The flu and serious injuries from a car accident didn't stop Abbie Hoffman from talking for two-and-a-half-hours to an audience at the University of Guelph in September of 1988. The co-founder of the 1960s counter-culture group the Youth Intern
Sid Sedunary, who lived all of his life in England, had known the story of the sinking of the Titanic from a very young age.
His mother had told him about the ship and of his father Sid Sedunary Senior.
He was a third class steward on the Titan
Canadian children's author Jean Little passed away on April 6, 2020 at the age of 88.
She had published over 50 books since her 1962 novel Mine for Keeps.
This interview with Jean Little was conducted in November of 1986 when she had released
Celia McBride is a Canadian playwright born in the Yukon and currently living in Port Hope, Ontario.
She was the only female playwright to have her one-act play, Walk Right Up, performed at the inaugural season of the Stratford Festival’s newe
My friend needed to talk! They needed to explain the reasons why we hadn’t seen much of each other and why, when we did agree to get together for drinks or dinner, there would be a cancellation at the last minute.
For years, they explained t
A group of fans wants David Cassidy inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they’ve been adding their names to a growing petition. They argue there’s more about the former teen idol than the four years he was on a TV sitcom in the earl
Former network radio reporter John McKay was already in the second decade of his career in the late 1980s when he was assigned by Broadcast News (BN), now the Canadian Press, to the Washington D.C. bureau. His job was to report the Canadian pe
The same day a rumour about hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's imminent retirement from the game of hockey, the station I worked at received a faxed news release that had his dad’s home number on it.
Was it a joke? Would Wayne have told his dad ab
My 1991 interview with teen idol, David Cassidy
When I spoke to him he had been living in the U.K, working in musical theatre and cut a record that was making waves on the radio charts in North America.
It was long after the glamour shots in
Ann Medina discusses her career as a national television reporter with ABC and NBC in the U.S, and in Canada on the CBC, where she worked as a foreign correspondent. Part history lesson, part journalism lecture Ann tells great stories about her
Telecommunications company Motorola was marketing a really cool product in the early 1990s called SportsTrax that allowed you to receive real-time action from a Toronto Blue Jays game to wherever you were.
In episode 14 of Station to Station
Former history librarian Susan Hoffman described Oral History as:"the ultimate example of grass roots social history."
This episode of Station to Station focuses on the voices from the past, preserved in the Oral History Tape Collection at the
When Daniel Alter was 17, he made a commitment to see the movie, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. The teen was at the front of the line, outside the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California in April of 1999. The movie would not pre
In 1991, author Robert Draper went behind the scenes and wrote the book, Rolling Stone Magazine:An Uncensored History. It was a book that founder, Jann Wenner did not like. Draper explains to Joe why Wenner disapproved of the book in this inte
I was inspired to produce this feature after hearing the stories of 5 women who served in both World Wars.
The audio was found in the Oral History Tape collection at the Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario. The history room, which i
For as long as Joe can remember his family has cut down their Christmas tree.
Every year, usually the day it opens, they trek to Benjamin Tree Farm north of Waterloo, Ontario to find the tree that will decorate their house for the season. Benj
American activist, Gloria Steinem discusses self-esteem and “outrageous acts” in a 1992 interview with Joe while she was on a tour promoting her book, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem.
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You’ve heard the old cliche, “everyone has a book in them”. Lucy Kraemer thinks so. Kraemer, a free-lance writer and librarian in the small town of Mount Forest, northwest of Toronto, conducts memoir writing workshops. Joe discusses the proces
Joe speaks with restaurant blogger, Jan Whitaker who gives some insight into the career of Chef Joseph Cancel's.
“I know you like to cook and that you like old stuff...” That’s all Joe's dad said as he handed him a small, black, very well wo
Physician-assisted dying will become a reality in Canada this year. This episode deals with a town hall meeting I attended in Toronto. Ontario’s Ministry of Health wanted to hear from the community in person and through online surveys on this v
In 1994, “The Raptors” was one of ten contenders, in a contest to name the newly formed, Toronto NBA team.
The day the list of names was released, Joe was given the radio news assignment to ask people what their choice would be. The list incl
Cuoco in pensione Luigi Pavia ha ottenuto il lavoro di una vita , nel giugno del 1987 , quando è stato assunto per cucinare per Frank Sinatra . Sinatra era un giro di 7 città d'Italia e avrebbe chiamato una villa fuori Roma la sua casa .
Retired chef Luigi Pavia got the job of a lifetime in June of 1987 when he was hired to cook for Frank Sinatra.
Sinatra was on a 7 city tour of Italy and would call a villa outside of Rome his home. How do people get jobs like this? In this ep
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