Nov 3, 2011 | 0:19Dispatches "Hope and denial in Japan" (BBC correspondent Roland Buerk) Audio
Dispatches "Hope and denial in Japan" (BBC correspondent Roland Buerk) Nov 3, 2011 | 0:19This week in Japan, a politician drank a glass of water drawn from a puddle on the floor of the crippled Fukashima nuclear plant. And meanwhile, he reports, they're planting flowers around the plant for the visit of journalists next week. Never mind that the reactors are still unstable and their water's boiling at a bazillion degrees.
Nov 24, 2011 | 3:54Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" (November 2009 Rewind encore) Audio
Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" (November 2009 Rewind encore) 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.
May 24, 2012 | 8:12Dispatches "How not to be a tourist in Italy" Audio
Dispatches "How not to be a tourist in Italy" May 24, 2012 | 8:12Yes, it's possible to get lousy food in Italy. Just ask Toni Mazzaglia. She's become a guide for those who want to make sure they eat the real thing. A feature story on the glories of authentic Italian from Nancy Greenleese.
Oct 13, 2011 | 8:14Dispatches "Bahrain's unfinished revolution" (Interview) Audio
Dispatches "Bahrain's unfinished revolution" (Interview) 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 "They meant well" Audio
Dispatches "They meant well" 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 | 11:44Dispatches "Bailing out the Greek psyche" Audio
Dispatches "Bailing out the Greek psyche" Oct 13, 2011 | 11:44Our Europe correspondent Margaret Evans is in Greece, looking into the debt crisis, and what it means to the average Greek. For many, life will never be the same, and many have taken to the streets in protest. But there's little in their angry cries that will make it go away...for that, Greeks will have to look to themselves.