Sep 22, 2011 | 6:49Dispatches "Small people - big challenge" (View from Here) Audio
Dispatches "Small people - big challenge" (View from Here) Sep 22, 2011 | 6:49To say the pygmies of central Africa got a raw deal is an understatement. Civil war has forced them out of their ancient forest homes and plunged them unprepared into the 21st century. But reporter Dennis Porter finds that for all that, they remain relentlessly cheerful.
Oct 27, 2011 | 8:17Dispatches "Bolivia's baroque roots" (Documentary) Audio
Dispatches "Bolivia's baroque roots" (Documentary) Oct 27, 2011 | 8:17In rural Bolivia, you might be surprised to hear baroque choral music echoing through the trees. Journalist Mattia Cabitza certainly was, and he went to find out how Bolivian children have managed to preserve baroque in a cultural bubble, protected by rural isolation.
Nov 24, 2011 | 7:34Dispatches "A requiem, 19 years in the making" Audio
Dispatches "A requiem, 19 years in the making" Nov 24, 2011 | 7:34In Peru, Mattia Cabitza goes to a funeral, where mourners honour a group of men killed by death squads 19 years ago. It was a time when guerillas were clashing with the government, and civilians were targetted by both sides. The country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission estimates seventy-thousand people simply...disappeared. But as mass graves emerge, the dead are finally embraced.
Jan 26, 2012 | 1:45Dispatches "Burma emerges" (Dr. Thant Myint-U at the Jaipur Literature Festival) Audio
Dispatches "Burma emerges" (Dr. Thant Myint-U at the Jaipur Literature Festival) Jan 26, 2012 | 1:45The recent and remarkable political thaw in Burma, also known as Myanmar, is getting attention around the world. Political prisoners have been let out. The U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations. Speaking in Jaipur at the the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, the noted author and historian Dr. Thant Myint-U predicted the Burmese president will further relax the administration's grip on the country.
May 3, 2012 | 5:08Dispatches "A sting on wheels" (Essay) Audio
Dispatches "A sting on wheels" (Essay) May 3, 2012 | 5:08Reporter Lauren Comiteau, who lives in Amsterdam, is not larcenous by nature. But watch what happens when you mess with her wheels...her bike wheels in this case. She tells the story of her quest for truth, justice, and her big missing bike.