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  • 00:10

    The Classic Khmer Adventure On Wheels-Cambodia's Bamboo Train

    in Travel

    I was staying in Battambang, Cambodia. While I was there I had to visit one of the area’s most famous attractions, the bamboo train. The bamboo train gets it’s name from the  bamboo deck or floorboard used that rests on top of the wheels that can transport anything from chickens and rice to people. In Khmer it’s called a Lorry and has been used since the Khmer Rouge shutdown of most regular train service in the country.  


    The Bamboo Train Station. Now where is the first class lounge? I could use a bloody mary about right now! Waiter?  Actually the place is quite charming and surprisingly not touristy feeling at all. At least not at the starting point in O Dambong, about 4 km from Battambang.


    The bamboo train solves the biggest problem of a single track train line. What do you do when two trains meet from opposite directions? In the case of the bamboo train? Simple-move one off the track. This experience alone makes this one of the world’s all time great train rides.


    A little heavy on the photo gear I know but I’m a one man show right now.


    Farewells from the departure crew and we’re off. 


    The bamboo train was not the first flatbed type service in Cambodia. During the civil war of the 80’s and 90’s flatbed trains were used as mine sweepers ahead of the rest of the train. Service was free, risky but popular. 


    And here we go about 3 minutes into the ride and our first stop. Wow, now that’s taking service station to the next level. The first lorries or bamboo trains were actually hand driven with a pole, kind of like an Italian gondola. Small motorcycle or tractor engines, like this one were added later. The wheels? They’re actually from abandoned tanks! Yes get your ass off the deck so I can do my job, thank you! Excerpts from "Great Train Rides Of The World-Cambodia's Bamboo Train".

  • 02:05

    PGT Episode #286- Sham Mozzal

    in Legal

    Tonight- New bills have been introduced in the Michigan legislature that would affect cannabis users and limit the democratic process including HB 5402 and SB 776. Also Kansas attorney Sarah Swain, often referred to as a "bad ass" and "Wonder Woman" is currently representing well known patient and cannabis reform activist Shona Banda. Sarah was in Michigan recently to attend the trial of Al Witt of Gaylord. We will discuss her impressions of Michigan and Al's case, as well as what it is like to defend simple medical cannabis users, such as Shona, in a state where no laws exist that permit any kind of cannabis activity.


     


    Updates on the MILegalize campaign and new developments in Detroit


     


    Weekly appellate and trial court updates with attorney Allen Peisner


     


    Regular guests and friends of the show: Jim Powers- Michigan Parents for Compassion co- founder and board member of MILegalize. Also- attorney Jeff Frazier attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels Thetford Twp Trustee and T- Smack

  • 01:01

    The67thAngieBowieBarnett&RickHuntRadioShow&DanceParty#67

    in Entertainment

    Rick and Angie will play music discuss the incredible fund-raising for the International Animal rescue and discuss our wonderful visit to the Cat Sanctuary Catastrophe all a part of Alan andd Liz Knight's workd and also Elaine Brown who is an enthusiastic supporter and  dedicated trained rescuer for seals and other medium sized marine life Feel free to join us and we will have a wonderful time catching up on everyone's news.

  • 01:21

    Raymond Ibrahim

    in News

    Rick Wiles greets Christian journalist and the author of “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians”, Raymond Ibrahim, to discuss how a weakened West is emboldening islamic extremism and perpetuating a disgusting culture of sin.  Rick will also host a roundtable on the populist revolution in New Hampshire, the Pope’s visit to Mexico to promote open borders, and the looming billionaire showdown.

  • 00:09

    Taiwan-Discovering The Beautiful Isle's Food Paradise

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    Keelung’s Miaokou Night Market has a reputation of being one of the most popular night market’s in Taiwan. The Main street where the Dianji temple first started drawing patrons to the area is lined with food stalls serving some of the most popular dishes and snacks found in Keelung. 


    This is a very tourist friendly night market with translations in Japanese and English, some are loose in their descriptions. Honestly lots of great tasting food but I wouldn’t consider alot of it nutritious.


     One of my favorite stalls serves oil rice, a sticky style rice with mushrooms and a delicious soup served with lumps of fresh crab meat. Being a port city there is an abundant selection of seafood and other interesting tasty treats.


    Further south, in central Taiwan lies the city of Taichung. The climate is drier in this part of the island making for a perfect environment for night markets. Taichung is world-famous as the place where bubble tea was invented.


    If you ask most Taiwanese people where their favorite place to go for a weekend is many will say Tainan. This city located in Southern Taiwan was once the capital of the island before the Japanese began their 50 year rule of the country and moved operations to Taipei. There are lovely Japanese colonial era buildings everywhere but most people come to Tainan for the food. 


    This is the Anping area of Tainan with the oldest streets on the island. People travel from all over Taiwan just to visit and try the many special snacks only made here, like one of my favorites, Coffin Toast. Excerpts from "Taiwan-Discovering The Beautiful Isle's Food Paradise".


     


     


     

  • 00:30

    The Rink - NY Rangers Post Game Podcast (vs. Pittsburgh Penguins)

    in Sports

    The Rink is the BleedBlueShow's Podcast featuring the NY Rangers hockey on the Forum For the Fans.  The Broadway Blueshirts coming off the Eastern Conference Finals apperance from a season ago.  What does the team have in store for the 2015-16 season?  How will they fare vs the elite teams of the NHL?  Will the team compete for the Metropolitan division crown?  Ultimately, do the NY Rangers have what it takes to makie it back to the Stanley Cup Finals and win Lord Stanley's cup.  The Bleed Blue show break down NY Rangers Hockey...the Bleed Blue way.  Follow the platform on

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  • 01:01

    Talking In Circles: NASCAR's Charter System & Tony Stewart's Replacement

    in Sports

    Tonight on Talking in Circles we discuss all things NASCAR and break down the Charting system in NASCAR as the owners have now become franchises. Who gets a charter and who doesn't and who will have to race their way into the 58th Daytona 500. 


    Also Brian Vickers has been mentioned as a replacement for Tony Stewart during Speedweeks 2016. We will discuss how we feel about that. 


    David Gilliland & Reed Sorenson have rides for Speedweeks 2016 as both have found non-chartered rides to drive in and will have to race their way into the Great American Race this weekend. 


    Also former NASCAR driver Lennie Pond passed away at the age of 75, passing away due to cancer. Pond won one career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 1978 at Talladega Superspeedway. We remember him. 


    Also in the XFINITY Series side of things Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing at Daytona. JGR announced Wednesday that NOS Energy will sponsor 16 races for the team including 15 with Kyle Busch. 


    Stanton Barrett will drive for Rick Ware Racing at Daytona along with Scott Lagasse who will compete in the truck series as well. Lagasse will drive the No. 93 Chevrolet in XFINITY and the truck race will be run for NTS Motorsports. No update on Ben Kennedy's future. 


    On the truck side of things, Reed Sorenson, Austin Theriault, Timmy Hilland Austin Hill will compete in the event at Daytona as loose ends continue to get tied. 


    Plus we will tell you what we think the Daytona 500 entry list will look like and speculate what the rules may look like for qualifying for the event. 


    Jam packed show, plus we take your phone calls at 917-889-8280. 

  • 01:03
  • 00:31

    Empowering Grace

    in Religion

    Empowering Grace with Bishop Rick August

  • 00:15

    New Hampshire Primary Analysis and a Touch of Jazz

    in News

    St. Bonaventure University journalism student Julia Mericle, who has been speaking with political leaders and experts in the Greater Olean area, will discuss the results of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Owen Brodhead, another St. Bonaventure jiournalism student, will provide details of a local connection to a CD release party taking place in New York City omn Thursday. 

  • 01:20

    Ron Holland

    in News

    Rick Wiles greets the author of “The Threat to the Private Pension System, Escape the Pension Trap and Restoring Our American Legacy”, Ron Holland, to discuss the global banking crisis and Saudi Arabia’s suicidal pact to begin World War 3. Rick will also breakdown the latest moves for global NIRP and emphasize the need to resist the push toward a cashless society.