Feb 2, 2012 | 9:03Dispatches "Resort push could shake Sri Lanka's new peace" Audio
Dispatches "Resort push could shake Sri Lanka's new peace" Feb 2, 2012 | 9:03Journalist Yasmeen Qureshi takes us to Sri Lanka, where they're in a hurry to overcome their wartime past. Just two years since the end of a long military confrontation, Sri Lanka plans to bung 17 resorts along one stretch of sandy shoreline. But with developers preoccupied with building a better beachfront, there's growing concern among those still fishing off it. And echoes of old conflicts.
Aug 5, 2010 | 14:28Dispatches "Healing Dogon country" (Documentary) Audio
Dispatches "Healing Dogon country" (Documentary) Aug 5, 2010 | 14:28Eleven years ago, during the ice storm, one of the poorest countries in the world -- Mali -- came to Canada's aid. Payback maybe, because years earlier Canadians had helped after a bad flood in Mali. All these years later, Dispatches contributor Alexa Dvorson went trekking among the Dogon people of Mali's remote Bandiagara escarpment, and found the wheel has turned again.
Nov 24, 2011 | 8:38Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" Audio
Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" Nov 24, 2011 | 8:38Reporter Sarah Grainger goes back to Jonestown, Guyana, to the site of the massacre of 900 Americans in 1978, presided over by Jim Jones. Now some want to turn this site into a tourist destination...while others find that idea distasteful.
Dec 15, 2011 | 9:38Dispatches "Mexico: a sinking city on a swamp" (Documentary) Audio
Dispatches "Mexico: a sinking city on a swamp" (Documentary) Dec 15, 2011 | 9:38First the Spanish vanquished the Aztecs, then built on top of their destroyed capitol. When they outgrew the island, they drained the lake around it and built more - a lot more. Mexico City's been sinking in the clay since then and now rivals Pisa. But, Myles Estey reports on an attempt to stem the decline, using water.
Feb 9, 2012 | 9:52Dispatches "Bidi's deadly hold on India" Audio
Dispatches "Bidi's deadly hold on India" Feb 9, 2012 | 9:52In India, you see them everwhere. Bidis, the cigarette of the poor, made by the poor. And made cheap. But there are expensive consequences, according to journalist Murali Krishnan. The industry is largely unregulated and undertaxes, some say thanks to cozy government connections. And tobacco-related illness claims nearly a million lives every year in India.
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.