When I was in Cambodia a few years ago, one of the highlights of
the experience was coming out of Siem Reap and taking a boat through the floating villages and then up the Tonle
Sap, the massive river that runs through the country and past Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh. I’ve long thought
there would be a good story here and, well, looks like there is.
Give a listen to this NPR piece on the
Tonle Sap by Michael Sullivan, who journeys up the Tonle Sap and reports on the Mekong Delta’s legendary — and
endangered — Mekong giant catfish. With great sound and solid reporting, you will learn a great deal about the catfish,
life on the river and, the troubles facing the country. This is one of those pieces that put you there. I highly