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 13, 2012 | 13:52Dispatches Dispatches: Gees Bend The Crossing Audio
Dispatches Dispatches: Gees Bend The Crossing Jun 13, 2012 | 13:52Winner 2001 Amnesty International Canada's Broadcast Media) is Bruce Edwards' story of a mostly-black and a mostly-white town on opposite sides of the Alabama River - and plans to restore a ferry that was shut down during civil-rights protests in the 60s.
Feb 23, 2012 | 12:01Dispatches Laura Stachel's Solar Suitcase - Feb. 23, 2012 Audio
Dispatches Laura Stachel's Solar Suitcase - Feb. 23, 2012 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.