Highlights: September 2010 Archives
Monday September 13, 2010
We're proud of everything we put on the air, but there are some pieces that really stand out. From time to time, we feature some of them here.
Shovelling the Rain Away
Justice And The Next Life
Zimbabwe: The Exodus Within
The Plight of the Pygmies
The Marshall Islands
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Categories: Highlights, Specials
Sunday September 12, 2010
Dispatches is well known to champion the radio documentary - a craft where expressions like "people are our pictures" and "sounds are our scenes" are prominent. But we also pay deep respect for the oldest of all dispatches. The letter home. The craft of the written word. Short. To the point. A little personal. Sometimes cheeky.
These radio essays (click "read more" below) spell out timely observations, wrapped in the tone of the voice of the writer. Sometimes a little sound punctuates that.
It's a selection of letters home from (mostly) Canadian correspondents abroad, that we've been happy to feature since Dispatches went to air in 2001.Read more »
Categories: Essays, Highlights
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- CBC in London Trump and the Crown: Brits unsettled over U.S. president getting royal treatment
- U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom has inspired much more than raised eyebrows: protests, petitions, a move to sack the speaker of the House of Commons, and a police warning the visit could require thousands of officers on the streets.
- Retiring president's hand-picked candidate leading Ecuador election
- The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa was headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, though he looked increasingly unlikely to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.
- Analysis Plutocrats with their crony capitalism are taking over again in the U.S.: Don Pittis
- Can a cabinet full of billionaires make poor people richer? Critics including Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland once warned of the effects of crony capitalism.
- Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace
- Somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34, and offered a large reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the attack.
- 'What has he been smoking?': Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident
- Former Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt mocked U.S. President Donald Trump after he suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country, but also warned Trump's relationship with facts is dangerous.