Stories from coast-to-coast
This week's episode of Rewind
will look at the neighbourhoods, towns, cities and provinces that we call home as part of a special series looking at CBC's 75 years of history.Rewind
host Michael Enright
will be joined by Peter Brown
for the Oct. 6 episode. Brown hosts CBC Edmonton's afternoon show, Radio Active
and has also done work for programs including The Arts Tonight
, The Irrelevant Show
, Sounds Like Canada
In celebration of CBC Radio's 75 years of existence, Rewind
is broadcasting a 12-part series that looks at CBC's evolution into one of the world's most respected public broadcasters.
The series isn't just a nostalgic look back at the good ol'days. Instead, it aims to provide a dynamic exploration of where CBC Radio came from, where it is now and where it will be going from here.
"Local radio gives you that fantastic sense of all of us living this exact moment together," Brown says, "whether that moment is serious or silly."
The episode moves from east to west looking at the regional stories of our country from the past 75 years.
Just a few examples include Newfoundland joining Confederation, the Red River floods in 1950, striking oil in Leduc, Alta., and the Moose River Mine disaster in Nova Scotia.
Listeners will hear from notable newscasters from across the country and will get a glimpse at regional programming from years gone-by. The stories range from the funny to the tragic - and capture the makeup of our communities and our country.
We might live in Canada, but we also live in our neighbourhoods and towns, cities and provinces and the stories that affect our lives in those places are at least as important to us as the bigger national stories - sometimes even more so.
This clip looks at stories from Quebec - a look at the Quebec carnival in 1957, the language law debates from the late 70s, a conversation with the Quebec Acadian writer Antonine Maillet, a visit to the ice storm of 1998, and memories of former premier Maurice Duplessis with the publisher and historian Conrad Black.Listen to the clip:
You can hear the full episode on Rewind's website
You can also come back to the 75th anniversary site
and visit our special Rewind section
following each episode's broadcast for a chance to hear extended audio from the series, like the one above. Just revisit these preview blogs each week after Rewind
's broadcast to find the extra clips.
Posted on Oct 3, 2011 6:00:00 AM