Housework: The Job That Never Ends07/30/15
Housework. We all have to do, and most of us hate it. On this edition of Rewind we tackle the thorny edition of who does what when it come to cleaning, shopping, tidying and washing.
The Waltonsteins: A Family's Secret
The story of a family with a terrible secret, a secret born of fear that cost all its members dearly. It’s called The Waltonsteins and demonstrates the power of radio itself: its capability of sharing profound, moving intimate stories.
Jean Sutherland Boggs: Remembering a Champion of Art
A tribute to Jean Sutherland Boggs, one of the champions of Canadian art in the 1960s and 70s. As director of the National Gallery of Canada, she was often called upon to defend its very existence.
The Beatles Come to Canada!
It was late summer 1964 and the hottest musical group around was the Beatles. Their first hit, Love Me Do was topping the charts, they had appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Now they were coming to Canada. Teenage girls everywhere fainted.
Sounds of Southern Africa circa 1980
From 1980, the sounds, stories and voices of Africa. A musical tour of African Radio DJ's with music as well as portraits of people who lived at a time when apartheid was the law of the land in South Africa.
Songs of the Marsh
A program from 1953 that features sounds and stories of the marsh birds of Manitoba. CBC engineers had spent weeks in the marsh using the latest cutting edge technology- the parabolic microphone. They managed to capture some evocative bird songs.
Rendezvous with Death: The Sinking of Lusitania
Rendezvous with Death, a documentary that tells the story of the sinking of Lusitania. She was an ocean liner torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. The stories from its survivors were dramatic.
Reviving Lost Arts- Part Two
The second of two programs with Peter Gzowski about lost arts. This time it's splitting wood, going for a Sunday drive, and milking a cow.
Reviving Lost Arts Part One
The first of two programs that set out to revive some long lost arts, from tying a bowtie, doing the waltz to splitting wood. Can you really teach someone how to do those things on the radio? Tune in and find out.
Billie Holiday Sings the Blues
One hundred years after Billie Holiday's birth, she remains an icon for jazz singers. And as one critic said- although she sang jazz, she changed American pop music as well. An hour of music and interviews by and about Lady Day.
Jim Henson and the Birth of the Muppets
On the 25th anniversary of the death of Jim Henson, a salute to the man who created the Muppets, Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, Fozzie Bear, Bert and Ernie and Kermit the frog.
Jurgen Gothe: CBC Host, and Music, Cat and Wine Lover
A celebration of the quirky, much beloved and always entertaining host of CBC Radio Two’s DiscDrive, Jurgen Gothe, who died in April. You were never quite sure what you’d hear when you listened to him, or what you could believe.
The Vietnam War: Canada’s Role, Part Two, The Boat People
The story of the boat people that fled Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos after the end of the Vietnam War in April 1975. Some of the survivors languished for years in refugee camps. The luckier ones were taken in by countries like Canada.
The Vietnam War: Canada’s Role, Part One
Vietnam may have been America’s war, but Canada definitely had a role to play. Forty years after it ended, questions remain about Canada’s involvement, from the roughly 30,000 Canadians who fought in it to Agent Orange.
Signs of Spring
As this brutal winter for most of the country slowly comes to an end, Canadians everywhere are looking for signs of spring. Rewind looks to the CBC Radio archives for spring peepers and cardinals, rain boots and crocuses, floods and taxes.
It only took fourteen years after he died, but finally the great Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler is being recognised by his home city of Montreal. Rewind looks back at the career of Mordecai Richler, brash gadfly and literary giant.
Easter: from Bonnets to Bunnies
Easter as it’s been covered by CBC Radio. From a report in 1949 on what Princess Margaret would be wearing for Easter to thoughts on the great Easter myths and symbols from scholar Northrop Frye, it’s a veritable Rewind Easter parade.
Don Harron: The Serious Comic Part Two
More from Don Harron, the comic genius who enthralled Canadians for decades. Don hosted Morningside for five years and spoke to prominent Canadians such as writer Timothy Findley, singer Buffy Sainte-Marie and cartoonist Lynn Johnston.
Don Harron: The Serious Comic Part One
The first of two hours to salute a beloved icon of stage, radio and TV, Don Harron, who died in January. From the stages of Stratford to the set of the television show Hee Haw, the halls of academia to the farms of rural Ontario, Harron did it all.
Emily Carr: A Portrait in Memory
The painter Emily Carr wrote: “It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw because she's something sublime, a great rugged power that you are a part of.” 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Carr's death.
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