Oct 6, 2011 | 8:36Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 11) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 11) Oct 6, 2011 | 8:36In the 1930s, in the days before satellite communication, the CBC's Northern Messenger radio service was a vital link to the Arctic. It was one of the only ways to reach RCMP officers, missionaries and scientific researchers in remote places. Relatives and friends would send messages to the service and every weekend… they’d be broadcast all over the North.
In the mid 1970s, the Berger Inquiry began its examination of a proposed pipeline in the Arctic. Hundreds of aboriginal people testified before the commission in their own languages.
One of the long lasting impacts of the Berger commission was that CBC Northern Services started to broadcast in aboriginal languages. And now CBC North carries daily programming in Dene, Tlicho, North Slavey, South Slavey, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun and Inuktitut.
Jul 21, 2011 | 54:59Rewind "Front Porch Al" Maitland retrospective Audio
Rewind "Front Porch Al" Maitland retrospective Jul 21, 2011 | 54:59It’s summer and the days are lazy and long, perfect for sitting on the front porch, sipping some lemonade and listening to a story. And if you don’t have the front porch and the lemonade, well at least we have the story for you. A couple, actually. They’re from former CBC announcer Al Maitland, known affectionately in story telling mode as Front Porch Al. On this show, stories by Stephen Leacock, Saki and O. Henry.
Jul 7, 2011 | 54:59Rewind History of the Telephone (Part 1) Audio
Rewind History of the Telephone (Part 1) Jul 7, 2011 | 54:59Coming up on Rewind, the story of the telephone. "Mr. Watson, come here! I want you!" Those were the first words ever uttered over the telephone and they were a call for help after inventor Alexander Graham Bell spilled battery acid on his pants.
Jul 14, 2011 | 54:59Rewind History of the Telephone (Part 2) Audio
Rewind History of the Telephone (Part 2) Jul 14, 2011 | 54:59On this week's Rewind, more about the telephone. We go back to the future when there were predictions of “portable vest pocket phones that can call you almost anywhere," a machine that would take messages for you while you were out of the house, and of course, the picture telephone.
Mar 10, 2011 | 54:59Rewind Radio Curiosities Audio
Rewind Radio Curiosities Mar 10, 2011 | 54:59Coming up on Rewind, some radio curiosities. We’re talking tap dancing lessons over the airwaves, the ugliest dog in the world, a musical ode to the Royal family and a teenager psychic who channels Picasso.
Aug 4, 2011 | 50:39Rewind Origins of Employment Insurance Audio
Rewind Origins of Employment Insurance Aug 4, 2011 | 50:39Coming up on this edition of Rewind, a look at employment insurance- its origins and legacy. From war years when Canadians wondered if there would be work after the fighting was over, through recessions when they counted on UIC payments, it’s the ups and downs of being unemployed.
Aug 25, 2011 | 2:34Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 1) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 1) Aug 25, 2011 | 2:34The first coast-to-coast radio broadcast in North America from July 1, 1927. The occasion was the Diamond Jubilee of Canada. It was Canada's Diamond Jubilee and telegraph and telephone companies and 23 radio stations forged a nationwide link to broadcast speeches, songs, poems and the peals of the carillon bells live from Ottawa.
Aug 25, 2011 | 1:41Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 2) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 2) Aug 25, 2011 | 1:41On May 28, 1934, all Canada celebrated when five identical girls were born to in Callander, Ontario. The five sisters - Annette, Cecile, Yvonne, Marie and Émilie - become known as the Dionne quintuplets. Against all expectations, they survived their first weeks. Shortly after, Burt Austin sang "Quintuplet's Lullaby" on CKY, Winnipeg.
Aug 25, 2011 | 1:01Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 6) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 6) Aug 25, 2011 | 1:01In 1937, there was a new king as Edward declared his love for a divorced woman, which meant he had to abdicate the throne. King George the 6th was crowned that summer and then two years later, in 1939, King George and Queen Elizabeth toured Canada to an enthusiastic reception, with Canadians following their every move.