Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
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.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
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.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
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.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Categories: Episodes |
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.