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History of the 90s

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On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happ...Show More
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34:52 | Sep 18th

On this episode of the History of the 90s, Host Kathy Kenzora looks back at Girl Power, a 90’s phenomenon that introduced a generation of young girls to feminism and empowerment. If you think of the Spice Girls when you hear Girl Power, you are no...Show More

43:49 | Sep 4th

On this episode we are digging into the archive of Host Kathy Kenzora’s previous podcast the History of 1995 to bring you the incredible life and death story of the Toronto subway crash.  On August 11, 1995, a TTC subway train crashed into the bac...Show More
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08:30 | Jul 12th, 2018

On July 12, 1995 a dangerous hot air mass settled over the city of Chicago. A heat advisory was issued that warned of an impending record-breaking heatwave. By the time it was over more than 700 people were dead.  Many of them were old, alone and poo...Show More
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33:41 | Apr 18th, 2018

In honor of the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, a replay of a previously released episode that looks back at the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah federal building.

36:44 | Aug 21st

We take a deep dive into Friends, one of the most Iconic TV shows of the decade.  Host Kathy Kenzora will try to understand how the show about six 20-somethings in New York became a global phenomenon and why it continues to capture the hearts of fans...Show More

39:55 | Aug 7th

On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora takes you back to the shootings at Columbine High School. She'll share the timeline and details from documents released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and will talk to people who wer...Show More

34:28 | Jul 24th

On this episode of History of the '90s, host Kathy Kenmore looks at the story of the ultimate underdog or maybe even guess...under cat? This is the little known story of the 1994 animated feature, The Lion King. Despite being one of Disney’s most ...Show More

31:50 | Jul 16th

Kathy Kenzora, we’ll look back at how tabloid media had a feeding frenzy on the Long Island Lolita.  In May 1992, a high school senior on Long Island, New York, went to the home of her much older ex-lover and shot his wife in the face.  17 year...Show More

01:22 | Jul 2nd

On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happ...Show More
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29:47 | Mar 3rd

In the 1990's a secretive cult called "The Order of the Solar Temple" was at the centre of several mass deaths in Europe and Canada.  Devoted followers believed that by committing suicide they would be transported to a new life on the star Sirius.  A...Show More
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15:08 | Feb 6th

On a cold night in March 1995, six teenage boys from Pickering, Ontario, disappeared on Lake Ontario.  As days turned into weeks…the six became known as the lost boys.  The mystery surrounding their disappearance has never been solved.  The lost boys...Show More
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18:12 | Jan 10th

In the 1990's someone was hunting abortion providers in North America.  Four doctors who performed abortions were shot and injured by an unknown sniper who hid in the dark outside their homes.  A fifth doctor who was shot by the sniper did not surviv...Show More
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08:34 | Dec 14th, 2018

On December 14, 1995, Bosnian leaders signed a peace treaty that ended Europe’s worst conflict since World War 2.  During three years of fighting between Serbs, Croats and Muslims, between two and three million people were displaced from their homes ...Show More
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06:28 | Nov 5th, 2018

On November 5, 1995, an armed intruded broke into the house of Canada's Prime Minister.  He wandered around undetected by RCMP officers stationed on the property until Prime Minister's wife woke up and called for help.  What happened next shocked Can...Show More
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11:51 | Oct 18th, 2018

On October 17, 2018, Paul Bernardo was denied day and full parole after a parole hearing at Millhaven Prison where he is housed in solitary confinement.  Earlier this year he became eligible to apply for parole after serving 25 years in prison.  Bern...Show More
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07:39 | Oct 6th, 2018

On October 5, 2018, Paul Bernardo appeared in court to stand trial for a charge of possessing a weapon.  In February, a homemade shank was reportedly found in his cell at Millhaven Penitentiary where he is serving a life sentence for murder.  The tri...Show More
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09:40 | Oct 1st, 2018

On October 1, 1995, the biggest terrorism trial in American history ended with guilty verdicts for a man known as the "Blind Sheik" and nine of his followers. An eight month trial had revealed that the group planned to wage a war of urban terrorism a...Show More
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11:45 | Sep 19th, 2018

On September 19, 1995, The Washington Post included a special eight page pullout that contained a 35,000 word manifesto written by someone known only as the Unabomber.  Three months earlier the Unabomber had sent packages to the Washington Post that ...Show More
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06:09 | Aug 24th, 2018

On August 24, 1995, Bill Gates officially released Windows 95. The user-friendly computer operating system changed the way the world used personal computers.  The Windows 95 OS introduced a taskbar, and desktop and the now iconic START button for lau...Show More
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26:53 | Aug 1st, 2018

On August 1, 1995, a beloved Ottawa sportscaster was shot in the head while walking in the parking lot of the TV station where he worked.  Smith, a former professional hockey player, died the next day from his injuries.  Initially police believed tha...Show More
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40:17 | Jul 22nd, 2018

On July 22, 1995, Susan Smith was convicted of killing her two young sons after she let the car they were in roll into a lake in South Carolina.  Smith's trial revealed many shocking secrets about the young woman who first told police that her childr...Show More
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09:22 | Jun 29th, 2018

On this day in 1995 the trial of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss got underway in Los Angeles.  Fleiss was charged with tax evasion and money laundering in connection with her international call girl ring and prosecutors promised that the trial would rev...Show More
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23:06 | Jun 8th, 2018

On June 8, 1995, the Mike Harris Conservatives were elected to run the province of Ontario.  Harris campaigned on a platform that he called The Common Sense Revolution.  For the next seven years Ontario underwent massive changes in everything from We...Show More
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14:21 | May 18th, 2018

On May 18, 1995, the Crown Attorney gave his opening statement at the Paul Bernardo murder trial.  The public and media finally heard the Crown's theory of what actually happened to 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French.  This is ...Show More
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22:29 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Part three on the Exoneration of Guy Paul Moring looks back at the day he was finally acquitted of the murder of his 9-year-old neighbour Christine Jessop.  After he was convicted of murder in 1992, a grass roots movement sprung up to help free Morin...Show More
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40:59 | Mar 20th, 2018

On Part 2 of this series on the exoneration of Guy Paul Morin, I look back at Morin's two trials.  At the first trial in 1986, Morin was found not guilty in the murder of his 9-year-old neighbour Christine Jessop.  The Crown appealed and a new trial ...Show More
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31:23 | Feb 26th, 2018

On January 23, 1995, Guy Paul Morin was acquitted in the murder of his 9 year old neighbor Christine Jessop. His 10 year legal battle finally came to an end when new DNA technology proved that he wasn't responsible for the brutal killing and sexual a...Show More
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05:53 | Feb 15th, 2018

On this day in 1995, February 17th, a verdict was handed down in one of the most bizarre criminal trials ever.  Colin Ferguson was charged with six counts of murder in connection with the Long Island Rail Road Massacre in 1993.  His lawyers wanted hi...Show More
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06:59 | Feb 6th, 2018

February 7, 1995, iconic rapper and actor Tupac Shakur was sentenced to prison in connection with the sexual abuse of a 19-year- old woman.  Shakur and his road manager had been charged with numerous offences after the Brooklyn woman said she was att...Show More
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23:48 | Jan 16th, 2018

In November 1995, the Middle East Peace Process came to an abrupt halt when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.  Two years before his death, Rabin had brokered a peace deal with PLO leader Yasser Arafat that would lead to Israel's ...Show More
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08:11 | Jan 11th, 2018

On January 11, 1995, the first lockout in the National Hockey League finally ended.  The league had locked players out for 103 days as they tried to reach a new deal with players.  The main sticking point was a luxury tax being proposed by Commission...Show More
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35:28 | Dec 13th, 2017

In January 1995, Canada's elite Airborne Regiment was shut down by the country's Defence Minister.  A shocking homemade video had been released by the media showing some officers make disturbing and racist comments while on a peace keeping mission in...Show More
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05:42 | Dec 6th, 2017

On December 6, 1995, the Montreal Canadiens traded their star goaltender Patrick Roy to the Colorado Avalanche.  The move is considered by many to be the worst trade in Montreal history.  It came just days after Roy was humiliated during a home game ...Show More
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23:13 | Nov 14th, 2017

On March 20th, 1995, a deadly nerve gas was released in the Tokyo Subway system.  Passengers stumbled out of the trains coughing and choking.  Many collapsed and went into convulsions.  No one had any idea what was going on.  Thousands were injured a...Show More
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40:45 | Oct 25th, 2017

In the shadow of the OJ Simpson trial, another high profile trial grabbed public attention in 1995.  The trial of Susan Smith would reveal many shocking secrets about the young woman from South Carolina accused of killing her 2 young sons.  All music...Show More
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01:19 | Sep 1st, 2017

I am taking a short break from 1995 to air a podcast series over the next several weeks about an unprecedented legal case that has been making news in Toronto since July 2013.  That's when 18-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot and killed by a Toronto Poli...Show More
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40:16 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Part two on the Ipperwash Crisis looks back at the criminal case and the public inquiry that took place after the shooting.  It took years to unravel what really happened at Ipperwash Provincial Park in September 1995 when a native protestor was shot...Show More
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31:37 | Aug 5th, 2017

In September 1995, a small group of natives in Southwestern Ontario, occupied a provincial park and campground on the shore of Lake Huron.  They claimed Ipperwash Provincial Park contained sacred native burial grounds.  Within days the peaceful prote...Show More
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34:09 | Jul 1st, 2017

In honor of Canada Day a special episode of 1995!  One of the most intense moments in Canadian history happened on October 30th, 1995.  A referendum was held in Quebec asking people of that province if they wanted to separate from Canada and create t...Show More
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34:28 | Jun 9th, 2017

In August 1995, a commute home on a hot Friday evening became a horrific nightmare when a Toronto train crashed at full speed into the back of a stopped train.  This episode looks back at the collision that killed 3 people and injured dozens more.  T...Show More
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35:34 | May 11th, 2017

Before 9-11 there was the Oklahoma City Bombing.  When the bombing occurred on April 19th, 1995, it was the worst act of terrorism in US history.  But in this case it was an act of homegrown violence not international terrorism.  This episode of 1995...Show More
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18:08 | Apr 20th, 2017

On Oct 3, 1995, over 95 million people watched live on TV as the verdicts were read in the OJ Simpson Murder Trial.  The country waited anxiously to find out what would happen on the streets of Los Angeles.  If OJ was found guilty would there be a ra...Show More
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11:30 | Apr 10th, 2017

In this bonus episode two interviews I did in 1995 about the Paul Bernardo Murder trial.  www.1995podcast.com 1995podcast@gmail.com Please join The History of 1995 Facebook discussion group
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21:32 | Apr 2nd, 2017

Part 7 looks back at what happened after Paul Bernardo was found guilty of first degree murder in the deaths of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French.  The Crown wanted Bernardo to be declared a Dangerous Offender so he could be sent to jail indefinitely...Show More
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28:46 | Mar 25th, 2017

Part 6 looks back at the closing arguments and the verdict at the Paul Bernardo murder trial.  The Defence continued to advance it's position that Bernardo was not present when 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French died.  The Crow...Show More
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22:31 | Mar 8th, 2017

Part 5 looks at what happened when Paul Bernardo took the stand to defend himself against two first degree murder charges.  It was the first time he would explain publically what happened to 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French. ...Show More
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20:24 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Part 4 covers what happened when the Crown's star witness took the stand to testify against Paul Bernardo at his murder trial.  His ex-wife Karla Homolka would spend 17 days on the stand.  She testified about her abusive relationship with Bernardo an...Show More
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27:33 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Part 3 takes a look back at what happened when jurors at the Paul Bernardo murder trial began watching video taped evidence that showed the horrific sexual assaults on Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French.  An earlier ruling by the judge meant that the ...Show More
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25:15 | Feb 10th, 2017

Part 2 looks back at the four hour opening statement made by the Crown on May 18, 1995, at the Paul Bernardo murder trial.  The statement ended two years of secrecy and rumors about what really happened to Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French.  Family m...Show More
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23:05 | Feb 1st, 2017

Part one of The History of 1995 dives into the trial of Canada's most notorious killer - Paul Bernardo.  In this episode, host Kathy Kenzora takes a look back at jury selection.  The intense media coverage of the case turned even the normally mundane...Show More