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Dispatches - Science behind the fracking debate with Sarah Koenig - October 20, 2011Oct 20, 2011 | 14:42Dispatches Science behind the fracking debate with Sarah Koenig - October 20, 2011 Audio
Dispatches Science behind the fracking debate with Sarah Koenig - October 20, 2011 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.
Dispatches - Emma Wallis' View from the donkey milk farm in Italy - May 19, 2011May 19, 2011 | 7:20Dispatches Emma Wallis' View from the donkey milk farm in Italy - May 19, 2011 Audio
Dispatches Emma Wallis' View from the donkey milk farm in Italy - May 19, 2011 May 19, 2011 | 7:20Emma Wallis visits Europe's largest donkey farm, in Montebaducco, Italy, where instead of being beasts of burden, donkeys are being milked. Some doctors now believe donkey milk could be the key for people with severe allergies, and could even play a role in fighting illness.
Dispatches - Emma Wallis on ALS among Italian soccer players - June 2, 2011Jun 2, 2011 | 15:19Dispatches Emma Wallis on ALS among Italian soccer players - June 2, 2011 Audio
Dispatches Emma Wallis on ALS among Italian soccer players - June 2, 2011 Jun 2, 2011 | 15:19Emma Wallis investigates why so many pro soccer players in Italy are getting ALS - or Lou Gehrig's disease - and visits former star, and ALS patient, Stefano Borgonovo.
Dispatches - School for children of sex workers in  India's 'Kollywood'Mar 22, 2012 | 13:18Dispatches School for children of sex workers in India's 'Kollywood' Audio
Dispatches School for children of sex workers in India's 'Kollywood' Mar 22, 2012 | 13:18CBC's Priya Sankaran is in Chennai, one of India's key film production centres. She finds a cultural twist on the story of the starlet who falls on hard times.
Dispatches - Laos Vegas?  A jungle casino on Burma’s border – Mar 29/12Mar 29, 2012 | 9:51Dispatches Laos Vegas? A jungle casino on Burma’s border – Mar 29/12 Audio
Dispatches Laos Vegas? A jungle casino on Burma’s border – Mar 29/12 Mar 29, 2012 | 9:51It’s the deep woods version of ‘if you build it, they will come’. A Chinese businessman is building a glittering casino where the drug lords rule. Reporter Lauren Hilgers tells us what she found there.
Dispatches - Author Jason Burke on 'Al-Qaeda' - May 5, 2011May 5, 2011 | 13:35Dispatches Author Jason Burke on 'Al-Qaeda' - May 5, 2011 Audio
Dispatches Author Jason Burke on 'Al-Qaeda' - May 5, 2011 May 5, 2011 | 13:35Jason Burke is the Asia correspondent for The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, and author of 'Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam.'
Dispatches - Baad Justice Haunts AfghanistanOct 27, 2011 | 10:02Dispatches Baad Justice Haunts Afghanistan Audio
Dispatches Baad Justice Haunts Afghanistan Oct 27, 2011 | 10:02Canadian journalist Laura Lynch reports on the justice system in Afghanistan 10 years after the war began, and how turning to old traditions is having cruel consequences for women.
Dispatches - Edward Birnbaum documentary on Angel's Night in Detroit - Nov.10/11Nov 10, 2011 | 10:07Dispatches Edward Birnbaum documentary on Angel's Night in Detroit - Nov.10/11 Audio
Dispatches Edward Birnbaum documentary on Angel's Night in Detroit - Nov.10/11 Nov 10, 2011 | 10:07In Detroit, they used to call October 30th Devil's Night. A free-for-all for arsonists. For years the community's been fighting back, patrolling, and preventing arson. But Edward Birnbaum found that while the Devil may be gone for one night...arson continues to bedevil Detroit.
Dispatches - 'Mafia State' with author Luke Harding (Extended interview)Dec 15, 2011 | 13:28Dispatches 'Mafia State' with author Luke Harding (Extended interview) Audio
Dispatches 'Mafia State' with author Luke Harding (Extended interview) Dec 15, 2011 | 13:28Guardian reporter Luke Harding found himself the target of a long and cruel campaign by Russia's secret police to stop his work on Putin's corrupt state. The extended interview has the details on what he found, and the price he paid for writing about it.
Dispatches - "All the Missing Souls" with author David SchefferFeb 23, 2012 | 24:59Dispatches "All the Missing Souls" with author David Scheffer Audio
Dispatches "All the Missing Souls" with author David Scheffer Feb 23, 2012 | 24:59A feature interview with the man who helped bring justice to the victims of war crimes, but still seeks redemption, saying "I owe the victims and their families my soul every day." David Scheffer worked on setting up war crimes tribunals during the Clinton administration, in Rwanda, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. He became the U.S. special ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues. And helped develop the International Criminal Court. He spoke to Rick from New York.
Dispatches - From Jacmel, Haiti: The bad boys of Carnival - Mar. 1, 2012Mar 1, 2012 | 10:11Dispatches From Jacmel, Haiti: The bad boys of Carnival - Mar. 1, 2012 Audio
Dispatches From Jacmel, Haiti: The bad boys of Carnival - Mar. 1, 2012 Mar 1, 2012 | 10:11Susana Ferreira takes us to the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti -- where traditionally, dark threads of history, culture and politics are intertwined with the colourful floats and dancers. And the Lanse Kod, or Rope Throwers, are the most menacing figures of all.
Dispatches - Million Death Study: Prabhat Jha  - Mar. 15, 2012Mar 15, 2012 | 14:43Dispatches Million Death Study: Prabhat Jha - Mar. 15, 2012 Audio
Dispatches Million Death Study: Prabhat Jha - Mar. 15, 2012 Mar 15, 2012 | 14:43Canadian epidemiologist Prabhat Jha leads one of the largest studies into human mortality. According to scientists, the majority of about 46 millions deaths in the developing world are due to ununrecorded causes. The Million Death Study aims to change that.
Dispatches - In Afghanistan, weapons left behind - May 31/12May 31, 2012 | 9:06Dispatches In Afghanistan, weapons left behind - May 31/12 Audio
Dispatches In Afghanistan, weapons left behind - May 31/12 May 31, 2012 | 9:06Unexploded ordinance -- weapons discarded on a U.S. firing range -- is claiming lives and limbs of Afghan civilians around Bagram Air Force Base. Rick talks to the Washington Post's Kevin Sieff, who's visited the families of children maimed while scavenging for scrap metal.
Dispatches - Khatune Chapichadze was kidnaped by would be grooms - June 21/12Jun 21, 2012 | 8:08Dispatches Khatune Chapichadze was kidnaped by would be grooms - June 21/12 Audio
Dispatches Khatune Chapichadze was kidnaped by would be grooms - June 21/12 Jun 21, 2012 | 8:08In some parts of the world, a man who wants a wife can still kidnap one with scant regard for the legal consequences. Khatuna Chapichadze is from Georgia, she endured three such abductions. Hear our 2008 interview with her.
Dispatches - Dispatches Final Episode - June 21, 2012Jun 21, 2012 | 52:21Dispatches Dispatches Final Episode - June 21, 2012 Audio
Dispatches Dispatches Final Episode - June 21, 2012 Jun 21, 2012 | 52:21A look back at some of our favourite stories from our twelve seasons as Dispatches ends its long and memorable run on CBC radio.

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