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Best of All in a Day September 30, 2016 "Robert Fontaine reviews Magnificent 7"

It's the latest big-budget Hollywood remake to take the box office by storm. Robert was in today with his take on whether it's worth the cost of admission.

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Best of All in a Day September 29, 2016 "A Conversation with Emma Donoghue"

There is a point in Emma Donoghue's Giller-nominated book THE WONDER, where the main character, a nurse named Lib, is deliberating on the many different meanings of the word 'fast'...

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 27, 2016 "Madeline Thien"

Madeleine Thien is the object of much celebration these days, between the Booker and Giller prize nominations for her book Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Madeleine Thien is Alan's guest.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 26, 2016 "Suya Spot"

The City Councillor for River Ward is calling for the swift eviction of a Carlington business where a man was shot and killed this weekend. We get reaction from the Carlington Community Association.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 22, 2016 "Virtual Reality Minotaur"

The Ottawa Animation fest goes 360, with virtual reality screenings. Find out what happened when Alan became half man, half beast after strapping on goggles for the NFB's short film Minotaur.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 21, 2016 "Mugabe's Last Address?"

Today's address at the UN by Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe may have been his last. He is 92, after all. But Mugabe has vowed to run again for the presidency. So where does this leave his long-suffering country?

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 20, 2016 "Karaoke Problems"

Gatineau bars are uniting over a summer crackdown on the city's karaoke and entertainment scene. We find out why the music's gone quiet.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 19, 2016 "Chief Statistician"

Canada's Chief Statistician resigned from his job in protest last week. He said the system that centralizes IT services across the government also compromises the independence of Statistics Canada. Wayne Smith is Alan's guest.

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The Best of All in a Day Seopt 16, 2016 "Political Panel Returns

Next week, MPs will spend the final week of summer ushering in the fall session on Parliament Hill. Our political panel is in with their forecast for the feds.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 15, 2016 "Chateau Laurier Reaction"

"Horrifically ugly" and "a monstrous carbuncle" are just some of the colourful phrases people are using to describe the proposed expansion to the Chateau Laurier. We hear what a couple of architects think.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 14, 2016 "Vacant Land"

City hall has long tried to attract employers to the deep suburbs. Now it's considering a shift in focus, to transit and transportation nodes. Councillor Stephen Blais weighs in.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 13, 2016 "Sasha Trudeau on China"

In his new book, Alexandre Trudeau heads into China's factories, dancefloors, and artist studios, examining what The New China is all about. He drops by All in a Day's studios.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 12, 2016 "Energy Minister"

In Ontario, Hydro rebates are on the way for small business, and urban and rural residents to help offset rising electricity costs. We get more details from the Ontario Energy Minister about the Speech From The Throne.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 8, 2016 "Proroguing Ontario"

In a surprise move today, the Premier of Ontario is proroguing the government to make way for a Speech from the Throne on Monday. We get analysis on the political strategy.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 7, 2016 "Restos and Intervening"

The province wants bar staff in Ontario to recognize when someone's being sexually harassed, and know how to handle it. We hear from two local bar owners about a proposed training regime.

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The Best of All in a Day Sept 6, 2016 "Book Panel"

Whether you're headed back to school or not. We offer an armful of September reads, courtesy of our book panel.

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Best of All in a Day "Robert Reviews Hell or High Water"

Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and a movie getting scores as high as Texas on Rotten Tomatoes. We get the low-down on Hell or High Water from Robert Fontaine.

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Best of All in a Day August 31 "D is for Peach Deliciousness"

Ministry of Coffee is getting just as serious about pastries as it is about its caffeinated beverages. Pastry chef Sarah Farmer shares what sweets are now on the menu... along with a little Peach Galette.

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Best of All in a Day August 30, 2016 "Goal Ball Paralympian Amy Burk"

Amy is heading to Rio for her third Paralympic Games. Before heading to Rio - she stopped by for a chat with our guest host, Stu Mills.

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Best of All in a Day August 29 2016 "Jason Dunkerley Preps for Paralympics"

The local 1500m specialist is heading to his fifth paralympics thsi September - alongside his guide Josh Karanja.

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Best of All in a Day August 25, 2016 "Erica Wiebe Artifacts"

A worn shirt and a sweaty Canadian flag may not seem like a good gift -- unless it was the shirt and flag worn by Olympic champion wrestler Erica Wiebe. A curator with the Sci & Tech museum explains why the donations are worthy of display.

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D is for Dinner: tomatoes with moutabal and zaatar for The Table fundraiser

Chefs are pitching in to raise funds for the Table in Perth this week; All in a Day gets a preview of a tomato recipe from Wilf & Ada's.

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Best of All in a Day August 23, 2016 "Blast from Ottawa's Railway Past"

Not too far from where Light Rail Transit is being built in Hintonburg, crews have uncovered a blast from Ottawa's railway past. Today we got a glimpse of the turntable and roundhouse ruins emerging from the ground.

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Best of All in a Day August 22, 2016 "A Vision for the Prince of Wales Bridge"

NYC's High Line park has inspired visions of urban parks and re-purposed public spaces in cities all over the world. And now a local digital media lab is trying to save the Prince of Wales Bridge with a similar vision.

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Best of All in a Day August 18 2016 "Scott Thompson"

He may be best known for Kids in the Hall - but Scott Thompson's TV roles have ranged from The Larry Sanders Show to Hannibal. Scott stopped by our studios this aft before his gig headlining the Laugh Out Proud comedy showcase at Yuk Yuk's.

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Best of All in a Day August 17, 2016 "D is for Hip"

Our weekly food column - inspired by the Tragically Hip. Rich Wilson from the Pomeroy House and Joe Thottungal of Coconut Lagoon Restaurant took on the challenge of creating Hip-related recipes as requested by listeners.

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Best of All in a Day August 15, 2016 "Court Delays"

A Senate report out last week has highlighted a serious problem in Canada's court system. We talked to Ottawa criminal lawyer Solomon Friedman about that problem and what the Senate has proposed to fix it.

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Best of All in a Day August 11, 2016 "Rideau Centre Renos"

It was a grand re-opening for the grand new Rideau Centre today. This afternoon Alan took a tour with the man responsible for the mall's face lift, Stephane Raymond, senior associate with B plus H architectural firm.

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Best of All in a Day August 10 2016 "Why Clowns are So Scary"

After a menacing-looking clown was spotted in Gatineau Park this week -- we tracked down an expert to explain why clowns are so creepy.

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Best of All in a Day August 9, 2106 "Chief Bordeleau on New Recruits"

The Ottawa Police recently hired a recruit from the local Somali community who had flags raised in his background check. Prompting a civilian investigator in charge of background checks to resign. The Chief of Police explains his hiring decision.

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Best of All in a Day August 8, 2016 "Slalom Kayaker Michael Taylor"

Slalom Whitewater Kayaker missed his chance at Gold today by less than one second. We caught up with his dad who was there to cheer him on.

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Best of All in a Day August 4, 2016 "The Legalities of Pot Dispensaries"

Criminal Justice professor at the University of Ottawa Eugene Oscapella stops by to clear the legal haze on pot dispensaries, which are now sprouting in cities across the country.

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Best of All in a Day August 3, 2016 "Native Women's Association"

Today we spoke with the head of the country's Native Women's Association about this morning's launch of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

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Best of All in a Day August 2, 2106 "Supreme Court Changes"

Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to the way judges will be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. We checked in with law professor Errol Mendes about what these changes could mean for the future of Canada's top court.

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Best of All in a Day July 28, 2016 "Janina Fialkowska"

Concert pianist Janina Fialkowska sits down with Alan to talk about how Chopin stole her heart from the likes of Bach, Brahms and Grieg.

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Best of All in a Day July 28, 2016 "Angelo Tsaroucha"

It's all greek to Angelo Tsarouchas. Alan speaks to the Ottawa-raised actor and comedian about what keeps bringing him back home .

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Best of All in a Day July 27, 2016 "A Conversation with Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities"

The death of Abdirahman Abdi after being arrested by police on Sunday morning has raised many questions around policing in this city. Today we put that question to Rabia Khedr, founder of the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities

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Best of All in a Day, July 25, 2016 "Head of Ottawa Police Association"

A Somali-Canadian man died today following an arrest-gone-wrong in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood this weekend. Coming up, more on what happened from Matt Skof, head of the city's police association.

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Best of All in a Day July 21, 2016 "Robers Reviews Swiss Army Man"

It's a pretty controversial movie, mostly because it features Daniel Radcliffe as a, er, farting corpse... Robert Fontaine reviews the movie Swiss Army Man.

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Best of All in a Day July 20, 2106 "Bionic Eye"

At first it might sound like science fiction - but this is a real life story of a scientist using laser beams and diamonds to make bionic implants that could restore sight.

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Best of All in a Day July 19, 2016 "How to Use Up Those Airmiles!"

Air Miles earned more than 5 years ago will expire at the end of this year and people with a lot of them are scrambling to book flights before they disappear. We'll talk with a travel rewards expert for some tips on how to get more miles for your money.

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The Best of All In a Day July 18, 2016 "Local sprinters gear up for Rio Olympics"

Two Ottawa runners headed to Rio joined All in a Day for a chat about their preparations -- hurdler Sekou Kaba and relay sprinter Segun Makinde.

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Best of All in a Day July 14, 2016 "The Monkees' Peter Tork"

The Monkees ... well, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz, at least... are back on stage at Bluesfest tonight,and today <cue ecstatic teenage screams> Peter Tork joined Alan in the studio.

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Best of All in a Day July 13, 2016 "D is for Accidental Chef"

Chef Caroline Ishii paid us a visit and brought with along a taste from her childhood - as well as a few stories from her new taste memoir, called The Accidental Chef.

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Best of All in a Day July 11, 2016 "Milk Carton Kids"

Over the last five years they have indeed been called everything from the next Simon and Garfunkel to the future of folk music. Joey Ryan, one half of the Milk Carton Kids, joined Alan in studio for a chat before tonight's performance at Centrepointe.

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Best of All in a Day July 7, 2016 "Remembering Leonard Lee"

It was Leonard Lee's upbringing in rural Saskatchewan, where he grew up in a log cabin without running water, that might explain how he ran his company -- with a strong commitment to profit-sharing and ensuring that employees stayed happy and loyal.

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Best of All in a Day July 6, 2016 "Camilo Gomez"

An instrument that's part European, part Spanish, and part native to Latin America. According to Camilo Gomez, his charango is as Chilean as he is. We hear about his first ever tour of Canada, as both a performer and a music teacher.

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The Best of All in a Day July 5, 2016 "RIP Bill Hawkins"

William Hawkins died yesterday at the age of 76. He is being remembered today by friends, fans and bandmates... we had two guys on the program today who fall into all of those categories -- Bruce Cockburn and Sneezy Waters. Both were bandmates with Bill i

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The Best of All in a Day July 5, 2016 "Black Lives Matter Protest"

The Toronto Pride Festival was interupted yesterday by Black Lives Matter protesters.They stopped the parade to bring attention to issues facing people of colour in the LGBTQ community.Today we spoke to someone who was at the festival and the Chair of Cap

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