Jul 20, 2012 | 30:29Dispatches June 15, 2006 - Inform, Impeach, Unite Audio
Dispatches June 15, 2006 - Inform, Impeach, Unite Jul 20, 2012 | 30:29A heaping helping of American politics, with the bone in. Rick visits an edgy little ground campaign working to oust George W. Bush in one of his own Red States. Plus, news of a new political party aiming to attract disaffected Democrats and Republicans alike. And, war news radio. For untold stories of the Iraq war, we tune into a bunch of kids at a leafy liberal college in Philadelphia.
Jul 20, 2012 | 4:12Dispatches Connie Watson buys a burka - Oct 15, 2003 Audio
Dispatches Connie Watson buys a burka - Oct 15, 2003 Jul 20, 2012 | 4:12In Afghanistan, one of the stated goals of the coalition invasion was to liberate women from the repression of the Taliban. But if you took that to mean they'd be throwing off those head-to-toe burkas the Taliban forced them to wear, think again. Now, even among female reporters like the CBC's Connie Watson, the burka belongs in the travel pack right next to the flak vest and medical kit.
Jun 25, 2012 | 4:56Dispatches The Long Runner in Germany - Jan. 02, 2005 Audio
Dispatches The Long Runner in Germany - Jan. 02, 2005 Jun 25, 2012 | 4:56We Canadians are often asked to explain ourselves when we go travelling overseas. In some quarters we're still curiousities, we colonials, we people of the snow. Luckily, we wear the weight of our own brief history a little more lightly than some cultures do. Good thing too, as Naomi Buck recounts in this week's essay.
Jun 25, 2012 | 4:41Dispatches Nigeria's oil-slicked poverty - Mar. 02, 2007 Audio
Dispatches Nigeria's oil-slicked poverty - Mar. 02, 2007 Jun 25, 2012 | 4:41The new government of Nigeria will preside over one of the largest oil-producing nations in the world. But there ain't much trickle-down. Of its 130-million people, most live well below the poverty line. Much to think about. And a little context would help. So we've asked one of Nigeria's celebrated writers to provide some. Her name is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and she is a novelist.
Jun 25, 2012 | 3:26Dispatches Paan, and a girlhood memory - Mar. 3, 2008 Audio
Dispatches Paan, and a girlhood memory - Mar. 3, 2008 Jun 25, 2012 | 3:26Paan -- a mood-moderator of choice for Muslim women of some cultures -- comes with an etiquette all its own. For Dispatches producer Naheed Mustafa, a single, surviving piece of paan-related history is also window on the world of a family tradition.
Jun 25, 2012 | 4:18Dispatches Blue in Beirut - May 19, 2008 Audio
Dispatches Blue in Beirut - May 19, 2008 Jun 25, 2012 | 4:18When it comes to ranking the world's Prozac Nations, little Lebanon is punching well over its weight. Prozac and Zoloft are among its biggest medical imports. A recent Harvard study reveals Lebanon is among the most depressed nations on the planet. The same study says exposure to political crises and war increase the risk of mental disorder. Lebanon has had both in spades for the past 30 years, not to mention the last 30 days. From her base in Beirut, the CBC's Nahlah Ayed considers Lebanon's plight.
Jun 25, 2012 | 5:27Dispatches Soccer mum goes to war - Sep 22, 2008 Audio
Dispatches Soccer mum goes to war - Sep 22, 2008 Jun 25, 2012 | 5:27European soccer thugs are scary. But mortars and artillery are much, much scarier. Especially the first time, as Margot Dunne recently discovered. She's a British journalist who normally covers the pitched battles of soccer for the BBC in Berlin. So covering the Russian assault on Georgia was quite a different game, with some very dangerous players. But she survived to tell her kids about it. Us too.
Jun 25, 2012 | 4:05Dispatches Robbed by rebels - November 17, 2008 Audio
Dispatches Robbed by rebels - November 17, 2008 Jun 25, 2012 | 4:05In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, warlord Laurent Nkunda has been waging war on the government in Kinshasa.NGOs across Africa warn there's a humanitarian disaster looming there, and urge the U.N. to protect civilians in the region. It's a "vision thing," according to rebel leader Laurent Nkunda. His fondness for silver canes and high-minded rhetoric can't mask how many civilians are dead or displaced by his offensive. But warlords are often like that. They can be charming. Canadian journalist David McDougall faced that charms offensive, near Goma, Congo.