People in Laos have been converted into everyday items materials from hundreds of millions of bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. That idea has inspired a New York woman to make jewelry from the fragments of bombs and use some of the profits to help Laos clear millions of explosives that never went off. Valdya Baraputri reports.
Seattle is home to giant multinational companies such as Microsoft and Amazon,. But it's also the home of glass art in the United States. The Chihuly Glass Museum is home to thousands of glass artworks by artist Dale Chihuly. Valdya Baraputri from VOA's Indonesian Service reports.
There are an estimated 12,000 homeless people living in Seattle, in the Northwest U.S. state of Washington, according to the U.S. government. Among those homeless, a significant but difficult to quantify number don't speak English. But one nonprofit is working to serve English learners and end homelessness all at the same time. VOA's Valdya Baraputri reports.