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The Best of All In a Day January 13, 2017 "All Night Long: Music of the 80s"

Nicole Parker is performing as part of All Night Long, Music Of The 80's tonight and tomorrow night at the National Arts Centre.

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The Best of All In a Day January 12, 2017 "Sens trying to get crowd numbers up"

We'll speak to an economist to find out what the franchise can do to get more people in their seats.

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The Best of All In a Day January 11, 2017 "Sam the Record Man in Belleville"

Ontario told the owners of Canada's last standing Sam the Record Man to hit the highway when they asked for a tourism sign on the 401. But the owners of the store aren't buying into the reason for the rejection.

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The Best of All In a Day January 10, 2017 "Antarctica return"

Two participants in the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica are back home in the Ottawa area - with pictures, haikus, and new leadership skills.

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The Best of All In a Day January 9, 2017 "Basic Income Guarantee consultations"

Ontario wants to experiment with universal basic income later this year. And provincial officials stop by Kingston this evening to get ideas for how the poverty relief plan could work.

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The Best of All in a Day Jan 6, 2017 "36 Hours in Ottawa"

He came, he saw, and general consensus seems to be he did "eh" ok. We talk to the New York Times writer who penned this week's article "36 Hours in Ottawa."

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The Best of All in a Day Jan 5, 2017 "Fisher Sighting"

It's no secret they lurk in local woods, but not very many people have seen one if the flesh. We speak to the nature photographer who came face-to-face with a fisher on NCC property earlier this week, and has the video to prove it.

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The Best of All in a Day Jan 4, 2017 "D is for Ethiopian"

Cardamom, cayenne and a few heaping tablespoons of clarified butter. The Blue Nile Restaurant explains how to transform a few simple ingredients into an Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas Feast.

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The Best of All in a Day Jan 3, 2017 "Calorie Counting"

New provincial law is looking to help improve peoples' fast food choices. But is putting calorie information on menus the best way to encourage habits? A local nutritionist weighs in.

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Best of All in a Day, December 29, 2106 "Media Panel talks Local Journalism"

News organizations are scrambling to figure out how to keep readers and viewers... And how to pay the bills, with news consumers getting so much content for free, online. Tackling the issue today: Christopher Waddell, professor of journalism at Carleton U

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Best of All in a Day, December 28, 2106 "Fundraiser for Yemeni Refugees"

The United Nations estimates the civil war in Yemen has forced millions of people from their homes. Zein Ahmed is working to build awareness, and deliver help. She studies biomedical science at the University of Ottawa... and she's created a new campaign

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 22, 2016 "Ottawa Animator"

With movie award season just around the corner, a man from Ottawa is making space on his mantle for more hardware. We check in with the Algonquin grad-turned-Disney animator and Golden Globe nominee.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 21, 2016 "Glacier Explorer"

He ventured deep inside the narrow caverns of a melting glacier, all for the sake of science. We hear from an Ottawa man who joined a very chilly expedition last week to study the impacts of global warming.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 20, 2016 "Christmas Hacks"

Some would argue the most important part of the holiday season is spending time with loved ones -- and slaving away for hours in the kitchen prepping Christmas dinner takes away from that. We hear from three people proposing an alternative.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 19, 2016 "Skeleton Bronze"

This weekend, an Ottawa skeleton athlete returned to the place she first learned how to slide head first down an icy track at 120 kilometres an hour. And earned her first ever World Cup medal. We get the goods on the bronze performance.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 16, 2016 "Last Political Panel of 2016"

Our political panel is in for our last conversation of 2016. And we've fattened it up just like Santa, with an extra political watcher. Susan Delacourt, Julie Van Dusen AND Althia Raj.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 15, 2016 "New Central Library"

City staff want to build a new central library branch on Wellington Street near LeBreton Flats, and team up with Library and Archives Canada to do it. We get reaction to the staff report from the CEO of the Ottawa Public Library.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 14, 2016 "2017 Budget"

The Ottawa Budget was signed sealed and delivered today - just in time for the holidays. But not without some tense moments --- directed at city policing. We hear from two city councillors with opposing votes on the 2017 Police Budget.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 13, 2016 "Pot Task Force"

Today, the federal task force on legalizing marijuana recommended sales should be restricted to those over 18. We get more details and reaction from the Canadian Medical Association.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 12, 2016 "Scientists Unmuzzled"

Federal scientists will have the right to speak publicly about their work under a new collective agreement. We hear from the federal researcher who helped in the push for change.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 9, 2016 "Project Give on AIAD"

On a special Project Give edition of All in a Day, we take a look at some of those served by the Ottawa Food Bank, to help convince you to donate.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 8, 2016 "Herongate Project Give"

We're raising money for the Ottawa Food Bank at cbc.ca/projectgive. Have a listen, to just one example of the people helped by your donation, folks at the Herongate Food Centre.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 7, 2016 "Buses and Students"

The latest slate of OC Transpo fare increases could mean more yellow school buses on the road next year. We speak to the head of Ottawa's Student Transportation Authority.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 5, 2016 "Book Panel"

The All in a Day book panel is in studio to help check every kind of reader off your holiday shopping list.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 2, 2016 "Political Panel"

From Pipelines - to pipe dreams of Canadian Electoral reform. Our political panel is in with highlights from the week that was on the hill.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 1, 2016 "Bail Changes"

Today, Ontario's Attorney-General announced new measures to unclog the court system. They include hiring more judges, crown attorneys and duty counsel. And supervised "bail beds" for accused who are homeless. We get details.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 30, 2016 "Goose Rescue"

Honk if you love road trips. We check in with a colleague about an unusual road trip down south, as chauffeur to seven Canada Geese.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 29, 2016 "Rooming Houses"

From broken locks and windows to illegal evictions and landlords intercepting the mail. A new report looks at what life can be like living in an Ottawa rooming house.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 28, 2016 "Love What You've Done with the Path"

Our renovation series Love What You've Done With The Place continues, with a place that doesn't have any walls, is appreciated by those on wheels, and took some work to create.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 25, 2016 "Political Panel"

A Chinese businessman donated $200,000 to the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation, shortly after attending a fundraising dinner with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Our political panel delves into the so-called 'cash for access' controversy.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 24, 2016 "NCR: Wedding Story"

In 1999, at a Walmart in Cornwall, Sean Clifton stabbed Julie Bouvier six times. This summer they stood side-by-side at his son's wedding. We hear how this terrible crime ended in forgiveness and sparked an unlikely love affair.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 23, 2016 "Bar Robo"

We continue our renovation series Love What You've Done With The Place, with a look at the Chinatown coffeehouse-by-day and club-by-night with a light-up sign you can't miss. A spotlight on Bar Robo.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 22, 2016 "Love What You've Done"

We take a look inside Black Squirrel Books, in a space that went from bike shop to book shop - and the manager is still working to get the floors right. They're the first in our series Love What You've Done With The Place.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 21, 2016 "Empire of the Son"

It took having a radio microphone in between them for a son to really know his father. And now Tetsuro Shigematsu brings his one-man-play about his father to the NAC this week. We get a preview of Empire of the Son.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 18, 2016 "Political Panel"

The federal opposition parties don't often agree amongst themselves. But the Conservatives and the NDP are now united in support of a referendum on electoral reform, and against the Liberals' plan to fund infrastructure. Our political panel is in.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 16, 2016 "Hate Graffiti"

Ottawa police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti that was spray-painted on the side of a synagogue in the city's south end. Rabbi Reuven Bulka is on with his reaction.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 16, 2016 "Mohamed Fahmy"

Jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has written a book about his Egyptian incarceration. He drops by All in a Day's studios.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 16, 2016 "Chris Hadfield's Book"

Alan's daughter is quite taken with both Chris and Albert the pug, two characters in the book The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield. Hadfield drops by to talk about his own childhood which inspired it.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 14, 2016 "Stanley Cup Winner"

After 89 years the Stanley Cup will finally be calling Ottawa home again, or at least, a monument to the cup will be. We meet the Montreal-based artist whose design beat out seven others.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 10, 2016 "Black Battalion"

During World War One, blacks were officially encouraged by the government to enlist in militia units. But in practice, they were often turned away. But in 1916, a black battalion was formed. We remember the story of the No. 2 Construction Battalion.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 9, 2016 "Mayor on Budget"

Ottawa's mayor says the city's draft budget for next year keeps the city on a path of fiscal prudence. We take a closer look at the draft budget with Jim Watson.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 8, 2016 "MonkeyJunk"

The lads of Monkeyjunk are back with the new album Time To Roll, and one of their number has indeed rolled on to Toronto. We reunite the band on today's show.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 5, 2016 "Political Panel"

Canada's Public Safety Minister says there may be consequences for CSIS, after a federal court found the spy agency broke the law by keeping personal information. We talk about that and more with our political panel.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 3, 2016 "Cheese Master"

The world's youngest cheese master is in town, and he's brought more than ten-thousand kilos of the delicious dairy product with him. We hear what Afrim Pristine will have locked away in his cheese vault at this weekend's Wine and Food Festival.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 2, 2016 "Heart Machine Infections"

Hospitals in Quebec are contacting open heart surgery patients about the risk of infection, from contaminated operating room machinery. The same device has been used in Ottawa as well. We'll hear how the Ottawa Heart Institute is dealing with the risk.

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The Best of All in a Day Nov 1, 2016 "Alootook Ippellie Art"

When he was alive, Alootook Ipellie wrote and drew about straddling the north and south. Now, local curators are searching for Ipellie's work for an upcoming exhibition. We hear about the leads they've turned up so far.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 31, 2016 "Nadia Ross"

Wakefield director Nadia Ross picked up Canada's $100,000 Siminovitch Prize -- and had to pick a protege to share it with. She drops by All in a Day's studios.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 28, 2016 "Political Panel"

Independent senators. A trade agreement with the E-U. And pay-for-play political party fundraisers. The All in a Day political panel tackles all those topics.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 27, 2016 "Young, Somali, Male"

What's it like being young, Somali and male in Ottawa? Three men answer that question. And, we get a preview from hip hop artist Cannon2x.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 26, 2016 "Karate Kid"

He's the eight-year old you don't want to mess with. An Ottawa karate kid who's taking on the world, literally, in the WKA Championships in Italy.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 25, 2016 "Iain Reid"

You are unlikely to forget some of the scarier parts of his new book. Kingston's Iain Reid is in town for Writersfest, and he drops by the studios.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 24, 2016 "Writersfest"

Three writers who know what it's like to have the word "Giller" or "GG" next to their names: David Bergen, Katharena Vermette and Zoe Whittall are all at Writersfest tonight and also, in our studios.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 21, 2016 "Political Panel"

Canada's international trade minister is heading home, after the collapse of talks to save the Canada EU trade deal. Our political panel on that, and other news from Parliament Hill.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 20, 2016 "Robert on The Accountant"

Robert Fontaine on the twists and turns in the film "The Accountant".

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 19, 2016 "Kaia Kater"

23-year old Kaia Kater returns to Wakefield. She's the banjo player Rolling Stone called one to watch in 2016. Alan's conversation later in the show.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 18, 2016 "Wayne Gretzky"

Wayne Gretzky on rivalries and egos of the NHL, WHA, Olympics and more -- all from his book "99: STORIES OF THE GAME."

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