Nov 24, 2011 | 3:54Dispatches Excerpt from Sunday Morning coverage of Jonestown massacre - Nov.13/11 Audio
Dispatches Excerpt from Sunday Morning coverage of Jonestown massacre - Nov.13/11 Nov 24, 2011 | 3:54Bronwyn Drainie reports for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning in 1978 on the Jonestown massacre. Cult leader Jim Jones presided over the deaths of more than 900 followers of the People's Temple, based in Jonestown, Guyana. The dead were most killed with cyanide, which some willingly took after poisoning their children with it first.
Mar 22, 2012 | 11:05Dispatches From Liberia: Female genital mutilation - Mar. 22, 2012 Audio
Dispatches From Liberia: Female genital mutilation - Mar. 22, 2012 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.
Jan 11, 2013 | 9:16Day 6 Tim Flannery on Climate Change and Australia's Extreme Heat Audio
Day 6 Tim Flannery on Climate Change and Australia's Extreme Heat Jan 11, 2013 | 9:16An inescapable dome of heat hovered over Australia this week, stoking wild bushfires and breaking temperature records. Lynnie Plate, owner of the Pink Roadhouse in Oodnadatta, South Australia shares her story. Environmentalists say the extreme weather should come as a wake-up call to a country that emits more greenhouse gases per capita than any other nation. Tim Flannery, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission breaks down the realities and challenges with Brent.
Mar 9, 2013 | 11:28Day 6 Remembering Hugo Chavez Audio
Day 6 Remembering Hugo Chavez Mar 9, 2013 | 11:28To truly understand the late Hugo Chavez's legacy, you need to start with his hero Simon Bolivar. Bolivar family descendant Thor Halvorssen talks about Venezuela's founding father and about Chavez's connection to the man who inspired his own Bolivarian Revolution. And New Yorker magazine writer Jon Lee Anderson joins Brent to explore the legacy left by Hugo Chavez.
Mar 9, 2013 | 7:52Day 6 Should the Berlin Wall be preserved? Audio
Day 6 Should the Berlin Wall be preserved? Mar 9, 2013 | 7:52East German ex-soldier Thomas Cramer never thought the Berlin Wall would come down during his lifetime. And now, over 20 years after the night it did, a plan is in place to dismantle the longest remaining stretch of the Wall which still stands in Germany. As protesters rally against the plan, author Brian Ladd reflects on Berlin's complicated relationship with its war-time past.
Oct 13, 2011 | 8:14Dispatches Sputtering Bahrain revolution with journalist Mansoor al Jamri Audio
Dispatches Sputtering Bahrain revolution with journalist Mansoor al Jamri Oct 13, 2011 | 8:14Of all the uprisings of the Arab Spring, few seemed to be contained as quickly as the so-called "Pearl Revolution" in Bahrain. But as Rick found out from Mansoor al Jamri, editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Al Wasat, the protests do in fact continue, despite government crackdowns and troops from neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
Oct 13, 2011 | 16:25Dispatches U.S. failures in Iraq reconstruction with author Peter Van Buren Audio
Dispatches U.S. failures in Iraq reconstruction with author Peter Van Buren Oct 13, 2011 | 16:25Rick interviews Peter Van Buren about his time working on a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq, and how nothing in his 20 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department prepared him for the bizarre range of misconceived projects his government was funding there. It's all in his new book, 'We Meant Well: How I helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.'
Oct 13, 2011 | 0:44Audio Fracking (promo) with Dick Downey - October 13, 2011 Audio
Audio Fracking (promo) with Dick Downey - October 13, 2011 Oct 13, 2011 | 0:44Next week on Dispatches we go to Otsego County in New York to uncover how fracking -- natural gas extraction using water, sand and chemicals -- is dividing the community. And some people, including fracking supporter Dick Downey -- feel like when it comes to who's fighting the gas companies, there's a class divide in play as well.
Oct 13, 2011 | 1:29Dispatches Author Van Buren reading: Humanitarian assistance drops Audio
Dispatches Author Van Buren reading: Humanitarian assistance drops Oct 13, 2011 | 1:29Peter Van Buren reads from his new book about Iraq reconstruction, 'We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.' In this excerpt, he talks about the military's fondness for "Humanitarian Assistance" drops: huge donations of food and goods to people who may or may not need them.