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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 26, 2020: "MARCH BREAK: Board Games"

Our March Break virtual campers take on the world of board games, making their own the way THEY want to see games designed.

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The Best of All In a Day, Mar 18, 2020 "Local shelters on adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic"

They provide support to Ottawa's most vulnerable people. So how are shelters adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic? We ask the heads of the Ottawa Mission, and the Shepherds of Good Hope.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 16, 2020: "Local restaurants on the coronavirus"

Restaurants in Ontario are now set to close, after provincial health officials announced new guidelines to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Before that announcement, we spoke with a panel about how some local restaurants are dealing with a drop in clientele, as the coronavirus spreads in the province.

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The Best of All In a Day, March 13, 2020: "Silla & Rise's Galactic Gala"

The JUNO Awards have been cancelled as part of the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. Before that was announced, though, we talked to Silla & Rise -- who are still up for a Juno award in the World Music Album of the Year category. They take us inside their "Galactic Gala."

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 11, 2020: "Ottawa records first case of coronavirus"

Health officials from the city and the province give updates as the first positive case of COVID-19 is recorded in Ottawa.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 09, 2020: "University of Ottawa prof to lead team on coronavirus research"

A handful of research teams at the University of Ottawa will get a slice of federal funding for work on the coronavirus.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 06, 2020: "Rose Cousins: Bravado"

Rose Cousins is back with a bold new album called Bravado. We talked about it before her show at the NAC tonight.

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The Best of All In a Day, March 5, 2020 "

Irish band Dervish is celebrating 30 years this year, and they're marking the milestone with a unique project called The Great Irish Songbook.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 04, 2020: "JUNO SERIES: April Verch"

A lady originally from Pembroke is up for the Juno this year for Traditional Roots album.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 3, 2020: "National Geographic photographer is a woman of many firsts"

Jodi Cobb has been a trailblazer with her camera; now she brings stories of her photojournalism around the world to a talk at the NAC

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 02, 2020: "Juno series: ANGELA SCHWARZKOPF"

Angela Schwarzkopf, the harpist originally from Ottawa starts off our Juno Nominee series, for her album creating music on that very big instrument.

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The Best of All In a Day, Feb 27, 2020: "Today started out slow and sloppy for Ottawa commuters"

The wheels on the bus went round and round... this morning, for some commuters, whose rides to work got derailed by stuck buses and messy roads. We talk to one rider who documented his nearly three-hour trip on Twitter.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 26, 2020: "Cafe serving Middle Eastern wraps and bowls opens in Beechwood"

It's a quick-service spot in Beechwood, serving up Middle Eastern wraps and bowls. We talked to the co-owner of Bibi's and tried out the cafe's Baharat-spiced chicken wrap.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 25, 2020: "Element of Surprise: Ytterbium"

It's the rare earth element that some say has almost no use, but we talk to scientists who dispute that claim.

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The Best of All in a day, Feb 24, 2020: "Sens fans react to news of Pageau's trade to NY Islanders"

It's another breakup for fans of the Ottawa Senators as the team trades J.G Pageau to the New York Islanders. In this episode, how two fans of the player are processing the news.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 21, 2020: "Political Panel: Prime Minister addresses Canadians over ongoing blockades"

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lays out his government's plan to end ongoing blockades -- after meeting with key cabinet ministers. Will he reach a resolution?

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 20, 2020: "How the homeless are socially excluded in Canada"

We hear from a researcher who says the exclusion of the homeless from social spaces is something that has to be examined if we really want to end homelessness in Canada.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 19, 2020: "A review into security policies at the University of Ottawa is recommending changes"

We ask two black students if they go far enough to address the over-representation of racialized students being stopped by security

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 18, 2020: "Ottawa Senators' Chris Phillips retires jersey at Canadian Tire Centre"

It's a big night for the Big Rig, Chris Phillips, who celebrates the retirement of his Number 4 jersey at the Canadian Tire Centre, as the Sens face off against the Sabres.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 14, 2020: "No criminal charges in 2016 death of construction worker"

His son died at a construction site on Preston Street nearly four years ago. Now, the criminal investigation is over and no charges will be laid. We hear from Christian Bruneau about what needs to be done to prevent more deaths.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 13, 2020: "Kemptville has fallen in love with a hen named Van Turken"

People in Kemptville couldn't stop gobbling up photos of a wild turkey on the run! But -- alas -- the bird brain has been caught!

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 11, 2020: "Desmond Cole - The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power."

We have a black police chief in Ottawa now, but that alone isn't worth celebrating, according to Desmond Cole in his new book, not if black people in power can't address the structures and power dynamics that need changing to confront racism.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 10, 2020: "15 Faces: From unidentified human remains to the NY Academy of Art"

How skull fragments went from the RCMP through the NRC to artists in New York, all with the hope of one day identifying whose faces they are.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 07, 2020: "Political Panel on the Canadian government's response to the coronavirus"

More than a hundred Canadians are home at last from Wuhan, and quarantined at an army base in Trenton. The political panel on what comes next in the Canadian government's response to the coronavirus. They also dig in to developments on the Trans-Mountain pipeline and that elusive UN Security Council seat.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 06, 2020: "$1 Million for Northern Compass"

A program to help Northern youth won big at last night's Arctic Inspiration Awards. One of its directors is a student at the University of Ottawa.

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The Best of All In a Day, Feb 5, 2020 "D is for Dia de la Candelaria"

We try Mexican atole for the holiday Dia de la Candelaria, which Mexicans in Ottawa are marking this weekend.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 4, 2020: "Element of Surprise: Radium"

Inside the world of the element that is toxic to the environment, led to the death of the scientist who discovered it, and was once billed as a cure for flatulence.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 3, 2020: "February Book Panel"

Of moles and math: our book panel thinks rodents and formulae are a fun way to spend February. They make that case in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 29, 2020: "International Film Festival launches in Ottawa"

Tom McSorley drops by our show to discuss the all new International Film Festival of Ottawa. Sorry TIFF, we've got the I.F.F.O now.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 28, 2020: "Element of Surprise: Chromium"

It's the element at the heart of the Erin Brokovich story -- Chromium.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 27, 2020: "Jim Cuddy: Countrywide Soul"

Listeners battled to win tickets to see Jim Cuddy at the National Arts Centre. Now it's up to Jim himself to pick a winner.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 24, 2020: "CRASH TEST DUMMIES"

Ellen Reid of the Crash Test Dummies looks back on nearly 30 years of song, before the band plays Kingston tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 23, 2020: "Reaction to builders hiring their own inspectors"

Builders hiring their own inspectors in Ontario. It's a controversial solution to delays and red tape for developers. We speak to a local architect and realtor for their thoughts on the proposal.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 22, 2020: "Ottawa club unites lovers of soup"

On D is for Dinner, today, a conversation with people who have come together over their skill and love for making good soup.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 21, 2020: "Element of Surprise: LANTHANUM"

The element that some say shouldn't be called what it's called. We voyage into the world of Lanthanum.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 20, 2020: "Neighbourhood mourns loss of teen"

Residents in Britannia Woods are remembering the teenager who was killed by a gun on Gilmour Street. We'll hear from his long-time neighbour, who wants the loss of Manny Akol to be a driving force for change.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 17, 2020: "Raised By Wolves launches running shoe partnership with Saucony."

It's an overnight success story -- 12 years in the making. We spoke to the co-creators of clothing brand, Raised By Wolves, as they celebrate the launch of a new running shoe partnership with Saucony.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 16, 2020: "Ontario to upgrade jail phone system"

How hard is it for prisoners to make calls at all? Souheil Benslimane tells us about the province's attempts to address that issue.

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The Best of All In a Day, Jan 15, 2020: "D is for The Spicy Pearl"

It will offer flavours from Haiti and Jamaica, right in the heart of downtown Cornwall. This week's D is for Dinner introduces us to the owners of The Spicy Pearl, as they share their vision for Cornwall's new spot.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 14, 2020: "Element of Surprise: ERBIUM"

Get ready for a laser show, inside the world of Erbium, on the Element of Surprise.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 13, 2020: "Reflections on tenth anniversary of earthquake in Haiti"

It's been a whole decade since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti...killing hundreds of thousands of people. In this hour, how much has been rebuilt in the past ten years?

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 10, 2020: "The future of community newspapers"

With the closure of the Winchester Press last week, many assumed it was yet another example of how community newspapers are in decline. We hear from two community papers who say that couldn't be farther from the truth.

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The Best of All In a Day, Jan 8, 2020: "Unikkaaqtuat at the NAC"

Tomorrow at the NAC, it's opening night for Unikkaaqtuat. It's a show that's been years in the making in Canada's north.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 06, 2020: "How to hack your brain for success"

We learn how to accomplish our New Year's resolutions with science.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 07, 2019: "Element of Surprise: KRYPTON"

It's not the substance Lex Luthor has been using against Superman for decades. That's kryptonite. Instead we talk about but the real element, Krypton, on Element of Surprise.

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The Best of All In a Day, Jan. 2, 2020 "Di and Vlad review 3 big films"

Di and Vlad will be here with a look at 3 big films released this month: Knives Out, the final Star Wars, and Little Women.

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The Best of All In a Day, Dec. 30, 2019: "Honeyman & The Brothers Farr"

For the last decade, a trio of songwriters have been sharing the same stage every holiday, at the Black Sheep Inn. Ahead of their performance tonight, Honeyman and the Brothers Farr tell us how much their music and relationships have grown since.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec. 20, 2019: "LYNN MILES singing winter tunes"

Lynn Miles was in our studio to play some of your favourite winter songs, before playing at Irene's Pub tonight and tomorrow.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 13, 2019 "Supreme Court rulings try to clarify administrative law"

What do the children of Russian spies have in common with the ads Canadian broadcasters air during the Superbowl? They're both at the heart of an attempt by the Supreme Court of Canada to clarify confusion in administrative law. Professor Paul Daly explained more.

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The Best of All In a Day, Dec 18, 2019: Me & My Microbes

A new exhibition at the Museum of Nature takes a deep dive into your gut microbiome.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 12, 2019: "Political Panel on Andrew Scheer's resignation"

The Conservative Party is in need of a new leader, after Andrew Scheer stepped down from the role earlier today. Our Political Panel joined us for their take on Andrew Scheer's time as leader of the Party, and what comes next.

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The Best of All in a Day, Wed Dec 11,2019 "Students call for stronger mental health supports on campus"

Following another student's death by suicide, we hear about the growing call on the University of Ottawa campus for better mental health supports on campus.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 10, 2019: "Fed up with unreliable buses, transit advocacy group plans to turn to crowd-sourcing this spring"

Fed up with no show buses, the Ottawa Transit Riders Association plans to crowd-source real-time data from passengers about the reliability of OC Transpo's bus routes.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 9, 2019: "Meet the Ottawa Redblacks' new head coach"

Fresh off a Grey Cup win with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Paul LaPolice is heading east to become the new head coach in Ottawa.

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The Best of All in a Day, Fri, Dec 6 "Political Panel: Parliament's Back"

Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt dissect this week's Throne Speech.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 5, 2019 "What did the Throne Speech say about Indigenous relations?"

Lawyer and Sixties Scoop survivor Wayne Garnons-Williams and Kitigan Zibi band councillor Frankie Cote tuned in to today's Throne Speech to get a sense of the government's priorities when it comes to its relationship with Indigenous communities.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 3, 2019: Queens's prof wins prestigious social sciences research award

Queen's professor and Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy Will Kymlicka has won the SSHRC gold medal for his work looking at diversity in democracy.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 28, 2019: "Blind Boys Of Alabama have the Christmas Spirit tonight at the NAC"

Combining gospel, blues, and some 80 years of history together, the Blind Boys of Alabama -- including founding member Jimmy Carter -- are on stage at the NAC tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day, Wed, November 27, 2019 "D is for Dinner: Stollen"

The decadent Christmas loaf from Germany is a hot commodity at local bakeries this time of year, but stollen master chef Heinrich Stubbe was willing to share a recipe to try at home.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 22, 2019: "Rheostatics: The new album Here Come The Wolves"

Fans of The Rheostatics' may have lost hope of hearing the band's magic again, but they are back, 40 something years into their musical career.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 21, 2019: "Astronomers versus SpaceX's Starlink satellites"

Why astronomers are concerned SpaceX's megaconstellation of satellites will cause mega-headaches for them.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 13, 2019 "Shoe designer John Fluevog"

Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog dropped by the studio to take a 50 year walk down memory lane ahead of his book launch in Ottawa.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 19, 2019: "Element of Surprise: Moscovium"

If you thought we had reached the heights of celebrity editions of Element of Surprise when we had the guy who found Darmstadtium on, a few weeks back, stay tuned for today's look at Moscovium!

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 18, 2019: "Living with a facial difference"

Ani Spooner on learning to embrace her port wine stain.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 15, 2019: "Tami Neilson goes Chickaboom!"

Powerhouse singer Tami Neilson releases a new album of torch songs, co-written by her brother Jay. The Neilson siblings join us for a chat.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 14, 2019: "City Fidelia's album "Painkiller""

It's an album where City Fidelia talks about all the pain he's carried, and all the ways that pain can be covered up and ignored. He'll be bringing those frank songs to Cranium Festival this weekend.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 13, 2019 "How the city hopes to improve on two fronts: transit troubles and winter operations. "

Ottawa's mayor has directed staff to come up with options to fix bus troubles related to the O-Train's Confederation Line. Transportation chair Stephen Blais joined Alan to talk about that, as well as how the city will be approaching snow and ice clearing differently this winter.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 11, 2019 "Sportsnet fires Don Cherry over poppy comments"

Under fire, then fired. Sportsnet is cutting ties with hockey commentator Don Cherry following his on-air comments about poppies this weekend. Carmen Klassen gets reaction from the MP for Hull-Aylmer and the Imam for Kanata North.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 8, 2019: "Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory at Abadakone: Continuous Fire"

The phenomenal powerhouse Uaajeerneq performance of Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, who takes you inside fear, lust and laughter, sometimes all at the same time.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 7, 2019: "City promises solution for The Good Companions centre bus concerns"

Since OC Transpo launched the LRT and cut back some bus routes, the head of The Good Companions seniors' centre says there's been a drop in attendance. But now the mayor says there's a solution on the way.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 6, 2019 "Ottawa's mayor on the fix for transit troubles"

Today, Ottawa's Transit Commission met for the first time since the city launched the LRT. Mayor Jim Watson joined Alan in studio to explain how the city is addressing the troubles plaguing the transit system.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 4, 2019 - Outgoing Redblacks head coach on stepping away from the team

Rick Campbell talks about the team's dismal season, the glory of Grey Cup victory, and what he'll miss about Ottawa as he moves on

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 1, 2019: "The Hallmark Christmas movie: Christmas Scavenger Hunt"

Christmas movies. They're the hallmarks of the holiday season. So many of those Hallmark Christmas movies you see at this time of year are shot right here in Ottawa. We speak to the production coordinator on 'Christmas Scavenger Hunt', which airs tomorrow night on W.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 31, 2019: "The Wilderness Surprise Their Number One Fan"

Jan Mulholland thought she was being filmed for a documentary about life in Syracuse, when, really, she was being brought to a surprise concert The Wilderness band from Ontario was putting on just for her.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 30, 2019: "D is for Retired Jack-o-lanterns"

Do you like pumpkin?? There will be a whole lot of them in view over the next 48 hours or so. We get some ideas about what to do with them after their time in the spotlight is over.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 29, 2019: "Art studio Halloween party fundraising to make space more accessible"

A local art studio for people with disabilities is in need of some urgent renovating. This Halloween season, they're hoping that mystical fortune telling and a costume contest will get them the funds they need.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 28, 2019: "Yukon moves towards strict limits on solitary confinement"

Yukon could be the territory to lead the country's toughest rules around solitary confinement. Is it a step in the right direction and should Canada follow suit? We ask Onatrio senator Kim Pate to weigh in.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 25, 2019: "Zalika Reid-Benta: her debut novel "Frying Plantain""

Zalika Reid-Benta delves into family in her book Frying Plantain, showcasing what it's like to grow up with a Jamaican mother and grandmother in Toronto in the early 2000's. While it's fiction, Zalika also does take inspirations from her own life and family. She joins us before her Writersfest event on Sunday.

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The Best of All In a Day, Oct 24, 2019 "Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm's 'Nimkii' at Writersfest"

The Anishnaabe writer will be talking about her foray into the graphic novel world Friday at noon.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 23, 2019 "This federal election is fuelling a renewed call for electoral reform"

Monday's federal election is over -- but discussion continues around how DIFFERENT the seat-count -- and the outcome -- would've been under a proportional representation voting system.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 22, 2019: Two incoming Liberal MPs and 2 Conservative MPs on the new government

Newly elected Liberal MPs Greg Fergus and David McGuinty, and new Conservative MPs Derek Sloan and Michael Barrett, talk about their priorities for the new government and how they will (or won't) work together under minority leadership.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 18, 2019: "Political Panel - Final weekend of campaign"

The federal party leaders make their final pitch to voters this weekend before Monday's election. Our political panel looks at where each party stands.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 17, 2019: "The Killer, Brian Kilrea, turns 85 next week"

The Killer turns 85 next week. Brian Kilrea that is. We'll speak to the winning-est coach in the history of the Ontario Hockey League, before he is honoured by his former team: the Ottawa 67's.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 16, 2019: "D is for Dinner: School of Fish"

A new seafood cooking class helps amateur cooks get some fishy business straightened out. We try out some restaurant-quality mussels you can make at home.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 15, 2019: "Voters Panel: No University Education"

People without a post-secondary degree tend to show up in fewer numbers at the polls, compared to those with a degree. For this week's election panel, we spoke with three people who don't have a university degree to find out why.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 11, 2019: "Political Panel"

Leaders of federal parties have debated for the last time in the election campaign. What message did they leave for Canadians? Our political panel dishes out its take in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 10, 2019: "Old Man Luedecke plays NAC for "Easy Money"

Old Man Luedecke is back at the National Arts Centre. We talk about his new album Easy Money, where he again confronts ageing, loss and other fun things to strum about on a banjo.

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The Best of All in a Day, "Wed, Oct 9, 2019" - Jammed door holds up LRT for 2nd straight morning

Another day of significant train delays due to jammed O-Train doors, another apology from OC Transpo. The City of Ottawa is putting new measures in place to try and prevent future door jams. We review them with citizen transit commissioner Leah Williams.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 9, 2019: "D is for Dinner: Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes"

Still trying to figure out what to serve for dessert at this weekend's Thanksgiving dinner? We've got a showstopper made especially for you, courtesy of a local contestant on CBC's Great Canadian Baking Show.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 8, 2019: "ELEMENT OF SURPRISE: PROTACTINIUM"

Inside the wonderful world of Protactinium, an element that we get from milking a cow.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 7, 2019: "Amanda Jette Knox on Love Lives Here"

Amanda Jette Knox knows a thing or two about big changes: after her daughter came out as transgender, her wife did the same thing, and then Amanda came out as lesbian. She tells those stories in her new book "Love Lives Here: A Story Of Thriving In A Transgender Family".

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 4, 2019: "Political Panel"

The federal election got even more personal this week for some of the party leaders with duelling allegations of hypocrisy, and an accusation of spreading false information social media. Our political panel is with the highs and lows from the campaign trail.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 3, 2019: "Nigerian rapper Falz on 'This is Nigeria'"

He musically dissected the elections of Nigeria and tonight is in Ottawa to celebrate Nigerian Independence Day. Falz joined us in studio earlier today.

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The Best of All In a Day, Oct 2, 2019 "Hill 70 Memorial Project"

We head to Loos-en-Gohelle, France, where a new memorial park will serve as a permanent reminder of the Canadian lives lost in the Battle For Hill 70 during WWI. Alan speaks with Kingston`s Mark Hutchings who chaired the effort.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 1, 2019: "Element of Surprise: Germanium"

A few scientists talk to us about an element discovered in Germany, Germanium.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 30, 2019: "Memorial cloth reveals names of indigenous children who died in residential schools"

Almost 3,000 names of children who died in Canada's residential schools were made public today in a ceremony to honour and remember them. We hear from a former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a woman who lost her brother while he was attending one of those schools.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 27, 2019: "Rebecca Sugar on creating animation like Steven Universe"

Rebecca Sugar, the woman who created her own musical universe, Steven Universe, will be at the animation festival, this weekend.The popular animated series now has a film to continue the adventures of a boy with a gemstone in his navel and a team of women who are really non-binary aliens. She talks about creating that project, in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 26, 2019: "EMMA DONOGHUE on her book, AKIN"

Emma Donoghue is back with a new novel, AKIN, which takes us inside the unlikely pair of a 79-year-old retired professor and his 11-year-old grand nephew making a trip through the French Riviera.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 25, 2019: "Ottawa filmmaker pioneers "icemation" in short film Shannon Amen"

Struggling to understand his childhood friend's suicide, an Ottawa filmmaker combines his love of animation and ice carving to illustrate his friend's strength and fragility. We get a preview of the NFB short film, screening at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 24, 2019: "Michael Crummey on The Innocents"

In Michael Crummey's book, The Innocents, Evered Best is questioning his relationship with his fellow orphan sister Ada. Their complicated relationship has landed that book on the shortlist for the Giller and Rogers Writers Trust Awards.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 23, 2019: "Murdered Midas by Charlotte Gray"

His murder scandalized 1940s elite society. But not many people know the full story of the golden man who died a mining titan. Author Charlotte Gray explains why she thought Sir Harry Oakes was worthy of study, in her new book Murdered Midas.

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The Best of All in a Day, Fri, Sept 20 "Dunrobin tornado victims pay it forward"

One year after tornadoes ripped through Ottawa-Gatineau, a Dunrobin couple is organizing a benefit concert to help those affected by this year's flooding.

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The Best of All in a Day, Thurs, Sept 19 "Eamon McGrath"

Eamon McGrath dropped by the studio to talk about his latest album Guts ahead of his show at House of Targ.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sept 18, 2019 "Ottawa Student Transportation Authority responds to concerns over wrong bus stop drop-offs"

An Ottawa dad couldn't believe it when a stranger called his 3-year-old daughter's school to say she was found alone after being dropped off at the wrong bus stop. And today, we heard from another parent from Bayview Public School who say it happened to her child too. We try to find out what's behind this bus stop confusion.

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The Best of All In a Day, Sept 17, 2019 "Prismatic Arts Festival"

Tomorrow night, a play at the G-C-T-C takes the true stories of Japanese-Canadians interned during World War Two -- and puts them on-stage, verbatim. It's just one of many shows happening as part of Ottawa's first ever Prismatic Arts Festival, which sheds a spotlight on new and underrepresented voices.

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The Best of All In a Day, Sept 12, 2019: "Larkin Poe"

Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe join us to talk about their album Venom and Faith, ahead of their show at CityFolk tonight.

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A local entrepreneur shares her story of founder burnout in hopes of helping others

She was an ambitious, hardworking entrepreneur -- juggling dozens of clients and working nonstop. Then, one day, she couldn't bring herself to get out of bed. Erin Blaskie shares her story of burnout and depression, in hopes of helping others.

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The Best of All in a Day - Sep 10, 2019: Element of Surprise - Nihonium

We continue our look at the 118 Elements with fun facts about an obscure and difficult-to-produce element, Nihonium.

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The Best of All in a Day - Sept 9, 2019: "What is the definition of a museum?"

What should the role of a museum be? Is it to educate us about the past -- or to promote justice and equality? We get the lowdown on an international debate over whether the definition of a museum is due for a change. Guest: history professor David Dean.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 5, 2019: "Local entrepreneur Ian Fraser takes over as executive director of Run Ottawa"

He's well known in Ottawa as the entrepreneur behind the Cyclelogik bike shop. Now the coach and former elite triathlete, Ian Fraser, has accepted one more responsibility, to lead Run Ottawa as executive director.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 4, 2019: "Edna Adan Ismail on her work as a campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation"

You can call her a woman of many firsts. She was one of the first voices to openly campaign against Female Genital Mutilation, and the first female cabinet minister in Somaliland, where she built the first maternal hospital. She shares her story with us, in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 3, 2019: "September Book Panel."

Our book panel, with four picks that will certainly turn your attention to some hearty autumn reading.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 29, 2019: Meet a 6-year-old weightlifter

At first, Rory van Ulft's parents just wanted her to do some strength-building to avoid gymnastics injuries. But now, the 6-year-old is into Olympic weightlifting. We hear why weights are - contrary to popular thought - actually quite safe for kids.

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The Best of All In a Day, Aug 28, 2019 "The Mayfair Theatre will no longer be able to play 20th Century Fox movies"

Die Hard. The Sound of Music. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. All of these films are classics in their own right, and all of them popular staples at the Mayfair Theatre -- but their days on the big screen in Ottawa are numbered. That's because Walt Disney Company, the owners of the rights to these movies, will no longer make them available to indie movie theatres. Mayfair owner Lee Demarbre joins us to explain.

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The Best of All in a Day - Thu Aug 22 2019 - Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome welcome new research funding

A woman who runs a local fibromyalgia support group shares her reaction to new federal funding into research of the syndrome.

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The Best of All In a Day, Aug 21, 2019 "Nigel Grinstead"

Nigel Grinstead is one of three former Ottawans in the semifinals for Sirius XM Top Comic competition.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 19, 2019 "Dominion Carillonneur performs local fiddle tune"

The Dominion Carillonneur's recital today featured a theme of "Strings Attached." And alongside tunes by The Beatles and Bach, Andrea McCrady also performed an Ottawa composer/musician's fiddle tune. McCrady and Graham Lindsey joined Alan in the studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 16, 2019 "Odds play Westboro Fuse"

Alan catches up with the band Odds ahead of their Westboro Fuse show on Saturday night.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 14, 2019: "Put some island on your plate with Trinidadian roti"

From spicy jerk chicken to fresh seafood, Caribbean cuisine is about as dynamic as the islands themselves. For this week's D is for Dinner, we learn how to make Trinidadian roti ahead of Sunday's Trinbago Day celebration at Ottawa City Hall.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 12, 2019 "Red Arrows"

The Red Arrows -- the Royal Air Force's precision aerobatic team -- are in Ottawa as part of a North American tour. Two pilots swooped into studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 9, 2019 "Kelly Fraser"

Kelly Fraser is on a quest to keep the Inuktitut language alive and well through her music. She stopped by the studio ahead of her performance at the Asinabka Festival tomorrow.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 7, 2019 "Field hockey captain from Kingston has her eye on Pan Am gold"

They won bronze at the last Pan Am Games. But this time around, the Canadian women's field hockey team have a shot at gold. We catch up with the squad's captain -- Kingston's Kate Wright.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 2, 2019: "Juggler Mat Ricardo performs at Buskerfest."

We meet one of the performers at this year's Buskerfest, who has been juggling his act, and life for decades.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 01, 2019: "Former tenants of Lincoln Fields mall talk about closing their doors"

What happens when a mall closes? We'll get an inside look at the closure of Lincoln Fields Mall and hear how it wasn't just bricks and mortar, but a place where friendships grew

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 31, 2019: "Reaction to Supreme Court's rape shield law judgement."

The Supreme Court restored the conviction of a man who had argued that Canada's rape shield law prevented him from defending himself properly. But the court also acknowledged that his defence team should have been allowed to ask the complainant questions about her sexual history. We hear thoughts on this ruling from a defence lawyer and a person who works with victims of sexual assault.

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