The Dearly Departed Penny

The Dearly Departed Penny
Rewind takes a look at the dearly departed penny. Goodbye to the sweaty, metallic smell of the smallest of coins.Goodbye to a pocket full of change messing up the lines of our fancy pants. Goodbye to a coin with which you could buy nothing.

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Teen Idols

Teen Idols

An hour about heartthrobs, obsessions, infatuations, in short, teen idols. From Elvis Presley to Justin Bieber, with a little Paul Anka, Beatles, Donny Osmond and Leif Garrett thrown in for good measure. That's Teen Idols- from A-B, Anka to Bieber on Rewind.

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The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth Nancy Drew and Boy Detectives Hardy Boys

The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth Nancy Drew and Boy Detectives Hardy Boys

Tom Swift, The Bobbsey Twins, The Rover Boys and especially Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys were characters that enthralled millions of North American children for generations.

Young readers were obsessed with these characters who had adventures, solved mysteries and created a world largely away from their parents and other authority figures. The authors, Victor Appleton, Franklin W. Dixon, Carolyn Keene, Roy Rockwood, Laura Lee Hope and many more, received fan letters by the hundreds of thousands.

But all those characters and all those books were created by one remarkable man and his two daughters. He was Edward Stratemeyer, and along with Edna and Harriet, they created an industry.

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Rush

Rush
An hour with and about Rush, one of the most successful -- and unique -- rock bands of all time. And of course they're all Canadian! 

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Margaret Atwood: A Portrait

Margaret Atwood: A Portrait

A portrait of one of our foremost Canadian writers: Margaret Atwood. Atwood's brilliant mind, caustic tongue and wicked sense of humour, coupled with her prolific and varied work have fuelled her status as an internationally acclaimed writer.

We delve into her past and hear about her childhood surrounded by unusual pets like praying mantises and flying squirrels, the time she was described as a quiet Mata Hari, and the occasion where she rebuked an interviewer for wanting the men and women in her books to just get along rather than feuding all the time.

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In Praise of Summer

In Praise of Summer
Summer, just the word makes you want to loosen your tie, peel off your tights, kick off your shoes, break out the shorts and take it easy. Maybe crack a cold one, sit on a patio and skip out of work a little early. It's the same way at CBC Radio. Summer is a time to play a little more music, try out some new shows and look forward to a vacation. On this week's Rewind, you'll hear stories about summer food, not just burgers and dogs, but freshly caught eel? You can also hear about the summer of dust in the Prairies in the 1930s, and some must haves for a road trip circa 1957. All that and an ode to hitchhiking, one of the best ways of getting around in the summer in the 1970s.



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Soccer: Just for Kids?

Soccer: Just for Kids?

Soccer, is it just for kids? As World Cup gets underway in Brazil, Rewind asks a question North Americans have been trying to answer for decades: with so many children playing soccer, why aren't they interested in the game when they grow up? From importing the big guns of soccer, to meeting a Canadian player who became a household name, to exploring its cultural roots in this country, Rewind tackles the beautiful game. Rewind with Michael Enright, who will never give you a red card for listening.

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D-Day: 70 Years Later

D-Day: 70 Years Later

2014 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most significant days in Canadian history. June 6 , 1944 came to be known as D-Day, and it marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. On Rewind, sounds and stories from the soldiers and reporters who were there. 

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Farley Mowat and Grey Owl: Passionate Crusaders for the Wilderness

Farley Mowat and Grey Owl: Passionate Crusaders for the Wilderness
On this edition of Rewind we remember two controversial men who cared passionately about the environment. So passionately that they were willing at times to bend the truth a little, or even a lot, to make their points. The first is Farley Mowat, who among other things, changed most peoples view on the wolf. The other is Grey Owl, who entranced people with his stories of his life in a cabin in the woods communing with a pair of beavers he called Jellyroll and Rawhide.

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Beverley McLachlin- Supreme Justice

Beverley McLachlin- Supreme Justice

On Rewind, an interview with The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin. Since 2000 she's been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, but when Peter Gzowski interviewed her in 1998 she was already one of this country's most brilliant and accomplished judges.

In her time as Chef Justice, McLachlin has worked hard to expand the court's public outreach. During the course of her term she has given plenty of speeches, attended conferences and carefully expressed her opinions. But this was all new in 1998. Doing a feature interview with a Supreme Court judge was novel. Doing a feature interview with a Supreme Court judge who was not only smart and incisive, but who liked to tell stories and have a laugh, seemed astonishing. 

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