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 »
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- Analysis Once young and promising, Italy's Matteo Renzi gets handed his hat
- If there was ever any doubt that Italy's referendum on constitutional reform was anything other than a verdict on Matteo Renzi as prime minister, the near 70 per cent voter turnout and resounding defeat of his proposals blasted away the last scraps of uncertainty.
- Trump not saying how he'll view Dakota Access pipeline
- Trump spokesman says incoming president supports construction of Dakota Access pipeline, but wouldn't say whether Trump would reverse Army Corps of Engineers decision to deny construction permit.
- Chapecoense soccer club awarded championship after plane crash
- South American soccer's governing body CONMEBOL awarded the continent's championship to Brazil's Chapecoense club after most of the team died in a plane crash in Colombia last week, according to a CONMEBOL statement on Monday.
- Georgia man gets life without parole for death of toddler son left in hot SUV
- A judge on Monday handed down a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Georgia man convicted of murder by jurors who believed he had intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.
- CBC IN FRANCE 'We won't back down': Young right-wing activists agitate across Europe for an idealized past
- Young, right-wing activists are taking to social media and adopting Greenpeace-style shock tactics to agitate across Europe against immigration and Islam, Michelle Gagnon writes from Paris.