In Cambodia, musicians try to recover a long-lost harp, plucked from an ancient temple wall.
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Until a few years ago, Wayan Tuges had no idea what a guitar sounded like, let alone made one from scratch. Today, his instruments can sell for thousands of dollars each. From Bali, Indonesia, the story of how a traditional wood carver and spiritual leader turned his skills into an unlikely global business crafting high-end guitars. A radio feature for PRI's The World.
The use of acid as a weapon is often not intended to kill, but to maim and scar for life. Survivors are left with vivid disfigurement and trauma. In Cambodia, authorities have passed legislation law targeting acid violence in the last year, but many survivors are still waiting for justice. A TV news report.
Arn Chorn-Pond was only a child when the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia. Sent to the labor camps, he survived by learning how to play revolutionary songs on his flute. But he watched as those around him were murdered or starved to death. Now in his mid 40s, Arn is sharing his story with a new audience: he’s the main subject of a new American novel for young adults.