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Dispatches can now be heard Mondays at 7:30PM and at 6:30PM on Sundays on both Radio One and Sirius Satellite Radio 137.

When Dispatches was launched early in 2001, one of the objectives was to see how much of an appetite Canadians have for strong international coverage beyond what CBC Radio News and the CBC Radio One network programs were already providing. The mail and the spring audience ratings showed that there is an enormous interest in coverage of world events and global issues. Dispatches returns this fall, following a summer season of new and rebroadcast material.

Over the last 20 years, host Rick MacInnes Rae has been to just about every place where major news stories have occurred. He knows what it is like to be an eyewitness to history. He brings those reporting, writing and de-briefing skills to just about every subject Dispatches tackles.

The majority of Dispatches reports are in documentary form. That means listeners are taken to places they might never have the opportunity to see, hear the voices of people from all over the world and dramatically confront insights and issues that might have never been presented to them before.

Over the coming months, Dispatches listeners will be exposed to a wider range of human emotions than they hear on conventional world-affairs programming. Nothing will be out of bounds. Don't be surprised to hear something funny or sarcastic, or warm and fuzzy, or even inspirational among the dispatches from troubled lands and agonizing conflicts.

Most importantly, Dispatches aims to tell the stories of the people who actually live in the places we hear about in the news, if we hear about them at all.

This program belongs to the following categories:

  • Documentary
  • News: International

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