Dispatches"Dispatches over the years: Day dawns in the world of Dispatches" (Collage)Jun 21, 2012 | 2:52The program has always asked its correspondents to bring us into the homes and lives of the people we meet. As you'll hear, we're often there at the very start of the day.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Ben Gilbert's 2006 deployment with an Iraqi army patrol)Jun 21, 2012 | 7:20In February 2006, Ben Gilbert joined an Iraqi army patrol as they're trained by the American military to take over the job of fighting Iraqi insurgents. And he found what seemed like a secondhand, low-rent, finger-on-the-trigger affair.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Alison Dempster on Zanzibar's 2008 seaweed harvest)Jun 21, 2012 | 5:42In March 2008, Alison Dempster took us to the Zanzibar archipelago, off the African east coast, where plants are a commodity, and women spend long, hot days gathering seaweed for shillings on the same beaches where tourists laze and lounge. Their harvest is destined for the pricey cosmetics of the pharmaceutical industry.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Meribeth Deen on high price for renouncing Islam in Malaysia)Jun 21, 2012 | 10:22In December 2006, Meribeth Deen took us to Malaysia, to find out why for many people there, if they decide to leave their Muslim faith, they might as well leave the country altogether. Because publicly rejecting the Islamic faith will land you in court.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Prue Clarke's 2006 report on Liberia's first free elections)Jun 21, 2012 | 5:47In December 2006, Prue Clarke took us to the streets of Liberia, after that country's first free election following decades of dictatorship and civil war. And she discovered, this is where the hard part of building democracy begins.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Craig Desson's report on seeing-eye children in Sierra Leone)Jun 21, 2012 | 7:34In February 2009, Craig Desson introduced us to the children working the streets of Makeni, Sierra Leone. In a country convulsed by poverty, they're doing a job children shouldn't have to. Their parents rent them out, like seeing-eye dogs.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Laura Lynch's report on Zimbabweans fleeing Mugabe's rule)Jun 21, 2012 | 8:31In January 2008, Laura Lynch took us to the Zimbabwe-South Africa border, as Zimbabweans wait for the cover of darkness to flee their country and the rule of Robert Mugabe. She discovered that exodus has danger and a dynamic all its own.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Anjali Nayar's report on the East Africa wildebeest migration)Jun 21, 2012 | 10:55In 2007, Anjali Nayar rode along for the migration of a million wildebeest from Tanzania to Kenya, said to be the top natural wonder of the travel world. And she discovered -- to her chagrin -- that she and her fellow travelers were a growing cause of environmental damage.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Margaret Evans' 2004 report on the Sudan's seeds of genocide)Jun 21, 2012 | 11:32In September 2004, Margaret Evans reported on the growing international call for action in Darfur, where race-driven violence was beginning to come to light, and some people were already calling it genocide. Margaret asks in her documentary, "How did it come to this?"
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Rick MacInnes-Rae's report on Shanghai's economic migration)Jun 21, 2012 | 9:14In January 2005, Rick MacInnes-Rae brought us to Shanghai, China, a city fabled for its new riches. But the wealth hadn't trickled into the countryside, and that prompted a steady flow of migrant workers to low-wage jobs the city.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Darrell Harvey's visit to an Ivory Coast Liberian refugee camp)Jun 21, 2012 | 7:02In September 2008, Darrell Harvey visited a longstanding camp for Liberian refugees in Ivory Coast, and found that while they wait to return home after civil war, some refugees have become movie directors, and actors, and they're turning out films.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Margaret Evans' 2004 visit with the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq)Jun 21, 2012 | 17:18In April 2004, Margaret Evans traveled to the marshes of Southern Iraq, to find an ancient people, who'd survived Saddam Hussein's attempts to wipe them out. Now he was gone, and water was trickling back into the marshes, and so are the Marsh Arabs, but not quite as they were.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Hadani Ditmars on the road to Northern Ireland in 2007)Jun 21, 2012 | 13:02In January 2007, Hadani Ditmars took a day trip north from Ireland to Northern Ireland, in the company of a wary southerner. Nine years after the Good Friday agreement and the promise of peace -- the two Ireland's were in many ways still alien to each other.
Dispatches"What stories they won't forget" (Khatune Chapichadze's account of Georgia kidnappings)Jun 21, 2012 | 8:08In some parts of the world, a man who wants a wife can still kidnap one with scant regard for the legal consequences. Khatuna Chapichadze is from Georgia, she endured three such abductions. Hear our 2008 interview with her.