Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTAs 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.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTA 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.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTSome 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.
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.