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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, Jun 17, 2019: "Ottawa wide-receiver on life after football"

Ottawa wide-receiver Tyrone Pierre was playing in the Canadian Football League, and then he wasn't. We find out what life after football is like.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 14, 2019: "Political Panel talks about federal carbon tax on Alberta"

The federal government has put Alberta on notice that a federal carbon tax is on the way. But meanwhile, the Parliamentary Budget Officer says Canada needs to boost the carbon tax by 50-dollars a tonne to meet the Paris climate agreement targets. Our political panel weighs in.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 11, 2019: "ELEMENT OF SURPRISE: Rhenium"

Rhenium is the element that took its name from a river, but could have been known as Nipponium. Find out why in this episode of Element of Surprise.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 10, 2019 - "Ashton Dickson's family searching for justice, two years after he was killed"

Almost two years ago, Ashton Dickson was shot and killed at a bar on Rideau Street. His mom Donna still has questions about what happened as her family continues to search for justice. She joined Alan Neal in the studio.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 07, 2019: "Changes likely on the way for curbside recycling in Ontario"

With recycling rates stalled in Ontario, the province is moving forward with fundamental changes to curbside recycling. One that relieves municipalities of the costs and diverts it to manufacturers. We get a primer.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 6, 2019: "Commemorating the D-Day landings with a photography exhibition"

We speak to an Ottawa photographer who created an exhibit marking the D-Day invasion and asks: what does it mean 75 years on?

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The Best of All In a Day, Jun 5, 2019 "Ottawa festivals dealing with 'catastrophic' provincial funding loss"

Some local festivals are left scrambling after funding they were relying on from the province didn't come through. Alan reached Catherine O'Grady from the Ottawa Jazz Festival for more details.

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The Best of All in a Day, Jun 4, 2019: "Forgiving Mr. Desclouds: How a student forgave a teacher 30 years later"

Angie Murray remembered a word that a teacher at her public school called her 30 years ago. She reached out to tell him about how it had affected her. But what happened next, she had not anticipated. My conversation with Angie and that teacher, Rick Desclouds.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 30, 2019: "Geddy Lee: Big Beautiful Book Of Bass"

Geddy Lee's book is considerably different. It's a look at the bass guitar. Last night at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, Geddy talked about the emotional effects of that instrument, and why his mother didn't talk to him for a year.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 29, 2019 "GG Innovation Award recipient"

The Governor General recognized Joelle Pineau for her work, including using Artificial Intelligence to improve health care. She dropped by the studio to talk about that work.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 28, 2019: "Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical rolls into Centrepointe Theatre"

Dancing cupcakes, a bus that transforms into Ayers Rock, plus oodles of feathers and sequins are just a few of the things you'll see on stage at Centrepointe Theatre this week. We get a preview of Orpheus Theatre's latest production.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 24, 2019: "Hawksley Workman: Median Age Wasteland"

On his latest album, Hawksley Workman looks back on childhood and teen years and all the forces that shaped us.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 23, 2019: "Ottawa Senators get new coach"

New season, new coach for the Ottawa Senators. We speak to D.J. Smith about his hopes for the team and to general manager Pierre Dorion about his hopes for the coach.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 22, 2019: "Gatineau non-profit plans to collaborate with urban beekeepers to breed more resilient local bees"

Can a network of urban beekeepers breed bees that can resist parasites and pathogens, without any help from chemicals?

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The Best of All in a Day, May 21st, 2019: "Three teen gymnasts on making the cut for the national championships."

Three local gymnasts tell us about how they've been preparing to compete at the Canadian Championships.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 16, 2019, "Councillor Leiper on a hit-and-run crash that has killed a cyclist."

A serious collision that killed a cyclist has angered many people in Ottawa today, including some city councillors. We speak to one of the councillors who organized an impromptu rally at city hall.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 15, 2019 "D is for Dinner: Ramadan pre-dawn power bowl"

Registered dietitian Sarah Hamdan shares a recipe for a pre-dawn Ramadan meal to help get through a day of fasting.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 14 2019: The effect of flooding on boat tour companies

Capital Cruises is one of the local companies affected by Ottawa River flooding -- they haven't been able to put boats in the water during the start of what should be a busy season. A company rep explains the impact.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 09, 2019: "Childrens' Fest show presents a PG version of Macbeth"

Scottish storyteller and actor Andy Cannon has re-versioned old Will's prose for the younger set.

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The Best of All In a Day, May 8, 2019 "D is for Dinner: Burgers raising funds for refugees

Alan talks to the founder of Burgers N Fries Forever and the director of Refugee 613 about a special hamburger to help raise money for newcomers to the city.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 6, 2019 "Track club coach, chair banned for life by Athletics Canada"

Athletics Canada has permanently banned a coach and the chair of the Ottawa Lions following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The chair of Athletics Canada joined Alan with more details about the investigation.

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Chief Bordeleau retires

After 35 years in policing, Chief Charles Bordeleau is retiring. He joins us to reflect on his career.

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The Best of All in a Day, May 1, 2019 "First-hand stories of leaving behind flooded homes in Ottawa-Gatineau"

They had to leave their homes behind. Alan speaks to the resident of a Gatineau home where water has reached the kitchen counters. And to a woman who left her home in Constance Bay, only for it to be destroyed in a fire.

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The Best of All in a Day, Apr 29, 2019 - "Ottawa's first tackle football program for girls"

A high school tackle football team from Manotick made history this afternoon because the players were all girls. Three sisters from the St. Mark Lions rushed into studio after taking to the field at Lansdowne Park.

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The Best of All In a Day, Apr 25, 2019 "Sandra Oh"

Sandra Oh is back in Ottawa for the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards on Saturday night. First, Alan caught up with her at the National Arts Centre.

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The Best of All in a Day, Apr 24, 2019 "The Pigeon King"

He conned farmers across North America out of millions of dollars -- with a scheme to raise pigeons. And tonight, a show at the NAC will tell the story of Arlan Galbraith. Alan meets the star of the musical courtroom drama.

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The Best of All in a Day, Apr 23 2019: Element of Surprise - the danger and beauty of Cadmium

Two Ottawa scientists break down the properties, mysteries and dangers of the element Cadmium, as part of our ongoing series on the Periodic Table

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The Best of All In a Day, Apr 18, 2019 "Political panel: Jason Kenney, pipelines and carbon tax"

A new premier of Alberta, and another thorn in the side of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Our political panelists drop by to share their thoughts on what Jason Kenney's provincial win means at the federal level.

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The Best of All In a Day, Apr 11, 2019 "Orville Peck"

Is Orville Peck someone who dwells a lot on the past and what's remembered? It's hard to say because Orville Peck is a fairly new creation, name and identity for someone who used to do everything from punk drumming to musical theatre. He even wears a mask to hide his identity, which he was sporting when he dropped by the studio.

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The Best of All In a Day, Apr 10, 2019 "Ben Caplan's Old Stock"

It's a story of loss, hardship -- and hope for a new beginning. Ben Caplan's latest record tells the story of two Jewish-Romanian refugees arriving in Canada at the turn of the last century. He'll be here to talk about the album, the theatre show it's based on, and making history personal

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The Best of All in a Day Apr 9 2019: Element of Surprise - Astatine

It's difficult to work with, disappears after a few minutes, and there's only about 1 gram of it in the entire Earth's crust in the first place. As part of our Periodic Table series The Element of Surprise, we look at the mysterious and frustrating Astatine.

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The Best of All in a Day, Apr 8 2019: Searching for Justice for Soli

A man is still searching for answers after his mentally-ill brother Soleiman died in an Ontario jail cell, more than two years ago. We speak with Yusuf Faqiri who is in Ottawa to talk about mental health and policing.

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The Best of All In a Day, Apr 4, 2019 "Canterbury's improv team"

This week, high school improv teams from across the country have been performing on stage at the National Arts Centre, showcasing their skills at creating scenes, characters and styles based on suggestions that are thrown at them. After the first three nights of competition, Canterbury High School has made the top five - meaning they're in the finals tonight.

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The Best of All in a Day, Apr 3 2019: A new cooking show that grew from a romantic match

Retired TV producer Derek and former cooking show host Maggie were matched up on an online dating site. The match was so perfect that now they live together and are about to launch their own streaming cooking show.

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The Best of All in a Day, Apr 2, 2019 "Why the head of the NAC's Indigenous Theatre was tempted to resign."

The NAC's Kevin Loring joined Alan in studio to explain why he says the recent federal budget leaves him in a "disturbing position."

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 27, 2019 "Local recipients of GG Awards in Visual And Media Arts"

The National Gallery of Canada celebrates this year's GG Awards recipients with an exhibition featuring their work that opens on Thursday. Independent curator Lee-Ann Martin and photographer Jeff Thomas dropped by the studio ahead to talk about their work.

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The Best of All in a Day - Mar 26 2019 - Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone

He's got the most wins in UFC history...And now the MMA athlete is coming to Ottawa for a fight this spring. We get a preview of what's to come with Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 21 2019: Will the city's new plan revitalize Sparks Street?

Today the City of Ottawa revealed a new plan to refresh and revitalize Sparks Street. Will it work? We talk to city councillor Catherine McKenney.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 20, 2019 "D is for Dinner: Ruz Bezella"

Alan dropped by the Lotus Community Corner in Beacon Hill to meet the crew from Baraka Syrian Homecooking Project as they prepared for their Arab Mother's Day Brunch.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 18, 2019 "Ottawa 67s coach on his team's impressive regular season"

This year's Ottawa 67s are considered one of the best in the franchise's history, setting another record this weekend as they wrapped up the regular season. Alan caught up with head coach André Tourigny ahead of their play-off run which starts on Friday.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 13, 2019 "Alison Young + Juno nomination + Cory Hart gigs

Alison Young first picked up a saxophone in junior high and never looked back. Now, the Ottawa musician has caught the eye of both the Junos and Corey Hart.

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The Best of All in a Day - Mar 12 2019 - Empty Planet book

For their new book, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker warn about a possible future with a global population decline.

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The Best of All in a Day, March 6, 2019 "The Gist"

Why three women quit their jobs to create a new platform about women and sports, called The Gist.

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The Best of All in a Day, Mar 4, 2019 - "Dunrobin hockey team wins $100K for tornado relief efforts"

Over the weekend on Hockey Night In Canada, the West Carleton Warriors peewee hockey team won $100K for their good deeds. And now they're donating it to help with the ongoing tornado relief efforts in West Carleton.

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

The All in a Day political panel unpacks this week's twists and turns in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

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The Best of All in a Day, February 28, 2019 "Pembroke Symphony Orchestra's Celebrating Women concert"

Alan spoke with the multiple Juno winner and pianist extraordinaire Christina Petrowska-Quillico and the man who put together the Celebrating Women concert for the Pembroke Symphony, music director Mehdi Javanfar.

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The Best of All in a Day, February 27, 2019 "Heidi Melton"

Alan meets Carleton University's School of Music artist-in-residence soprano Heidi Melton ahead of her recital at Dominion Chalmers this Saturday night.

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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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