Past Episodes: March 2011 Archives

March 31 & April 3: from Grand Forks, North Dakota - Ukraine - Amman, Jordan - Bunya, Democratic Republic of Congo - Manila, Philippines

A U.S. Predator-B unmanned drone like the one now deployed by the Americans to look across the Canadian border. Photo/Reuters

Powered by fear: The U.S. flies its eyes-in-the-skies drones above the Canadian border.

Justice delayed in the Philippines, where someone's killing the witnesses while a mass murder case stalls. 

Mother to another's brothers: A new Canadian film confronts the special perils facing black foster kids in Ukraine. 

Risk Radio: The CBC's correspondent in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the risk of reporting war crimes on local radio.

And, crossing Jordan: Civil unrest sends another Arab King scrambling. His daddy was a survivor. Is King Abdullah his father's son? .

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March 24 - 27, 2011 from: Noda and Sendai, Japan - Chernobyl - Tunis - Benghazi, Libya - Berlin

People ride bicycles pasrt debris of buildings wrecked by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. REUTERS/Yegor Trubnikov

Scenes from a tsunami It's already changing Japan forever.

With the weakness of nuclear plants exposed, we'll hear again from our reporter in Chernobyl.

We have a correspondent in Libya with the new rebel recruits. 

 And another in post-revolution Tunisia, where everyone's complaining. But now someone's listening.

Our correspondent just back from Japan gets his radiation tests.

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All that plus your letters, Rick's weird March break, and some deeply different Deep Purple.

 (Right) A defector from Gadhafi's forces trains young rebel recruits for the mission to overthrow the tyrant. Phot/Bonnie Allen


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March 17/20, 2011 Dispatches: from Kabul - Riyadh - Beijing - Douglas, South Africa -Cozumel - India via New York

Afghanistan's newly graduated police, salute Canadian trainers.

With NATO preparing to give a bigger security role to the Afghan military, the CBC correspondent in Kabul tells us how safe the public's feeling.  

The Redemption Of Larry Joe.  A South African convict turns to music to make a good finish from a bad start.

The outcaste elite. If talking to one of those call centres has changed the way you think about India, wait'll you hear how Indians feel about them! 

And an icy view from Beijing, where a foot in cold water is the poor man's recreation.

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March 10/13, 2011 Dispatches: from Beijing - Mendoza, Argentina - Tripoli - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Punta Allen, Mexico

Rosa Gomez and Antonio Savone, torture victims in facing cells, reunite years later in Buenos Aires. (Photo/Alison Crawford CBC)

Tension in China. The winds from North Africa blow all the way to China, where they're rolling back the reforms of the Beijing Olympics.

A heartbreaking homecoming in Argentina, as two torture victims reunite in the hopes of convicting their captors.

Our correspondent in Libya on the new politics emerging from the leaderless rebellions of the Middle East.

And, Lobsterman Charley can fight off poison fish by eating them. But there's a man-made threat now fouling Mexican waters that's well beyond him.

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March 3 & 6: from Tunis - London - Orestiada, Greece - Riyadh - Cameroon - Detroit

After ousting their tyranical president Tunisians have re-grouped to demand the old guard step down and allow newly-elected officials to write a democratic constitution. Photo/Megan Williams

Our correspondent in the casbah and the ongoing revolution in Tunisia.

Could it happen in Saudi Arabia? Our correspondent there says it is, kind of.  But there's no tractiont.

Gating the vineyard. Greece takes a dramatic step on the Turkish border to end its reputation as the gateway for illegals to Europe.

Trouble in a paradise of corruption.  One of Cameroon's best-known musicians goes to jail for mocking its "constipated constitution."

Selling America by the pound. Meet the author who's documented the end of a Detroit auto plant, and its rebirth in Mexico.

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