June 2012

The Trouble with Teens Part One

The first of two programs that deals with the trouble with teens. The word "teenager" didn't even exist until the 1940s. But as long as...

Basic Black- from May 1992

An edition of the Saturday morning program Basic Black from May 1992. Its host was Arthur Black. The show began in 1993 and ran for...

CBC 75th birthday- Celebrations

The first of ten special programs that celebrate the 75th birthday of the CBC, which was last fall. Michael Enright is joined by Carol Off, host...

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Antarctica

A documentary from 1990 about that most cold and forbidding of continents- Antarctica. It has been a journey of discovery for explorers, scientists, sailors and...

Soundings

The common theme today is Montreal- a documentary, a feature about the filming of the Mordecai Richler's novel Duddy Kravitz, and pieces about writers Gabrielle...

Something to Say- Steve Allen

An hour-long interview from 1969 with the talk show host and comedian Steve Allen. He was the first host of The Tonight Show, and helped...

Premiere of Cross Country Checkup and The House

Coming up on Rewind, early editions of two CBC Radio programs- Cross Country Checkup in 1966 and The House in 1977. Both programs grapple with...

The Mad Trapper

The story of the Mad Trapper is a compelling one- one of the great Canadian Northern tales. The year was 1931 and Albert Johnson, who...

Vietnamese Boat People

On this edition of Rewind, the story of the boat people that fled Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos after the end of the Vietnam War in...

The New West

On this edition of Rewind, a documentary from 1990 called "The New West in a New Canada." It's a portrait of the western provinces' new...

Albert Einstein: The Human Side of Genius Part Two

On this edition of Rewind, the second of two programs about Albert Einstein.  Albert Einstein was so well-known in America that he would be stopped...

Albert Einstein: The Human Side of Genius Part One

The first of two hours about Albert Einstein. It's an intimate look at the pop star of scientists- a man known as the father of...

Best Minds- Nancy Adler

Today on Rewind, a conversation from 1999 with Nancy Adler, professor at McGill University and expert on globalization. She has a particular interest in the...

Robert Weaver

Coming up on Rewind, a celebration of Robert Weaver. For decades, Weaver gave a hand up to some of Canada's greatest writing talents by buying,...

Fitness

On Rewind, it's all about fitness. Remember the Royal Canadian Air Force's 5BX plan? Perhaps that perennially fit 60 year old Swede? How about Participaction...

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Toni Morrison

Coming up on Rewind, an interview from 1992 with the African American writer Toni Morrison and Eleanor Wachtel. Morrison has won numerous awards for her...

Baseball Part Two

Coming up on Rewind, the second of two programs about major league baseball in Canada. Today, the birth of the Toronto Blue Jays, and an...

Baseball Part One

Coming up on Rewind, the first of two programs about major league baseball in Canada. From the impromptu games of "town ball" in the 1800s,...

Anthology- Poetry

Coming up on Rewind, an hour of poetry. We start with the Yiddish poets of Montreal from the late 50s and then move to the...

Fighting Words

Today on Rewind, an episode of the program Fighting Words. It was bombastic, controversial and always a lot of fun. And the prizes! How about...

Project 62- Education

Today on Rewind, an hour about education from 1961. It's from a program called Project '62 and looks at the plight of people who are,...

Lost Arts- Part Two

Today on Rewind, we have more lost arts. Last time we dipped into some items from the program Morningside with Peter Gzowski. In 1991 they had...

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Drugs and Religion Part Three + Cult Deprogramming

Today on Rewind, the last part of our programs from 1972 about drugs. It was a series called Bringing Back the Future, and it was...

Drugs and Religion Part Two

Today on Rewind we continue with a program that we began last time about drugs and religion. It was from a series that ran for...

Drugs and Religion Part One

Today on Rewind, a program that is very much of its time, both in its subject matter and its presentation. The program was called Bringing...

Project 59- Valedictory Conversations

Today on Rewind an hour from the series Project 59. This one is called Valedictory 59 and it's a sound portrait of the graduating class...

1959

Today on Rewind, a sound portrait of the year 1959. John Diefenbaker was the prime minister of Canada, the Queen visited Canada to open the...

Writers and Co- Pat Barker

Today the last in our weeklong series of interviews from the CBC literary program Writers and Company with Eleanor Wachtel. On this one, it's with...
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