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June 21, 2012 Dispatches final episode

A look back at some of our favourite stories from our twelve seasons as Dispatches ends its long and memorable run on CBC radio.

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Dispatches - "India's Sex Workers"Mar 22, 2012 | 13:18Dispatches "India's Sex Workers" Audio
Dispatches "India's Sex Workers" Mar 22, 2012 | 13:18CBC's Priya Sankaran is in Chennai, one of India's key film production centres. She finds a cultural twist on the story of the starlet who falls on hard times.
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Dispatches June 21, 2012 Dispatches final episode Jun 21, 2012 | 52:21A look back at some of our favourite stories from our twelve seasons as Dispatches ends its long and memorable run on CBC radio.
Dispatches - "Peru's Bomberitos to the rescue" (Documentary)May 31, 2012 | 14:43Dispatches "Peru's Bomberitos to the rescue" (Documentary) Audio
Dispatches "Peru's Bomberitos to the rescue" (Documentary) May 31, 2012 | 14:43Lori Chodos rides along with a filmmaker, chasing the Bomberitos of Peru. They're kids, living practically on their own in the Andes mountains, who ride rickety carts to the site of roadside accidents and disasters.
Dispatches - "What stories they won't forget" (Bill Gillespie's 2003 Afghanistan visit resonated like no other)Jun 21, 2012 | 4:42Dispatches "What stories they won't forget" (Bill Gillespie's 2003 Afghanistan visit resonated like no other) Audio
Dispatches "What stories they won't forget" (Bill Gillespie's 2003 Afghanistan visit resonated like no other) Jun 21, 2012 | 4:42Veteran 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.
Dispatches - "What stories they won't forget" (Jennifer Westaway's night out in Japan)Jun 21, 2012 | 1:52Dispatches "What stories they won't forget" (Jennifer Westaway's night out in Japan) Audio
Dispatches "What stories they won't forget" (Jennifer Westaway's night out in Japan) Jun 21, 2012 | 1:52While in Japan the CBC's Jennifer Westaway looked up some acquaintances. Years later we hear just what we did for her by asking her to get us a story there.
Dispatches - March 15, 2012Mar 15, 2012 | 52:22Dispatches March 15, 2012 Audio
Dispatches March 15, 2012 Mar 15, 2012 | 52:22from Toronto, Canada - Torrimpietra, Italy - Butare, Rwanda - Beijing, China - Chicago, USA
Dispatches - "14 million verbal autopsies shed light on death"Mar 15, 2012 | 14:43Dispatches "14 million verbal autopsies shed light on death" Audio
Dispatches "14 million verbal autopsies shed light on death" Mar 15, 2012 | 14:43Canadian epidemiologist Prabhat Jha leads one of the largest studies into human mortality. According to scientists, the majority of about 46 millions deaths in the developing world are due to ununrecorded causes. The Million Death Study aims to change that.
Dispatches - "Net a mosquito, or just coop your chickens" (Documentary)Mar 15, 2012 | 8:58Dispatches "Net a mosquito, or just coop your chickens" (Documentary) Audio
Dispatches "Net a mosquito, or just coop your chickens" (Documentary) Mar 15, 2012 | 8:58Rwandan journalist Didier Bikorimana finds how mosquito nets, meant to combat malaria, find uses as fish nets and chicken coops. They put food on people's tables. But that puts lives at risk.
Dispatches - "Bee-sting therapy; no gain without pain"Mar 15, 2012 | 6:30Dispatches "Bee-sting therapy; no gain without pain" Audio
Dispatches "Bee-sting therapy; no gain without pain" Mar 15, 2012 | 6:30Chinese bee-sting therapy. Danielle Nerman undergoes sinus treatment with live bees in Beijing. The miracle therapy cured her sinus, but left Danielle with a huge pain.
Dispatches - "The carp that ate Chicago"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.
Dispatches - "And a long drink of yesterday's wine"Mar 15, 2012 | 10:28Dispatches "And a long drink of yesterday's wine" Audio
Dispatches "And a long drink of yesterday's wine" Mar 15, 2012 | 10:28Slow Wine. Nancy Greenleese explores increasing demand for slow vineyards in Italy. The Slow Food movement began in Rome about 25 years ago, after the arrival of fast food restaurants. Since then, it's gone global.
Dispatches - "Sumatrans beat their chests to preserve their culture" (View from Banda Aceh)Mar 22, 2012 | 3:56Dispatches "Sumatrans beat their chests to preserve their culture" (View from Banda Aceh) Audio
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Dispatches - "The trials of Tweeting in China"Mar 22, 2012 | 9:19Dispatches "The trials of Tweeting in China" Audio
Dispatches "The trials of Tweeting in China" Mar 22, 2012 | 9:19Twitter's blocked in China, where instead Sina Weibo is permitted. Big Brother is always ready to hit the "delete" button, but author Rachel DeWoskin say people still get around him.
Dispatches - "A new wave of refugees in Jordan"Mar 22, 2012 | 6:27Dispatches "A new wave of refugees in Jordan" Audio
Dispatches "A new wave of refugees in Jordan" Mar 22, 2012 | 6:27With Syrians fleeing across the border, Jordan again finds itself trying to help victims without offending their oppressors. The CBC's Derek Stoffel reports from a makeshift soccer field in Amman.
Dispatches - "A Liberian journalist in hiding" (Interview)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.

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