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Should High School Exams be Abolished? The Story of Sue Rodriguez, The Beat Generation, the Battle of the Somme, Max Ferguson, Allan McFee, Frank Zappa, Kierans, Camp and Lewis, Canada Calling, The Food Show and many more treasures from the archives!

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CBC Explains

CBC Radio always tries to track, uncover and explain the latest trends and ideas. But when cutting edge inventions become part of daily life, it can be illuminating, even downright hilarious, to look back to a time when they were brand new and confusing.

1972 Ugandan Refugees: An Honourable Place in Canada

In 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin banished Asians from his country, even though many had lived there for generations. Canada opened its doors to 7 000 of the displaced.

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Austin Clarke's "Death of a Panther"

2016 is the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Black Panther Party. The documentary "Death of a Panther" was produced by Canadian writer Austin Clarke in 1969. It tells the tumultuous and violent story of the Black Panthers two months after the death of one of its members, John Huggins.

Centennial to Canada 150

As Canada prepares the celebration for our 150th birthday, a look back fifty years ago to the 100th. It was Centennial and Canadians were ready to party. One of the biggest parties of all was the six month long World's Fair Expo 67 in Montreal.
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Margaret Visser's Christmas

A spruce tree decorated with lights, a sprig of mistletoe strategically hung, a crackling fire. They all mean something. Cultural anthropologist Margaret Visser offers clues on the sometimes surprising origin of these seasonal symbols. Like, bet you can't guess what the hearth represents?
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Centennial to Canada 150

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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Did I Really Hear That?

Technical glitches, uncooperative guests, hosts doubled over in uncontrollable laughing fits.... CBC Radio has had its fair share of bloopers over the years. Relive some of the most unintentionally funny, but most memorably human moments ever heard on CBC Radio.

Look Back and Listen

Technology now allows you to carry countless musical recordings around with you on a device that fits in the palm of your hand. But for most of history music had to be experienced live or not at all. Thomas Edison's 1877 invention, the phonograph, changed that.
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Look Back and Listen: The Phonograph

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.

Remembering the masterpieces of disco with Lister Sinclair

Slip on your platform shoes, put on your gold pendant and shake your booty as Rewind revisits the reverberating, repetitive beat, synthesised sound and flash and glamour of disco music.
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Peter Gzowski learns to disco dance

In 1978 Karen Lustgarten used her book The Complete Guide to Disco Dancing to give CBC host Peter Gzowski some pointers on how to disco dance.
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Masterpieces of Disco with Lister Sinclair

Get your platform shoes and sparkly clothes and boogie on down for an hour of disco. The repetitive beat and synthesized sound with the allure of suggestive lyrics made for an intoxicating mix. Venerable CBC host Lister Sinclair found plenty of gold.
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Uganda's Ismaili Asians: the 1st group of non-European refugees to call Canada home

In 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin banished Asians from his country, even though many had lived there for generations. Canada opened its doors to 7 000 of the displaced. A look back at the first group of non-European refugees to call Canada home- Uganda's Ismaili Asians.
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Ugandan Canadians

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.

The Birth of Punk

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. Listen to the sounds of the Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and the Diodes.

The Art of Propaganda, Part Two

More propaganda on CBC Radio during World War Two. It was meant to inspire and persuade, educate and uplift, and radio was a powerful tool for spreading its message.
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The Art of Propaganda, Part Two

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.

The Art of Propaganda, Part One

Seventy-five years ago, while the war in Europe and the Pacific raged, CBC Radio lent its airwaves to help out. Programs like "Carry on Canada," "Nazi Eyes on Canada" and "Hitler’s Little Helpers" reminded Canadians to stick together and support the troops.
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The Art of Propaganda, Part One

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.

Winnie the Pooh turns 90!

What do the Winnie the Pooh books and the Queen have in common? Both turn 90 this year! Join Rewind for a walk through the Hundred Acre Woods to celebrate. The bear that is, not her Majesty.
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Winnie the Pooh

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

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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