Vietnam

Economics

The great catfish war rages on

We’ve been hearing a lot about tariffs and trade wars. To look at how trade disputes can escalate, look at a 17-year-old skirmish between the US and Vietnam, and their fight over catfish.

Conflict

How the Vietnam War's Napalm Girl found hope after tragedy

For many years, Phan Thi Kim Phùc was known as the Napalm Girl. She was in an iconic photograph that pictured her running naked down a road, screaming after a napalm attack on her village. That photo won a Pulitzer Prize and changed the way the world looked at the Vietnam War. For many years, Kim Phuc was angry and in pain. But, she found a way to forgive and find peace.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Reporter Nguyen Qui Duc reflects on Barak Obama's election victory and the ending of the Vietnam era. And we close our program with a new arrangement of a traditional song from Vietnam. It's performed by jazz guitarist Nguyen Le and singer Huong Thanh.

Global Politics

Vietnam motorcyclists must measure up

Authorities in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi want to curb the notorious traffic problems. And their plan is to measure the chest sizes of motorcyclists to keep the small, weak drivers off the roads. Reporter Nguyen Duc in Hanoi has details.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for six countries involved in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The answers are: Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we went to Vietnam in search of the world's largest cave. Its name is the Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave), located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park - the answer to our Geo Quiz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Adam Spillane, a member of a British-Vietnamese caving expedition that just returned from exploring the cave.

Conflict & Justice

The legacy of Robert McNamara

Anchor Lisa Mullins speak with documentary filmmaker Errol Morris about the life of Robert McNamara. Morris made the Academy-award winning documentary ?The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.?

Global Politics

Getting wildlife off the menu

Vietnamese have a taste for wildlife. Hanoi restaurants serve such delicacies as snake and monkey. Now environmental groups are hoping to change attitudes and discourage Vietnamese diners from indulging. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Hanoi.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a town in northern Vietnam famous for its hill tribes. The answer is Sapa. Motorcycle tour leader Helge Pedersen sent us an audio postcard.