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Coming up on Rewind- all about food. Fondue, pizza pie and whipped cream in a can were all new to Canadians not all that long ago- and CBC was right there to introduce them. That and conversations with Julia Child, a fisherman who makes cod head stew and a Caesar salad made by a premier all make for a delicious hour.

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The Guess Who - Canada's First Supergroup (Part Two)

The Guess Who - Canada's First Supergroup (Part Two)

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.

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The Guess Who - Canada's First Supergroup (Part One)

The Guess Who - Canada's First Supergroup (Part One)

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.

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What Was on CBC Radio in 1948?

What Was on CBC Radio in 1948?

A trip back to 1948 on CBC Radio.

Rewind goes through a weekend's worth of programming to give you a flavour of what a CBC Radio listener might have heard back then.

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Leonard Cohen- Various Positions Part Two

Leonard Cohen- Various Positions Part Two

The second of two programs produced and presented by Philip Coulter about Canadian icon Leonard Cohen.

Part two, Waiting for the Miracle, explores the spiritual evolution of Cohen's life and music. This hour takes us close to the present, exploring how Leonard Cohen's songs evolve into ever-deeper spiritual explorations.

Wait for his story of the perils of working with legendary producer Phil Spector. A clue: the story involves a gun to the head. This program first aired on the CBC Radio program Inside the Music.

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Leonard Cohen- Various Positions Part One

Leonard Cohen- Various Positions Part One

The first of two programs produced and presented by Philip Coulter that chart the life and career of one of Canada's most enduring singer/songwriters, Leonard Cohen.

Part one, Magic is Alive, takes us from Cohen's first appearance on the Montreal scene in the 50's up to the release of the first albums - Songs of Leonard Cohen and Songs from a Room in the late 60's. It explores how his early poetry writing lead almost inevitably to the songs.

Listen for Leonard the stand-up comic, and Leonard the hipster, reciting poetry over cool jazz in a 1950's Montreal club! This program first aired on the CBC Radio program Inside the Music.

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The Modern Woman

The Modern Woman

On March 8, it's International Women's Day. What does it mean to be a woman in our society today? On this edition of Rewind, a look at the age old question of what women want.

In this case it's circa 1962. We feature a documentary called  The Modern Woman, and in some ways it's as relevant today as it was back then. It grapples with issues of daycare, working women and time constraints. And in other ways it illustrates how much society and women's participation in it has changed.

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Buddy MacMaster

Buddy MacMaster

This week on Rewind, an hour of the godfather of Cape Breton fiddling, Buddy MacMaster. He is being 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."

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Politics and the Olympics

Politics and the Olympics

The Olympic Games are supposed to be a celebration of athletic achievement with an atmosphere of international cooperation.   But rare has been the Olympiad that is totally free of politics.

Adolf Hitler used the Games as an Aryan showcase in 1936, and a string of politically motivated boycotts in the 1970s and '80s threatened to kill the Olympic movement. The Games rebounded, but in 2008 the spectre of boycott returned as protesters sought to use the Beijing Games as a political platform.

On this edition of Rewind, a look at political events that have threatened to disrupt the Olympics.

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Gold Medal Champions

Gold Medal Champions

A look at Canadian Olympic winter gold medalists from years gone by. Barbara Ann Scott was queen of figure skating in 1948, while Anne Heggtveit, Nancy Greene and Kathy Kreiner reigned on the ski slopes in the 60s and 70s. Rewind features interviews with all of them.

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