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August 2014 Archives

Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Tunnel Vision" by Tokyo Police Club, from the album Forcefield
  • "27 is the New 17" by Zeus, from the album Classic Zeus
  • "Every Beat of My Heart" by Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • "Swingin' in a Hammock" by Steve Dawson, from the album Waiting for the Lights to Come Up

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Hopeful" by Josh Ritter, from the album The Beast in its Tracks
  • "Below the Canopy" by Lindy, from the album Young Waverer
  • "I Wouldn't Dane" by David Myles, from the album In the Nighttime...

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Exit Music" by Brad Mehldau
  • "Able May" by Lucette, from the album Black is the Colour
  • "Where - to Ramallah" (traditional Palestinian song)

With Holt's closing, what's best for retail in Centretown?

holt2.jpgThe luxury retail chain Holt Renfrew is closing its Ottawa store in January. The company made the announcement yesterday, saying it plans to expand in other cities. The store has been in Ottawa for 78 years, and is inside the complex at 240 Sparks Street.

 

Holt's isn't the only big retail store to leave Sparks Street in recent years. Last year, at the other end of the retail spectrum, it lost Zellers. We wondered about the bigger impact of these changes on Centretown, beyond the Sparks Street Mall. Ian Capstick's communications company MediaStyle is nearby at Bank and Slater. He's a member of the board of the Bank Street BIA, and he joined us with some ideas.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Searchlight" by Phillip Phillips, from the album Behind the Light
  • "Fool on the Hill" by Bruce Cockburn, along with excerpts from "High Noon" by the Arkells and "Almost Like the Blues" by Leonard Cohen, as part of Tom Power's music column

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Sandy River Belle" by April Verch, from the album Bright Like Gold

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Mozart for the Cat" by Oh Susanna, from the album Namedropper
  • "Swimmin' Time" by Shovels & Rope, from the album Swimmin' Time

Food studies for all?

The Ontario Home Economics Association has started a petition. They're calling on the Ontario government to make at least one course in food and nutrition mandatory for high school students. The association's Mary Carver made the case to Giacomo Panico.
 
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While home economists are making the case for food studies in the schools, local chefs are finding there's an appetite for cooking classes during school breaks. Giacomo spoke with chefs Jason Laurin and Andree Riffou about their new courses.
 
 
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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • See separate post below for the cake shake recipe
  • Rubina Ahmed-Haq is our summer finance columnist
  • The Ontario Home Economics Association is behind the petition to require a nutrition course in the high school curriculum

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "This Cold Escape" by Amos the Transparent, from the album This Cold Escape
  • "Stray Birds" by Rose Cousins, from the album Stray Birds
  • "Milkshake" by the Village People
  • "Oh My Soul" by Thrush Hermit, from the album Clayton Park

Between 4 & 5:

  • "There Is" by Wil, from the album El Paseo
  • "Drama Queens" by Fanny Bloom, from the album Pan

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" by Neil Young, from the album After the Gold Rush

D is for Dinner: cake shakes!

cakeshake2.jpgIt sounds like a pastry chef's worst nightmare: whirling blades, turning perfect little layer cakes into soup before your eyes. But that's what's happening daily at Holland's Cake And Shake, the new venture from the former pastry chef at Atelier.

 

Michael Holland is serving up cakes, shakes...and for six dollars, a crazy sounding hybrid known as the "Cake Shake." He made one in our studio, and you can listen below for the results, or try it yourself by checking out this recipe.

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Opera Lyra's production of Tosca opens next week

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Falcon Song" by Octoberman, from the album Waiting in the Hell
  • "Wheatland" by Oscar Peterson, from the album Canadiana Suite
  • "Good Times" by Jarvis Church, from the album Soul Station, Vol 1: the Songs of Sam Cooke

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Your Daddy Don't Know" by Toronto
  • "New Wild Everywhere" by Great Lake Swimmers, from the album New Wild Everywhere

Between 5 & 6:

  • "On the Rocks" by Rural Alberta Advantage, from their new album Mended With Gold

 

Can politicians have work-life balance?

After 23 years in elected office, Ottawa councillor Peter Hume says it's eluded him. And it's getting more difficult all the time. We asked Linda Duxbury of Carleton's Sprott School of Business where hope might lie.
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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Enter CBC Music's Rock Your Campus contest here
  • Grafoid is the local company producing graphene

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Jigsaw Heart" by Elliott Brood, from the forthcoming album Work and Love
  • "Come to Light" by the Arkells, from the album High Noon
  • "Waves" by Bahamas, from the album Bahamas is Afie

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Lucky One" by Monkey Junk, from the album Tiger in Your Tank
  • "Construction Worker" by Golden Dogs, from the album Big Eye Little Eye
  • "Get Behind the Mule" by Tom Waits, performed by Booker T, from the album Potato Hole

Between 5 & 6:

  • "You've Got a Lot on Your Mind" by Sloan, from the forthcoming album Commonwealth
  • "Break it to Me" by Camera Obscura, from the album Desire Lines
  • "Weight of the World" by Hayden, from the album In Field and Town

Why graphene is the next big thing

 

There's a new material under development and it's being touted as a major breakthrough by technology manufacturers. It's made from the same material as your everyday pencil lead, but graphene is much more interesting, as it could be used to build everything from solar panels to flexible, wearable technology. Companies around the globe are working to create products from graphene and find profitable ways to produce it, and one of those is the Ottawa and Kingston based Grafoid. Gary Economo is the CEO of Grafoid and he joined us to explain.

 

 

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Peter Hume steps away from politics

hume.jpgMunicipal election signs will begin to pop up on people's lawns starting later this week. But as we found out on Friday, one candidate we won't be seeing on the campaign trail is Peter Hume. The long-time city councillor annouced that he will not be running for re-election. After 23 years on council and over a decade working with the Planning Committee, Hume wants to focus on his family and non-work life. He joined us to explain why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • To enter the Trivago guy makeover contest, go here; for expert fashion advice, see our very stylish guest Yannick at L'Hexigone Menswear on Dalhousie St
  • Adrienne Wong and Dustin Harvey are the creators of the theatrical experience Landline, which is on this weekend at Arts Court
  • The CRTC's proposal on new television cable packages is here
  • Kevin McDonald is the guest of the My Summer Crush improv festival this weekend
  • The Constantines play Arboretum Festival on Saturday

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "If I Knew Then" by Ray Harris, from the album Poorly Kept Secrets
  • "Time in My Mind" by Emilie Mover, from the album Mighty Time

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Scotch Whiskey" by Blue Moon Marquee, from the album Lonesome Ghosts

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Shine a Light" by the Constantines, from the album Shine a Light
  • "Trans Canada" by the Constantines, from the album Kensington Heights

A little sartorial advice for the Trivago guy

trivago.jpgIf you watch television, you've probably seen this guy a hundred times. That's a hundred times too many for the style-conscious.

 

"Trivago Guy," as he's known, is a fashion mess. Critics have been mocking him relentlessly online, wondering who he is, and why he failed to clean up before the shoot. Media outlets from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone have tracked down some answers. Turns out he's a 48-year-old actor named Tim Williams. He's from Houston, but now based in Germany. And no, he didn't pick the clothes himself.

 

Now, Trivago is promising Williams a new look, with input from critics. They can pick a new outfit, take a picture, and post it to social media. Voters online will pick a winner, who gets a five-day trip to Berlin and a chance to see the new commercial be filmed.

 

Yannick Beauvalet has a few ideas about what might work. He's a co-owner of L'Hexagone Menswear on Dalhousie, and he joined us with his advice.

 

 

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Kevin McDonald mixes metaphors and goes solo at My Summer Crush

kevinAL.jpgKevin McDonald, best known for his work with Kids in the Hall, is flying solo this weekend in Ottawa as part of the My Summer Crush festival. (That's the fest's organizer AL Connors in the photo.) And how does he like performing solo? Well, he likens it to a boat. You'll have to listen below to find out why...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Hold My Fire" by Gold and Marrow, from an upcoming album
  • "Take Me Away" by Ween, from the album Chocolate and Cheese
  • "Do it Yourself" by Kool Krys, from the album Perfume

Between 4 & 5:

  • Excerpts from "Farewell to the Glen" and "Dungreen Set" by Buddy MacMaster
  • "Mary" by Freelove Fenner, from the album Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Into Giants" by Patrick Watson, from the album Adventures in Your Own Backyard
  • "Your Heart" by Andy Shauf, from the album Darker Days

"Vision Zero" for eliminating serious pedestrian-vehicle collisions

Pedestrian injury and death have been making tragic headlines this week in Ottawa. A 42-year-old man hit at Catherine and Kent on August 12th died yesterday of his injuries. Also yesterday, a 24-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck at the intersection of Bank and Heron.

 

But such incidents aren't unique to this city...and Neil Arason argues, it's time they stop. His new book is called No Accident: Eliminating Injury and Death on Canadian Roads. He spoke to us from Victoria.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "In this Dark" and "Last Time" by Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars, from the album Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars
  • "Kintsukuroi" by Hey Rosetta, from the album Second Sight
  • "Hearts on Fire" by Passenger, from the album Whispers

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Mockingbird" by Ruffled Feathers, from the album Oracles
  • "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, performed by Time for Three, from the album 3 Fervent Travellers

Between 5 & 6:

  • "There's Something Goin' On" by Steve Strongman, from the album Let Me Prove it to You

D is for Dinner: Shaoxing Braised Pork Gua-Bao

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Chef Tarek Hassan dropped by our studio with these beauties after the lunch rush at his Gongfu bao food cart. He's serving up these steamed pork buns this weekend at the Arboretum Music Festival, and he shared a recipe for the filling. You can pair it with the gua-bao buns available at Asian supermarkets (just heat them up in a bamboo steamer), or enjoy it on rice or noodles.

You can usually find the Gongfu bao food cart at Elgin and Slater from noon to three Wednesday through Friday, and follow its travels on Twitter @gongfubao.

Listen here to Stu's conversation with Tarek.

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • You can follow the progress of Hannah Martensen and Team Canada at the women's world cup of baseball here
  • The app that tech columnist Carmi Levi talked about is called Ignore No More
  • Hitchbot finished her cross-country journey this weekend
  • More info here about the walking school bus pilot project
  • Leslie Hossack's photo exhibition Registered opens Thursday at the Shenkman Arts Centre

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Cats in the Window" by Harrison Kennedy, from the album Shame the Devil
  • "Life is Unbelievable" by John Southworth, from the album The Pillowmaker
  • "Foolish Things" by Lynne Hanson, from the album River of Sand
  • "Highway 1 East" by John K Samson, from the album Provincial

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Driverside" by Shawna Caspi, from her new album Apartments for Lovers

Between 5 & 6:

  • "My Last Map" by Her Harbour, from the album Winter's Ghosts
  • "I Want You" by Lindi Ortega, from her album Tin Star
  • "Our Love" by Doug Paisley from his new album Strong Feelings

Remembering the internment of Japanese-Canadians, in photos

Large Barn, Site of Tashme Internment Camp, Sunshine Valley British Columbia, 2013  by Leslie Hossack.jpgInspired by Ottawa writer Frances Itani's novel Requiem, photographer Leslie Hossack set out to tell the story of the internment of Japanese-Canadians in her own way. Many of the photographs in Registered: The Japanese Canadian Experience During World War II are of buildings, like this barn at the site of Tashme Internment Camp in the British Columbia interior. Stu Mills spoke with Leslie Hossack about the exhibition.
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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Bi's and Beers, a Pride event aimed at the bisexual, pansexual and queer communities, takes place this Thursday at the Lookout bar from 5-8pm
  • More information available here about Canada Post's transition to community mailboxes
  • More info here about the Airport Parkway closure for bridge construction

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Brill Bruisers" by New Pornographers, from the album Brill Bruisers
  • "Sailing Away" by Jennifer Castle, from the album Pink City
  • "In My Mind at Least" by P.S. I Love You, from the album For Those Who Stay

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Soft Place to Land" by Kathleen Edwards, from the album Voyageur
  • "Still Water" by Daniel Lanois, from the album Acadie
  • "My Sweet Lily" by Steve Koven Trio, from the album Alone Together

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Skinny Thing" by Vogue Dots, from the album Toska

Celebrating the 'b' in LGBTQ

prideflag.jpgAcross the city today, rainbow flags have been going up for Pride Week. The mission of the annual festival is to perpetuate the spirit of pride in the LGBTQ community. And this year, some of the events have a special focus on the "b," for bisexual.

 

Tova Larsen is bisexual, and the facilitator of a discussion group called BiAmore at Pink Triangle Services. Tonight's meeting at 7 is about creating space for "bi" people in the Pride movement.Tova's also the organizer of a Pride event this Thursday called "Bi's and Beers". Larsen joined us with some thoughts on why sometimes, bisexuals have struggled to find a place among both straight and gay folks alike.

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

  • The young singer our pop culture columnist was talking about is Shawn Mendes
  • Canada will face England in the women's rugby world cup final on Sunday; more info here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Gravy" by Stellas, from a forthcoming album
  • "Been So Long" by Old Cabin, from the album Old Cabin
  • "From the Night" by Stars, from the forthcoming album No One is Lost

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Look Alive" by Fevers, from the album No Room for Light
  • "In the Olive Grove" by Brian Katz, from the album Leaves Will Speak
  • "With Her Shadow" by Born Ruffians, from the album Birthmarks

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Those Days" by Michael Cera
  • "Saturday Night" by Wooden Sky, from the forthcoming album Let's Be Ready

Mayor of Kingston seeks federal Liberal nomination

Councillors_MarkGerretsen.jpgThe race for mayor in Kingston is wide open as of today. The current mayor, Mark Gerretsen, won't be running for re-election in the fall. Instead he's announced that he's seeking the Liberal nomination to run federally for Kingston and the Islands. We spoke with Gerretsen about why he wants to make the leap from muncipal to federal politics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The facts on FATCA

As of Canada Day, Canadian banks are required to start getting into compliance with a U.S. law called FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. It requires them to hand over the account information of clients with ties to the U.S., such as people with Canada-U.S. dual citizenship. That information goes to the Canada Revenue Agency, for release to U.S. tax authorities.

It's a lot to absorb for dual citizens, so we've done several interviews this summer on the legislation and the arguments for and against it. And in case you missed any of them, you can get caught up by listening to a FATCA primer by a tax law expert, an interview with an Ottawa dual citizen who's affected, a defence of the U.S. model of citizenship-based taxation, and our latest: the legal case against Canada's acceptance of FATCA.

Are you affected by FATCA? Get in touch with us and tell us your story. We'll continue to follow the issue in the months to come.

Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Do You" by Spoon, from the album They Want My Soul
  • "Before and After" by Jim Guthrie, from the album Takes Time

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Bound to be Okay" by Mike Evin, from the album Do You Feel the World?
  • "I Only Have Eyes for You" by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, performed by Oscar Peterson, from the album Oscar Peterson: The Songbooks
  • "Long Road" by the Strumbellas, from the album We Still Move on Dance Floors

Between 5 & 6:

  • "I Got the Feelin'" by James Brown
  • "Coming Home" by Young Running, from the album Coming Home

Robert reviews Get on Up

Biopics are a tricky thing; you need to be able to capture the essence of the subject without become caricature, and realistically portray the person's life while still being entertaining. So how does the new film about James Brown fare?

 

 

Our own Robert Fontaine has his analysis below.

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • See separate post below for D is for Dinner info on jerk tofu pizza
  • Rubina Ahmed-Haq, who spoke about RESPs, runs the web site Always Save Money

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Mile Marker 41" by Ray Bonneville, from the album Easy Gone

Between 4 & 5:

  • "The Raven's Sun" by Catherine Maclellan, from the album The Raven's Sun
  • "My Heart Will Go On," originally performed by Celine Dion, performed by Danny Wright, from the album Honeymoon Suite

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Carry the Zero" by Built to Spill, from the album Keep it Like a Secret
  • "Little Bird" by Shannon Rose & the Thorns, from the album Seasons

One Low woman's tax woes

SallyGrant2.jpgSally Grant lives in a custom log home in Low. The 79-year old may be forced to move if a threat from Revenue Quebec materializes; the tax agency has placed a lien on Grant's farm over taxes its says her daughter failed to pay 14 years ago.

 

Grant's daughter Annalisa Percy doesn't live there -- and hasn't in years. Her name isn't even on the deeds. But Percy lives in Ontario, and is beyond Revenue Quebec's reach. Guest host Stu Mills visited her 108-acre farm in Low, about 40km north of Gatineau, earlier this morning.

 

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D is for Dinner: Jerk tofu pizza

jerk-chicken-pizza-gluten-free.jpgMJMD Luigi Pizza de Luigi Pizza is newly opened in Wakefield, and they're offering a pie that may be appealing to people with specific diets: a jerk tofu pizza, on a gluten-free crust, that can also be made without cheese. Two of the family members that own the joint joined us with their recipe for that gluten-free dough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • The childcare provider we spoke to is with the Coalition of Independent Childcare Providers of Ontario
  • The comic we spoke to about Robin Williams was Rebecca Kohler
  • Men's Fashion Week is on this week in Toronto

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Leave Someone" by the Wilderness of Manitoba, from the album Between Colours
  • "Runaway" by Electric Youth, from the album Innerworld

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Little Wonder" by Rueben Degroot, from the album Rocket Surgery
  • "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey, performed by the Vitamin String Quartet, from the album Vitamin String Quartet Presents Strung Out Volume 8

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Right Time" by Nikki Lane, from the album All or Nothin'
  • "Always Waiting" by Benjamin Booker, from the album Benjamin Booker

Robin Williams, and the link between comedy and depression

robinwilliams.jpgAs the tributes pour in for Robin Williams after his death by apparent suicide, many are asking how a man who made so many laugh could struggle so severely with depression. We explored this question with two guests -- first, comedian Rebecca Kohler, whose work has been influenced by Wiliams, and then film critic Thom Ernst.

 

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If you or someone you know is in distress, call the Ottawa Distress Centre any time of day: 613-238-3311. And more resources are listed here.

Monday's show - links, info & music

  • If you're interested in the stained glass windows at Trinity Anglican Church in Brockville, contact Brian Eagles here or at 613-722-4852
  • Check out CBC News Ottawa online or on TV starting at 5 for photos from the LRT excavation

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Too Many Parties and Too Many Pals" by New Country Rehab, from the album Ghost of Your Charms
  • "Sugar Dime" by Blue Moon Marquee, from the album Lonesome Ghosts
  • "Bad Girls" by Jenny Mahem and the Fuzz Orchestra, from the album Bad Girls

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Four Seasons" by Melanie Durrant, from the album Four Seasons
  • "Here Comes the Sun" by George Harrison, performed by Ofra Harnoy, from the album Imagine
  • "Lost and Found" by Jim Bryson and Michael Feuerstack, from the album Singer Songer

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "Burnt Out Town" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, from the album Mockingbird
  • "Sports Song" by Weird Al Yankovic, from the album Mandatory Fun

Psst...Wanna buy several stained glass windows?

stainedglassbrockville.jpgDriving through towns in Eastern Ontario there's any number of historic churches dotting the landscape. One of those is the 137-year-old Trinity Anglican Church in Brockville. The building was de-consecrated in 2011 because of low attentance, and parishioners formed a new congregation with members of another church in town. But now the developers who bought the property are trying one last time to find a buyer for the church itself -- or else it will be demolished. 

 

Brian Eagles is the President of Northern Art Glass, and he wants to find a new home for the church's stain glass windows. He joined us to explain why.

 

 

 

 

 

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If you're potentially interested in these stained glass windows, contact Brian here.

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • k-os performs tomorrow night at the Wolfe Island Music Festival. His new album is set to come out in 2015.

Music 

Between 3 & 4:

  • "You Never Wanted Me" by The Bureaucrats
  • "Transmitter" by Red Squares
  • "Wildest One" by Jay Arner, from his self-titled album

Between 4 & 5:

  • "We Should Meet In Air" by Mike Ritchie, from the album Wheatland Heartwood
  • "Those Deviant Kids" by Green & Gold, from the album The Body Knows
  • "Vega-tables" by The Beach Boys, from their Smile Sessions album

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Hold Me" by Matthew Barber, from the album Big Romance
  • "Wild 4 the Night" by k-os
  • "Burning Bridges" by k-os, from the album Yes!

Takin' a dip with k-os

Thumbnail image for k-os Car Photo_Photo Credit David Moo - 1MB.jpgWater is just one of the many recurring themes in k-os' music. The Toronto musician gets into that and other topics with Alan, ahead of his headlining slot at the Wolfe Island Music Festival this weekend.
 
 
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Indigenous walking tours

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Jaime Koebel takes Alan Neal through Confederation Park as part of her new guided tour Indigenous Walks

The Cree/Métis artist and educator shared some of the stories behind the park's eagle staff, decolonized grass and the salmon at the bottom of the totem pole. 

Listen to Jaime and Alan's tour

More details on booking a tour here

Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • Sign up here to book an Indigenous Walk with Jaime Koebel. Today's tour departs at 5:30 p.m.
  • Old Man Luedecke performs at the Crystal Palace in Perth tonight with Henry Norwood as part of the new Festival of Small Halls. The festival takes him to Gananoque on Friday for a show with Tom Savage, then Bloomfield on Saturday to perform with Bill McBurney.

 

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Someplace I'm Supposed to Be" by Bry Webb, from the album Free Will
  • "Last Summer" by David Gray, from the album Mutineers

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Dancing the Dance" by Henry Norwood
  • "Baby, We'd Be rich" by Old Man Luedecke, from the EP I Never Sang Before I Met You

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Atras" by Lido Pimienta, from the compilation album Future Sounds of Buenos Aires

Robert reviews Woody Allen and Alejandro Jodorowsky

 

One filmmaker's 44th effort -- and another's first movie in 23 years. Robert Fontaine joins Alan to compare and contrast Woody Allen's "Magic In the Moonlight" and Alejandro Jodorowsky's "The Dance of Reality."

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Mary Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach bring Primadonna Does Shakespeare to Chamberfest tonight at 10 p.m. at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts.
  • Get the recipe for MLT DWN's lasanga grilled cheese sandwich here.
  • Learn more about the University of Alberta's "Understanding Video Games" course here.
  • Creative writers between the ages of 8 and 12 can apply for Carleton University's summer writing course here.

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Hark All Ye Women" by Mary Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach, from their Primadonna Does Shakespeare show
  • "Roll Um Easy" by The Claytones, from the album Lake In the Night"

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Palm Trees" by Lowell, from the album We Loved Her Dearly

Between 5 & 6:

  • "September Fields" by Frazey Ford, from the album Indian Ocean
  • "Dirty Lie" by The Secret Sisters, from the album Put Your Needle Down

Primadonna Does Shakespeare

photo.JPGTonight, a Shakespeare send-up arrives on-stage at Chamberfest. The Primadonna known as Mary Lou Fallis, along with pianist Peter Tiefenbach, drops by for a preview. Listen to their conversation with Alan Neal.

 

 

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The Chamberfest Shuffle

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Tonight at Chamberfest, Israeli pianist Eliran Avni is ready to play everything from Dvorak to Bjork. That's because the audience picks the playlist during a Shuffle concert. Listen to Alan Neal's conversation with Eliran Avni and soprano Ariadne Greif right here.  

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Shuffle performs tonight at 10 p.m. at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street, as part of Chamberfest.
  • Canada's U-20 Women's World Cup team (including Fury players Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence, and Fury alumnus Kinley McNicoll) plays Ghana in Toronto at 8 p.m. You can catch the game on CBC TV.

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Lascia la spina," from Georg Friedrich Händel's oratorio, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

Between 4&5:

  • "Why Don't You Do Right?" by Sinead O'Connor, from the album, Am I Not Your Girl?
  • "Don't Let Me Get Lonely" by The Record Company

Between 5&6:

  • "Five Spot" by Chilly Gonzales, from the album, Re-Introduction Etudes
  • "Even the Darkness Has Arms" by Barr Brothers, from the forthcoming album, Sleeping Operator

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Tonight, The Auditor General performs at The Daily Grind
  • Against Me! performs tonight in Kingston at The Ale House, and Sunday in Ottawa at Ritual Nigh Club (the Ottawa show is sold out)
Music 

Between 3 & 4: 
  • "Watermelon Weather" by Peggy Lee & Bing Crosby
  • "Last Best Places" by The Auditor General, from the album Last Best Places
  • "Four Years Later" by The Auditor General, from the album Last Best Places
Between 4 & 5: 
  • "What's Happening" by Elizabeth Shepherd, from the album The Signal
Between 5 & 6: 
  • "Summer Rain" by Jeremy Fisher, from the album Flood