CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 10)

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In the late 1940s, Kate Aitken was a powerhouse broadcaster for CBC Radio. She was the women’s editor and her programs covered cooking, child care and fashion but also offered a perspective on the wider world of politics and society. In 1949 she went to Vancouver. Moving further west… and ahead a few decades to 1993. The place is Clayoquot Sound- an area of rainforest on Vancouver Island. B.C.’s premier Mike Harcourt announced that logging would be allowed in the old growth forest- which launched a string of protests. Listen to this interview Michael Enright did in 1993 with Vicky Husband, chair of the Sierra Club of Western Canada in Victoria.

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