Doualy Xaykaothao http://kwit.org en World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division http://kwit.org/post/world-war-ii-vets-honor-their-own-cactus-division When Kansas native Torrence Riggs was only 24, his Army division, the 103rd infantry, entered southwest Germany.<p>"I seen a lot of soldier boys with grim faces, I'll tell you that," he says. "I had one, too."<p>It was 1945, and the people in Germany's Dachau concentration camp had either been worked or starved to death.<p>"Terrible. They were are all just white as can be, and they wore outfits that looked like pajama outfits," Riggs says. "We didn't see how they could walk. They come out, they look like walking skeletons. ... Mon, 26 May 2014 10:41:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 45336 at http://kwit.org World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood http://kwit.org/post/cuisine-and-culture-transform-dallas-neighborhood Can food revitalize an ailing neighborhood? In Dallas, global flavors seem to be playing a pretty big part in one area's transformation.<p>For decades, West Dallas was a ramshackle place: a Superfund site with a cement plant, some crime-ridden warehouses and a modest Latino neighborhood known as La Bajada across a potholed two-lane bridge from the glittery downtown.<p>This place was kind of like a desert with not so much to do, but it had some of the best views of downtown. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 42232 at http://kwit.org Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood Get Cracking On That Novel — NaNoWriMo Is Almost Over! http://kwit.org/post/get-cracking-novel-nanowrimo-almost-over The deadline is looming for "wrimos" — writers challenged to clock in a 50,000 word novel by November 30th.<p>"We're the largest writing event in the world," says Grant Faulkner, executive director of the Berkeley-based non-profit NaNoWriMo — short for National Novel Writing Month. "People's to-do list revolves around food and shelter, but I would say that creativity is a necessity of life, so we need to do what we can to nurture more creators in the world."<p>He and his team of only eight people have signed up more than 300,000 writers this month. It's free, and works kind of like a game. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 34789 at http://kwit.org Get Cracking On That Novel — NaNoWriMo Is Almost Over! Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success http://kwit.org/post/run-river-north-stays-course-and-finds-success <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjfiTGu1jk</p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 10:58:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 31528 at http://kwit.org Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success Everybody Wants To Be A K-Pop Singer http://kwit.org/post/everybody-wants-be-k-pop-singer <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO9yFjodDtM</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 6362 at http://kwit.org Everybody Wants To Be A K-Pop Singer Along Korea's DMZ, No Sign That Tensions Are Easing http://kwit.org/post/along-koreas-dmz-no-sign-tensions-are-easing Cold winds blow through pine trees and across nearby mountains. On the horizon are guard posts and cameras. There's little movement, except for wildlife.<p>U.S. Lt. Col. Ed Taylor, lives and works on the Korean armistice line that has divided North and South for almost six decades. He even sleeps in a bed right next to North Korea.<p>"I cannot compare it to anything I've ever done. And I say that with 23 years in the Army and two deployments to Iraq," Taylor says.<p>He commands the only combined U.S. and South Korean battalion on the Korean Peninsula. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:34:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 5538 at http://kwit.org Along Korea's DMZ, No Sign That Tensions Are Easing Boats Ashore, Tsunami Scars Japanese Fishing Town http://kwit.org/post/boats-ashore-tsunami-scars-japanese-fishing-town Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. One year ago this weekend, Japan was battered by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. One of the places hardest hit was the coastal community of Yuriage. What was once a beautiful fishing village, and home to a bustling community of thousands, is now a desolate and deserted place. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 4787 at http://kwit.org For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World http://kwit.org/post/kids-japan-adjusting-changed-world Teacher Dave Rowlands is talking to his students in a kindergarten class at Imagine Japan, an English-language school in the Miyagi Prefecture of Sendai City. The school is just a short walk from pre-fabricated homes built for families who lost more than just property in the earthquake and tsunami last year.<p>"What came after the earthquake, was what?" Rowlands asks. "A tidal wave. In Japanese, what do we say? Or in English, actually, tsunami is now used around the world in many languages. Tsunami. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:41:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 4752 at http://kwit.org For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World With Radiation, Doubt Grows In Fukushima Farms http://kwit.org/post/radiation-doubt-grows-fukushima-farms The mountain village of Kawauchi lies partly inside the area deemed unsafe because of high levels of radiation in Japan's Fukushima prefecture. Chiharu Kubota uses a high-pressure water gun to hose down buildings there.<p>Radiation is still leaking from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which suffered multiple meltdowns immediately after last year's earthquake and tsunami.<p><strong>'Nothing Is Better'</strong><p>Kubota has washed about 138 homes and is starting to see people return to Kawauchi. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 4656 at http://kwit.org With Radiation, Doubt Grows In Fukushima Farms N. Korean Kaesong Workers Mourn Kim Jong Il http://kwit.org/post/north-korean-workers-grieve-kim-jong-ils-death Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>Throughout this morning, we're tracking the results of Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, where Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum by just eight votes. We're also following other news, including developments from a country that changed its leader with no election at all.<p>INSKEEP: Kim Jong Un took over North Korea when his father died. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:48:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 1510 at http://kwit.org