A spruce tree decorated with lights, a sprig of mistletoe strategically hung, a crackling fire. They all mean something. Cultural anthropologist Margaret Visser offers clues on the sometimes surprising origin of these seasonal symbols. Like, bet you can't guess what the hearth represents?
Technical glitches, uncooperative guests, hosts doubled over in uncontrollable laughing fits.... CBC Radio has had its fair share of bloopers over the years. Relive some of the most unintentionally funny, but most memorably human moments ever heard on CBC Radio.
Technology now allows you to carry countless musical recordings around with you on a device that fits in the palm of your hand. But for most of history music had to be experienced live or not at all. Thomas Edison's 1877 invention, the phonograph, changed that.
In 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin banished Asians from his country, even though many had lived there for generations. Canada opened its doors to 7 000 of the displaced. A look back at the first group of non-European refugees to call Canada home- Uganda's Ismaili Asians.