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Clearing the depths

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Clearing the depths

A former soldier tries to atone for the sins of his past, while another just wants to learn to swim. They're both recruits hoping to join what would be the country's first team of underwater de-miners. A radio feature with photos.

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Wheelchair basketball in Laos

Wheelchair basketball in Laos

A radio piece from Laos, where the sport of wheelchair basketball has become a source of strength for one athlete who had spent his life living in the shadows.

"I just felt like I was different from others," says Samnieng Thommavong, whose extended family shunned him when he lost the use of a leg to polio as a child. "I even felt that I was not fully a human being."

Teaching how to heal war-scarred lands

Teaching how to heal war-scarred lands

For years the recipient of international aid, Cambodia now offers some of its hard-fought expertise to other countries: removing deadly remnants of war.