In 2017, communication is almost instantaneous. The global reach of information and media allows for all kinds of content to be consumed. Whether they’re just down the block, or in another hemisphere, there are plenty of opportunities and technologies available for communicating with friends and family. The modern conveniences available to us today were much harder to come by decades ago. For many, radio broadcasts provided entertainment, news, and messages that could reach a wide audience.
In this Making Time for Radio documentary produced by CJSF at Simon Fraser University, Elaine Harder explores Saskatchewan of the 1930s, and the impact of radio broadcasts upon a young Marion Jorgenson.
This documentary was produced by CJSF in Burnaby, BC as a part of the Making Time For Radio project with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada. The multi-year series featured stories from survivors, activists, storytellers, and community advocates.
Elaine Harder is a Vancouver-based writer, educator, and radio personality. She has been volunteering with CJSF since 2011.
Thanks to CJSF for giving us permission to run the documentaries from the Making Time For Radio Project.
Image: Kim Siever / Flicker
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