News Promo: January 2012 Archives
Tuesday January 31, 2012
Sugarcane workers board buses at dawn, to work for labour contractors at the Nicaraguan plantation Ingenio San Antonio. The buses return the workers home a full 12 hours later (photo: Kate Sheehy & Sasha Chavkin/ICIJ)
As for the sugarcane company's plans, Sasha writes:The Costa Rican study will survey some 800 people -- mostly men -- in selected from eight of the hardest hit towns and villages in the country's northernmost province, Guanacaste. This sampling will include both a group that has CKD and a group that does not. Researchers will compare their answers to a survey that measures their exposure to various risk factors. The factors being tested include pesticide exposure, heat stress, overuse of pain medication, and consumption of home-brewed and potentially tainted alcohol known as guaro.
One major Costa Rican plantation, the Ingenio El Viejo, isn't waiting for the government study. Days after ICIJ's investigation was published in Costa Rica's La Nacion newspaper, the plantation adopted a policy of supplying cane workers with a hydrating solution. The company has also started working with doctors from the national health service to develop a complete plan to keep CKD from afflicting its fulltime workers, and provide workers with access to CKD screening.
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Thursday January 26, 2012
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Friday January 20, 2012
This report says Canada lobbied to get the tough assignment in Afghanistan's deadly Kandahar province. Photo/RUSI
Why Kandahar for Canada?
In sending troops to secure that southern province of Afghanistan, Canada committed itself to its deadliest assignment since the Korean War.
A new report characterizes the Canadian effort as valiant and important, but also "flawed" and "ill-starred."
It says Canada didn't know how dangerous Kandahar was when it lobbied for the assignment, and it cut NATO out of the process to get there. Why?
Interviewing NATO partners on and off-the-record, Canadian analyst Matthew Willis thinks he found some of the answers.
They're in a chapter he prepared for the prestigious Royal United Services Institute, Britain's oldest defence and security think tank.
He joined us from London, England.
Matthew Willis's report, Canada In Regional Command South, appears in the book The Afghan Papers. It's available for purchase from RUSI.
His next report will deal exclusively with the Canadian campaign and will be published in the spring.
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Tuesday January 17, 2012
CBC's Margaret Evans gained access to Syria after being granted rare access by the Assad regime, which has banned foreign journalists since uprisings began last March. She met with officials, travelled with Arab League observers, and slipped her minders to meet with those trying to topple Assad. Is one side or another gaining strength? She thinks not. Listen toher conversation with Rick.
Note that Dispatches will be pre-empted on Radio One this Thursday and next. But, it will be available on our website and as a podcast from midday Thursday. It will also be heard as usual on Sunday night at 7-pm in most times zones, and on Sirius 159.
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Friday January 13, 2012
Today's featured story...
Carlton Kitto (l) rehearses with fellow musicians in Calcutta, India, where Kitto continues his lifelong career as a Jazz musician. Photo/ courtesy of "Finding Carlton".
India's spicy import: jazz
Jazz! Since birth in the early 19-hundreds in the southern U.S., it's gone on to find a home in many other countries.
Soho Blues is thought to be the first jazz ever recorded...in India, way back in 1926 in Calcutta, led by Canadian trumpeter Jimmy Lequime.
It was all a long time ago, but some wonder who were these players?
And how did jazz wind up in India?
Filmmaker Susheel Kurien traced it from the twenties to a man in Calcutta today, one of the few jazz musicians left in India, custodian of a fading culture.
His documentary is called Finding Carlton; the story of jazz in India.
Click here to listen to the rest of our latest program.
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Thursday January 12, 2012
CBC Radio's Trailbreakers pre-empts the Dispatches Radio One broadcast Thursdays on January 12, 19, 26 and February 2. Podcasts and web editions (cbc.ca/dispatches) of the new Dispatches shows are still available around midday on Thursdays.The Sunday-evening Radio One broadcast, Sirius, U.S. and other broadcasters are not affefcted.
In Gaza, Palestinians have no problem keeping past heroes alive. Not so for their bretheren in East Jerusalem, where Israel is in control and is trying to re-write Palestinian text books. Photo/GettyImages
Israel rewrites the textbooks
They say the winner writes the history books. Israel is trying to write them in East Jerusalem, and the Palestinians don't like it.
Some of their key actors and events have disappeared from Arabic school texts, triggering a backlash among parents and students.
CBC correspondent Derek Stoffel saw for himself, at one homework session.
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- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- Fri., 30 – 20 years ago, Bosnia war like bad dream
- Fri., 30 – Cape Town "car guards" offer "protection"
- Thu., 22 – The trials of Tweeting in China
- Wed., 21 – In Italy, a long drink of yesterday's wine
- Thu., 15 – China's painful healing, with bee-stings
- Thu., 15 – Rwandans find new uses for malaria nets
- Fri., 9 – Italy's crisis endangers its guilds
- Thu., 8 – Mexico's vigilante mayor
- Wed., 7 – Lanse kòd animate Jacmel Carnival
- Fri., 2 – Plus ça change, in Change Square
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- Thu., 29 – Deadly larceny over land in Haiti
- Sun., 18 – Fast food in the land of slow cooking
- Thu., 15 – Rio's Maracana makeover
- Wed., 14 – Mass marriage and divorce, Peruvian style
- Tue., 13 – The concrete issue of carbon emissions
- Thu., 8 – The road from Damascus -- to Libya
- Thu., 1 – Amsterdam "Santa's" helpers in blackface
- November 2011
- Wed., 30 – Guyana: jungle tourism and Jonestown
- Mon., 28 – Colombia Kidnap Radio hostage killed
- Fri., 25 – Santa, Peru buries death-squad victims
- Thu., 24 – Twins, a train and art in Brazil
- Mon., 21 – Kudos for correspondents
- Thu., 17 – Surviving is winning in Afghan politics
- Mon., 7 – Congo DIY: do it yourself or do without
- Fri., 4 – Rebel town overrun in Sudan's Blue Nile
- Thu., 3 – Chinese rebel writer tells his own story
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- Mon., 2 – War brides return to Britain on QM2
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
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- Obama hints at changing bulk collection of phone records video
- U.S. President Barack Obama has suggested at an end-of-year news conference that he may be ready to rein in some of the bulk collection of Americans' phone records to allay the public's privacy concerns.
- Audio South Sudan refugees 'suffering' in UN peacekeeping bases video
- A South Sudanese man who has taken refuge inside a United Nations peacekeeping base says thousands of people inside the compound are seriously suffering as ethnic tensions continue to inflame the young country.
- HMCS Toronto makes huge heroin bust on the high seas
- A Canadian warship on patrol in the Arabian Sea has made another big drug bust. HMCS Toronto boarded a ship off the east coast of Africa carrying 506 bags of heroin, weighing more than 538 kilograms.
- Photos CEOs in hot water: a year in big blunders
- A number of CEOs made headlines for all the wrong reasons this year. Here's a list of some more memorable corporate gaffes of 2013.
- Russian activist Yevgeny Vitishko jailed for protesting Olympic construction
- A Russian activist who has reported on the environmental fallout from construction for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games is sentenced to three years in prison.