Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
This week on Rewind, remembering the godfather of Cape Breton fiddling, Buddy MacMaster who died last August. He would have been 90- years old on October 18.
Last spring he was honoured by one of North America's largest folk music organizations, joining the ranks of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez and Stan Rogers.
As his niece Natalie MacMaster, herself an accomplished fiddler said: "Fiddling is a way of life for us. It's not done on the side. It's part of how we live. It's part of our joys, it's part of what we seek and desire."
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Rewind goes back to school to celebrate teachers and students, chalkboards and laptops, shiny new pencils and smart phones. We listen to the anticipation of a five year old about to set foot in a classroom for the first time, to a teacher who describes the staff room. There will also be stories about free schools and the back to basics movement, recess and the latest fashions, middle school cliques and school songs.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Part two of a Rewind look at Canada's first supergroup: the Guess Who. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings' song-writing skills had taken the band from Winnipeg to the big time. Their string of top ten hits sold millions of copies. The money was flowing in. The fans were eager for the next song. The world was their oyster. So what did Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings do next? In true rock and roll style they had a big fight and broke up. One of Canada's greatest song-writing duos was no more- at least for a while.Find out what happened next on Rewind.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
The first of two shows about the Guess Who, the first Canadian band to have a million-selling record. The first Canadian group to have a number one hit on the Billboard Top 10. Winnipeg's own Guess Who.
They weren't originally called the Guess Who. That was a promotional stunt by their record company who wanted to create a buzz. They didn't print the name of the band on the label. They simply wrote: Guess Who? The song on the record was a hit. The name stuck. The question mark didn't.
Hear all about the birth of Canada's first supergroup: The Guess Who.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Rewind presents an hour long vintage conversation between Peter Gzowski, long time host of CBC Radio's Morningside, and the brilliant short story writer Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for literature last fall. In a rambling and wide ranging interview, the two talk about everything from how Munro writes, why writing gets harder as you get older and the secret to making a great lemon meringue pie.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Robots might bring to mind a vision of a machine on two legs, more the stuff of science fiction than reality. But in fact, robots are all around us. They pick products in warehouses, manufacture cars and drive the trains on Vancouver's LRT system to name just a few.
The use of work robots is only accelerating. Not only in a blue collar capacity, but humans in legal, medical, accounting and architecture are being displaced by robots and computers. Our alternating fascination with, and suspicion about them is not new. Rewind presents some of each.