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  • 26 bones, 33 joints and 100 muscles: The human foot is a remarkable instrument specifically designed for walking.
  • Swedish duo Roll The Dice, with the aid of a 26-piece string ensemble, craft a harsh and dramatic symphony reflected in the video's unforgiving frozen landscape.
  • On today's show:

    After much anticipation, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission has unveiled what he calls "the strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the [agency]." Tom Wheeler backed the regulation of Internet service like a public utility in order to uphold net neutrality, the principle of a free and open Internet.

    The new rules...

  • On today's show:

    At least 3,700 people have been confirmed dead after Saturday’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. More than 6,500 people have been injured, and the death toll has continued to rise sharply, with the full extent of the damage still largely unknown. Dozens of people are also reported dead in neighboring China and India. The earthquake was...

  • June 26, 2015:

    "Democracy Now!" broadcasts from Charleston, South Carolina, in front of the Emanuel AME Church, Mother Emanuel, where nine people were gunned down on June 17 as they attended Bible study. On Thursday, mourners gathered for the first two funerals in a series of services that will continue today and over the weekend. Loved ones remembered Sharonda...

  • August 26, 2015:

    In news from the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has sparked outrage over his decision to remove Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos, one of the nation’s most influential Latino journalists, from a press conference after Ramos attempted to ask a question about the candidate’s plan to deport 11 million undocumented...

  • September 9, 2015:

    A new independent report commissioned by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has dismissed the Mexican government’s version of the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

    On September 26, 2014, a group of students from Ayotzinapa teachers’ college came under attack by police in the city of Iguala, in southern Mexico....

  • Where's the juice in the U.S. labor movement? To answer that question many people look to Los Angeles where the AFL CIO held its last national convention, and The Los Angeles County Labor Federation is one of the most active in the nation. But Los Angeles is also the wage theft capital of the U.S. where low-wage workers are robbed of $ 26 million each week. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas directs the...

    • India: Economic Power with Two Faces - There is no single India. On the one hand, the economy is booming. On the other, there are regions where time seems to have stood still for centuries. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India now has a head of government who wants to improve the energy sector, the infrastructure, and education system. But above all, Modi wants to attract investors to...

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