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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- Hurricane batters Scotland as Germany braces for storms
- Hurricane-force winds disrupted transport and power supplies in Scotland and threatened coastal flooding in England as they closed on northern Europe in what meteorologists said could be one of the most powerful storms to hit the continent in years.
- Fast-food strikes in U.S. amid push for higher minimum wage
- Fast-food workers and labour organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the U.S. on Thursday.
- Analysis Detroit's bankruptcy shows even pensions aren't safe
- Detroit's formal bankruptcy this week showed not just how a once mighty city can fail, but how nothing is safe from the debt collectors and the solemn promises politicians once made, Neil Macdonald writes.
- Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovych urged to respect pro-EU protests
- Western diplomats urge Ukrainian authorities to respect the massive protests gripping the country against the government's decision to freeze ties with the EU and turn to Moscow instead.
- Republicans have a problem with women, female firm seeks fix
- A new political strategy firm headed by three Republican women is dedicated to helping the party win more elections by winning more votes from women.