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March 2014 Archives

Talking Junos weekend with Ottawa nominee Amanda Rheaume

amanda-rheaume[1].jpgAmanda Rheaume breaks down Juno weekend for us:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ottawa remembers the Expos

All morning we reminisced about the Montreal Expos on this, the 10th anniversary of their departure, but also the 20th anniversary of their amazing 1994 season. They were the best team in the major leagues in a strike-shortened season. It broke the hearts of many fans, including Ottawa singer-songwriter Jim Bryson:

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Municipal Panel examines why mayor and councillors defied planners

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for aljoanne.jpgIn a surprising twist at City Hall, council disagrees with its own city planners. What's behind the decision to scrap a 9-storey student housing proposal? Our municipal panel has thoughts:

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Jessa's weekend music picks

JessaNew.JPGWhat's on tap in Ottawa's live music scene this weekend:

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Mark Monahan drops by with the big Bluesfest reveal

430x498_main_logo[1].pngFrom Blondie to Snoop Dogg, Hallie discusses this year's Bluesfest lineup with festival mastermind Mark Monahan and youth advisory committee member Brad Martin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom McSorley previews Ottawa's Latin Film Festival

Food, film and cervesas... Tom McSorley tells Hallie what's in store for this year's edition of the Latin Film Festival:

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Defining 'permanence' for people hoping to vote in Quebec

The controversy over who can vote in the upcoming Quebec election continues to grow. Hallie interviewed a spokesman for the province's chief electoral office for clarification:

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Royal Wood talks about The Burning Bright

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Quebec election panel examines the final stretch of the campaign

Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois insists this election is not about a referendum, it's about electing a government. But how reassuring is that message to undecided voters? In the campaign's home stretch, we convene our voters panel:

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Mental health for athletes

IMG_1496.jpegIt's a common refrain from the coach: be tough, fight hard, and don't give up. According to two former athletes, though, that message can do more harm than good. Amanda Pfeffer is joined by Krista Van Slingerland and Samantha DeLenardo, who have just launched the Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative.

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Music picks for this weekend

li-ott-amanda-putz-620 (1).jpgWhat you're on a musical look-out for this weekend, there are myriad choices for concert-goers in and around the city. Amanda Putz plays her recommendations for Amanda Pfeffer.

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Muncipal panel: Happy to ride the bus

hi-ott-ocbus-generic-852.jpgA new customer survey shows OC Transpo passengers are actually...happy. Is there something else behind this spike in approval, though? Our municipal panel joins Amanda Pfeffer to weigh in with their own three dollars and forty cents.

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Tom McSorley's review: 'Enemy' with Jake Gyllenhaal

In this new Canadian thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal sees double. Tom McSorley reviews Enemy

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C'est La Vie's Word Lady visits Ottawa Morning

JohanneBlais.JPGEveryone, pull up a chair! Or shall we say, "Tirer une buche!" The faculty at the University of Ottawa have compiled a list of the best french expressions. So, we called on CBC Radio's Johanne Blais, aka the Word Lady from C'est La Vie, to weigh in:

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Wipeboard inventors entering the Dragon's Den after big crowd-funding campaign

Hallie spoke to the two young entrepreneurs behind the Wipeboard on Tuesday:

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Ukraine's ambassador to Canada looks at next steps post referendum

Thousands of people in Crimea celebrated into the night after yesterday's referendum. It resulted in an overwhelming vote to cede from Ukraine and join Russia. But elsewhere, there is anger. Vadam Prystaiko is Ukraine's ambassador to Canada. He was Hallie's guest on Monday:

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Joel Westheimer: discussing the roots and realities of 'rape culture'

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Joel-Westheimer-306-306.jpgOttawa Morning's education columnist Joel Westheimer says the societal problems that lead to 'rape culture' don't begin in the university:

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Seventh place for Arnprior's John "Jet" Leslie

JohnLeslie.jpgHe learned to ride his board on Mount Pakenham. On Friday, John Leslie made his Paralympic debut in Sochi. We caught up with the Arnprior athlete as well as his boss at the local Home Hardware:

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Referendum in Crimea

On Sunday, citizens of Crimea will vote on whether to remain as part of Ukraine -- or separate to join Russia. The international community has called the vote illegal. But with ethnic Russians making up 60 per cent of the population -- and pro-Russian forces firmly in control -- a vote to separate seems inevitable. Anton Sestritsyn is Ukrainian and originally from Crimea -- he moved to Ottawa four years ago. He was Amanda's guest on Friday's show:

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Municipal panel takes aim at sinkholes, bridges and Plasco

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for aljoanne.jpgIt's an eight metre wide and 12 metres deep headscratcher for the City of Ottawa. This week, the city tried to explain the sinkhole on Waller Street. But it left our municipal panel with more questions than answers:

 

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Rob Benzie breaks down the week in provincial politics

RobBenzie.jpgThe Toronto Star's Queen's Park bureau chief Rob Benzie shares his thoughts on the Canada-South Korea trade pact and its impact on Ontario:

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Tom McSorley reviews Omar

Our film critic, Tom McSorley says you shouldn't miss Omar:

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What the South Korea trade pact means for Ottawa business

The head of Invest Ottawa tells Amanda Pfeffer what the trade deal with South Korea means for Ottawa business: 

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Ottawa Report: breaking down the South Korea trade deal

Thumbnail image for GlenMcGregor.jpegIt's the first deal of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. We hear why Canada's free-trade deal with South Korea has supporters and opponents, with The Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor:

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Amanda Putz's weekend music picks

Read and listen to Amanda Putz's weekend music picks: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/amanda-putz-concerts-you-gotta-see-in-ottawa-gatineau-1.2561223

Sens Panel breaks down the big trade and re-signing the Big Rig

Sens panelists Shaila Anwar and Derek Carson break down Ottawa's trade for Ales Hemskie and the re-signing of D-man Chris Phillips: 

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Ontario Report with Rob Benzie of The Toronto Star

RobBenzie.jpgRob Benzie tells Hallie about the pressure on the province to cover expensive cystic fibrosis drugs, and why Chrysler opted out of provincial money for its new plant in Windsor:

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Tom McSorley says don't bother with Non-Stop

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for tom.jpgTom McSorley says Non-Stop isn't worth your time, unless maybe, you're on a plane:

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Ken Warren breaks down the Sens' trade prospects

Ottawa Citizen hockey writer Ken Warren previews the trade-deadline activity for the Ottawa Senators:

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Celebrating Dennis Tourbin

Almost twenty years after the cancellation of his exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada, a retrospective on Dennis Tourbin brings his work to life, again:

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