Dec 12, 2013 | 54:59Rewind Christmas Debates (December 2010 Encore) Audio
Rewind Christmas Debates (December 2010 Encore) Dec 12, 2013 | 54:59If it's getting near Christmas, it must also be the season for asking ourselves the question: Has Christmas lost its meaning? Well guess what, that question is almost as old as the season itself. Rewind re-airs a debate from 1968 where high school student
Oct 6, 2011 | 4:35Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 4) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 4) Oct 6, 2011 | 4:35In the late 1940’s people in the Maritimes started exporting seed potatoes. Thanks to a soaring global demand for Canada's seed potatoes, Maritime growers couldn’t keep their spuds on Canadian shores for long. In this clip from 1948, the New Brunswick businessman Andrew Dean McCain… founder of the McCain potato empire… talked about shipping potatoes to South America.
Quebec may be home to the majority of French speaking Canadians, but many other provinces have vibrant Francophone communities. In the mid-1960s, singer Edith Butler traveled through New Brunswick's Acadian villages to collect folk songs. Butler is a francophone musician from Paquetville, New Brunswick who has made a name for herself on the world stage. Here she is in 1980.
Sep 9, 2010 | 24:59Rewind Remembering CBC's Kate "Mrs. A." Aitken (Part 1) Audio
Rewind Remembering CBC's Kate "Mrs. A." Aitken (Part 1) Sep 9, 2010 | 24:59A portrait of one of the pioneers of women broadcasters here at CBC Radio- Kate Aitken, who was affectionately known as Mrs. A. Her radio show had one and a half million listeners daily.
For busy housewives in postwar Canada, Kate Aitken's singsong voice was a welcome diversion from their everyday duties. Three days a week, "Mrs. A" and a rotating cast of male sidekicks shared advice on cooking, child care and fashion and offered a perspective on the broader world of women and politics. Only eight Kate Aitken programs from 1948 to 1950 survive, but they allow a glimpse into an era when "women's programming" was its own category at CBC and the ads were just part of the conversation.
Sep 8, 2011 | 7:26Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 6) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of CBC Personalities (Clip 6) Sep 8, 2011 | 7:26Allan McFee spent more than 52 years at CBC Radio, starting in 1937, when he joined the announce staff. Allan McFee was charming and entertaining, irreverent and ornery. Allan had a reputation early on as a rebel at CBC, clashing with producers and bureaucrats who tried in vain to make him toe the line. There are many Allan McFee stories- for instance, he always carried a special pen so he could scribble “POOP” across memos from CBC managers...there was the time he set fire to a memo he didn’t like that was posted on a bulletin board. The time he dotted the studio ceiling with asparagus tips he'd thrown in the air. And for almost a year he delivered the weather forecast for Dribble Lake, Ontario. Except that there was no Dribble Lake, Ontario. Besides general announce duties, Allan hosted Eclectic Circus. It was full of music, stories and a lot of the McFee brand of whimsy.
Dec 13, 2012 | 54:59Rewind Margaret Visser retrospective Audio
Rewind Margaret Visser retrospective Dec 13, 2012 | 54:59An hour of the social anthropologist Margaret Visser. She tells fascinating stories about the every day, everything from tea to hair, and dining to bathing. Rewind presents some of her most fascinating pieces.
Sep 19, 2013 | 54:59Rewind Ben Johnson: A Hero Disgraced Audio
Rewind Ben Johnson: A Hero Disgraced Sep 19, 2013 | 54:59A look back at a defining moment in Canadian sports: the Ben Johnson drug scandal. Twenty-five years ago, Johnson won gold with a world record in the 100-metres at the Seoul Olympics. The celebration didn't last long.
Nov 28, 2013 | 54:59Rewind Quiz Shows Audio
Rewind Quiz Shows Nov 28, 2013 | 54:59Beginning in the 1940's, quiz shows were a regular part of programming on CBC Radio. On this Rewind, a four-decade tour that will have you shouting out the answers as you listen.