Matt Holzman, producer of the screening series First Take for KCRW in Santa Monica, gives us the lowdown on this year's nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
The Thai-Cambodian border has long been a breeding ground for drug-resistant malaria. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on a new campaign to defeat the disease in that region and to keep it from spreading globally.
Three hundred and seventy five people died in the stampede at a festival in Cambodia. Twice as many more were injured after panic spread through the crowds as the water festival was coming to a close.The BBC's Alistair Leithead has the story.
For decades the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has employed his own personal composer to write songs extolling his policies. This is part of a larger campaign in which the Premier has used pop culture, songs and even comedians as propaganda.
You may not be surprised to hear that simulated drowning as a torture was first documented during the Middle Ages. But did you know it was once a common technique in US law enforcement in the early 20th century?