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June 2014 Archives

Monday's show - links, info & music

  • You can follow botanist Paul Sokoloff and the Museum of Nature's Arctic expedition on Twitter, using the hashtag #naturescience.

  • Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld will host the CBC Canada Day Songwriter Circle tomorrow at Major's Hill Park. You can hear it live on CBC Radio One at noon, or head down and see the show in person at Major's Hill Park.

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Baby Come Back" by Serena Ryder, from the album Harmony
  • "Crazy Love" by Michael Buble, from his album of the same name

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Over Land and Sea" by Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk, from the album of the same name
  • "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Wild Ones

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Rainbow" by Robert Plant, from his upcoming album Lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar
  • "Stoney Lake Reels" by Natalie MacMaster, from the album Cape Breton Girl
  • "Volcanic Jig" by Natalie MacMaster, from the album Yours Truly

Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Summer Dress" by Highs, from the album Summer Dress
  • "Pyramid" by Five Alarm Funk, from the album Rock the Sky

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
  • "Phoenix" by Shannon Rose & the Thorns, from the album Seasons

 Between 5 & 6:

  • "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin
  • "Soul of the Earth" by Tom House, from the album Neighbourhood is Changing

Happy Trails, Cory O'Kelly

cory.jpeg30 years ago, a boss here in Ottawa convinced Cory to leave his reporting job at CBC Thunder Bay. It was the promise of a gig covering Ottawa City Hall that brought Cory here. Today, Cory retires from his career with the CBC, and we thought we'd invite him into studio to share a few more stories for the road...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Sleep in the Wild" by Crissi Cochrane, from the album Little Sway
  • "September" by Earth Wind & Fire

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Old Enough to Know" by Zeus, from the album Classic Zeus

Between 5 & 6:

  • "You Sparkle Silver" by the Skydiggers, from the album Northern Shore
  • "Walk Like a Man" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • "For All the World" by Myriad3, from the album The Where

Robert reviews Jersey Boys

It's Clint Eastwood meets doo-wop...

 

 

Robert Fontaine has his review of Jersey Boys below.

 

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U.S. - Canadian dual citizens: beware tax bills from Uncle Sam

The U.S. taxman is about to cast a much wider net on Canada. A new law requires banks around the world - including Canada - to start handing over information about accounts held by people with ties to the U.S.

 

It's called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and it will affect everyone from snowbirds, to dual citizens who left the U.S. as small children. As of July 1, Canadian financial institutions must begin the process to comply, by order of our own government as well as the U.S.

 

Allison Christians has been raising concerns about the law with Canadian MPs.She's a professor of tax law at McGill University, and she joined us with an overview.

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • "The Devil's Circus" is on-stage at the Fringe Festival tonight at 10PM, Friday at 8:30PM and Saturday at 10:30 PM at the Odd Box venue. "Kavalier's Kuriosities" is on tomorrow at 8:30PM, Friday at 7PM, and Saturday at 10:30PM at The Courtroom venue. "Who Killed Gertrude Crump" is showing tomorrow at 8PM and Saturday at 7PM.
  • The Peptides play Fringe Festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, and Canada Day festivities -- to keep track of all their performances, check out their web site
Music

Between 3 & 4: 
 
  • "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince, from the album Purple Rain
  • "Stronger than That" by Bahamas, from the album Bahamas is Afie 

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Waiting for the Sun" by Jolie Holland, from the album Wine Dark Sea
  • "Ton Amour est Passe de Mode" by Les Soeurs Boulay, from the album Le Poids des Confettis

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Relaxin' at the Club" by Morgan Davis, from the album I Got My Own
  • "Love Question Mark" by The Peptides, from the album Love Question Mark
  • "For Those Who Hate the Earth" by The Peptides, from the album For Those Who Hate Human Interaction

D is for Dinner - Pain de Campagne

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"Les Bleus", as they're called, played their last game in the group stage of the World Cup today. No matter the outcome, France has advanced to the Round of 16 after some impressive wins. All that cheering is sure to work up the appetite of French soccer fans. To help tackle that hunger, Giacomo ventured out to Ottawa's famous cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, to meet head pastry chef instructor Hervé Chabert. Hervé is also a BIG fan of Les Bleus on the pitch. 

Read up on how to make Pain de Campagne at home and listen to Hervé's interview here.  


 

Fringe panel: When puppets misbehave

We're grouping together Ottawa Fringe Festival productions by theme, and today's theme is puppets. We talked to 3 different plays that use puppets in different ways, but all agree that puppets, despite being manipulated by humans, don't always behave in ways those humans expect...Joining us were Daniel Wishes from Devil's Circus, Patrice-Ann Forbes from Kavalier's Kuriosities, and Tara Travis from Who Killed Gertrude Crump.



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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Holly Cole plays Dominion-Chalmers United Church at 6:30pm tonight, as part of the Ottawa Jazz Festival
  • Ira Basen's documentary "World War One and the Birth of Public Relations" airs tonight on Ideas on CBC Radio One
  • Camp Ten Oaks is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year
  • The city meeting about sports inclusivity is tonight at 7 at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "I Can See Clearly Now" and "Down Down Down" by Holly Cole, from the album Steal the Night: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio
  • "Hold You" by Elliott Brood, from the album Days into Years

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Hard Times" by Kelly Sloan, from the album Hard Times
  • "Raccoon Cat" by Bill Frisell, who's performing at the Jazz Festival tonight at the NAC Studio

Between 5 & 6:

  • "If I Wasn't Here" by Nabi, from her album Hibernation
  • "Maggie's Hardware Store" by Jack Marks, from his album Blues Like These

Camp Ten Oaks turns ten

CBC.jpgOntario's first camp for children from LGBTQ families is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. Giacomo Panico spoke with Nuka Fennell and Rae Woodhouse, two "graduates" of the camp who attended in its very early days, about the camp's impact on their own lives.

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Holly Cole's show must go on

hollycole.jpgShe has survived an earthquake in Japan, over two decades in the music business...And a broken arm the night before her Ottawa Jazz Festival show. Holly Cole joined us in studio, arm in cast, to talk about singing above challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Do I Look Worried?" by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, from the album Made Up Mind
  • "Cold Coast" by Secret Sun, from the album Cold Coast

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Big Butch Bass Bull Fiddle" by Corb Lund, from the album Counterfeit Blues
  • Excerpts of "Construction and Destruction" and "The Tallest Tower in the World" by Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, from the album Brooklyn Babylon

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "I Like the Things About Me" by Mavis Staples, from the album One True Vine

Darcy James Argue's big band Secret Society

argue.jpgDarcy James Argue may have called his music "steampunk big band" just on a lark, but it does seem to fit: Argue takes an older structure, that of the big band, and infuses a modernist's perspective into the sprawling sounds. Argue joined us in studio ahead of his Ottawa Jazz Festival gig, tonight at 10:30.

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Intoxicated" by BlakDenim
  • "Get Along Stray Dog" by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, from the album Love Has Come for You

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Oh, the Boss is Coming" by the Arkells, from the album Jackson Square

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Ana El Na" by Jaffa Road, from the album Where the Light Gets In
  • "Basement Bhangra Anthem" by DJ Rekha with Wyclef Jean and Bikram Singh, from the album Basement Bhangra
  • "Gur Nalon Ishg Mitha" by DJ Rekha with Malkit Singh, from the album Basement Bhangra

Political panel, June 20: wrapping up for the summer

The House rose today for summer break, which means our political panel is taking a break too. But before they trade their reporters' notebooks for summer novels, Susan Delacourt and Julie van Dusen joined us to run down what stories will still be making the news over the holidays.

 

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Where the Air Is Sweet


Tasneem.jpgTasneem Jamal left Uganda as a young child, one of thousands of Asians expelled by dictator Idi Amin. But a few years ago she returned to Africa with her family to write a novel that explores that part of Uganda's history. The result is a book called Where the Air Is Sweet, with a main character inspired by Tasneem's own grandfather. Tasneem Jamal spoke with Giacomo Panico about her book, and her own personal encounter with Idi Amin. You can listen to the interview here

Cheri Maracle brings the century-old poetry of Pauline Johnson to life

Pauline 2.jpgThe one-woman play Paddle Song brings to life the poetry of Pauline Johnson, who was quite a radical woman over a century ago -- a Mohawk and British woman who wrote poetry about Aboriginal rights. Cheri Maracle is an actress who has brought Johnson's story to life for the stage, and she joined us to talk about her performance this weekend at the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Our first fringe panel, "Ottawa expats", featured Morgan Johnson's show High Tide, and Jessica Fitzpatrick's Cupidity

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "An American Dream" by Kalle Mattson, from the album Someday, the Moon will be Gold

Between 4 & 5:

  • "I'm not Okay" by Shawnee, from the album She King
  • "Sister Sadie" by Horace Silver, from the album Blowin' the Blues Away

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Somewhere Near Thunder Bay" by Tony Dekker, from the album Prayer of the Woods
  • "Touchstone" by Eliza Gilkyson, from the album the Nocturne Diaries
  • "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" by Paul Anka

Fringefest panel #1: Ottawa expats

cupidity.jpg16 venues. 60 shows. And more than 400 performances. There are too many shows for us to highlight at this year's Ottawa Fringe Festival, but we're hoping to showcase as many as we can over the next week. So we've decided to group shows by theme.

 

To kick off our Fringe Fest coverage...this week's theme: Ottawa expats. We've chosen two performances where the playwrights are both from Ottawa but have since left this city -- and are back to perform in their hometown. And it turns out -- that's not the only things they have in common...

 

Morgan Johnson is the playwright and performer behind High Tide, and Jessica Fitzpatrick is the playwright and performer of Cupidity.

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Robert reviews a few DVDs for lazy summer days

Our film reviewer Robert Fontaine isn't too impressed with the lineup in the cinemas these days. So he's dug into a bag of DVDs for some rental suggestions, including this one about the glory days of VHS....

 

 

You can hear more of Robert's suggestions below.

 

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Painting for rehabilitation

paint2.GIFSaskatoon artist Jeff Nachtigall has travelled the continent to bring the joys of the visual arts to people facing big life challenges, including patients in health care settings. This week he visited the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre at the invitation of social workers, to guide patients and staff in an event called a "paint pour." You can listen to an interview with Jeff and participants here.

Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Big Blue Wave" by Hey Ocean, from the album Is
  • "Hymne du Pygmee Camerounais au Quebec" by James Azola, from an album that's in the works

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Gone, Long Gone" by JP Cormier, from the album Mandolin Collection
  • "Backlines" by Stars, from the album The North

Between 5 & 6:

  • "All Night" by Digging Roots, from the album For the Light
  • excerpt of "Stay" by Digging Roots, from the album For the Light
  • excerpt of "Cover Me" by Digging Roots, from the album For the Light
  • "For the Light" by Digging Roots, from the album For the Light

D is for Dinner: A Cameroonian feast to cheer on the World Cup team

This week on D is for Dinner, we've got food fit for a team of Indomitable Lions -- that's the nickname for Cameroon's national soccer team, which meets Croatia in World Cup action later this afternoon.

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It'll be a hard match, as Cameroon will be without its captain Samuel Eto'o, who's sitting out with a lingering knee injury. To cheer on the team, we invited two local Cameroonians to come in with a celebratory feast -- Nelly Mpiouang brought coffee and donuts, and her uncle James Azola brought in a dish called Ngwandeu Nkouande.


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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • The Art Bank's new public gallery is located at 150 Elgin St
  • Ann Cavoukian's final report as Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner is here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Hello" by Christina Martin, from the album I Can Too
  • "Just Make it Stop" by Low, from the album The Invisible Way

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Olha So" by Monica Freire, from the album Na Laje

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Sunday Morning" by Eagle lake Owls
  • "Red, Red Rose" by The Deep Dark Woods, from their album Jubilee

 

Ann Cavoukian's Adieu

Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, is leaving her job at the end of the month. And her parting words for the government had a bit of twist. She says the government too often uses privacy as an excuse to hold back information that should be public. 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • The Ottawa Champions will play starting next year in the Can Am League

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Summer Rain" by Melwood Cutlery, from the album Home in the Country
  • "Clear the Crowds" by Jim Bryson, from the album Where the Bungalows Roam

Between 4 & 5:

  • "The Least that She Deserves" by Jill Barber, from the album Fool's Gold
  • "Just the Start" by the Sturgeons, from the album This Is
  • "One for Ed" by Inside Out, from the album What is this Thing?

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Hooked" by Maylee Todd

Rally calls for a return of refugee health care

Today, lawyers, doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rallied on Parliament Hill on behalf of refugee claimants. Two years ago, the government made cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, which provides temporary health insurance benefits to refugee claimants.

  
Dr. Doug Gruner says cuts to the program for some refugee claimants has caused confusion for both patients and health care providers alike, as well as extra costs for taxpayers. He joined us to explain.

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "High on a Mountaintop" by the Dusty Drifters, from the album The Dusty Drifters
  • "Wirehead Swing" by the Jivewires, from the album Jive-o-Matic

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Headache" by Metz, from the album Metz

Between 5 & 6:

  • "We Go Home" by Adam Cohen, from the album We Go Home
  • "I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time" by the Andrews Sisters

Call Me Tom

call me tom.jpgAs veterans age, the stories of the soldiers who fought in World War II are in danger of disappearing forever. Maureen McKeen wanted to preserve her dad's story for future generations - so she cajoled him into writing it! Giacomo Panico spoke with Maureen and with Tom Hennessy, who was a Royal Air Force Pilot in the Second World War, about Tom's memoir called Call Me Tom

 

 

 

 

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Political panel, June 13: Federal reaction to the Ontario election

Our political panel reports on how federal politicians reacted to yesterday's Ontario election, including speculation about federal conservatives possibly vying for the leadership role of the provincial Progressive Conservatives. Plus commentary on continuing criticism of the citizenship bill, and how the NDP are handling the order to pay back money spent on mailouts to constituents.

 

 

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Checking back in with the loooong distance D Day runner

dday runners.jpgCanadian Forces Major Bruce Barteaux was in the All in a Day studio last Friday, when he was about to head off to France on a trip that combines his two passions: being a soldier, and a world-class endurance runner.

 

Major Barteaux ran in the Ultra D-Day Trail, which commemorated the 70th anniversary of D Day. He and 13 other soliders and civilians from the seven nations involved in the D-Day landings took part. Yesterday, they left Utah Beach, and 27 hours later, the group of runners pulled into the fourteenth and final checkpoint in Caen. That's after covering a total of 169 kilometres!

 

Major Barteaux had a few hours to catch his breath before we phoned him up to see how his legs were feeling.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • All the info is here about the "Big LeBOWLski" event being put on by the OIFF
  • "A Good Madness", the documentary about dancer Rachel Browne by filmmaker Danielle Sturk, will be screened tomorrow at the National Gallery at 3pm, as part of the Canada Dance Festival

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Redemption" by the Carolyn Fe Blues Collective, from the album Bad Taboo
  • "Hotel California" as performed by the Gypsy Kings, from the soundtrack to the Big Lebowski

Between 4 & 5:

  • "On My Way" by Danny Michel, from the album Feather, Fur and Fin
  • "Little House Around the Corner" by Ashley MacIsaac, from the album Best of Ashley MacIsaac

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Three Four Time" by The Other Brothers, from the album Everything Can Change
  • "Lake of the Woods" by Zachary Lucky, from the album Come & Gone
  • "You Can't Help It" by Devon Spoule, from the album Colours
  • "Leave to Land" by Liv Wade, from the EP My Great

 

Robert reviews For No Good Reason

 

Robert Fontaine looks at a documentary that explores the life and work of Ralph Steadman, whose art is closely associated with gonzo journalism and Hunter S. Thompson.

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Click here for the D is for Dinner recipe for Brazilian feijoada
  • More info here about the Shannen's Dream campaign

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Lightning Bug" by Jake Bugg, from the album Jake Bugg
  • "The 59th Street Bridge Song" by Simon and Garfunkel, from the album Parsley, Sage and Thyme
  • "Mas Que Nada" by Sergio Mendes with the Black Eyed Peas
  • "Danza Brasileira" by Andrew Mah, from the album Andrew Mah

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Between Lakes" by Faraway Neighbours, from the album Carry On, Man
  • "No One Gets Left Behind" by Devotchka, from the soundtrack to Little Miss Sunshine

Between 5 & 6:

  • "In the Rural" by Nightbox, from the album The Panic Sequence

Are "robo letters" reminiscent of robocalls?

It's the last day of the Ontario election campaign, and allegations of dirty tricks are flying. The most serious ones come from the Liberals, who are accusing the Progressive Conservatives of voter suppression. It's over letters received by voters in two hotly contested ridings, including Ottawa West-Nepean. They're written in the style of one neighbour to another, suggesting they might run into each other at the polling station. Problem is, the polling station in the letter is the wrong one for at least some recipients.

 

So with an election just one day away...what needs to happen to ensure it's fair? For a look at that question we were joined by Jean-Pierre Kingsley, a former chief electoral officer of Elections Canada.

 

 

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Election Lottery: Ottawa-Orleans

Voting day is nearly upon us, so today we conclude our Election Lottery. In this last round, we drew the name Marie-France Lalonde. She's the Liberal candidate for Ottawa-Orleans. We invited her in to talk about job creation, our randomly selected election issue. We also invited her NDP and Conservative rivals to share their thoughts. The NDP candidate did not respond to our request for an interview, but Giacomo Panico did speak with Progressive Conservative candidate Andrew Lister. You can listen to the candidate interviews by clicking on the links in this post. 

Still need help to make up your mind on election day? Just click to listen to our previous Election Lottery contenders speak about public sector cuts, transit and transportation and health care.


Tuesday's show - links, music & info

You can find our more about micro-livestock and the work of Aspire Food Group here

 

The video game night for young adults on the autism spectrum is hosted by Y's Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre

 

You can watch Ben Croskery's winning safety video on the website for Ontario's Ministry of Labour

 

Gordon Williams and Richard Kistabish are residential school survivors who are speaking at the Canadian Museum of History, as part of the exhibition 100 Years of Loss - The Residential School System in Canada

 

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Paris" by Scenic Route to Alaska, from their new album Warrington
  • "The Ways I Love You" by Ladies in Waiting, from their album Lovesick
  • "The Bells," a new single by Lowell

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Sea Song" by Louise Burns, from her album Mellow Drama
  • "Highway Speed" by Union Duke, from their new album Cash and Carry
  • "Feedback in the Fields" by Plants and Animals from their Parc Avenue album

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Can't Come Back" by Scarlett Jane from their album Stranger

Grasshoppers for dinner

 

grasshoppers.jpgWell, they're tiny, so maybe they're an appetizer. And Giacomo Panico found out it's best to have a glass of water at hand when chowing down, because they're a bit heavy on the salt when prepared for human consumption. His insect snacks arrived courtesy of Gabe Mott of the Aspire Food Group, which is looking at how insects can be used to address hunger in urban slums.

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • Live performance from the Tonys of a "Music Man" rap by TI, LL Cool J and Hugh Jackman
  • "Postcards" by the Sadies, from the album Darker Circles
  • "Old Dreams" by Hayden, from the album Us Alone

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Too Late" by Rush Midnight, from the album Rush Midnight
  • "Small Town Hymns" by Graydon James and the Young Novelists, from the album In the Year You Were Born
  • "Ojai" by Ray Lamontagne, from the album Supernova

Between 5 & 6:

  • "You Got It" by George Leach, from the album Surrender
  • "Talk to Somebody" by Lee Fields and the Expressions, from the album Emma Jean

Should attack ads by non political parties be allowed?

illegal-signs.jpgProgressive Conservative candidates look upon them as weeds in their election garden: black attack ads stuck in the ground, right next to their own signs on city property. They're from a union-supported group called Working Families, with the message "The Numbers Just Don't Add Up. We Can't Trust Hudak And Ontario PC's.

 

The ads are legal under provincial law. But a municipal bylaw prohibits election advertising on city property unless it's by candidates or parties. We wondered about the pros and cons of limiting that freedom of speech in a campaign, and so for a look at that issue we were joined by Tim Abray-Nyman -- a PhD candidate at Queen's University, studying the effects of negative political advertising.

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Bobby Bazini's new album is called Where I Belong, and he'll be back in September for the Ottawa Folk Festival
  • The study on "lowballing" alcohol consumption was by Tim Stockwell and published in the journal Addiction
  • More info about the ultra-marathon run to D-Day historical points is here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Heavy Love" by Bobby Bazini, from the album Where I Belong
  • "Cold Cold Heart" by Bobby Bazini, from the album Where I Belong
  • "In the Sun" by Sunfields, from the album Palace in the Sun
  • "Baracolle" by Jules Massenet, performed by Irmer Stefan, from the album Massenet: Complete Solo Piano Works

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Devil You Know" by Durham County Poets, from the album Where the River Flows
  • "No One's Gonna Love You Quite Like I Do" by Jenn Grant, from the album Clarivoyant

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Love Song to Canada" by Jason Collett, from the album To Wit to Woo
  • "One Giant Leap" by the Tourist Company, from the album Space Race

Political panel, June 6: New prostitution legislation, and new potential problems for Mike Duffy

This week Justice Minister Peter Mackay's introduced the "protection of communities and exploited persons act." The ends sound laudable, but the means to achieve them have been getting harsh reviews -- from those who say the law would make life dangerous for sex workers, to those who say it won't stand up to a Charter challenge.

 

Also in the news this week: the return of Mike Duffy, or at least, his paper trail. The police investigation of his expenses continues, with RCMP officers seeking hotel bills for Duffy's winter stays in Charlottetown. Evidence, they say, that his cottage in Cavendish was not his primary residence.

 

For a look at the week on and off the Hill for our leaders, we were joined by our political panel, Susan Delacourt and Elizabeth Thompson.

 

 

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Bobby Bazini on his number-one-record status

bobby-baziniphoto.jpgBobby Bazini is only 25, and only on his second record, but he's enjoying a number one slot on the Billboard charts with Where I Belong. Bazini joined us in studio to talk about his success and about his experience recording the album at the legendary Village Recorder studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Election Lottery: Ottawa South

We've wrapped up a third round of our Election Lottery, featuring interviews with the candidates of Ottawa South on the issue of health care. Giacomo Panico spoke with Liberal John Fraser, Progressive Conservative candidate Matt Young, and NDP candidate Bronwyn Funiciello. You can listen to those interviews by following the links in this post.

With only a few days left of the campaign, we figured we should get a head start on our final lottery round. On Thursday we drew a new big issue - job creation - and new candidates. Listen next week for our interviews with the candidates of Ottawa-Orleans.

Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • The CHEO "human library" takes place this Saturday in the Max Keeping wing of CHEO from 1-4pm -- more info here
  • More info about CBC's D-Day anniversary coverage here
  • Spot a bumblebee? Record it here!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "It All Glows" by Delta Will, from the album It All Glows
  • "Everywhere I Go" by Shari Ulrich, from the album Everywhere I Go
  • "Cloudy Day" by JJ Cale, from the album Shades

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Change the Channel" by Winchester Warm, from the album Change the Channel

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Under the Stormy Sky" by Daniel Lanois, from the album Acadie

 

Bumble bees in trouble

Bumble bee species are in danger of extinction, and they need your help. Some researchers have set up a crowdsourcing project called Bumble Bee Watch, to gather information from non-scientists about where bumble bees are living. Giacomo Panico spoke with Jeremy Kerr, a professor of biology and University Research Chair in Macroecology and Conservation at the University of Ottawa. 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Dynamite and Whiskey" by Fred Eaglesmith, from the album Cha Cha Cha
  • "Hot Barbecue" by Jack McDuff, from the album Barbecue Soul-a-bration
  • "They Told Me" by Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, from the album Untamed Beast

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Prelude in A-Minor" by Nick Sullivan, from the album Song Sung Sideways
  • "Circle of Friends" by Sneezy Waters, from the album Sneezy Waters

Betweeen 5 & 6:

  • "June" by Jolie Holland, from the album Pint of Blood
  • "Where Can I Go" by Laura Marling, from the album Once I Was an Eagle 

A sex worker responds to the new prostitution legislation

Today federal Justice Minister Peter McKay introduced a new bill on prostitution. It replaces the previous laws, which were struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada in December. This new legislation would criminalize the purchase of sex in this country for the first time, and would also mean possible fines or up to five years in prison for those who sell sexual services in public areas where minors could be present.

 

For reaction to the new prostitution bill tabled this afternoon, we reached Caroline Newcastle, an Ottawa-based indoor sex worker. CBC has agreed to use a pseudonym to protect her identity.

 

 

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D is for Dinner: Beer-can chicken

beer-can-chicken-taco.JPGIt's full-on BBQ season now, so why not combine a sudsy brew with a nice grilled chicken? And why not throw that chicken into some tacos? That's what Algonquin College Food Services sous-chef Brendan Kobzan suggests. He and his colleagues are competing at the Canadian Culinary Federation of Ottawa's annual chef's competition this weekend, and beer-can chicken has been one of the recipes they've been considering. For more on the competition, and the recipe, click here, and listen to the segment below.

 

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How Mark Sakamoto's war-surviving grandparents taught him about forgiveness

sakamoto.jpgThe Second World War tested Mark Sakamoto's grandparents. On one side of his family, his grandfather joined the Canadian army but spent most of the war as a P.O.W. in Hong Kong. On the other side of the family, his grand-mother was interned in a workcamp in Alberta; her crime was being of Japanese descent.

 

But rather than becoming angry or resentful, Mark says in the years following the war, his grandparents turned to forgiveness. He tells their story, and the impact on him, in his new book called Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents, and he joined us to talk about it.

 

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Boss Man" by Whitehorse
  • "When a Woman Gets Cold" by Mary Gauthier, from the album Trouble and Love

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Sunday Morning" by Eagle Lake Owls, from the album Eagle Lake Owls
  • "Sunday Unsung" by Chilly Gonzales, from his new album Re-Introduction Etudes

Between 5 & 6

  • "Hour North" by Jadea Kelly from her album Clover
  • "People Don't Get What They Deserve" and "Get Up, Get Out" by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, from her latest album Give the People What They Want

Sharon Jones struts back to Ottawa

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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings return to Ottawa for a show Tuesday night, where she plans to channel some of her inner Tina Turner. Giacomo Panico spoke with Sharon about the show, her latest album, and her recent battle with cancer.

 

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • More info here about the Twice Upon a Time book project
  • Charles Montgomery is the author of the book of research on what makes cities happy
  • thePANEL's event on economic diplomacy is tomorrow -- more info here
  • See separate post below for our book panel's June picks

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Make it Up as We Go Along" by Big Little Lions, from the album Paper Cage
  • "Mean-Eyed Cat" by Johnny Cash, from the album Unchained

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Stranger to My Happiness" by Sharon Jones, from the album Give the People What they Want
  • "Who Cares" by Mike Murley, from the album Looking Back

 Between 5 & 6:

  • "I Would Do Anything for You" by Nat King Cole

June book panel

Sean Wilson's picks:

  • The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Bill Gaston
  • The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham

Ann Archer's picks:

  • The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill
  • Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

 

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How thePANEL will turn economic diplomacy into a mixer

If we say "an evening of wine and cheese"...you might think "vernissage", or a meet and greet before a conference. But this being Ottawa, you can also attend an evening of wine and cheese at a policy discussion titled: How will Economic Diplomacy affect Canadian interests at home and abroad?

 

This the third event organized by Ottawa's thePANEL, a group that helps connect people who like to discuss and debate policy. It's happening tomorrow night at Library and Archives, but first we got a preview from Jordan Zed, president of thePANEL, and Tolga Yalkin, the vice-president.

 

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