This week’s show kicked off with a chat about Saturday’s Ottawa Food Truck Rally. Karen and Trevor were joined by Lunch owner Tim Van Dyke, who will be bringing their food truck to the rally at the corner of Rochester and Pamilla in Little Italy.

Next, our hosts had a chat with David Gourlay, founder of Champions for Ottawa Baseball. The group was disappointed this week when city officials vetoed Ottawa’s chances for a AA baseball team due to the high price tag.

The Ottawa Cookie Jam on October 5 will pit 60 bakers against each other in a battle for cookie supremacy. Apt613 editor Yasmin Nissim had a chance to sit down with Cookie Jam organizer Jessica Dunkin to get the delicious details.

Here are the tracks we played on this week’s show:
Transformer – The Dodos
Winter Park, CO – Pat Lepoidevin
My Friends – Paper Lions
6-4-3 – Buck 65
Please Do – Pony Girl

Direct download: Sept-25.mp3
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It was all hands on deck this week as Ryan was joined by editors Yasmin and Chris for a packed show. The crew started things up with a chat with local author Catherine Brunelle, who is among the first Canadians to join the Kickstarter revolution as she raises money for her new book, The Adventures of Claire Never-Ending. She's since obliterated her $3,000 goal, and you can get the full story here.

Next, we were joined by Meghan Smith, Creative Director and Curator of this year's Nuit Blanche. Megan told us all about this year's all-night art party, which has been greatly expanded for this year. New neighbourhoods include Downtown GatineauSparks StreetDowntown Rideau. It all kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6:21 pm, but in the meantime, listen to the interview below.

Finally, Katie called in to chat about this year's edition of Hood Wars. Things kicked off this week with a poll on Ottawa's favourite neighbourhood restaurant row, and early indications say that Hintonburg is way out in front.

Here are the tracks we played on this week's show:
Runway Heart - Hilotrons
Victoria - Braids
Phinn's Her Harbour
Prag - Andrew Vincent
The Darcys - Hunting
Florestan Yuri Bakker 

Direct download: Sept-18-2013.mp3
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On this week's show, Ryan and Chris chatted with Ottawa International Animation Festival Artistic Director Chris Robinson. The festival, which Robinson says is probably the second largest animation festival in the world, kicks off on September 18.

Chris and Ryan rounded out the show with discussions on our beer guide and the local sports team that will remain unnamed on Apartment613 until their management can learn to show a little sensitivity.

Here's what we played on this week's show:
Autumn's Dead - Fevers
Hockey Skates - Kathleen Edwards
Molotov Cocktail - Souljazz Orchestra
Man - Neko Case
Sisters - A Tribe Called Red 

Direct download: Sept-11_2013.mp3
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