CBC Digital Archives

Lifestyle: Pastimes

Looking for a specific CBC program for radio or television? Look no further. We've organized them below in alphabetical order for you to search through.

Number
of Clips
Project Name
Brief Description
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Handmade in Canada: The Art of Craft
When they're created by an artist's vision and crafted by human hands, the objects of everyday life take on a beauty all their own. The 1960s saw a revolution for craft in Canada, as artisans expressed themselves through functional works and collectors came to value the human touch. From quilting, pottery and blown glass to children's toys and folk art, CBC Archives surveys some of the things Canadians make by hand.
7
Kid Lit: Morningside Children's Book Panels
Beginning in the fall of 1982, the members of the children's book panel, which became a holiday tradition, provided listeners with a guide through the new stack of books available each year. CBC Archives has selected six episodes to feature, and among the many titles and authors you may find some old friends or discover some new ones. So whether you're off to the library, bookstore, or doing some online buying, you too can take inspiration from their choices.
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Pastimes General
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Pot and Politics: Canada and the Marijuana Debate Part 1
In 1923 it became illegal for Canadians to possess marijuana. But the laws have always been flouted, by recreational users who just want to get high, and by medicinal users seeking relief from pain and illness. From cannabis cafés to courtrooms, doctors and patients, rabble-rousers and senior statesmen have engaged in a passionate debate over marijuana possession. But the laws have endured.
9
Pot and Politics: Canada and the Marijuana Debate Part 2
In 1923 it became illegal for Canadians to possess marijuana. But the laws have always been flouted, by recreational users who just want to get high, and by medicinal users seeking relief from pain and illness. From cannabis cafés to courtrooms, doctors and patients, rabble-rousers and senior statesmen have engaged in a passionate debate over marijuana possession. But the laws have endured.