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August 19, 2010

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Dispatches - "The Queen of Fandango" (Music)Jul 29, 2010 | 2:37Dispatches "The Queen of Fandango" (Music) Audio
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Dispatches - "The perils of progress" (January 2010 Documentary encore)Aug 19, 2010 | 12:12Dispatches "The perils of progress" (January 2010 Documentary encore) Audio
Dispatches "The perils of progress" (January 2010 Documentary encore) Aug 19, 2010 | 12:12The global benefits of the Amazon rainforest are well known. It creates much of the world's oxygen. It houses a vast array of rare wildlife. It supports vegetation full of medical secrets we've yet to unlock. But the ongoing threats to its survival are also well-documented; the slash-and-burn development, and how it contributes to global warming. CBC Correspondent Connie Watson took a trip down the Amazon River to get a first-hand look at the perils of progress.
Dispatches - "The rigors of Russian Journalism"May 5, 2011 | 11:20Dispatches "The rigors of Russian Journalism" Audio
Dispatches "The rigors of Russian Journalism" May 5, 2011 | 11:20Eline Flipse is the director of the film 'Our Newspaper,' a documentary based on crusading newspaperman Andrei Schkolni.
Dispatches - "The fracas over fracking" (State College, Pennsylvania)Oct 20, 2011 | 14:42Dispatches "The fracas over fracking" (State College, Pennsylvania) Audio
Dispatches "The fracas over fracking" (State College, Pennsylvania) Oct 20, 2011 | 14:42The debate over fracking hinges on science, and scientific research takes money. Sarah Koenig, a contributing producer to Public Radio International's This American Life, has looked into the work of two scientists on opposite sides of the fracking debate, and how funding plays a role.
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Dispatches - "Peru's Bomberitos to the rescue" (Documentary)May 31, 2012 | 14:43Dispatches "Peru's Bomberitos to the rescue" (Documentary) Audio
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