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Arrival of film "A Queen is Crowned"

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a radio broadcast reporting the live arrival of the film "A Queen is Crowned" at Vancouver. The film was a theatrical documentary showing the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, to be shown at both the Vogue and Plaza theatres. Commentator Bob Fortune takes listeners through the arrival of the film at the airport; to the J. Arthur Rank offices for film assembly; then to the Vogue Theatre for beginning of showing.

Civil defence plans in Vancouver area

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a discussion regarding civil defense plans in the Vancouver area during General Hatton's visit. Officials discuss Vancouver civil defense and evacuation plans in in time of nuclear attack.

Lecture on atomic energy and radiation and interview regarding civil defence

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a lecture on atomic energy and radiation (00:00-32:23), and a recording of an interview with R.B. [Currie], Director of EMO, regarding civil defence in the event of a nuclear attack (32:24-37:45). The remaining twelve minutes of the recording contain ambient sound of people conversing in a room.

Vancouver air raid exercise

Item is an audio reel containing a CBC report of air raid drill "Operation Beware" at Vancouver. Part of larger Pacific Northwest civil defense exercise. Individuals on the recording include reporters Marce Munro and Ray Mackness.

Radiation in industry [lecture]

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a lecture given to Vancouver Fire Department by the Compensation Board about radiation and radiation exposure.

Gladys Ridler

Item is an audio reel containing Gladys Ridler playing the piano and singing original compositions.

Black Sunday in Gastown

Item is a recording of a CBC broadcast of the special program "Black Sunday in Gastown," written and produced by Bill Herbert, which describes the events of the Great Vancouver Fire of 13 June, 1886. The program features the following Vancouver senior citizens who remembered the fire and recounted their stories of the great conflagration which consumed most of the young city: Mrs. John MacKee, Mrs. W.M. Drainey, Mrs. Gertrude E. Gao, Mrs. Eliza Jane Beach, Alex M. Matheson. Also features a tribute to all survivors by Vancouver City Archivist Major J. S. Matthews. Blank from 28:30.

Homer Stevens (dinner)

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of speeches in honour of Homer Stevens and labour organizing, and an interview with Stevens.

Sunday magazine

Item is an audio tape containing a recording of the second half of Sunday Magazine, a radio phone-in talk show. E. Jane Rittenhouse is guest on the talk show hosted by Rod Booth. She answers calls about the drug/alcohol/addiction/mental health issues in Vancouver. Rittenhouse talks about the legalization of marijuana. Recording includes some advertisements.

Dr. John Gofman, Irving Stowe, Jim Bohlen, Dr. Robert Ellis

Item is a recording of a broadcast of Open Line hosted by Jim MacDonald in which he interviews Irving Stowe, James Bohlen, Dr. Robert Ellis and Dr. John Gofman about the Amchitka Island nuclear tests scheduled for September of 1971. Topics discussed include the possibility of earthquakes or tidal waves resulting from bomb detonation, and the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation. The latter part of the recording consists of call-in questions and answers from the panel.

Skid Road Special

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a program about "Skid Road" in Vancouver. The program includes interviews with residents and workers in the [Downtown Eastside].

Brain Damage - Mar. 1973

Item part is an audio recording of a live performance by the band Brain Damage. The song list includes Snail On the Run and Mexico among others. Audience applause is also audible. Blank from 32:57.

Brain Damage

Dan Coates, ex-asst to Robert Andras 1968-1973 [interview]

Item is a recording of an interview with Dan Coates, who served as an executive assistant to Canadian politician Robert Andras from 1960 to 1973. The discussion touches on Robert Andras' view on urban renewal and planning, the general view of urban renewal at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the desire to include the Strathcona community in the discussion of planning in the area.

Muckrackers [talk by Bob Sass]

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of the BCGEU convention key note speaker Bob Sass, Director of the Province of Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Branch.

Behind The News : master [tape]

Item is an audio reel containing an episode of Behind the News. The episode features street interviews about the upcoming municipal election; an interview with Derek James about South Africa; segments on port service, the Trident Base, and houseboats in the Vancouver Harbour.

News #2 [community forum on transportation and planning]

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of the Community Forum on Transportation and Planning. Speakers include: Bruce Yorke (COPE), Buster Forester (Hastings Sunrise Senior Citizens Group), Alderman Randall (City of Burnaby), John Farser, Peggy Distefano, Dr. Henry Hightower and Vancouver residents.

Native land claims [and] research

Item is an audio reel containing a segment for a news program about land claims and resource development programs in British Columbia. Description on tape case: "News backgrounder."

B.D. Denman Island 3rd electric set - June 11, 1975

Item is an audio recording of a portion of a live concert by the band Brain Damage on Denman Island (B.C.). The recording is of an electric set. The song list includes The New Song, Trucking Through the City, Young Blood's Vice, Promised Land (Chuck Berry), Let It Go (and It Will Come to You), and Taking Sides. Between the third and fourth song, Bing Jensen performs a monologue and jokes with the audience. Applause, song commentary, and stage banter are also audible. Blank from 40:08.

Brain Damage

B.D. Blue River 2nd electric set - June 27, 1975

Item part is an audio recording of a portion of a live concert by the band Brain Damage in Blue River (B.C.). The recording is of an electric set. The song list includes Hanging Around, Taking Sides (Loving Spoonful), Steal Away, Forget to Forget, Too Close for Comfort, Dysentery Rag, Everybody Said to Take Your Life Easy but No One Told Me About the Greasy Goo, and Promised Land (Chuck Berry). Applause, song commentary, and stage banter are also audible. Blank from 39:56.

Brain Damage

Vancouver Emotional Emergency Centre

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of Ken Doyle, David Myers, Rod [Keys] and Sue [Sitcoff] speaking about the Vancouver Emotional Emergency Centre.

The KRBC [Kids Radio British Columbia] Show : Kids Radio - Show #2 [#6]

Item is an audio reel containing the sixth program of KRBC (Kids Radio British Columbia), designed for and prepared by children from grades four to seven. The program was produced by the Provincial Educational Media Centre. The episode includes a discussion about gender roles, as well as an interview with a representative of the Little Mountain Sound Company. Case notes: "Oct-31-1975; For Co-op Radio - Halloween show."

Women in prison [reel 1 of 2]

Item is an audio reel containing part one of a recording of a radio special about women in prison. Description on tape case: "Prison special - 3 interviews with prisoners at Oakalla Regional Correctional Centre Women's Unit."

Women in prison [reel 2 of 2]

Item is an audio reel containing part two of a recording of a radio special about women in prison. Description on tape case: "Prison special - 3 interviews with prisoners at Oakalla Regional Correctional Centre Women's Unit."

The KRBC [Kids Radio British Columbia] Show : KRBC Show #5

Item is an audio reel containing the fifth program of KRBC (Kids Radio British Columbia), designed for and prepared by children from Sperling School in Burnaby. The program was produced by the Provincial Educational Media Centre. The episode includes a discussion about Indian identity and racism.

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