searchlight contest!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "What We're Looking For" by Finding Chuck (Searchlight entry)
  • "Change of Heart" by Sarah Jane Scouten, from the album The Cape
  • "Magnet Eyes" by Matthew Barber, from the album Big Romance

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Swingin' in the Trees" by Rick Fines Trio, from the album Riley Wants His Life Back

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Keep on Shining" by Curtis Harding, from the album Soul Power
  • "I Hope I Don't Fall in Love With You" by Tom Waits, performed by Ariane Moffatt, from the soundtrack to Trauma (Season 1)

Robert reviews Draft Day

Draft Day attempts to make a great drama from the tension behind picking a winning football team...

 

 

Does Robert Fontaine think Draft Day makes the cut? Listen below to find out.

 

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Political panel, April 17: Nigel Wright, and more on the Fair Elections Act

This week in national politics: Nigel Wright will not face charges for his loan to suspended senator Mike Duffy; Harper has committed six CF18s to the conflict in Ukraine; senators reject the Fair Elections Act, and more with our political panel, Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Tonight's Nature Talks about parasites is sold out, but you can see it sometime this week on the Museum of Nature web site
  • The "toughest job" video we talked about is here
  • See separate post below about House of Targ, pinball and perogies
  • A Dramatic Reading of Pop Songs takes place tomorrow (Thu) at 7:30PM at IdeaSpace

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Something Beaming" by Peter Elkas, from the album Wall of Fire
  • "Shake it Like it's on Fire" by Fiftymen, from the album Fiftymen

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Runner Road" by The Olympic Symphonium, from their new album Chance to Fate

Between 5 & 6:

  • "What Will You Be Building" by Amelia Curran, from the album Spectators
  • "Born to Lose" StillNative, from their self-titled album
  • "A Hard Day's Night" recited by Peter Sellers, from a 1965 television special

 

D is for Dinner: perogies, with a dash of pinball

houseoftarg.jpgHouse of Targ is a brand-new venue in Ottawa, and its M.O. is a little unusual: live bands, pinball machines...and perogies. All of those things are the passions of owner Paul Granger, and for the food part he enlisted chef Erik Royle. You can listen to Paul and Erik and check out the recipe for smoked gouda and kale perogies here.

 

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • The video of Pharrell being interviewed by Oprah is here
  • Vote for your favourite Ottawa-area finalists in the Searchlight competition here
  • The CBC News report on prescribing drugs to female inmates is here
  • The Hydropothecary is the medicinal marijuana business we spoke to
  • Evidence for Democracy is the group with a recent Trillium grant to continue its work with scientific advocacy

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack
  • "Dance" by the Lovelocks (Searchlight entry)
  • "One Day" by Paolo Nutini, from the album Caustic Love
  • "Skipping Stone" by Good for Grapes, from the album Man on the Page

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Strathcona Park" by Dean Pallen, from his album of the same name

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Come On In My Kitchen" by Leon Russell, from his new album Life Journey
  • "Visions" by Marine Dreams from their album You've Changed
  • "Cold" by Banded Stilts, from their album Little Village

Senate weighs in on Fair Elections Act

The Fair Elections Act has been controversial from the beginning in the House of Commons. And it's proven controversial in the Senate as well. A Senate committee is recommending substantial changes to the act in a new report. Giacomo Panico spoke with Conservative Senator Linda Frum, a member of that committee.

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • The Design Innovation for Disability in Kasese projects are on display now in Carleton University's Canal building (4th floor)
  • Vote for your favourite in Searchlight's Ottawa top 10!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Dirty Lie" by the Secret Sisters, from the album Put Your Needle Down
  • "VA Y Viene" by Amanda Martinez, from the album Manana
  • "Grand Canyon" by Timber Timbre, from the album Hot Dreams
  • "Dear Elkhorn" by Said the Whale, from the album Islands Disappear

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Roll 'Um Easy" by the Claytones, from the album Lake in the Night

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Banks of Bann" by Matthew Byrne, from the album Ballads
  • Excerpts from the Ottawa top 10 in the CBC Music Searchlight competition -- visit the site here to view all the finalists

Ontario's transportation minister on new funding for roads and transit

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne is promising to spend $29 billion over the next decade on transit and transportation infrastructure. About half of that is for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas; that means 14 billion for the rest of the province, including Ottawa.

 

The plan would redirect 7.5 cents on every dollar of the gas tax -- along with the HST on gas -- to transit, roads and bridges...But that accounts for just a tiny fraction of what's needed. 
And voters will have to wait for the upcoming budget for most of the details of where the money will come from. Glen Murray is Ontario's minister of transportation and infrastructure, and we reached him for more detail.

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • Excerpts of different versions of "Million Dollars" by Joel Plaskett
  • "Somewhere Else" by Joel Plaskett
  • "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath, from the album Paranoid

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Be Abad (Forever)" by Hossein Alizadeh & Pejman Hadadi, from the album Masters of Persian Music
  • "Step by Step" by Jesse Winchester, from the album Let the Rough Side Drag

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Broken Trees" by Zachary Lucky, from the album Common Dialogue
  • Excerpts of CBC Searchlight entries "So Strong for So Long" by Buck n Nice, "I Can't Stand It" by the Split, and "Fast Runner" by Devon O'Reilly

Political panel, April 11: Reflecting on Flaherty

This week, fill-in columnists Chris Hall and Elizabeth Thompson reflect on the legacy of former finance minister Jim Flaherty. They also touch on the continuing verbal skirmishes surrounding the Fair Elections Act.

 

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Thursday's show - info, links & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Princesse" by Willian Deslauriers, from the album Aux Quatre Coins de Ma Tete

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Nain Rouge" by The Sunparlour Players, from the album The Living Proof
  • "By Your Side" by The Sunparlour Players, from the album The Living Proof

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Dum Dee Dum" by Keys N Krates, from the single Dum Dee Dum
  • "Rain" by The Beatles, the B-side of the Paperback Writer single

 

Robert reviews Noah

 

In Noah, Russell Crowe stars as the world's first zookeeper. Robert Fontaine isn't exactly gushing about the new Darren Aronofsky film.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Fraser Taylor and his work in cartography is a recipient of a Killam Prize
  • See separate post below for homemade hotdogs; the "Beer, Barley and Food" takes place tomorrow (Thu) at Babylon nightclub
  • Information on how to prepare for possible flooding conditions here and here
  • More info here about the Heartbleed bug
  • Our We Day interviewees were the Man Tea group from Sawmill Creek Elementary School in Gloucester

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Earth Moved" by Elisapie, from the album Travelling Love
  • "Spring Comes In" by Phono d'Enfant, from the album The Wild Rose That Is
  • "You Are" by Laurent Bourque, from the album Pieces of Your Past
  • "Two Step" by Bear Mountain, from the album XO

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Dark Sunglasses" by Chrissie Hynde, from the forthcoming album Stockholm
  • "Hey Moon" by Dustry Drifters, from the album Hey Moon

The boys of Man Tea

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Members of the Man Tea club at Sawmill Creek Elementary School spend some of their free time at school brewing up ideas for fundraisers while drinking tea. Today, We Day organizers and three Ottawa Senators recognized the boys' hard work raising money for good causes.  Three members of the club joined Alan Neal in studio this afternoon.

 

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D is for Dinner: Hotdogs for a good cause

 

hotdawgs1.jpgThis week on D is for Dinner, hotdogs! Not just any hotdogs, though -- homemade ones from Steve Mitton at Murray Street Kitchen. And not just to feed your belly, too -- the proceeds from munching these will go toward a charity called Mary's Meals.

 

You can find the recipe here, or visit Steve and "Beer, Barley and Food" organizer Jeff Fennell at that event Thursday night at Babylon nightclub. There will be local brews, local bands, and more local chefs too. Admission is $10 and it all gets underway at 8pm.

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Tuesday's show - info, links & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "(Let Me Up) I've Had Enough", by Bryan Lee, from the album My Lady Don't Love My Lady
  • "Weathervane" by The Seasons, from the album Pulp
  • "Courante" by Richard Goode, from the album Mozard: Piano Works/Richard Goode

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Shake What You Got" by David Vest & East Meets Vest, from the album East Meets Vest
  • "Country in Us" by Jessica Pearson, from the CBC Music Searchlight contest

Scooby-Doo where are you?...Ottawa actually!

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Scooby-Doo and the entire Mystery Inc. team are coming to Ottawa, to Centrepointe Theatre, for "Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries."

 

And so, Alan and the crew of meddling kids at All In A Day are giving you a chance to win tickets to the show and to meet Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne as a VIP package.

 

All you have to do is solve the All In A Day Mystery Inc. challenges on the program today. Imagine if Scooby and the gang came to town, to discover that someone has, in true Scooby villain style, been dressing up as the Ottawa River Mishapashu creature to scare people away.

 

(Here's some images of what that creature might look like):

 

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First Challenge: Send allinaday@cbc.ca  a photo or drawing of what you think the villain's MASK would look like. Here's more from Alex Reitze who plays Fred in the Scooby Doo Live Musical Mystery show.
 
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Second Challenge:  Send allinaday@cbc.ca your theory as to who in Ottawa would be dressing up like the Mishepishu. Here's more from Stephanie Gandolfo who plays Daphne in the show.
 
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Third Challenge: Call 613-288-6519 with your best Mishapashu sound. Here's more from Garrett Lewis Dill, who plays Shaggy in the show.
 
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Fourth Challenge: Email allinaday@cbc.ca with your theory as to where the bad guys could hide a massive Mishepishu costume in Ottawa.
 
 
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Make sure you're sending in your theories by 6 p.m. tonight!

Book Panel's April picks

Ann Archer's picks:

  • The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Sean Wilson's picks:

  • Fire in the Unnameable Country by Ghalib Islam
  • Gender Failure by Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon

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Monday's show - info, links and music

 

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "I Can't Stand Up" by The Split, from the CBC Music Searchlight contest
  • "Well I Done Got Over It" by Buddy Guy, from the album Rhythm & Blues

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Manhattan" by Mickey Rooney, from the album Great Screen Lovers Collection
  • "Butterflies" by Tracey Lalonde, from the EP Little Letters

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Cowboy" by Rae Spoon, from the album My Prairie Home

 

 

 

Political Panel, April 4 - MP Eve Adams & Dimitri Soudas

 

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Dimitri Soudas, left, and Eve Adams are shown in a photo taken from a promotional flyer distributed by Adams' camp earlier this month in the newly formed riding of Oakville North--Burlington. (CBC)

 

The recent conduct of Conservative MP Eve Adams and and her fiancé Dimitri Soudas has drawn attention from folks both on and off Parliament Hill. All in a Day's political panel discusses the week that was for this political power couple.

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Friday's show - links, info & music

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Between 4 & 5:

  • "Je Nah Say Kwah" by Monkeyjunk, from the album All Frequencies

Between 5 & 6:

  • "St Patty's Present" by Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers from their self-titled album
  • "Write Them Down" by The Wooden Sky, from the forthcoming album Let's Be Ready
  • "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing" by The Wooden Sky, from the forthcoming album Let's Be Ready

Robert reviews Alan Partridge

thCAGHESPN.jpgBritish Comedian Steve Coogan created the character Alan Patridge about twenty years ago.The self-centred and obnoxious radio DJ arrives at the Mayfair Theatre this week.  Robert Fontaine gave Alan his impressions of the film. 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Missing You" by Feathership, from the album Howl

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Devil Enough" from forthcoming album by Gord Downie, The Sadies and The Conquering Sun
  • "Passing Out Pieces" by Mac Demarco from the Passing Out Pieces single

 

 

Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Wild Wind" by Shannon Rose, from the album Seasons
  • "Manifest" by Weakerthans, from the album Reconstruction Site

Between 4 & 5:

Between 5 & 6:

  • "T-Bill" by Elliott Brood, from the album Mountain Meadows
  • "Ghosts" by Hooded Fang, from their self-titled album

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Vote on local Searchlight entrants here!
  • Nymi is the wristband that uses your heartbeat to log into web sites
  • The ornithopter talk tomorrow is sold out, but as of tomorrow the flying machine itself will be on display at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Nolasco" by Miguel de Armas (Searchlight entry)
  • excerpt from Searchlight entries by Chops and the Holics, Cashtro Crosby, and the Kingmakers
  • "If This Dance Catches On" by the Mounties, from the album Thrash Rock Legacy
  • "Tuesdays are the Loneliest Nights" by Megan Hamilton, from the album Snow Moon

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Airbag" by the Fretless, from the album The Fretless
  • "Jos Monferrand" by Gilles Vigneault, from La Collection Emergence

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Out of Season" by Michael Feuerstack & Associates, from the album Singer Songer
  • "Sailor Boy" by Jason Collett, from the album Reckon
  • "FALLINLOVE2NITE" by Prince (with Zooey Deschanel)
  • "Muskoka Bound" by Trent Severn, from their self-titled album 

An ornithopter comes to the Aviation and Space museum

This was a significant flight:

 

Significant because, at 19 seconds, it was the first successful flight of an ornithopter (a human-powered, wing-flapping flying machine). And now it has a home at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, after a talk by its pilot and designer. Ahead of that talk, structural designer Cameron Robertson joined us to explain what that flight was like.

 

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