November 28, 2013 The end of National Novel Writing Month — or NaNoWriMo — is fast approaching, and more than 300,000 writers around the world are scrambling to meet their word-count goals. Doualy Xaykaothao talks to several "wrimos," as they're called, about what they've written, what inspires them, and how they did it.
March 25, 2012 President Obama is visiting South Korea for a nuclear security summit just three months after new leader has come to power in North Korea. All parties are looking to see if the atmosphere is changing, but for now, tensions are still running high along the armistice line.
March 9, 2012 A year after the earthquake and tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people in northeast Japan, schoolchildren are moving on, but have not forgotten. The students and their teachers talk about the effect the quake and its aftermath has had on them.
May 27, 2011 Gen. Vang Pao, an exiled leader from the Hmong hill tribe in communist Laos, was a CIA ally during the Vietnam War. Now, shortly after his death and six-day funeral in California, NPR's Doualy Xaykaothao — Vang Pao's grandniece — is delving into her family history. Who was Vang Pao, and what stories can his surviving sisters share?