Dispatches | Jun 14, 2012 | 7:39

A Soldier's Story (Update with Jody Mitic)

Jody Mitic stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. He lost his feet, but not hope. He met Rick then and now again to talk about life with the woman who helped save him and his zest for the future.

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Dispatches A Better Place Jun 20, 2012 | 4:53Time and again, our correspondents documented the ways insecurity and economics drive people from their homes, a story as old as war itself. CBC Correspondent Derek Stoffel talks with a group of Syrian refugees living at a camp at the Turkey/Syria border.
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Dispatches - Songs of redemption from Larry Joe and Aron - Jun 14/12Jun 15, 2012 | 15:04Dispatches Songs of redemption from Larry Joe and Aron - Jun 14/12 Audio
Dispatches Songs of redemption from Larry Joe and Aron - Jun 14/12 Jun 15, 2012 | 15:04Larry Joe had just got out of jail in South Africa when we last heard his story. He's here to talk and sing about the music career he launched in prison with the help of recording star Aron Turest-Swartz. They're now partners in bringing Larry's rehabilitation and redemption to the masses.
Dispatches - A Soldier's Story (Update with Jody Mitic)Jun 14, 2012 | 7:39Dispatches A Soldier's Story (Update with Jody Mitic) Audio
Dispatches A Soldier's Story (Update with Jody Mitic) Jun 14, 2012 | 7:39Jody Mitic stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. He lost his feet, but not hope. He met Rick then and now again to talk about life with the woman who helped save him and his zest for the future.
Dispatches - The people you meet on Dispatches!  - Jun 14/12Jun 14, 2012 | 5:21Dispatches The people you meet on Dispatches! - Jun 14/12 Audio
Dispatches The people you meet on Dispatches! - Jun 14/12 Jun 14, 2012 | 5:21Spend twelve years roaming the world like we have and you meet some interesting folks, in remarkable situations. Have a listen to a few from our past seasons. Full versions are on our website.
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