The Essay Project
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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- New Italian officials probing if high earthquake death toll result of building code infractions video
- Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.
- Trump's immigration talk runs into reality at the Mexican border
- There's already a wall across almost one-third of the U.S.-Mexican border — and people still get over. That's one reason even the border patrol scoffs at U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's proposal to build the rest of the wall.
- How a $64M hack changed the fate of Ethereum, Bitcoin's closest competitor
- Picture this: A thief steals millions of dollars by hacking into an investment fund, and the whole theft is undone with a simple software update. That is, in effect, what happened recently at Ethereum, an upstart digital currency platform second only to Bitcoin in dollar value.
- Colin Kaepernick's national anthem snub the latest in history of sporting events video
- NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the centre of controversy earlier this week when he refused to stand during the Star Spangled Banner before a pre-season game — saying the U.S. oppresses black Americans and other minorities — but the incident is not the first sports anthem gaffe.
- United Airlines pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow
- Police and airline officials say two United Airlines pilots have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States.