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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 happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday. 

Latest Episodes

Ipperwash | 29

E25 years ago, this September, a long simmering dispute over First Nations’ territory in Southwestern Ontario turned deadly when police shot and killed an unarmed protestor. Dudley George was among a group of protestors who occupied Ipperwash Provincial Park to assert their claim to the land they believed contained sacred burial grounds. On the night of September 6th, 1995, heavily armed police officers marched up a dark road toward the park to confront the protestors. Within 30 minutes a band councillor was severely beaten by police and George was dead. On this episode of History of the 90s we look back at the confrontation that has become known as the Ipperwash Crisis, and the years long search for justice and answers that followed. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guests: Monica Virtue, Researcher and Filmmaker https://monicavirtue.com/ Twitter: @VirtueintheCity Peter Edwards, author of One Dead Indian ht...

48 MIN3 d ago
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Ipperwash | 29

The L.A. Riots | 28

On this episode of History of the 90's we look back at the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the various factors that led to the largest and most violent case of civil unrest in United States history. The acquittal of four police officers in connection with the brutal video taped beating of Rodney King wasn’t the only reason people went into the streets of South L.A. looting and burning buildings over a six day period in April 92. The Black community was also reeling from a judges’ decision not to send a Korean shopkeeper to jail in connection with the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins. Plus, South L.A., which was 50 percent Black in the early 90s was hit hard by unemployment, gang violence and the crack epidemic. As you’ll hear in this episode. the conditions were ripe for unrest. A note on sources: The information in this podcast about the timeline of events at the intersection of Florence and Normandie was based on reporting in a 1998 article by The Washington Post. https...

42 MIN2 w ago
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The L.A. Riots | 28

Doomsday Cults Part 4: Branch Davidians | 27

On this episode of History of the 90s we finish up our look back at Doomsday Cults at the end of the 20th century with the story of the Branch Davidians and the complicated legacy of the deadly siege in Waco, Texas. In February 1993, ATF agents raided the Davidians compound in Waco, Texas after learning they were stockpiling weapons. Agents expected to execute a typical arrest warrant but instead ended up in a deadly gun battle with Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and his followers. A 51-day standoff between the FBI and the Davidians ended when flames swept through the compound after tear gas was fired into the buildings. 75 people died, including 25 children. Charges and counter charges followed the incident and questions about how the fires stared and whether federal agents or Davidians were responsible for the deadly outcome remain to this day. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Dick Reavis, author of The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation. https://www.texasmonthly.com/author/dick-reavis/

35 MINJUL 8
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Doomsday Cults Part 4: Branch Davidians | 27

Doomsday Cults Part 3: Heavens Gate | 26

On this episode of History of the 90s we continue our look back at the rise of doomsday cults in the years leading up to the new millennium. In March 1997, Heaven’s Gate made headlines around the world when 39 members died by suicide and today it remains one of the most recognizable and notorious cults of the 20th century. The group was formed in the 1970’s by Marshall Herf Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles who combined their belief in extra-terrestrials with Christian theology. They traveled around the country, collecting a loyal following of like-minded people. By the 1990’s they settled in California and began to prepare for the end times. When the Hale-Bopp comet was discovered Applewhite told his followers that a spaceship was traveling behind the comet and would pick them up and take them to the Next Level. But the only way followers could join the spaceship was by committing suicide. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Alan R. Warren, author of “Doomsday Cults: The Devil’s Hostages” https://www.alanrwarren.com/ Facebook: @radiocub A note on sources: The description of Officer Robert Brunk’s discovery of the crime scene was included in an article by Gary Warth in the San Diego Union-Tribune on March 26, 2007. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-i-lost-count-at-10-encinitas-deputy-recalls-day-2007mar26-story.html

26 MINJUN 24
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Doomsday Cults Part 3: Heavens Gate | 26

Doomsday Cults Part 2: Aum Shinrikyo | 25

On this episode of History of the 90s we continue our look back at the rise of doomsday cults in the years leading up to the new millennium. The Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, killed 13 people and injured over 5,000 others in a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo Subway System in March 1995. It’s believed they were trying to bring about a world war that would result in an all-out nuclear war. Aum’s leader Shoko Asahara convinced his members that only they would survive the nuclear war and would transcend to a new utopian society. Aum Shinrikyo reportedly had 40,000 members in countries around the world including Japan, Russia and the United States. In Tokyo, the majority of their members were highly educated young men who had grown disillusioned with Japanese society’s pressure to succeed. With the help of these followers, Asahara was able to build a network of chemical labs and computer companies worth a billion dollars. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory ...

32 MINJUN 10
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Doomsday Cults Part 2: Aum Shinrikyo | 25

Doomsday Cults Part 1: The Order of The Solar Temple | 24

On the next few episodes of History of the 90s we are looking back at the doomsday cults and their rise to infamy in the years leading up to the new millennium. During the 1990’s the world began to seem more dangerous with war, environmental destruction and social breakdown becoming part of the everyday fabric of society. As a way of coping some people turned to new religions and cults for guidance and support. In some cases that decision ended with deadly consequences. On part one we uncover the little-known story of the Order of the Solar Temple. The religious sect had branches in Canada, Switzerland and France and its members included politicians, journalists, executives and police officers. We’lllook at how members hoping to start a new life instead found horrific and tragic ends. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Michael Kropveld, Executive Director of Info-Cult https://www.infosecte.org/

41 MINMAY 27
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Doomsday Cults Part 1: The Order of The Solar Temple | 24

The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix & Ayrton Senna | 23

On this episode of History of the 90s, we look back at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, a cataclysmic weekend that shattered lives of many and permanently reshaped Formula 1 racing. This is more than a story about fast cars –it’s a story about cutthroat competition, money, deceit, love, tragedy and the search for justice. Over the course of three days, starting on April 29, 1994, in Imola, Italy, two drivers were killed, and another driver was seriously hurt. It was a watershed moment for F1 which had not seen a death in 12 years. Formula One was never the same after that weekend, because one of the drivers lost at that event was one of the greatest drivers of all time, the legendary, Ayrton Senna. Host, Kathy Kenzora takes you back to the historic San Marino race and the impact it had on one of the most prestigious sporting event series in the world. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guests: Brendan Dunlop,...

42 MINMAY 13
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The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix & Ayrton Senna | 23

The Movies of 1999: Part 2

EOn this episode we continue our look back at some of the great movies of 1999. The last year of the 20th century is considered by many to be one of the greatest movie years ever with a flood of innovative and provocative films like never before. On part one we took a deep dive into; Fight Club, Election, Three Kings, Boys Don’t Cry, The Blair Witch Project and Being John Malkovich. Part two we take apart some more 99 classics including The Matrix, Office Space, American Beauty, American Pie, 10 Things I Hate About You and the Sixth Sense. For a full list of 1999 movies check out this site: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/world/1999/?grossesOption=totalGrosses Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Brian Raftery, author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen www.Brianraftery.com Twitter: @brianraftery

41 MINAPR 29
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The Movies of 1999: Part 2

The Movies of 1999: Part 1

EDuring this time of self-isolation, we thought you might need some viewing recommendations to help fill the time and take your mind off COVID-19. So, on this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora is looking back at some of the best movies from 1999. The last year of the 20th century is considered by many to be one of the greatest movie years ever with a flood of innovative and provocative films like never before. For a full list of 1999 movies check out this site: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/world/1999/?grossesOption=totalGrosses Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Brian Raftery, author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen www.Brianraftery.com Twitter: @brianraftery

44 MINAPR 15
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The Movies of 1999: Part 1

Selena | 20

Mexican American singing sensation Selena Quintanilla was on the verge of becoming an international superstar when she was gunned down at a Texas motel by her fan club president. 25 years since her death, Selena continues to be immortalized by the Latinx community who look to her as a source of inspiration and hope. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks at the life and tragic death of the Latina icon, who in her short life became the best-selling Latin artist of all times. Songs mentioned in episode: Como La Flor, by Selena Y Los Dinos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsUt2jsLM1k Amor Prohibido, by Selena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1O59SHpMxk Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Live at Astrodome), by Selena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPkNVMtMXyc Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Deborah Peredez, author of Selenidad: Selena, Latinos and the Performance of Memory https://www.deborahpar...

42 MINAPR 1
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Selena | 20

Latest Episodes

Ipperwash | 29

E25 years ago, this September, a long simmering dispute over First Nations’ territory in Southwestern Ontario turned deadly when police shot and killed an unarmed protestor. Dudley George was among a group of protestors who occupied Ipperwash Provincial Park to assert their claim to the land they believed contained sacred burial grounds. On the night of September 6th, 1995, heavily armed police officers marched up a dark road toward the park to confront the protestors. Within 30 minutes a band councillor was severely beaten by police and George was dead. On this episode of History of the 90s we look back at the confrontation that has become known as the Ipperwash Crisis, and the years long search for justice and answers that followed. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guests: Monica Virtue, Researcher and Filmmaker https://monicavirtue.com/ Twitter: @VirtueintheCity Peter Edwards, author of One Dead Indian ht...

48 MIN3 d ago
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Ipperwash | 29

The L.A. Riots | 28

On this episode of History of the 90's we look back at the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the various factors that led to the largest and most violent case of civil unrest in United States history. The acquittal of four police officers in connection with the brutal video taped beating of Rodney King wasn’t the only reason people went into the streets of South L.A. looting and burning buildings over a six day period in April 92. The Black community was also reeling from a judges’ decision not to send a Korean shopkeeper to jail in connection with the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins. Plus, South L.A., which was 50 percent Black in the early 90s was hit hard by unemployment, gang violence and the crack epidemic. As you’ll hear in this episode. the conditions were ripe for unrest. A note on sources: The information in this podcast about the timeline of events at the intersection of Florence and Normandie was based on reporting in a 1998 article by The Washington Post. https...

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The L.A. Riots | 28

Doomsday Cults Part 4: Branch Davidians | 27

On this episode of History of the 90s we finish up our look back at Doomsday Cults at the end of the 20th century with the story of the Branch Davidians and the complicated legacy of the deadly siege in Waco, Texas. In February 1993, ATF agents raided the Davidians compound in Waco, Texas after learning they were stockpiling weapons. Agents expected to execute a typical arrest warrant but instead ended up in a deadly gun battle with Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and his followers. A 51-day standoff between the FBI and the Davidians ended when flames swept through the compound after tear gas was fired into the buildings. 75 people died, including 25 children. Charges and counter charges followed the incident and questions about how the fires stared and whether federal agents or Davidians were responsible for the deadly outcome remain to this day. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Dick Reavis, author of The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation. https://www.texasmonthly.com/author/dick-reavis/

35 MINJUL 8
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Doomsday Cults Part 4: Branch Davidians | 27

Doomsday Cults Part 3: Heavens Gate | 26

On this episode of History of the 90s we continue our look back at the rise of doomsday cults in the years leading up to the new millennium. In March 1997, Heaven’s Gate made headlines around the world when 39 members died by suicide and today it remains one of the most recognizable and notorious cults of the 20th century. The group was formed in the 1970’s by Marshall Herf Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles who combined their belief in extra-terrestrials with Christian theology. They traveled around the country, collecting a loyal following of like-minded people. By the 1990’s they settled in California and began to prepare for the end times. When the Hale-Bopp comet was discovered Applewhite told his followers that a spaceship was traveling behind the comet and would pick them up and take them to the Next Level. But the only way followers could join the spaceship was by committing suicide. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Alan R. Warren, author of “Doomsday Cults: The Devil’s Hostages” https://www.alanrwarren.com/ Facebook: @radiocub A note on sources: The description of Officer Robert Brunk’s discovery of the crime scene was included in an article by Gary Warth in the San Diego Union-Tribune on March 26, 2007. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-i-lost-count-at-10-encinitas-deputy-recalls-day-2007mar26-story.html

26 MINJUN 24
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Doomsday Cults Part 3: Heavens Gate | 26

Doomsday Cults Part 2: Aum Shinrikyo | 25

On this episode of History of the 90s we continue our look back at the rise of doomsday cults in the years leading up to the new millennium. The Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, killed 13 people and injured over 5,000 others in a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo Subway System in March 1995. It’s believed they were trying to bring about a world war that would result in an all-out nuclear war. Aum’s leader Shoko Asahara convinced his members that only they would survive the nuclear war and would transcend to a new utopian society. Aum Shinrikyo reportedly had 40,000 members in countries around the world including Japan, Russia and the United States. In Tokyo, the majority of their members were highly educated young men who had grown disillusioned with Japanese society’s pressure to succeed. With the help of these followers, Asahara was able to build a network of chemical labs and computer companies worth a billion dollars. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory ...

32 MINJUN 10
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Doomsday Cults Part 2: Aum Shinrikyo | 25

Doomsday Cults Part 1: The Order of The Solar Temple | 24

On the next few episodes of History of the 90s we are looking back at the doomsday cults and their rise to infamy in the years leading up to the new millennium. During the 1990’s the world began to seem more dangerous with war, environmental destruction and social breakdown becoming part of the everyday fabric of society. As a way of coping some people turned to new religions and cults for guidance and support. In some cases that decision ended with deadly consequences. On part one we uncover the little-known story of the Order of the Solar Temple. The religious sect had branches in Canada, Switzerland and France and its members included politicians, journalists, executives and police officers. We’lllook at how members hoping to start a new life instead found horrific and tragic ends. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Michael Kropveld, Executive Director of Info-Cult https://www.infosecte.org/

41 MINMAY 27
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Doomsday Cults Part 1: The Order of The Solar Temple | 24

The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix & Ayrton Senna | 23

On this episode of History of the 90s, we look back at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, a cataclysmic weekend that shattered lives of many and permanently reshaped Formula 1 racing. This is more than a story about fast cars –it’s a story about cutthroat competition, money, deceit, love, tragedy and the search for justice. Over the course of three days, starting on April 29, 1994, in Imola, Italy, two drivers were killed, and another driver was seriously hurt. It was a watershed moment for F1 which had not seen a death in 12 years. Formula One was never the same after that weekend, because one of the drivers lost at that event was one of the greatest drivers of all time, the legendary, Ayrton Senna. Host, Kathy Kenzora takes you back to the historic San Marino race and the impact it had on one of the most prestigious sporting event series in the world. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guests: Brendan Dunlop,...

42 MINMAY 13
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The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix & Ayrton Senna | 23

The Movies of 1999: Part 2

EOn this episode we continue our look back at some of the great movies of 1999. The last year of the 20th century is considered by many to be one of the greatest movie years ever with a flood of innovative and provocative films like never before. On part one we took a deep dive into; Fight Club, Election, Three Kings, Boys Don’t Cry, The Blair Witch Project and Being John Malkovich. Part two we take apart some more 99 classics including The Matrix, Office Space, American Beauty, American Pie, 10 Things I Hate About You and the Sixth Sense. For a full list of 1999 movies check out this site: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/world/1999/?grossesOption=totalGrosses Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Brian Raftery, author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen www.Brianraftery.com Twitter: @brianraftery

41 MINAPR 29
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The Movies of 1999: Part 2

The Movies of 1999: Part 1

EDuring this time of self-isolation, we thought you might need some viewing recommendations to help fill the time and take your mind off COVID-19. So, on this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora is looking back at some of the best movies from 1999. The last year of the 20th century is considered by many to be one of the greatest movie years ever with a flood of innovative and provocative films like never before. For a full list of 1999 movies check out this site: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/world/1999/?grossesOption=totalGrosses Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Brian Raftery, author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen www.Brianraftery.com Twitter: @brianraftery

44 MINAPR 15
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The Movies of 1999: Part 1

Selena | 20

Mexican American singing sensation Selena Quintanilla was on the verge of becoming an international superstar when she was gunned down at a Texas motel by her fan club president. 25 years since her death, Selena continues to be immortalized by the Latinx community who look to her as a source of inspiration and hope. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks at the life and tragic death of the Latina icon, who in her short life became the best-selling Latin artist of all times. Songs mentioned in episode: Como La Flor, by Selena Y Los Dinos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsUt2jsLM1k Amor Prohibido, by Selena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1O59SHpMxk Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (Live at Astrodome), by Selena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPkNVMtMXyc Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Guest: Deborah Peredez, author of Selenidad: Selena, Latinos and the Performance of Memory https://www.deborahpar...

42 MINAPR 1
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Selena | 20
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