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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- CBC IN RUSSIA 'We are relaxed because we are winning again': Russia welcomes an unconventional Trump
- Russia waits cautiously to see if the compliments U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has ushered its way will bear fruit, but Vladimir Putin's foes warn the Russian president could out-manipulate Trump, the CBC's Susan Ormiston writes from Moscow.
- New Trump the 'first step' toward identity politics: Richard Spencer video
- Alt-right leader Richard Spencer says Trump is not "the answer" but is the "first step" toward identity politics.
- Attack in northern Mali kills at least 33, dozens injured
- A local official says at least 33 people have been killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali.
- Analysis Trump gives himself starring role as a job creator, but critics call it a stretch
- President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet but, according to his version of events he’s already been busy creating lots of jobs, particularly in the auto sector. Critics say many of these announcements had nothing to do with Trump.
- Three earthquakes rattle Italy, tremors felt in Rome
- Three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year.