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Ottawa All In A Day

All In A Day is Ottawa's number one afternoon drive program. Alan Neal and the All In A Day team offer compelling local stories, as well as regional, national and international reports.

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The Best of All in a Day, "CARE report on under-reported humanitarian crises of 2018

About one million Ethiopians were displaced from their homes, last year, but few of their stories made headlines. In this hour, we're chatting about that and other under-reported humanitarian crises from 2018.

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The Best of All in a Day, February 20, 2019 "Gowan"

Lawrence Gowan talks with Alan about four decades of making music ahead of his sold-out show at the Shenkman Arts Centre tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day - Feb 19, 2019: Element of Surprise - Strontium!

In our ongoing series celebrating 150 years of the Periodic Table of Elements, we focus on our next randomly chosen element: strontium.

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The Best of All in a Day, February 15, 2019 "Political Panel - SNC-Lavalin-o-rama"

All in a Day's political panel dropped by the studio with the latest on the SNC-Lavalin controversy that prompted Jody Wilson-Raybould to resign from cabinet this week.

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The Best of All In a Day, February 14, 2019 "William Prince"

Late nights and vivid characters abound in William Prince's songs about smalltown life, and the places and faces he's seen in his 33 years.

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The Best of All in a Day, February 13, 2019 "Amanda Rheaume's new album

Ahead of her sold-out show at the NAC, Amanda Rheaume dropped by Studio 12 with a preview of her new album The Skin I'm In.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 11, 2019: "The Comeback of Monarch Butterflies."

For years, they've been perched on the edge of extinction, but this winter, monarch butterfly populations have made a stunning comeback. We'll hear how it happened, and whether it's enough to ensure their survival.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 8, 2019: "Susan Rogers"

The woman who recorded David Byrne, Prince, Barenaked Ladies, and more before becoming a scientist of sound is in town for Megaphono. My conversation about what Susan Rogers has seen in studios and learned about what it does to our brains.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 07, 2019: "Minister on Ontario autism changes"

Ontario cabinet minister Lisa MacLeod defends her government's changes to the autism program.

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The Best of All in a Day, Feb 1, 2019: "Political Panel"

Both the Prime Minister, and the leader of the Opposition have been making their election pitches to Canadians at town halls this week. Our political panel takes a look at some of the ballot box themes so far.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 31, 2019: "The Wedding Party"

In Kristen Thomson's play, The Wedding Party, which is now playing at the Nation Arts Centre, the actors all play multiple roles. We chat with members of the cast.

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The Best of All in a Day - January 30, 2019 "OC Transpo driver responds to rider complaints"

This week, we heard from OC Transpo riders who are fed up with waiting for buses that arrive late, or not at all. Today, an OC Transpo operator joined Alan in studio to talk about what it's like being behind the wheel.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 25, 2019: "BEN HEPPNER"

For decades Ben Heppner was the Canadian tenor superstar. He retired in 2014. So why is he back on stage singing in Ottawa? We find out.

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The Best of All In a Day, Jan 24, 2019: "Film review: Academy Award nominations"

The Academy Award nominations are finally out. As always, there are a few twists worth talking about - and, of course, some significant snubs. Di and Vlad share their thoughts on the list.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 23, 2019: "D is for Corner Peach's French Onion Soup"

The restaurant Corner Peach, is now open for business in Chinatown. We chat with the owners about their French Onion Soup.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 22, 2019 - "Draw Me Close"

In Draw Me Close, Jordan Tannahill invites you to step inside his brain and explore childhood memories alongside his mother. The cutting-edge virtual reality performance opened in London, England last night. Alan caught up with the real life mother-and-son.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 21, 2019: "Military Mohawk Princess"

A new art exhibition opens today highlighting the activism of one of Canada's first Indigenous celebrities, Kahntinetha Horn. This hour we'll speak to the curator of that show, who also happens to be the Military Mohawk Princess's daughter.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 18, 2018: "Reactions to opt-out option for non-tuition fees in Ontario"

Come September, university and college students in Ontario will be able to opt out of paying some non-tuition fees. Campus newspapers, radio stations, and student groups could all feel the weight. Two campus groups share their reaction to that change.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 17, 2019: "E-books and Libraries"

Ebooks overdue: The Ottawa Public Library wants to stock more e-books, but it's not as easy as you might think. We talk to someone from the Ottawa Public Library about the shortage of e-books for libraries.

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The Best of All in a Day, January 14, 2019 - "Fictional lawyer fantasy pool"

Ottawa lawyer Michael Spratt thought it's time to settle an age-old question among his fellow litigants: who's the all-time best fictitious lawyer from film and TV? Spratt created an office pool starting with 64 combatants. Now, it's come down to the semi finals.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 11, 2019: "Surviving R. Kelly"

The TV show, Surviving R. Kelly delves into the allegations of sexual assault, and hears from the alleged victims of the singer and music producer. And it has inspired fascinating conversations about the intersection of race, gender and violence. We hear from three viewers of the show about why they had to tune in.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 10, 2018: "Lungs"

What's the carbon footprint of a baby? And is being a parent ethical, in the era of climate change? Those questions are at the heart of "Lungs", a play that gives audiences an intimate look at one couple's moral dilemma. It's coming to Arts Court, and we speak to the actors.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jan 9, 2019: "D is for Dinner: Rideau Bakery's egg bread"

If you've always wanted to work at Rideau Bakery baking the bread... you have to be ready to work long hours, and that's not everyone's cup of... dough. Alan drops by the bakery to hear more about the recruiting challenge and comes back with the egg bread recipe.

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The Best of All in a Day - Thurs, January 3, 2019 "What's in a name? A lot of mispronunciation for some."

What's in a name? Well if yours is Siobhan, Tariq (Tear-ick) or Dwan it can mean a lot of frustration. Carmen talks to a panel of people who grew up correcting others on the right way to say their name.

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The Best of All In a Day, Dec. 28, 2018: "2018 music review"

As we prepare to start a new year, we've assembled a panel of local music aficionados to highlight the musical creme de la creme of the past 12 months.

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The Best of All In a Day, Dec. 27, 2018: "Film review"

For this last film review of 2018, Di & Vlad dish up their different takes on two new movies: Vice, and Aquaman.

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The Best of All In a Day, Dec. 24, 2018: "Listener Dave O'Malley's Christmas tradition"

New PJs? A midnight mass? Maybe Chinese takeout and a trip to the movies? We've been hearing about your Christmas Eve traditions, today. Here's one All In a Day listener's story.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 21, 2018: "Johnny Reid on Revival Album, and Holiday Show at the NAC"

In twelve albums, produced over more than ten years, Johnny Reid's songwriting has centred around storytelling. Johnny Reid isn't done telling stories, as anyone who has heard his 2017 album, Revival, knows. We speak with him about it, before two holiday performances at the National Arts Centre.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 20, 2018: "Artist paints portraits of homeless people in Smiths Falls"

Cardboard for a canvas. Artist Joe Foster is painting the faces of his homeless friends in Smiths Falls. He tells us about that project.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec 19, 2018: "Blackberry Accelerator Program"

All they wanted for Christmas was a chance to work on BlackBerry's autonomous vehicle program. And thanks to an accelerator program, they're getting their chance. We speak to the Ottawa tech companies involved.

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The Best of All in a Day Dec 18 2018: "How the Lebreton Flats deal turned into a $1 billion countersuit"

John Ruddy and Trinity Development Group are counter-suing Eugene Melnyk for dollars in a legal spat that seems to spell the end of their partnership on the LeBreton Flats redevelopment. But now, Melnyk and the Senators are proposing a last-ditch resolution. Municipal affairs reporter Kate Porter breaks down all the LeBreton drama.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec. 13, 2018: "Fan Reaction to CONCACAF's move to push Ottawa Fury out of the U.S. Football League"

Blind sided by CONCACAF, the Ottawa Fury are reeling after revelations that its governing body has revoked its permission to play in the U-S-L. We know the team is outraged. We hear fan reaction.

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The Best of All in a Day, Thurs, December 12, 2018 "Our Table cookbook for Project Give"

Details on how to get your oven mitts on a limited-edition CBC Ottawa Cookbook. Alan flips through Our Table to get a taste of the recipes the All in a Day crew contributed.

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The Best of All in a Day, December 7, 2018: "Political Panel"

All in a Day's political panel unpacks the first ministers meeting, the political fall-out of the Huawei charges, and a look ahead to the last week in the House before MPs break for Christmas.

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The Best of All in a Day, December 5, 2018: "Byron Stripling's Holiday Swing"

Byron Stripling brings his Holiday Swing to the NAC tonight, but first he agreed to swing into our studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Dec. 03, 2018: "Powerlifting is his Midlife Crisis"

His wife called it his midlife crisis, but in only three years, 43-year-old Elliot Wuorinen has become a record-breaking world champion power lifter. We meet the Kingston man who can deadlift 540 pounds.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 30, 2018: "Captains of the Clouds"

James Cagney, Brenda Marshall, and... Ottawa? The story of how Carleton's film school discovered Captain of the Clouds. A movie that was set and shot mostly in Ottawa -- by the director of Casablanca.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 29, 2018: "Drag Performer Ongina on living with HIV"

She was a contestant on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race. And it was on that show, nearly ten years ago, that Ongina shared her HIV status with the world. Ongina has become a HIV activist ever since, which brings her to Ottawa tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 28, 2018: "Ottawa Riverkeeper sailing on"

After 15 years on the job as Ottawa's inaugural Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown is getting ready to leave her post. She joined Alan in the studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 23, 2018: "Boko Bakery Closing"

Boko Bakery, a family-run business on Elgin Street known for its quirky cookies, is closing up shop for good this weekend, after 36 years in business in Ottawa. We hear from the mother and son duo on why they're retiring their aprons and rolling pins.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 22, 2018: "Shad's A Short Story About A War"

The Canadian king of wordplay, Shad, dives into the weighty topic of war on his new album, A Short Story About A War. He talks about the personal, political album in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 21, 2018: "Project Rozana"

When a four-year-old Palestinian girl fell from a ninth floor balcony in Ramallah her mother insisted she be treated in Jerusalem. It sparked an idea to bring peace to the region through bridges in the healthcare sector. Members of Project Rozana dropped by the studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 16, 2018: "Expressions of Muslim Women"

It started off from an inspiring email. Now, the Expressions of Muslim Women is celebrating ten years of showcasing the artistic talents of women in the Ottawa area. We go down the memory lane with two co-founders of the group.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 15, 2018: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flies into Centrepointe tomorrow. We meet the two singing and dancing young actors behind Jeremy and Jemima Potts.

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The Best of All In a Day, Nov 14, 2018: "Chasing Champions"

Sam Langford has been described as the greatest fighter almost nobody knows. But a new play at the NAC flashes back to the early 1900s to change that. Both the creator/lead actor and director of Chasing Champions joined Alan in studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 12, 2018 "U Ottawa Gee Gees women win national soccer championships"

Two players from University of Ottawa's women's squad slid into studio to talk about winning the national championship.

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The Best of All In a Day, Nov 8, 2018 "Rick Mercer"

Rick Mercer has always been ready to rant about what drives him crazy, over the last 15 years of the Rick Mercer Report. Now, he's compiled those rants in the book "Final Report."

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 7, 2018: "Chef Joe Thottungal's new restaurant Thali"

The chef behind Coconut Lagoon will open a new restaurant later this month. Thali will serve up a platters that combines an old Hindu cultural tradition with modern, local flavours. Joe Thottungal joined Alan in studio with a sample of his thali spread.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 5, 2018: "Vision Jasmine wins Crime Prevention Ottawa Award"

How one Ottawa neighbourhood drove out the drug dealers -- using basketball nets, movie nights and barbecues. We meet two people behind Vision Jasmine as they get ready to pick up a crime prevention award tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 2, 2018: "20th Anniversary of the Wabano Aboriginal Health Centre"

It's been twenty years since the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health first opened its doors to indigenous people in Ottawa.The executive director of the centre joined us for some reflections

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The Best of All in a Day, Nov 1, 2018: "They Might Be Giants"

They hit the Bronson Centre tonight, on this their 36th year of making music. Our chat with American alternative rock band, They Might Be Giants.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 31, 2018: "Ottawa Police's newest recruit - West"

He's one of the newest hires by the Ottawa Police -- whose job isn't really to serve and protect...but rather to comfort. We meet West, the furry four-legged recruit, and his handler.

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The Best of All in a Day,Oct 30, 2018: "Social Media Ads Targeting Kids"

Your kids' favourite social media platforms might be selling more than just entertainment. We hear how big food and beverage companies are doing their marketing, on kids' gadgets.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 29, 2018" "Iain Reid's Foe"

A couple on an isolated farm. An uninvited guest. Unexpected consequences. Iain Reid's latest book delves into both the creepy unexplained and the boringly mundane. He joins me ahead of his Writersfest appearance.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 26, 2018: "Patrick deWitt's French Exit"

He calls it a "tragedy of manners." Patrick deWitt's book French Exit is both delightful -- and dark. He stopped by before his sold-out Writersfest appearance.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 25, 2018: "Ian Rankin's In A House of Lies"

The return of Rebus, Siobhan Clarke, and Cafferty: Ian Rankin's best-selling crime novel series continues, and the Scottish writer returns to Ottawa for Writersfest. We chatted with him at the first of two events he's doing in the city.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 24, 2018: "FoodWorks' corn fritters"

The youth from the FoodWorks social enterprise are taking over the kitchen at Oz Kafe on October 29th. Chef Bruce Wood and employee Kay joined Alan in Studio 12 with one of the dishes on the menu -- corn fritters.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 23 2018: Introducing OCDSB's new trustees

The three new faces on the Ottawa public school board -- Lyra Evans, Jennifer Jennekens and Wendy Hough -- discuss their priorities.

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The Best of All in a Day Oct 22 2018: A kicker and his punter set a world record

The Ottawa Redblacks' place kicker Lewis Ward has just set the WORLD record for consecutive field goals. He and punter Richie Leone talk about the secrets behind such consistency.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 18, 2018: "The Fix: Byward Market after dark"

For one All in a Day listener, living in the Byward Market can be disturbing. In our election series, The Fix, we ask the candidates of Rideau-Vanier how to bring back the neighbourhood feeling in the market.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 17, 2018: "Out of Old Ontario Kitchens"

In her new cookbook Out of Old Ontario Kitchens, Lindy Mechefske digs up recipes commonly used in households from the early 1800s to the mid-1950. She joined Alan in studio to share a recipe for Dried Apple Cake.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 16, 2018: "RICKY SKAGGS"

The guy who has more Grammys, IBMAs and Country Music Awards on his mantle than most will probably ever dream of, and has travelled the musical spectrum of country pop to old time bluegrass; Ricky Skaggs is in Ottawa tomorrow. He joins us from the road in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 15, 2018: "Tony Danza"

On the new Netflix show THE GOOD COP, there are two cops named Anthony. Only one of them has been a Tony many times over: Tony Mircelli, Tony Banta, Tony Canetti, Tony DiMeo, and of course, the name he was born with, Tony Danza. Tony Danza talks to us before his show this week at Algonquin College.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 12, 2018: "Political Panel"

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is talking Trump, and the rise of populist movements in a new book. We check in with our political panel for their thoughts on that and other stories.

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The best of All in a Day, Oct 11, 2018: "Cowboy Junkies"

Cowboy Junkies are back, 30 years after Trinity Session, and their vision of life in the year 2018 isn't exactly rosy. Michael Timmins from Cowboy Junkies shares those visions with us in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 10, 2018: "D is for Dinner: Atelier's Marc Lepine's Splat

From eel wrapped in chicken-skin, to duck-fat ice cream. In his new cookbook, Ottawa chef Marc Lepine revisits the hits and a few of the misses concocted in Atelier's kitchen. He dropped by the studio with an elegant plate of Splat.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 9, 2018: "The Fix - Inaccessible bus stops"

Paralympian Sally Thomas was at our event THE FIX, explaining a time the City let her down. It was when no one at the City would help her in her quest to get a bus stop on a sidewalk she could use with her wheelchair. In this episode, you'll hear her story, as well as one solution suggested from our audience.

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The Best of All in a Day, October 5, 2018 "Political Panel"

This week on Parliament Hill -- a new North American trade deal, and an ever-shorter list of provincial allies for the Liberals. Our political panel dropped by the studio with the details.

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The Best of All In a Day, Oct 4, 2018: "Film review of Fahrenheit 11/9"

Di Golding is back, and she and Vlad are taking on Michael Moore and, oh, the state of American democracy.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 3, 2018: "D is for Pumpkin Spice Latte"

Nothing says 'Welcome to Fall' like the sudden takeover of pumpkin spice products. We joined that train, and talked to a dietitian about her healthy take on a fall classic, pumpkin spice latte.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 2, 2018: "Kenneth Oppel"

In Kenneth Oppel's new book, he has to figure out how to describe the movement of ink, ink that has a mind of its own. He's talking about Inkling in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Oct 1 2018: "All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir"

Elizabeth Hay's devastating and beautiful new memoir, All Things Consoled, takes us into the last years of her parents lives as she struggles to take care of them, and reflects on the good and the bad in their relationship. She brings the book to Writersfest tonight.

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The Best of All In a Day, Sep 27, 2018: "Film Review of The House with a Clock in Its Walls

It's a horror film...with a PG rating, aimed at kids. How well does The House With a Clock in its Walls scare -- but not scare TOO much? Juliana Guth and Vlad Jean-Gilles join us with their review.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sept 26, 2018 "Jill Barber's Metaphora"

Jill Barber tackles gender inequality, the men who've bullied her, and even the medical system for women in her new album Metaphora. It's a gutsier take on lyrics than she's had in the past with a new pop sound, that she's bringing to the NAC on Friday.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 24 2018: Two businesses affected by the tornadoes

Two small business describe the impact of the weekend tornadoes on them -- one, a restaurant without power, and the other, a flooring business without a roof.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 21, 2018: "Political Panel"

Our Political Panel is back after three month away, and we hear their take on the Trans Mountain pipeline project, NAFTA, and the floor crossing that opened parliament's fall session.

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The Best of All In a Day, Sep 20, 2018: "Film review of Predator"

Predator is back (minus Schwarzenegger of course) for a reboot. But did this alien need to return? We find out, from film reviewers Vladimir Jean-Gilles from Shifter Magazine and Tish Chambers, who cohosts the In the Movies podcast.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sept 19, 2018: "Le Farmhop"

On September 30th, a trio of farmers from La Pêche invite you to join them for a cornucopia of food, music and more. The farmers hopped into studio to give us the dirt on Le Farmhop.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 14, 2018: "Viva Mexico"

Forty dancers take the stage at Shenkman Arts Centre tomorrow to explore how Mexico's dance traditions have evolved over the years. In this hour, the artistic director of Viva Mexico tells us about his ambitious project.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 13, 2018: "David Byrne"

His American Utopia tour is said to be changing concert experience as we know it. David Byrne weaves together songs from his 40 year career into a stageshow like no other. He joins us in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 24, 2018: "Steve Earle performs at CityFolk"

Steve Earle and the Dukes celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Copperhead Road album at CityFolk tonight, but he dropped by the All in a Day studio first.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 11, 2018: "Jim Bryson"

Jim Bryson is back with a new album, TIRED OF WAITING, coming out this Friday, and on it he draws on characters both real and imagined. We hear about where the lines and characters in the album emerged from.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 10, 2018: "Miriam Toews"

Miriam Toews' brilliant new book WOMEN TALKING takes us inside the loft with eight women trying to make a decision that will change the rest of their lives, and explores the roles of faith, fear and the ability to start over. Miriam Toews tells us about her book before heading to Writersfest, tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep. 7, 2018: "Jack Pine"

Jack also known as Gareth Audet-Houle is part of the CityFolk 25th anniversary concerts, but he is also releasing a new video featuring his real-life partner, which was a casting decision that wasn't easy to make. He tells us why in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sep 6, 2018: "John Burge at the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival."

At the 2017 Junos, a quartet by Kingston composer John Burge was up for Classical Composition of the Year. He didn't win, but that put him in the same boat as another nominated composer of note who didn't win that year. Some guy named Leonard Cohen. Now, John Burge has written a new quartet inspired in part by Cohen. Before it premieres tomorrow, we'll hear how Leonard's Death gets new life.

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The Best of All in a Day, Sept 5, 2018 - "D is for Dinner: Lady Ashburn's pickles"

Gisele Paquette of Gingham Wisdom Workshops dropped by the studio with a recipe for mustard pickles that's been passed down in the Maritimes for generations.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 28, 2018: "Final round of Teen Reading Series"

The final round of our Teen Reading Series, "Off The Shelf", with Adeola Egbeyemi defending THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow, and Sarah Ham defending THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 27, 2018: "Starstruck #5"

We conclude our Starstruck summer astronomy series with Gary Boyle explaining why you don't need a $10-thousand dollar telescope to continue your exploration of the night sky!

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 24, 2018: "Pride and the School Experience"

As teens are gearing up to go back to school, how welcoming are schools now for trans, gay, and bi youth?

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 23, 2018: "Silent Cities"

A gigantic tiger that's half the size of the Peace Tower. It's one of the paintings of Sanjay Sundram's Silent Cities collection, where animals take over our town.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 21, 2018: "Teen Reading Series #7"

Our teen reading series, Off The Shelf, continues, with two books examining very different teen experiences: the Tulsa gangs of 1965, and romance of 2016 New York.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 20 2018: Wartime sweethearts' postcards find their way to War Museum

A romance tale told through postcards, letters, and a whole lot of X's...the War Museum unearths the private correspondence between a private and his love.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 16, 2018: "Sirius Top Comic Prize: Kyle Brownrigg"

Kyle Brownrigg, one of the comic finalists gearing up to win $25,000 Sirius Top Comic Prize, tells us about his craft.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 15, 2018: "Shifter Magazine's Capital Essentials playlist"

The fine folks at Ottawa's Shifter Magazine have curated a playlist featuring local hip-hop and R&B artists music lovers ought to know about. Kevin Bourne from the magazine joined Alan Neal in studio to preview some of the tracks.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 13, 2018: "Teachers panel on elementary union's vow to back teachers over sex-ed curriculum"

The union that represents Ontario elementary public school teachers vowed to "vigorously defend" any educator who uses the modernized sex-ed curriculum in the classroom this school year in defiance of the province's decision to impose an outdated version. The All in a Day teacher's panel responds to the news.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 10, 2018: "Visit to Rohingya camps in Bangladesh"

More than half a million Rohingya refugees are still living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, one year after they fled violence in Myanmar. With the monsoon season underway in Bangladesh, what are the new concerns for Rohingya refugees? The executive director of Doctors Without Borders Canada shares what he saw during a recent visit to their camps.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 9, 2018: "Former Ambassador on Saudi-Canada Row"

It's a diplomatic crisis that all started with a tweet. As the temperature continues to rise in the row between Canada and Saudi Arabia, some are asking whether Twitter is the right place to carry out diplomacy. We put that question to Canada's former ambassador to the Middle Eastern kingdom.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 8, 2018: "Opera Couple"

A decade ago, she was singing on the streets. Now, Canadian soprano Simone Osborne is a rising star in the Opera world, along with her husband, bass-baritone Gordon Bintner. The opera power couple take the stage at Chamberfest tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day, Aug 7, 2018: "Ottawa's Song of the Summer"

"Believe in yourself," that' one of the messages Peter Joynt gives to students when the rapper visits schools. Little did he know those words would be enough to propel one 13-year- old girl into a new project. They tell us about the journey to making a song together.

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The Best of All In a Day, Aug 3, 2018 "Leslie Ting's Speculation"

Tonight's Chamberfringe performance is inspired by Leslie Ting's personal experience of watching her mother gradually lose her vision. She's woven sights and sounds into a concert that looks at sight, sound, and the absence of each, to explore the way our senses shape us.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 31, 2018: "Veterans Ombudsman's report card"

The Veterans Ombudsman says some former military personnel are waiting close to a year for bureaucrats to approve the therapy they need, leading some vets to go without treatment.

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The Best of All in a Day, July 30 - Zimbabweans head to polls in first post-Mugabe election

For the first time in 38 years, Zimbabweans voted in a presidential election that did not feature former president Robert Mugabe as a candidate. Giacomo spoke with Zimbabwean-Canadian Andriata Chironda about the milestone.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 27, 2018: "Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia"

If you've had questions about how guide dogs are raised and trained, or what it feels like to work with one, then there is a new show at the GCTC that can give you some insight. It uses a mix of storytelling, painting and video. Two of the show's creators tell us more in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, July 25 "D is for Dinner: Young jackfruit salad

Forget the pho. An Ottawa chef Cameron Stauch's new cookbook travels everywhere from temples to back alleys to learn the art of vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 24, 2018: "2018 General election in Pakistan"

More than a hundred million Pakistanis are preparing to vote for their next prime minister. A Pakistani freelance writer tells us about the major players in the election and what is at stake for those running and voters.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 23, 2018: "Starstruck Series #2"

Our Starstruck series continues with backyard astronomer Garry Boyle telling us what stars really are.

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The Best of All in a Day, July 20, 2018 "Pop-up Bike Lanes in Bells Corners"

On Sunday, residents of Bells Corners will take road design into their own hands. At least temporarily. They'll be installing pop-up bike lanes on Moodie Drive. They'll even be adjusting the speed limit.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 19, 2018: "Summer fashion faux-pas in the workplace"

Belly buttons, armpits, or even cheeks. We take a look at summer fashion follies in the workplace with a Chief Etiquette Officer.

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The Best of All in a Day, July 18 - "Carlington Booch"

Jon Ruby of Carlington Booch dropped by the studio to explain how his social enterprise uses kombucha to help people in recovery from addictions.

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The Best of All in a Day, July 17: "Mirielle Asselin"

Mirielle Asselin is her former home town today to perform at the Music And Beyond Festival. She dropped by the studio to talk with Alan Neal about her new album Inspired By Canada.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 13, 2018: "Autism support got a mention in Ontario Throne Speech"

Parents of children with autism got a shout-out in yesterday's Ontario Throne Speech with a promise to increase supports to help these families. Two parents share their suggestions with us.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 12, 2018: "Lighthouse"

The big big sound of Lighthouse, heard 50 years ago on their debut album is back, and original members Paul Hoffert and Ralph Cole will be with the band at Bluesfest and in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, July 11: "Ayesha at Last."

Look out, Mr. Darcy, Uzma Jalaluddin's debut novel offers a Muslim-Canadian spin on a Jane Austen-style romance. She joined Alan Neal in the studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 09, 2018: "Bryan Adams"

A conversation with Bryan Adams, backstage at Bluesfest, on Thursday night where we compared those early days to his life and what changed over the last three decades of music, and what it's taken to survive.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 6, 2018: "A.J. Croce"

Who is A.J. Croce singing about when he talks about loved ones who betrayed him? He tells us in this episode and we delve into his album, Just Like Medicine.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 5, 2018: "Nick Lowe"

It's been 40 years since Nick Lowe released the album "Jesus Of Cool". But Lowe has become known for much more than that over his career, a career that is still going. We talk to the nearly 70-year-old Nick Lowe in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 4, 2018: "D is for 4th of July dish"

The independence day party is well underway for our neighbours across the border. An American and a Canadian share two 4th of July recipes with us.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jul 3, 2018: "New Ottawa Police Recruit"

From nursing to policing. Call it an uncommon career change, but one new recruit with the Ottawa Police Service did just that. She joins us with an explanation of that big career jump.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 29, 2019: "Arkells"

Arkells take the stage for the noon and nighttime show on Canada Day. Max Kerman talks about the ten-year journey of the Hamilton band to where they are today.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 28, 2018: "The National Portrait"

What does a group portrait of Canada look like? For novelist and artist Doug Coupland, it's a collection of one thousand 3D printed sculptures of Canadians who live across the country. He tells us more about that project before it is unveiled at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 27, 2018: "Shoaling in Ottawa"

What happens when cyclists don't work well together? Our own cycling expert, Giacomo Panico, brings us into the scandalous world of shoaling.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 26, 2018: "The Ruinous Sweep"

At one point in Tim Wynne-Jones' new mystery, The Ruinous Sweep, the main character of Bee is reflecting on the death of someone close to her, and finds herself listening to CBC Radio Two, when Arvo Part's requiem for Benjamin Britten comes on. Her reaction and what happens next is one example of how sound is used in a fascinating book by Wynne-Jones, who talks about it in this episode.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 21, 2018: "Terrorism Recruitment in Canada."

After some years of delay, the terrorism trial of Awso Peshdary, an alleged ISIS recruiter and financier, started this week. A former senior intelligence analyst at CSIS gives us a rundown of the case behind the trial and tells us about the current situation with ISIS recruitment in Canada.

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The Best of All in a Day, June 20, 2018: "What happens when an artist and maker decide to build a canoe?"

Drew Mosley and Andrew Szeto are Ottawa-based artisans and makers. They've teamed up in the past, creating everything from t-shirts, pillows to jack knives. But their latest projec is a cedar canoe made by Szeto and painted by Mosley. They dropped by the studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 18, 2018: "Design Canada"

The CN logo, the CBC gem, and the federal watermark. They're all iconic logos that belong to Canadians -- but what do they say about us? We meet the director of a documentary about the golden era of Canadian graphic design.

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