October 2012

Halloween

All about Halloween. From ghost ships and haunted houses, to witches and black cats with enough candy to turn all your teeth black, we have...

Anthology- Atwood, Avison and Tagore

Two pieces from CBC Radio's literary program Anthology. Throughout its 36-year run Anthology was called Canada's most important publisher. Creator and executive producer Robert Weaver...

First Assignment

The inaugural episode of the program Assignment- the news and current affairs program that aired weekday evenings on CBC Radio in the fifties and sixties....

Canadian Comic Strips and Books

An hour about Canadian comic strips and books. Over the years Canada has been home to an eclectic roster of cartooning talent from Johnny Canuck...

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Best Minds- Philippe Baylaucq

A conversation with the Quebec film producer Philippe Baylaucq. He makes films about dance and talks about the problems inherent in filming this art form....

Best Minds- Moura Quayle

The Vancouver based landscape architect and professor of design Moura Quayle. She has done a lot of thinking about how we plan our cities. ...

1972 American Election

A look back at the 1972 Presidential Election.  Senator George McGovern battled incumbent Richard Nixon for the Presidential Office.  It was the election that is...

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Best Minds- Gerald Cohen

Another in the series "Some of the Best Minds of Our Time." It first aired on CBC Radio between 1998 and 2000 and was hosted...

Best Minds- Shushma Datt

An interview with Shushma Datt. She's a pioneer in South Asian radio and television broadcasting in British Columbia who founded her own radio station in...

Best Minds- Beverley McLachlin

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...

Canadian Snapshots

Two in a series called Canadian Snapshots that in 1939 and 1940, as they said, "turned the lens of the radio camera" to the wonders...

Radio Curiosities Part Two

Some time ago we had a program full of what we called radio curiosities- tap dancing on air, a man who drinks a bottle of...

Radio Curiosities

A selection of CBC radio curiosities. We're talking tap dancing lessons over the airwaves, the ugliest dog in the world, a musical ode to the...

John Diefenbaker

With his eyes blazing and his finger stabbing the air, John George Diefenbaker set 1950s Canada alight with his vision of a bountiful land on...

Between Ourselves- Westmount

An episode  from the series Between Ourselves, a program which tried to introduce Canadians to each other. In this one, a portrait of the city...

Employment Insurance

A look at employment insurance- its origins and legacy. From war years when Canadians wondered if there would be work after the fighting was over,...

The Rise of Advertising

The Rise of Advertising from the Mad Men era. That television series portrays the world of advertisers as sexy, manipulative and fascinating, complete with great...

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Vera Lynn Part Three

The last of three shows about Vera Lynn, the British wartime singer.  Also, a speech from 1942 and Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King where...

Vera Lynn Part Two

More from Vera Lynn.  Known during the Second World War as the Forces Sweetheart, she boosted morale and raised spirits in Britain and in Canada....

Vera Lynn Part One

An hour with Vera Lynn. She was known as the Forces Sweetheart in England during the Second World War, and her songs like "We'll Meet...
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