Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Radio Edition for January 26, 2014

Here are the links related to tonight's show. Check out the podcast here.


We dedicate much of this episode to the 100th anniversary of the debut of the Winnipeg Political Equality League's "A Women's Parliament" at the Walker Theatre on January 28, 1914. Sadly, no text of full play exists but Tessa will read the closing speech given by Nellie McClung, who played Premier Roblin. McClung's annotated version of her speech can be found here in her book Purple Springs. You can read how the event turned out here.

Other Manitoba-related suffrage links:
Manitoba Women Win the Vote manitobia.ca
Give us our due: How Manitoba women won the vote MHS
McClung's Mock Parliament CBC Archives
A history of the vote in Canada Elections Canada

In obituaries, we'll talk about Sir Sam Steele. The U of A has done a wonderful job digitizing the Sir Sam Steele Collection.  

Sir William Stephenson, the Man Called Intrepid, also died. You can read more about the spymaster at the Intrepid Society's website.

For daily links, be sure to check out my This Was Manitoba blog every morning ! 


- February 7 is deadline for the next Hear / Say Story Exchange event.
- February 28 is deadline for nominations for the L.G.'s History Awards.
- March 5 is the book launch of Decaf Coffee Dates: Stories and Insights from Winnipeg Seniors.


- The Mounties Eddy Nelson (from the 1936 film Rose Marie)
- Bread and Roses Judy Collins (poem by J. Oppenheim)
- Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage Soomo Publishing
- James Bond Theme (check out 50 years of Bond Themes !)

 Mock Parliament

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