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Past Episodes: June 2012 Archives

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June 21 & 24: the last Dispatches

From our correspondents around the world...

 

The crew at Dispatches preparing the final show: (from left: Alan Guettel, Rick MacInnes-Rae, Nima Shams, Steve McNally, Alison Masemann, and Dawna Dingwall). 

This week -  we say good-bye.

It's our last program but we're going out with boats, baboons, and a bang.

We'll touch on some of the stories we've brought you over the years, some of the places we've been, and some of the strange and sublime people we put into your radio.

Along the way, we'll hear some of the moments that stopped us in our tracks. And hear some untold stories from our our correspondents.

We saved the best for last. 

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June 14 & June 17: updating from South Africa - Haiti - Mexico - Afghanistan - Democratic Republic of Congo


From our correspondents around the world...

 

South African musician Larry Joe performs with his friend and producer Aron Turest-Swartz, in the Netherlands. (courtesy: Cool Fresh Int.) 

Redemption songs. A con turns pro on the South African music scene, delivering on the promise his friend saw in him.

A story of toothsome tourism. Why some Americans are going south for their dental care.

Then, the peace after Jody's War. We catch up with the Canadian sniper who lost his feet in Afghanistan, but found hope at home.

The Conflicted Samaritan:  A Canadian physiotherapist questions his time helping injured Haitians when no one's improving the conditions they'll live in.

And the rise of narco-rap. Mexico's drug culture infiltrates another musical genre. 

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June 7 & June 10: from Italy - Amsterdam - Cairo - Bosnia - San Agustin, Cuba

From our correspondents around the world...

 

The enduring image from 1992 of the Bosnian war, taken when Ed Vulliamy and Independent Television News uncovered the existence of concentration camps in Trnopolje, above, Omarska and Keraterm. Vulliamy argues the startling revelations failed to bring the horrors, or the war, to a close. (Photo: Reuters)

Why Italy illegally walled off the sea to would-be refugees and sent them to certain abuse in Libya.

Dining out on a country specializing in famine. There's more than kimchi at a North Korean-themed restaurant.

Speaking of menus, there's a celebrity cook on Egyptian TV pitching comfort food for an uncomfortable economy.

Then, a Bosnian memoir from a correspondent seething about the perils of the Balkan region's unresolved history.

And from Cuba, how to get along with your neighbours when you're a temperamental artist and your neighbours are the Castros.

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