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Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 11)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.
Rewind - My Son Dylan: Remembering Dylan ThomasJan 6, 2011 | 54:59Rewind My Son Dylan: Remembering Dylan Thomas Audio
Rewind My Son Dylan: Remembering Dylan Thomas Jan 6, 2011 | 54:59From 1959, a portrait of Dylan Thomas, in the words of his mother. His life may have been short and troubled, but his poems continue to fascinate even more than 50 years after his death at the age of 39.
Rewind - "Front Porch Al" Maitland retrospectiveJul 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.
Rewind - History of the Telephone (Part 1)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.
Rewind - History of the Telephone (Part 2)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.
Rewind - Radio CuriositiesMar 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.
Rewind - Origins of Employment InsuranceAug 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.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Part 1)Aug 25, 2011 | 24:58Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Part 1) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Part 1) Aug 25, 2011 | 24:58The first of twelve special programs that celebrate the 75th birthday of the CBC. Michael Enright is joined by Carol Off, host of As it Happens, as they look at- what else? Celebrations.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 1)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.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 2)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.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 3)Aug 25, 2011 | 1:53Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 3) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 3) Aug 25, 2011 | 1:53In 1935 there was another jubilee- this time to honour 25th anniversary of King George the 5th's coronation. And CBC Radio was delighted to celebrate with a chain broadcast of various bands performing "The Maple Leaf Forever."
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 4)Aug 25, 2011 | 2:00Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 4) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 4) Aug 25, 2011 | 2:00That chain broadcast was so popular that we decided to do it again. It was December 1936, the CBC had been officially launched just the month before, and so for the CBC's first ever Christmas broadcast, choirs and bands performed.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 5)Aug 25, 2011 | 1:11Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 5) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 5) Aug 25, 2011 | 1:11On November 2, 1936 CBC had a lot to celebrate, because CBC was now official. The first chair of CBC, Leonard Brockington had words of welcome to all Canadians.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 6)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.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 7)Aug 25, 2011 | 0:45Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 7) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Canadian Celebrations (Clip 7) Aug 25, 2011 | 0:45Just a few months after the Royal couple left Canada, Europe was at war and there wasn't a lot to celebrate- especially in the early days. But there were still fun to be had at home. This is from 1944 at a county fair in Brampton, Ontario.

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