Dispatches | Jun 21, 2012 | 4:42

The Dispatch that raised the most money - Jun 21/12

Veteran CBC reporter Bill Gillespie filed to us from Afghanistan at the start of the war about a family nearly wiped out by errant U.S. bombs. Listeners sent fist-fulls of cheques to help survivors. Bill and Rick tell us now what happened next.

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