Jan 26, 2012 | 1:45Dispatches Opening up of Burma with Dr. Thant Myint-U - Jan. 26, 2012 Audio
Dispatches Opening up of Burma with Dr. Thant Myint-U - Jan. 26, 2012 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.
Sep 29, 2011 | 10:37Dispatches Cash for Kenyans Audio
Dispatches Cash for Kenyans Sep 29, 2011 | 10:37Anjali Nayar visited with famine victims in Kenya who were getting cash instead of food. It's a last ditch effort to deal with the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Jul 29, 2010 | 4:46Dispatches July 29, 2010 Dare essay Audio
Dispatches July 29, 2010 Dare essay Jul 29, 2010 | 4:46A text message appeared on the cellphones of many Nigerians last January. "Kill before they kill you." When the rioting finally ended, more than 300 Christians and Muslims lay dead.
From Washington, Sunday Dare, editor of the online website Newsbreaksnow.com, was monitoring that violence in his home village of Jos.
Jul 6, 2010 | 9:04Dispatches July 29, 2010 Stewart interview Audio
Dispatches July 29, 2010 Stewart interview Jul 6, 2010 | 9:04In China, 15-year-old Deng Senshan was spending an awful lot of time on the internet. His parents sent him away for a new kind of therapy: a boot camp for internet addicts. It turned out to mean abuse. And getting hit with a chair probably hastened his death. Christopher Stewart has written about these camps, for Wired magazine.
Jul 7, 2010 | 2:37Dispatches July 29, 2010 - Maldonado music Audio
Dispatches July 29, 2010 - Maldonado music Jul 7, 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.