Posts tagged “podcast”

ABC Radio National Breakfast: “Current Affairs Special: Cleaning up cluster bombs in Laos”

Posted: Jan 4, 2011

A current affairs special.

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Human Rights Watch: “Cluster Munitions Ban and Legacy”

Posted: Nov 3, 2010

Countries that have signed on to a new international treaty banning cluster munitions are meeting in Laos this week. But many producers of these dangerous weapons haven’t signed on to the ban.

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CBC Radio: “Laos’ Long Shadows of War”

Posted: May 6, 2010

Beneath the southeast Asian soil of Laos, time stands still.

Things are just as the soldiers and civilians left them when they last took shelter underground during the Vietnam era, escaping the secret war being waged on Laos by American bombers.

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NPR: “Laos’ Unexploded Bombs: Deadly Scrap Metal, Toys”

Posted: Mar 5, 2010

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military dropped more bombs on supply routes in Laos than it did on all of Europe during World War II. Laos is paying the price, as the countryside is still riddled with unexploded bombs — many of which look like harmless metal spheres. Bomb disposal units are trying to reclaim the land from tons of unexploded ordnance.

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