A celebration of the life and broadcasting career of former CBC Radio two host Jurgen Gothe. Jurgen’s was a familiar voice on CBC Radio Two where he hosted DiscDrive for 23 years.
The story of the boat people that fled Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos after the end of the Vietnam War in April 1975. Some of the survivors languished for years in refugee camps. The luckier ones were taken in by countries like Canada.
Vietnam may have been America’s war, but Canada definitely had a role to play. Roughly 30,000 draft dodgers and deserters came to Canada, but another 30,000 Canadians joined up to fight in Vietnam alongside Americans. On this edition of Rewind, Canada’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
It took fourteen years, but now the great Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler is being recognized by his home city of Montreal. When he died in 2001, emotions ran high over his acerbic views on Quebec sovereignty and language laws. A look back at the life of this brash gadfly and literary giant.