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Centennial to Canada 150

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

As Canada prepares the celebration for our 150th birthday, Rewind looks back fifty years to the 100th. It was Centennial year, full of promise and hope and Canadians ready to party.

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Margaret Visser's Christmas

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A spruce tree decorated with lights, wrapped presents, a fireplace, a sprig of mistletoe all ready for kissing; just a few of the things associated with this time of year. Cultural anthropologist Margaret Visser explains what they all mean.

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Did I Really Hear That?

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Some unexpected, surprising and very funny moments from CBC Radio. Times when things definitely did NOT go according to plan, as well as a longer interview that some listeners recall as one of the most unintentionally funny pieces they ever heard.

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Look Back and Listen: The Phonograph

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The early days of the phonograph record and the people who made the popular music that filled them. Before radio came along, it was nothing short of thrilling to hear voices come out of a box in your own living room.

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Masterpieces of Disco

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Get your platform shoes and sparkly clothes and boogie on down for an hour of disco. The repetitive beat and synthesized sound put together with the allure of suggestive lyrics made for an intoxicating mix. But where did it come from?

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Ugandan Canadians

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

In 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin declared there was no place in his country for Asians, even though many had lived there for generations. Some 7000 came to Canada and have made a home here.

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The Birth of Punk

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The birth of punk rock music. It was 40 years ago that punk hit the scene with loud guitars, black studded leather, and plenty of attitude and naughty language.

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The Art of Propaganda, Part Two

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The second hour about propaganda during the Second World War. CBC Radio decided it had a patriotic duty to lend its airwaves to help the war effort. A look at how radio in the 1940s was particularly suited to propaganda, and some more samples.

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The Art of Propaganda, Part One

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Seventy-five years ago, CBC Radio decided to lend its airwaves to help the war effort. You'll hear the results with programs like Carry on Canada, Nazi Eyes on Canada and Hitler's Little Helpers.

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Winnie the Pooh

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

It’s been 90 years since Winnie the Pooh and his pals Christopher Robin, Eeyore and Tigger first entertained children. A celebration of Pooh, from A.A. and Christopher Robin Milne, to the Canadian connection that brought him from Canada to England.

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Revisiting the Sixties Scoop

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A look at the Sixties Scoop- the policy that took indigenous children from their families and placed them with white families. Many were separated from not just from their birth families but from their culture. The cost to them was long lasting.

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CBC Explains

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

CBC Radio has always tried to keep up with the times, uncovering trends and tracking how new ideas and things affect Canadians. Years later, when these things become part of our lives, these bits of archival tape are kind of funny.

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Karin Wells: Story Teller

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Karin Wells is a story teller. On Rewind two of Karin’s many CBC Radio documentaries, a Canadian born surgeon who contracted AIDS after working for many years in Uganda and a remarkable music school in a Soweto township in South Africa.

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Austin Clarke's Death of a Panther

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

In 1966 two young black men formed the Black Panthers, a radical group that advocated a revolutionary war not afraid to use violence to achieve its ends. A portrait of the Black Panthers through the eyes of Canadian writer Austin Clarke.

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