Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTGet 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?
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTIn 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.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMTSeventy-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.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTIt’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.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTA 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.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTCBC 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.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTKarin 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTIn 1966, Ralph Baer was waiting for a colleague at a bus terminal. He had time to kill so he picked up a pad and pencil and sketched out an idea for a box that would allow you to play games on a TV. A few years later, the video gaming industry was born.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe genius of the singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson, who died 40 years ago. He was one of the best known black performers of the mid 20th century, but faced racism and resentment his whole life.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTOn the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of 9-11, Rewind looks at some of the friendships forged and communities changed when 30,000 air passengers found themselves on an unexpected trip to Canada.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTCanada used to hold the dubious title of most smokers per capita of anywhere in the world. Listen to how that’s changed over the years to now, when smoking in public is pretty well verboten.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTthe story of the crash and burning of one of the great airships of the 1930s, one that killed even more people than the German Hindenburg. This was the R101 and it had Canadian connections. Only six of 54 people survived.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTFilmmaker Gil Cardinal told stories to expose some of the most important issues facing aboriginal people- the child welfare system, residential schools and fetal alcohol syndrome. His films were painful and yet had a sensitivity that moved Canadians.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTWhen he was young, he wanted to be an announcer on the CBC. But in the decades since he first appeared on CBC as an actor, William Shatner has gone far beyond his home country, and his home planet, in the sci-fi favourite Star Trek on TV and in film.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMTWomen in sport. Women have always had to prove that not only could they excel at competitive sports, they could still be feminine as well.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTIsaac Asimov was one of the most important science fiction writers of the 20th century. He saw science as the engine of change in human society. Asimov thought science fiction was the best way for humans to peer into what the future might look like.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTHow to be a movie star circa 1967. Young women, especially, were eager to drop out of their own boring lives and jump right onto the silver screen.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTVoices and stories of newcomers to Canada. Whether they come as immigrants or refugees, they all hope for a better life here in Canada.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMTThe second of two programs about singer Stan Rogers, who died tragically at the age of 33. With his rich baritone voice, he chronicled stories of Canada’s history, geography and the people who worked on the land and on the sea.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMTAn hour of the folksinger Stan Rogers. He died as a result of a disastrous fire on an airplane in 1983. 2016 is the 40th anniversary of Stan’s first album, Fogarty’s Cove, and Rewind uses that as an excuse to hear from about this amazing musician.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMTFor Newfoundlanders July 1 is not only Canada Day but also marks the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. On July 1st 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment died en masse. And that was just the start.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMTA look at the best generation from 1959. Inspired by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, the Beats changed the tone of music and poetry and set the stage for the counterculture movement of the 1960s.