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  • 01:03

    Surviving Genocide: A Cambodian Princess' Story

    in Books

    ONI VITANDHAM”S MEMOIR, On the Wings of a White Horse; A Cambodian Princess’s Story of Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide, is at once heart-breaking and heartwarming. Never knowing her parents, she was raised by godparents in a secluded cave in the Kompong Speu province of Cambodia. On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge invaded Cambodia, begin-ning what would become an genocidal massacre of the Khmer people and their culture. That same day, Oni’s godmother left the safety of the cave to gather food. She never returned...
    So begins the amazing story of Oni Vitandham, and this evening I am honored to welcome her to our show to share with you her personal journey, and her story of survival in two very different worlds.

  • 00:57

    Bora Matarazzo Author of Bamboo Promise on life in Cambodia during Vietnam War

    in Self Help

    Napoleon Hill Foundation Certified Instructor Tim Chhim interviewed Vicheara Houn in Khmer (Cambodian language.)


    Vicheara was born in  Phnom Penh, Cambodia in the peaceful days before the Khmer Rouge communist rebels engulfed this small Southeast Asian nation in four years of death and destruction. As the only child of a wealthy and politically prominent father, her young life was one of great contrasts. She went to University of Phnom Penh to study pharmacy and met her husband there. Their forbidden romance caused much conflict but eventually they prevailed and married in Janurary,1975 , four months before the Khmer Rouge took over and their lives turned upside down.


    All the residents of Phnom Penh, including Vicheara’s entire family, were forced out of their homes and expelled from the city in a mass exodus by the Khmer Rouge rebels. One by one, every member of Vicheara’s family starved to death.  Her young husband was murdered.


    Emaciated and alone, she managed to survive until 1979 when the Khmer Rouge was defeated by the Vietnamese and the survivors were liberated. Vicheara returned to her paternal home. She finished her pharmacy degree and made a daring escape to a refugee camp in Thailand. There she met the man who would become her second husband and they made their way to the US in 1984, where they had two children, a boy and a girl. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She later divorced and met her current husband in Portland , OR.


    Later, they moved to Arizona where Vicheara finished writing this first book, Bamboo Promise, to share her amazing story of survival with the world.

  • 00:01

    Cambodian Street Music

    in Music

    I recorded this sample in downtown Phenom Penh. It’s a trio of musicians playing outside a park.


  • 00:01

    Cambodian Street Music

    in Business

    I recorded this sample in downtown Phenom Penh. It’s a trio of musicians playing outside a park.


  • 00:02

    Cambodian Street Music

    in Design

    I recorded this sample in downtown Phenom Penh. It’s a trio of musicians playing outside a park.


  • 00:01

    Cambodian Street Music

    in Music

    I recorded this sample in downtown Phenom Penh. It’s a trio of musicians playing outside a park.


  • 00:06

    Soul of a Tiger - Surviving Cambodian Genocide

    in Self Help

    Dr. LaSharnda interviews SreyRam Kuy, MD. Dr. Kuy was born in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. She and her family escaped Cambodia when she was a samll child and spent several years in refugess camps before being sponsored to the US by a Christian Missionary group. 


    Dr. Kuy's passions are health policy, physician leadership and the underserved. She believes it is vitally important to advocate for patients and participate in the process of health care policy to strengthen the voice in healthcare policy development so as to better care for patients. 

  • 00:03

    Soul of a Tiger - Surviving Cambodian Genocide

    in Self Help

    Dr. LaSharnda interviews SreyRam Kuy, MD. Dr. Kuy was born in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. She and her family escaped Cambodia when she was a samll child and spent several years in refugess camps before being sponsored to the US by a Christian Missionary group. 


    Dr. Kuy's passions are health policy, physician leadership and the underserved. She believes it is vitally important to advocate for patients and participate in the process of health care policy to strengthen the voice in healthcare policy development so as to better care for patients. 

  • 00:07

    Real Estate and Events in September 2014

    in Finance

    Today’s show will feature information on the newly opened casino in Baltimore, Maryland called Horseshoe Baltimore by the Caesars brand, Redskins and Ravens September schedules, upcoming events in September and my real estate minute on market conditions and VHDA’s FHA Plus Program.


    In Maryland, there are several festivals, fairs and events. Amaluna - Cirque du Soleil, Maryland Seafood Festival, Greek Festival, Silver Spring Jazz Festival, Takoma Park Folk Festival, Cambodian Community Day Festival, Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival, Hyattsville Arts Festival, Prince George's County Fair, Anne Arundel County Fair, Charles County Fair, Great Frederick Fair and the Calvert County Fair


    In DC, there are several events. Nation's Triathlon, The DC Short Film Festival, Taste of Georgetown, Nation's Football Classic, Adams Morgan Day, Latino Festival - Fiesta DC, DC Fashion Week and Turkish Festival


    In Northern Virginia, there are several festivals, fairs and home shows. Rosslyn Jazz Festival, Fall For the Book Festival, Alexandria King Street Art Festival, Virginia Wine Festival, Korean Festival Arlington Festival of the Arts, Mount Vernon's Colonial Craft Fair and the  Capital Home Show.

  • 00:32

    Kayte Deioma

    in Education

    Kayte Deioma, as Auntie Kayte, creates songs and stories that teach children to love and respect themselves, others and the world around them.  She enchants children with a new spin on familiar characters, while fostering creativity, positive values, conscious citizenship, and the ability to think analytically and make good choices. Auntie Kayte provides tools that help parents and teachers reinforce positive behaviors and beliefs in kids (and in themselves!). Her healing lullabies use scientific principles to foster healthy sleep for all ages.  Her happy songs and stories help kids 2 through 10 figures out who they are and who they choose to be in the world.  Auntie Kayte wants every child to feel loved and valued, and that their opinions, ideas and choices matter.


    Kayte returned to her musical roots after a 20 year break, when her journey took a detour creating youth programs for Cambodian refugees, and becoming a professional photographer and writer. Finding and telling stories have been a thread through all of her work. Divine intervention brought her back to music and inspired the creation of a whole collection of children's songs soon to be recorded. You can hear samples of her music at www.auntiekayte.com

  • 01:19

    JUST BEFORE THE EXECUTION WILL YOU TELL THEM YOU HAVE RIGHTS?

    in Politics Conservative

    YOU WON'T BE ALLOWED A LAST CIGARETTE BECAUSE CIGARETTES ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. YOU WON'T BE ALLOWED A FATTY MEAL BECAUSE HIGH COLESTERAL CAUSES HEART ATTACKS. REMEMBER THE MURDERER WHO WITH AN ACCOMPLICE MURDERED A TOTALLY HELPLESS CHILD IN A MOST HORRIFYING WAY? WELL HIS LETHAL INJECTION TOOK 45 MINUTES TO KICK IN AND HE SUFFERED ALL THAT TIME. BUT THE LITTLE GIRL HE BURIED ALIVE LASTED LONGER. MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A FASTER EXECUTION. SAY BY CAMBODIAN SLEDGEHAMMER.


    THE SAME PEOPLE THAT PROTESTED HIS EXECUTION WILL NEVER HAVE A VIGIL OUTSIDE PLANNED SLAUGHTERHOOD'


    HOW MANY DID WE TAXPAYERS KILL TODAY?4700. IN THIRTEEN DAYS THAT EQUALS ALL THE ILLEGAL ALIENS WAITING FOR THE OBAMA PARDON.AWAITING AMNESTY  BUT NO PARDON AT THE DEMO COMMO CHOP SHOPS. THE AMERICAN KILLING FIELDS.