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May 2014 Archives

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • MASC is presenting the "Awesome Arts" festival featuring student collaborations with local artists tonight at 6 at York St Public School -- more info here
  • The Reading Rainbow campaign is on Kickstarter
  • Lynne Hanson and Lynn Miles play two concerts together this weekend: first, tonght at the University of Ottawa's Draft Pub, and Sunday at Burnstown's Neat Cafe

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Sidecar" by Robin Dell'Unto
  • "Good Spirit" by Beats on Canvas, from the album Beats on Canvas

Between 4 & 5:

  • "All the Time" by Bahamas, from the album Bahamas is Alfie
  • "Elijah" by Ariana Gillis, from the album Ariana Gillis

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • "River of Sand" by Lynne Hanson, from an upcoming album
  • "Million Brilliant" by Lynn Miles, from the album Downpour

Lynne plus Lynn

lynnes.JPGOttawa's Lynne Hanson got some help from singer-songwriter Lynn Miles on her upcoming album River of Sand. And this last weekend in May, they're teaming up again for two concerts. They both joined Giacomo Panico in studio to talk about their partnership and the new music. You can listen to that - and some new music - here.

Election Lottery: Nepean-Carleton

Our second round of Election Lottery began when we drew the name Jack Uppal, the Liberal candidate in Nepean-Carleton, along with our big issue for the week: Transit and Transportation. We invited Jack Uppal and his rivals, the Progressive Conservatives' Lisa MacLeod (the incumbent) and the NDP's Ric Dagenais to defend their party platforms and their views on transportation issues. You can listen to those interviews by clicking on the links in this post.

Round 3 of Election Lottery begins when we draw a new name on Monday. We'll also be drawing a new Big Issue. We're still accepting ideas for that draw. What issue do you want to hear about? Send us your ideas to throw in the hat.

Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Kelp Records celebrates 20 years with parties on Friday and Saturday -- more details here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Sent" by the Acorn, from the album Blankets
  • "Lost in Yichang" by the Hilotrons, from the album Happymatic
  • "This Time Fer Sure" by Tara Holloway, from the album Sins to Confess

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Swimmer" by Alanna Gurr, from the album Late at Night

Between 5 & 6:

  • "It Ain't Enough" by Corey Hart, from the album First Offense
  • "Million Dollar Dream" by AR Rahman & Iggy Azalea, from the soundtrack to Million Dollar Arm
  • "Thunderstorms" by the Almighty Rhombus, from the album Lucid Living

Robert reviews Million Dollar Arm

Can a cricket star transform into a baseball star? That's the question behind Million Dollar Arm.

 

Robert Fontaine has his review below.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • The documentary Seeds of Hope screens at the Mayfair Theatre tonight at 6:30; admission is free
  • See separate post below for D is for Dinner / Stinging Nettle Soup information

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Moonrise" by Jon and Roy, from the album By My Side
  • "Make Me a Mirror" by Ark Analog, from the album The Dirty Power
  • "Stinging Nettle" by Calexico, from the album Spoke

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Quem me Leva" by Thievery Corporation, from the album Saudade
  • "Can I Pay You with Sunshine" by Andy Swan, from the album Andy Swan's Ottawa
  • "Good Mistake" by Mr. Little Jeans, from the new album Pocketknife

D is for Dinner: Stinging Nettle soup

stingingnettlesoup2.jpgYou may need gloves to handle them at first, but the finished result of using stinging nettle in your soup is a wonderfully creamy, green dish. Jambican Garden Studios' Colin Samuels joined us with his recipe -- listen below, or click here to follow along.
 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Picturama takes place tonight at 6 in the Byward Market building (second floor)
  • Mirella Amato's new book is called Beerology

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Sometimes" by Scott Nolan, from the album Montgomery Eldorado
  • "Marvin's Room" by Next Collective, from the album Cover Art

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Flor de Canela" by Quartetto Gelato, from the album Musica Latina
  • "Long Road" by the Strumbellas, from the album We Still Move on Dance Floors
  • "Weeds" by Kris and Dee, from their album Bloom

Between 5 & 6

  • "Little Bug" by Gabrielle Papillon, from her album of the same name

Peter Dunfield remembered

The figure skating community has lost one of its great coaches. Peter Dunfield, along with his wife Sonya, coached Ottawa skater Elizabeth Manley to a silver medal at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Giacomo Panico spoke with Emery Leger, the archivist at Skate Canada and a friend of Peter Dunfield. And among other things, he learned about the role of a fortune-teller in Elizabeth Manley's silver medal win.
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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • The editorial on a national vaccination registry that Dr. Brian Goldman talked about is by the CMAJ

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Lose Your Love" by Matthew Barber, from the album Big Romance
  • "I Know, I Know" by Jon McKiel, from the album Jon McKiel
  • "Fiddler's Green" by the Tragically Hip, performed by Jenn Grant and Justin Rutledge, from the album Daredevil
  • "Habitat" by Austra, from the album Habitat

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Rush of Your Wings" by Ann Vriend, from the album For the People in the Mean Time
  • "Hot Love" by Brian Setzer, from the album Setzer Goes Instru-Mental

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Oleander" by Sarah Harmer, performed by Colleen Rennison, from the album See the Sky About to Rain
  • "Workin' Joe'" by Stan Rogers
  • "Ramblin' Man" by Devin Cuddy, from the album Volume One

How much should you care about the provincial deficit?

$12.5 billion.

That's the projection for Ontario's deficit this fiscal year, and it's a major pre-occupation of all three major political parties. The Progressive Conservatives say they can balance the budget in two years - with austerity and job cuts in the public sector. The Liberals and the NDP say they'd take an extra year but avoid extreme cost cutting.

 

But how big a concern should the deficit be to voters? For a look at that question we were joined by Mike Moffatt, an assistant professor in the business, economics and public policy group at Ivey Business School.


 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Michelle Nel is the "allergy mom" we talked to, and her books are available here
  • The Saskatchewan horror film Kim Linekin talked about is WolfCop
  • All Ottawa Race Weekend info can be found here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Shake Your Boots" by StillNative, from the album StillNative

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Sally Green" by Fred Eaglesmith, from the album Tambourine

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Insufficient Funds" by the Courtneys, from the album the Courtneys
  • "Hey You" by Bachman Turner Overdrive, from the album Four Wheel Drive

Political panel, May 23: More squabbling over the Oakville-North Burlington nomination

The House is still not sitting this week, but there was plenty of political fodder for our panel of Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt: more shenanigans in the Oakville-North Burlington nomnation process, and more about Justin Trudeau's declarations about the Liberal stance on abortion, plus Julie and Susan's predictions for the late-spring session of parliament to come...

 

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Election Lottery - Ottawa-Vanier

This week we kicked off our Election Lottery by drawing the name of our first candidate, who's running for the NDP in Ottawa-Vanier. Herve Ngamby joined us on Thursday to discuss our first Big Issue: public sector cuts. We also spoke with his competitors in the riding, Madeleine Meilleur of the Liberals and Martin Forget of the Progressive Conservatives. You can listen to those interviews by clicking on the links in this post. 

We're playing Election Lottery again next week, when we draw a new name on Monday. We'll also be drawing a new Big Issue. What would you like it to be? Send us your ideas to throw in the hat.


Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Nhiazinha" by Rommel Ribeiro, from the album Egologico Recycle
  • "Carry Me Home" by Jill Zmud, from the album Small Matters of Life and Death
  • "A House is a Home" by Ben and Ellen Harper, from the album Childhood Home

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Bow and Arrow" by Reuben and the Dark, from the album Funeral Sky
  • "Those Were the Days" by Wind and the Wild, from the album Wind and the Wild

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Weightless" by Matt Andersen, from the album Weightless
  • "Helpless in Blues" by the Bamboos, from the album Fever in the Road

Robert reviews Godzilla

It's yet another remake of a film focusing on that giant green beast...

 

 

How does this Godzilla stack up against others? Film reviewer Robert Fontaine shares his thoughts below.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • See separate post below for D is for Dinner/bagels info
  • The online book club for Infinite Jest readers we mentioned can be found here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Sound and Fury: A Dream within a Dream" by Kalle Mattson, from the album Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold
  • "Triangle" by Badbadnotgood, from the album 3
  • "Love Lead Us to Sanctuary" by the Peptides, from the album Love Question Mark
  • "New King" by the Constantines, from the album Kensington Heights

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Flowers" by Jim Bryson, from the album Where the Bungalows Roam

Between 5 & 6:

  • excerpt from the 1st movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, with Franz-Paul Decker conducting the National Arts Centre Orchestra, from the album Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Minor/Copland: Concerto for Clarinet/Weber: Concertino

D is for Dinner: Carbo-loading on homemade bagels

bagels2.jpgIt's almost Ottawa Race Weekend time, which means all you marathoners are about to carbo-load in advance of Sunday's race. So too is Jason Faber, who's a food blogger and runner and chooses to make his own Montreal-style bagels at home. You can follow along with his recipe here, and listen below to hear about Faber's training with Canadian marathon champion Rob Watson.

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • More info here on the "Stairway to Heaven" lawsuit
  • More info here about the Canadian Civil Liberties Association's position on criminal record checks

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Wicked" by the 24th Street Wailers, from the album Wicked
  • "Garden" by Ruth Moody, from the album Garden
  • "Day of Langour" by the Flaps, from the album Again

Between 4 & 5:

  • Excerpts of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, and "Taurus" by Spirit
  • "Slidin' Around" by Morgan Davis, from the album Blues Medicine

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Come On Baby Take My Hand" by The Little Brothers
  • "Translator" by Bry Webb from his new album Free Will
  • "Sailing" by Leisure Cruise, from the new self titled debut album

The real Jack Purcell

jonpurcell.jpgNew public art in a park in Centretown was supposed to pay tribute to a Jack Purcell known for fixing children's broken hockey sticks. So what's up with the sculptures shaped like badminton rackets? Well, it seems they're a nod to a different Jack Purcell - an elite badminton player. Giacomo Panico spoke with Jon Purcell, son of the "stick doctor," to get his take on the mix-up.

 

 

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Friday's show - links, music & info

The Ottawa Rock Lottery is happening Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Babylon

Music

Between 3 & 4

  • "Memories" by Laurent Ourque, from his album Pieces of Your Past
Between 4 & 5

  • "Amazing" by Kellylee Evans, from her album I Remember When
  • "Black Diamond Girl" by Jason Collett, from his album Reckon
Between 5 & 6

  • "Ghosts" by Motel Raphael
  • "Map" by Michael Feuerstack, from his album Tambourine Death Bed
  • One Hit by Blak Denim

Political panel, May 16: Opposition leaders in the hotseat

Opposition leaders were the ones making the headlines this week, with the continuing fallout from Justin Trudeau's comments on abortion and Tom Mulcair's remarks at a House comitte about NDP satellite offices. Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt analyzed the week that was in politics.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Outta this Place" by Real Ponchos, from the album Since I Let You Go
  • "All I Need" by Marta Pacek, from the album Voodoo Dolls and False Alarms

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Victoria Day (May Flowers)" by Melissa McClelland, from the album Victoria Day

Robert Fontaine reviews Joe

In Joe, Nicholas Cage stars as an ex-con who tries to help out a boy from a troubled home. Robert Fontaine joined Amanda Putz in studio with his review and a pop quiz...

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Election Lottery!

Next week, All In A Day is kicking off the first round of our Election Lottery. And we want your help!

Here's how it works: each week before the Ontario election, we'll draw at random the name of a local candidate from one of the three major parties. Then we'll dip into another hat for a Big Issue - anything from the deficit to child care to job creation. We'll put it all together on the air, by inviting the chosen candidate for an interview on that topic later in the week.  And we'll give his or her rivals from the other two major parties a chance to comment as well by week's end.

So where do you come in? We want you to help us decide what Big Issues belong on the air with the candidates. What issue will decide your vote this election? And if the candidates aren't talking about it, tell us why you think they should! Write us here with your ideas. And tune in to the show on Tuesday May 20th just after 3 for our first draw.

We also welcome your riding-specific questions for the candidates we're interviewing. Here's a list of the ridings competing in the Election Lottery:

Ottawa Centre
Ottawa-Vanier
Ottawa-Orleans
Ottawa West-Nepean
Ottawa South
Nepean-Carleton
Carleton-Mississippi Mills
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
 
 



Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • See separate post below for D is for Dinner info
  • The fundraiser for Lanark County Mental Health programs, featuring the Acorn and Trevor Alguire, takes place tomorrow (Thu) at the Almonte Old Town Hall, beginning at 7PM

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Our Beautiful Hearts" by Ruffled Feathers, from the album Oracles
  • "Swank" by Monkeyjunk, from the album All Frequencies
  • "Do You Not Yearn, At All?" by the Acorn, from the album Pink Ghosts

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Richard Whiteman, from the album On Course

Between 5 & 6:

  • "She's Gonna Fly" by Meaghan Blanchard, from the album She's Gonna Fly
  • "Hockey Night Tonight" by Hanson Brothers, from the album Johnny Hanson Presents: Puck Rock Vol. 1

Supreme Court upholds Harkat security certificate

This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the government's right to use national security certificates, and detain non-citizens or foreign nationals without trial. The top court ruled the case against terror suspect Mohamed Harkat is fair and reasonable.

 

Harkat arrived in Canada in 1995 from Algeria, and the federal government granted him refugee status a couple of years later. Police arrested him 12 years ago, accusing him of being a sleeper agent for al-Qaeda. The former pizza delivery man was detained without trial, spent almost four years in custody and another seven years under house arrest. Up until last summer, his bail conditions included wearing an electronic monitoring device around his ankle.

 

For more on today's ruling, we were joined by Mohamed Harkat's lawyer, Norman Boxall.

 

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D is for Dinner: A 100-ingredient curry, reduced to 10 for you

d is for curry.jpgOn Saturday, as part of Chinatown Remixed, chef Caroline Ishii will invite 100 cooks (yes, 100) to help her make a batch of stone-soup-inspired Japanese curry. It's part performance art, part community meal. You can find her at Shanghai Restaurant on Saturday at 3pm for that.

 

But, if you want to try a slightly (well, more than slightly) scaled-down version of the curry at home, Ishii has a recipe for you...Check it out here, and listen to the interview below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • The Carleton Place Canadians are playing for the RBC Cup; you can watch tonight's (and tomorrow's) game at 5pm at the Carambeck Community Centre in Carleton Place
  • The pet-related gadgets our tech columnist talked about were the Kittyo and the Cleverpet
  • More on the study of the health benefits of red wine and chocolate here
  • Vera Frenkel is the artist behind the installation From the Transit Bar, which is returning to the National Gallery

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Piano Brother" by Jordan Klassen, from the album Repentance
  • "Annie" by Fanny Bloom, from the album Apprentie Guerriere

 Between 4 & 5:

  • "Year in Review" by the Black Keys, from the album Turn Blue
  • "Life on Mars" by Elf Power

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Skipping Stone" by Good For Grapes from their album Man on the Page

 

Return of the Transit Bar

transitbar.JPGIt's been nearly twenty years since the installation ...from the Transit Bar was displayed at the National Gallery of Canada. But starting this Thursday, gallery goers can once again drop by, and even order a drink. Toronto artist Vera Frenkel came by our studio to talk about her adventures with her installation over the years - including her stints tending bar.

 

 

 

 

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Forget me, Google

Living online means leaving a lot of digital footprints, some of which we might like to erase. Now the top court in the European Union has ordered Google to help some users do just that, upon request, by deleting links. Amanda Putz spoke about the ruling with people on both sides of the "right to be forgotten" debate: Brian Lee Crowley of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and Avner Levin, the director of the Privacy and Cybercrime Institute at Ryerson University.
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What will decide your vote this election?

With a month to go to the election, the campaign is in full swing. We want to hear what's on your mind, too. What issue will decide your vote on June 12th? E-mail us at allinaday@cbc.ca, or send us a tweet @cbcallinaday.

Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Call at the Moon" by Doug Hoyer, from the album Walks with the Tender and Growing Night
  • "All the Diamonds in the World" by Bruce Cockburn, from the album Salt, Sun and Time
  • "Coming Home" by Amos the Transparent, from the album Goodnight My Dear...I'm Falling Apart

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Baby, We'd Be Rich" by Old Man Luedecke, from the album I Never Sang Before I Met You
  • "Tokka" by Agnes Obel, from the album Aventine

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Lifted" by Alysha Brilla, from the album In My Head
  • "Ulysses" by Current Swell, from the album Ulysses

National Holocaust Monument design unveiled

Monument aerial.jpgPlans for a new National Holocaust Monument at Wellington Booth were revealed today. The winning design is by a team led by Lord Cultural Resources, and which includes Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky as well as well-known architect Daniel Libeskind. Amanda Putz spoke with Daniel Libeskind about his vision.

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Frances Itani is one of the writers appearing at Wakefield Writers Festival this weekend
  • Our "geek girl" guests on issues of harassment at ComicCon were Courtney Lockhart and Jordan Danger of Capital Geek Girls; they are both part of a Hollaback!-sponsored panel discussion this weekend -- more info here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Goodnight" by Fevers, from the album No Room for Light
  • "Stompa" by Serena Ryder, from the album Harmony

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Some Think" by Royal Streets, from the album Kings and Queen
  • "Vandemataraam" by Shashank

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Pourquoi" by Marie-Pierre Arthur, from the album Marie-Pierre Arthur
  • "I Hear You Knocking" by Lazy Lester
  • "Nothing to Prove" by the Doubleclicks, from the album Lasers and Feelings 

Addressing sexual harassment at ComicCon

cosplayconsent.jpgThis comic demonstrates what some female cosplayers have experienced -- sexual harassment from fellow ComicCon attendees. That's why this weekend at Ottawa ComicCon, some will be posing at ComicCon with signs that say "Cosplay does not equal consent." It's part of an event organized by Hollaback! Ottawa, to explore the issue of harassment in geek spaces.

 

Courtney Lockhart is speaking on Hollaback's panel on that. She's the assistant editor of a blog called Capital Geek Girls. And Jordan Danger is the blog's founder, who is also attending ComicCon this weekend in costume. Both joined us for a discussion on cosplay harassment.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "White Flag" by Royal Wood, from the album The Burning Bright
  • "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" by the Jivewires, from the album Jives do Jordan
  • "Night Still Comes" 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:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel, from the album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Exploring the idea of "masculindians"

masculindians cover.jpgTonight in Ottawa, a Queen's professor launches his new book entitled Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood. Sam McKegney sat down with 22 indigenous writers, artists, elders and activists to talk about masculinity. He met them at coffeeshops, in their kitchens, and one conversation even happened in a car barrelling along the 401.

 

One of people McKegney spoke with was Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, who is from Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. She and McKegney met up on a park bench near her home territory in Southwestern Ontario to talk about raising 3 young boys. Both Akiwenzie-Damm and McKegney joined us in studio to share some of their conversation.

 

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Robert reviews the Amazing Spiderman 2

Is this sequel to a rebooted series, well, amazing?

 

 

Robert Fontaine shares his thoughts on the Amazing Spiderman 2.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • The "Bodies, Babies and Body Parts" talk presented by Cafe Scientifique is tonight at the Heart and Crown -- more info here
  • See separate "D is for Dinner" post on baklava below
  • More info here about today's Order of Canada recipients
  • Tom Flanagan's book is Persona Non Grata: The Death of Free Speech in the Internet Age, and his book launch is tonight at 7 at Library and Archives Canada

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Asleep on the Bus" by Bestie, from the album No Bad Days
  • "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" by Ronnie Hawkins, from the album Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Agoya" by Souljazz Orchestra, from the album Inner Fire

 

Tom Flanagan's book Persona non Grata

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Tom Flanagan, Prime Minister Harper`s former right hand man, dropped by Studio 12 to talk about the evening that gave him the title of his book -- Persona non Grata. 

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D is for Dinner - baklava

mom-s-baklava-boulangerie-beirut-dessert-gatineau-d-is-for-dinner.jpgWith Mother's Day this Sunday, Stu Mills got a recipe for a homemade gift fit for any mom with a sweet tooth.

On Thursday, Alex Ibrahim from Boulangerie Beirut will be serving his mom's baklava at the Desserts of the World Festival. He dropped by the studio with the recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "The Ugly Song" by Erin Saoirse Adair
  • "The New Tomorrow" by Timber Timbre, from the album Hot Dreams

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Leisureforce" by Aesop Rock, from the album Skelethon
  • "Give Myself a Party" by Perry Como
  • "Meteor Shower" by Socalled, from his new album "Socalled's The Season"

Between 5 & 6:

  • "House by The Sea" by Beautiful Nubia and the Roots Renaissance Band from the new album Keere
  • "Call Me Blackman" by Blackman Akeeb Kareem

Beautiful Nubia performs with a Nigerian music legend

 

bnblackman show.jpgAfter a chance meeting in London, England, Ottawa musician Beautiful Nubia pledged to help re-launch a Nigerian preacher's music career. Beautiful Nubia and "Blackman" Akeeb Kareem joined Stu Mills in studio before sharing the stage in Centretown on Tuesday evening.

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Buzzfeed's tribute to Mr. Rogers is here
  • Soldier On is organizing the trek to Ottawa for Afghan vets
  • See separate post below for our book panel's May picks

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Love You With My Eyes Closed" by Adam Baldwin, from the album Adam Baldwin
  • "Cotton Jenny" by Gordon Lightfoot, from the album Summer Side of Life
  • "You Don't Wanna Love Me" by Meaghan Smith, from the album Have a Heart

 Between 4 & 5:

  • "I'm a Rock" by Attack in Black, from the album Years (by One Thousand Fingertips)
  • "Julia" by Bill Frisell, from the album All We Are Saying

 Between 5 & 6:

  • "Nitty Gritty" by Gladys Knight & the Pips, from the album Nitty Gritty
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" by Hunting, from the album Hunting

Let kids eat cake?

bday cake.jpgNew Ottawa Public Health nutrition guidelines suggest that daycares find other ways of celebrating kids' birthdays besides a sugary cake. But that doesn't sit well with one day care worker who thinks an occasional treat like cake is actually a good teaching moment for her little charges. Michelle Dewar from Carleton Memorial Day Care, and Sherry Nigro from Ottawa Public Health, joined us for the debate.

 

 

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May book panel

Ann Archer's picks:

Sean Wilson's picks:

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Danielle Quigley of PREVNet will be speaking at the Skepticamp this weekend
  • Catherine Brunelle is launching The Adventures of Claire Neverending tonight -- details here
  • More info about the Mugshot film here
  • Carlos del Junco plays the Almonte Old Town Hall tonight, the NAC 4th Stage tomorrow, and St. James Anglican Church in Manotick on Sunday

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Lonely Cryin' Blues" by Ginger St. James, from the album Spank Sparkle & Growl
  • "Hours" by MTT, from the album Years from Now

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Oh, My Darling" by Basia Bulat, from the album Oh, My Darling

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Uh-Oh" by Jeremy Fisher, from the album Lemon Squeeze
  • "Got My Mojo Working" by Carlos del Junco, from the album Mongrel Mash
  • "Heddon Tadpolly Spook" by Carlos del Junco, from the album Mongrel Mash

Political panel, May 2: "Pick a Fight Week"

It's been a day of late-breaking political stories, such as the Ontario election call and the resignation of Shawn Atleo...But our political panel has dubbed this "pick a fight week" due to two particular spats: the PMO versus the Supreme Court, and VIA versus John Baird. Susan Delacourt and Julie van Dusen joined us to break all this down.

 

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Master of the mouth harp Carlos del Junco

Carlos3088email.jpgHarmonica virtuoso Carlos del Junco joined us with a demonstration of some of his best tips and techniques, ahead of his first Ottawa-area concert in over a decade...

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Click here to give input about whether the hickorynut needs further protection
  • Vote here for the Searchlight finalists, including Ottawa's own Erin Saoirse Adair!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Out of Town" by Elage, from the album Askane
  • "Thunder Rolls" by Alanna Gurr, from the album Late at Night
  • "Did She Mention My Name" by the Dusty Drifters, from the album The Dusty Drifters

Between 4 & 5:

  • SHOW PRE-EMPTED FOR ONTARIO BUDGET

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Money Tree" by Eccodek, from the album Singing in Tongues

Mayor Watson on the provincial budget

Today's Ontario budget included a shout-out to Ottawa's LRT plans, infrastructure money, a promise to honour a 2008 uploading agreement, and possibly even something for the city's river action plan. Mayor Jim Watson joined us with his thoughts on the budget.

 

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Robert reviews Finding Vivian Maier

Until a few years ago, no one had ever heard of Vivian Maier or her work as a street photographer...

 

 

Robert shares his thoughts on Finding Vivian Maier at this link.