Oct 27, 2011 | 11:47Dispatches "Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of forgetfulness" (Interview) Audio
Dispatches "Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of forgetfulness" (Interview) Oct 27, 2011 | 11:47Madness, insurrection and wine by the box in the African bush are all poured into Alexandra Fuller's new memoir, Cocktail Hour Under The Tree of Forgetfulness. And it's her mother who's the hero and villainess of the piece. She spoke to Rick about this compelling story, her affection for Africa and her formidable mother.
Sep 8, 2011 | 11:44Dispatches "Liberating Libya" Audio
Dispatches "Liberating Libya" Sep 8, 2011 | 11:44Rick speaks with CBC's Middle East correspondent Derek Stoffel, in Tunisia after three weeks on the front covering Libya's revolution. They spoke about what happens now that the rebels have driven Gadhafi out of Tripoli, lingering distrust, and prospects for building a new Libya.
Jan 26, 2012 | 11:34Dispatches "Jamaica's golden anniversary - and a republican future?" Audio
Dispatches "Jamaica's golden anniversary - and a republican future?" Jan 26, 2012 | 11:34Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence this year. But the government says it wants to go further and it's calling for a complete break with Britain. No more Queen as head of state. But as Nick Davis reports, surveys show most people aren't enjoying independence, and wish their country had remained a colony. Bit of a patriotic paradox really.
Jun 7, 2012 | 12:17Dispatches "Closing the seas to refugees" Audio
Dispatches "Closing the seas to refugees" Jun 7, 2012 | 12:17Italy had a curious and cruel deal with Libya under Gadhaffi. Italy bought oil and Libya took the refugees that Italy intercepted at sea. We talk to the director of Closed Seas, which documents how choppers and ships plied the Mediterranean to re-direct the boat people Italy didn't want.