Essays: September 2010 Archives
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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- Analysis Still 'the indispensable European'?: A look at Angela Merkel's dramatic reversal of fortune video
- There is no more striking example of how fast political glory can fade than the astonishing and accelerating new perils facing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brian Stewart writes.
- EgyptAir crash victims mourned as Egypt's tourism industry prepares to take another hit video
- Marwa Hamdy was returning home on EgyptAir Flight 804 after visiting her sister in Paris, her favourite city, when her plane plunged into the Mediterranean, her husband told CBC News. Hamdy was one of two Canadians being mourned in the wake of the crash, which also dealt a devastating blow to an already battered tourism industry in Egypt.
- Justin Trudeau to meet with Merkel, Hollande at G7 summit in Japan
- Justin Trudeau will hold bilateral meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande at the Group of Seven summit in Japan.
- Updated Hillary Clinton ignored State Department rules with private email server, audit finds
- Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit finds, faulting her and past secretaries of state for weak information management.
- Huge swarms of bats wreak destruction in Australian town video
- More than 100,000 bats have descended on the holiday town of Batemans Bay in New South Wales, Australia, with one local politician declaring it a disaster after residents were hit with a wave of dirt and destruction.