Mar 8, 2012 | 9:36Dispatches "What China reads" (Interview) Audio
Dispatches "What China reads" (Interview) Mar 8, 2012 | 9:36An interview with journalist Leslie T. Chang, whose recent New Yorker article explores the popularity of the "workplace novel" in contemporary China. The genre endorses ambition and aspiration, without much concern for morals and ethics.
Feb 23, 2012 | 12:01Dispatches "A box full of light, and life" Audio
Dispatches "A box full of light, and life" Feb 23, 2012 | 12:01Laura Stachel, an American doctor, was in the middle of surgery when the power went out in the Nigerian operating room. She had a flashlight, but she couldn't help thinking there was a better solution. With husband Hal Aronson, she came up with something called the Solar Suitcase. Laura joined us while unpacking one in a maternity clinic in another part of Africa to explain how it's providing lifesaving light.