Doualy Xaykaothao http://publicradioeast.org en World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division http://publicradioeast.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 42341 at http://publicradioeast.org World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood http://publicradioeast.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 19:39:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 38133 at http://publicradioeast.org Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success http://publicradioeast.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 24877 at http://publicradioeast.org Run River North Stays The Course — And Finds Success Koreans In U.S. Have Mixed Reaction To North's Threats http://publicradioeast.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 10:41:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 12757 at http://publicradioeast.org