Jun 7, 2012 | 12:17Dispatches "Closing the seas to refugees" Audio
Dispatches "Closing the seas to refugees" Jun 7, 2012 | 12:17Italy had a curious and cruel deal with Libya under Gadhaffi. Italy bought oil and Libya took the refugees that Italy intercepted at sea. We talk to the director of Closed Seas, which documents how choppers and ships plied the Mediterranean to re-direct the boat people Italy didn't want.
Mar 15, 2012 | 9:59Dispatches "The carp that ate Chicago" Audio
Dispatches "The carp that ate Chicago" Mar 15, 2012 | 9:59The aggressive fish have been swimming through shipping locks on the Mississippi. Now they're closing on a man-made canal that breaches the natural land barrier that would have stopped them from threatening the $7 billion fishery of the Great Lakes.
Mar 22, 2012 | 11:05Dispatches "A Liberian journalist in hiding" (Interview) Audio
Dispatches "A Liberian journalist in hiding" (Interview) Mar 22, 2012 | 11:05At age thirteen, Ma Sabah was taken into the African bush and circumcised according to the tradition of her people. When you put it that way, it almost sounds noble. But what Ma remembers is four women holding her down while another took a knife and hacked at her genitals. That was over thirty years ago. But for writing her story this month, reporter Mae Azango received death threats and she's now in hiding in Liberia where we've managed to reach her.