Doualy Xaykaothao http://wunc.org en World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division http://wunc.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 36153 at http://wunc.org World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood http://wunc.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 33263 at http://wunc.org Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success http://wunc.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 23655 at http://wunc.org Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success Koreans In U.S. Have Mixed Reaction To North's Threats http://wunc.org/post/koreans-us-have-mixed-reaction-norths-threats Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Here in the U.S., the largest Korean population is in California. It's actually the largest concentration outside of northeast Asia. People in that community have been especially alarmed by North Korea's recent threats. But as Doualy Xaykaothao reports from Los Angeles, many Koreans living there think the North's provocations are mostly bluster.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHATTER)<p>DOUALY XAYKAOTHAO, BYLINE: Backstage at Royce Hall Auditorium, members of the UCLA Korean-American Student Association are busy constructing stage props for their annual cultural night. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:09:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 14445 at http://wunc.org Cambodian Americans Celebrate New Year, But Honor Grim History http://wunc.org/post/cambodian-americans-celebrate-new-year-honor-grim-history Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Today in Long Beach, California, Cambodian-Americans are celebrating their new year with traditional foods, dance and songs. But the festivities also coincide with the anniversary of the Cambodian genocide. During the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror between 1975 and 1979, cities were emptied and nearly one-fourth of the population was executed, starved or worked to death. Doualy Xaykaothao reports.<p>DOUALY XAYKAOTHAO, BYLINE: The Communist Party of Kampuchea officially took control of Cambodia 38 years ago during Khmer New Year. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:48:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 14405 at http://wunc.org