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The History of 1995

The History of 1995 is a podcast about all the crazy stuff that happened that year. From O.J. Simpson and the Oklahoma City Bombing to the Quebec Referendum and the Paul Bernardo murder trial. Host Kathy Kenzora is an old school reporter from Canada.
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Aug 24, 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 launching applications. Users no longer needed to understand complicated commands to launch programs and access files.  This mini episode takes a look back at the 300 million dollar marketing campaign that Microsoft conducted in conjunction with the launch Windows 95.

Lots more stuff about 1995 is available on The History of 1995 Facebook Discussion Group.  Please join us!

 

 

Aug 1, 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 that someone with a beef against Smith had stalked him outside the CJOH TV station.  But the next day a man who believed the media was broadcasting messages into his head surrendered to police.  It turned out Smith was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

Music in this episode was written and performed by Lee Rosevere.  The closing song, What's The Frequency, Kenneth is by REM and is about the man who attacked Dan Rather and also suffered from delusions of reference.

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