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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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The Best of All in a Day Oct 17, 2016 "Charlotte Gray"

Charlotte Gray has a new book called THE PROMISE OF CANADA: 150 YEARS: PEOPLE AND IDEAS THAT HAVE SHAPED OUR COUNTRY. She joins Alan, ahead of her Writersfest event.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 14, 2016 "Political Panel"

Many on Parliament Hill are mourning the death of Jim Prentice - former Alberta premier, and before that, a Conservative MP under Stephen Harper. Our political panel talks about his political legacy.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 13, 2016 "Hill 70"

A largely forgotten battle from World War One gets its due with the launch of the book Capturing Hill 70. We remember the 1917 battle through the eyes of an historian whose own grandfather stood atop the French hill.

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Best of All in a Day October 12, 2016 "Human Rights Commissioner on Cleveland's Team Name"

Ontario's human rights commissioner is the latest to speak out against team names that perpetuate stereotypes of indigenous people.

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Best of All in a Day October 11, 2016 "What to do with Your Burning Phone"

We've all heard the nagging line that spending too much time on our phones isn't good. But it's especially true for Samsung galaxy note 7 users.

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Best of All in a Day October 7, 2016 "Political Panel"

Conversations on Carbon pricing have filled the air on Parliament all week -- what the political fallout might be with other parties and the provinces.

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Best of All in a Day October 6, 2016 "Overhauling the Ontario Municipal Board"

The province is looking for feedback from the public. We head to Little Italy and Overbrook to get some ideas from people who've appeared before the OMB.

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Best of All in a Day October 5 2016 "Billy Bragg"

Billy Bragg isn't just waiting for a train..He's singing about a train, recording on a train and travelling by train... with Joe Henry on their new album Shine a Light.

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Best of All in a Day October 4, 2016 "Romeo and Juliet Soundscape"

For his latest project, Scottie Irving is making music to accompany star-crossed lovers. We discuss his fate as the soundscape artist sharing the stage with Romeo and Juliet at the Gladstone Theatre.

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Best of All in a Day October 3, 2016 "Daphne Odjig"

From Manitoulin Island to the walls of the National Gallery, Daphne Odjig helped pave the way for Indigenous artists in Canada. We reflect on her life and legacy.

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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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