Posts Tagged ‘CBC’

National Aboriginal Day – Wab Kinew’s “500 years in 2 minutes”

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Happy National Aboriginal Day everyone!

Wab Kinew, always concise, does 500 years of ‘Canadian’ history in 2 minutes.

“So what went wrong? It wasn’t always like this when we started down the path. When the settlers first arrived the natives welcomed them, and helped them out.

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CBC’s Wab Kinew on First Nations Stereotypes

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Great video from CBC’s George Stromboulopoulos show and its Soap Box series. It’s “5 First Nations Stereotypes” by the entertaining Wab Kinew.

Wab, host of the Doc Zone series 8th Fire, is also a CBC News Winnipeg reporter on CBC Television, and a hip-hop artist, named by the Winnipeg Free Press as one of the top artists to watch from Manitoba.

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World Habitat Day 2010

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Pierre Trudeau (white suit) entering Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, UN-Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, 1976. Courtesy CBC. All rights reserved.

Happy World Habitat Day! I bet you didn’t know that the UN has declared October 1 World Habitat Day. UN-Habitat, now headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, has a mandate to “promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.” Its very first conference, the Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, was held in Vancouver in 1976 (see also an earlier post on architect Arthur Erickson’s contribution to the 1976 conference here.).

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Peter Gzowski interviews Iggy Pop, 1977

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

“You don’t have to call me sir.”  “No, I don’t have to… I forgot your name.”

(For those who don’t know, the late Peter Gzowski was Canada’s most beloved CBC TV and radio interviewer. Most of us are more familiar with him on radio, so it’s funny to see his face, particularly with those glasses on it.)

PS Note the curtains.

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Okay, look, iTunes and Stella Artois, you can’t just rip off the CBC logo.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Dear Stella Artois and iTunes,
There are 30-plus million of us Canadians. Did you think there was a chance that none of us would notice your commercial appropriation of one of our most popular non-commercial national symbols? Why not just put the Canadian flag in your campaign?

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“Put down those pens, authors! Put down those brushes, artists! Why not go into the service industry? Or banking?”

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Apologies to non-Canadian readers, but I need to address our national broadcaster. Dear CBC, Canadians need much more Seán Cullen on CBC radio, and much less Stuart McLean. Why do we have to wait until summer to listen to Simply Seán on the radio? Why only in the summer, CBC? What is the logic of giving us the oily, faux-down-home Stuart McLean all year, and the droll, off-offbeat Seán Cullen only in the summer?

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