Jul 29, 2010 | 2:37Dispatches "The Queen of Fandango" (Music) Audio
Dispatches "The Queen of Fandango" (Music) Jul 29, 2010 | 2:37The Queen Of Fandango died in January. Colombian Folksinger Etelvina Maldonado was 75.
She sang more at house parties than recording studios. She liked boleros. And rancheros. And tangos. But she excelled at the music of Colombia's Caribbean coast known as bullerengue.
And when Etelvina Maldonado sang it, she owned it.
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.
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.
Mar 1, 2012 | 9:35Dispatches "The debate over suicide by fire" (Documentary) Audio
Dispatches "The debate over suicide by fire" (Documentary) Mar 1, 2012 | 9:35Canadian journalist Edward Birnbaum takes us to Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile. Tibet's plight has gained new urgency lately as a growing number of monks and nuns set themselves on fire to draw attention to it. And though the Dalai Lama has spoken out against it, many in this village think it's necessary.
Mar 15, 2012 | 9:59Dispatches "The carp that ate Chicago" Audio
Dispatches "The carp that ate Chicago" Mar 15, 2012 | 9:59The aggressive fish have been swimming through shipping locks on the Mississippi. Now they're closing on a man-made canal that breaches the natural land barrier that would have stopped them from threatening the $7 billion fishery of the Great Lakes.
Apr 19, 2012 | 11:32Dispatches "A lesson in insecurity" (Documentary) Audio
Dispatches "A lesson in insecurity" (Documentary) Apr 19, 2012 | 11:32Canadian journalist Lindsay Mackenzie reports from Aden, in Yemen, where tens of thousands of Yemenis fleeing Islamic militants have taken refuge at the local schools...and forced the students there to take an extended -- and unwanted -- vacation.