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Past Episodes: February 2012 Archives

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March 1 & 4, 2012 - from Moscow - Jacmel, Haiti - Sanaa, Yemen - Dharamsala, India - Pakistan

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Jean Rody Joseph gets painted with acrylic house paint before going out for carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. The lanse kòd, or the rope-throwers, are the biggest, baddest, and the most menacing on the streets during Carnival. (Photo: Ben Depp)

Russia's election. But the campaign's more interesting than the outcome.  

Haiti's carnival. A dark and distrubing affair from the Rope Throwers of Jacmel.

And Yemen protests. We walk through Change Square to hear why they keep at it.

Also on the program, Pakistan's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, on documenting the grisly abuse in a film that just won her an Oscar.

And, the Buddhists of Tibet grapple with the growing number of poltical suicides by fire. 

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February 23 & 26: from Sierra Leone - Senegal - Dharamshala, India - Chicago

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"Y'en a marre" means "fed up". Students at Cheikh Anta Diop University​ in Dakar say "we want to study." Photo/Amanda Fortier

From the streets of Senegal, the rise of the "Fed Up" movement.  Political unrest flares in another African state.

The story of the solar suitcase.  A doctor with an idea that's bringing light and saving lives in the developing world.

And, a special feature interview with the first American ambassador for war crimes.  We hear about the timidity of nations and the torment of a man who seeks justice for the victims of genocide.

 

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Rick's essay on war reporting and the death of Marie Colvin

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February 16 & 19: from Santa Ana, California - South Sudan - Beijing - Berlin


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Judge Wendy Lindley (left) presides over the Orange County Combat Veterans Court, an alternative to conventional justice for war veterans  (photo/California Courts)



Michael Jones did nine tours in combat until PTSD landed him in trouble with the law, but a special California court is trying to put veterans back together.

Speaking of trouble, it's now something a poet and assembly-line workers have in common in China, and we'll hear why.

Then, Kennedy Jawoko's very bad day in South Sudan. The story that landed our correspondent in hospital.

And from our vaults, why Germany's reviewing streets named for offenders from the days of colonialism.

And Woodie Alan, ladies and gentlemen! No, not Woody Allen. The Sino-American blues band that's found a niche in China.  

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February 9 & 12: from Cairo - Kazakhstan - Turkey - India - New York

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CBC Correspondent Derek Stoffel talks with a group of Syrian refugees living at a camp at the Turkey/Syria border. (Photo: CBC)

Egyptians may be divided over military rule but the army's not going anywhere soon. We'll hear why its influence is too deep to deny. 

In Kazahkstan, nobody grows very old in the villages near a former nuclear test site now being considered for commercial farming. 

CBC News enters the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, where exiles exist on a diet of defiance and division.

In India, cheap handmade cigarettes may have health risks but they're going global anyway.  

And, the life of Brian: how a guy from Brooklyn found his muse in the music of Africa.

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February 2 & 5: from Sri Lanka - Palau - Ethiopia - Bahrain - Pakistan - Colombia

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Tombs in Puerto Berrio, Colombia hold the remains of unidentified people adopted by local townspeople. Photo/Nadja Drost

The stateless of the South Pacific. Why six inmates freed from Guantanamo are now marooned halfway round the world.

Jazz night in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is comfortable with some western influences but dissent isn't one of them.

How Sri Lanka's headlong rush to development is pitting resorts against its people.

Making a deal with the nameless dead. Why Colombians adopt the victims of violence floating down its largest river.

And, the Pakistani journalist who revealed corruption in his craft only to become a victim of his own success.

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