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The monsoon brings much needed rain to southern Arizona. For Phyllis, the rains are a sacred connection to the land and her ancestors. She is a member of the Tohono O?odham Nation and the Events Coordinator at San Xavier Co-op Farm. She and her grandchildren like to sit and watch the clouds, discovering shapes of […]

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When the monsoon rains put people in harm?s way, the Pima County Sheriff?s Department Search and Rescue Unit responds. Producer: Gisela Telis Videographer: Sandra Westdahl Editor: Nate Huffman

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Cicadas are harbingers of the coming monsoon. We hear them start their mating calls during the hottest, driest daysof June. Their songs, and their mating, continue even as the rains start to fall. What are cicadas? purpose in life and how do they make that loud buzzing sound? Producer: Sara Hammond Videographer/Editor: Sandra Westdahl, Nate […]

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How One Famous Musician?s Deportation Laid The Groundwork For DACA Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

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The summer monsoon in the Sonoran Desert accounts for about half of the region?s annual rainfall which is vital for the natural environment. The high temperatures and precipitation can lead to an explosion of life, from plants and insects to birds and mammals. The figeater beetle (Cotinis mutabilis), a member of the scarab beetle family, […]

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The Arizona summer poppy is not really a poppy but it?s a welcome treat for those who are looking for color during our hot and humid monsoon. Related to the creosote, the seeds of the summer poppy can remain in the ground for several years until the right conditions of sustained summer rains allow them […]

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The Real ?Fake News? Crisis

on August 31, 2017

The secret of Donald Trump?s political success rests largely on his experience with the fake reality of ?reality TV? via ?The Celebrity Apprentice? ? and how fake drama has spilled into political ?news,? as JP Sottile explains. By JP Sottile Everything you need to know about ?fake news? happened on July 19, 2017. That was […]

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On the New (and Not-So New) Claims about Guccifer 2.0

on August 31, 2017

The initial files released by the persona Guccifer 2.0 on June 15, 2016 included ? in addition to graffiti paying tribute to Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of Russia?s secret police ? metadata deliberately set to Cyrillic (the metadata had previously been interpreted, implausibly even at the time, to be a mistake). And a file later […]

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?This Has Always Been a Failed and Failing War?

on August 31, 2017

Janine Jackson interviewed Phyllis Bennis about Trump?s Afghan War escalation for the August 25, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Washington Post (8/21/17) Janine Jackson: On August 21, Donald Trump gave what one Washington Post writer called a ?muscular speech? on his plans for the US?s long war in […]

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Each year, on June 24th, the Tucson community comes together to celebrate the Monsoon and the birthday of St. John the Baptist. Celebrants and performers gather at Mission Garden on Tucson?s west side for the procession that leads to Mercado San Agustin where the festivities begin. The El Dia de San Juan Fiesta is a […]

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Hurricane Harvey: Another American Deluge

on August 31, 2017

In just three days, more rain fell on the Texas Gulf Coast than what flows out of the Mississippi River in three full weeks. Tiny Cedar Bayou got 51.9 inches, the most ever measured for a single storm in the continental United States. Hundreds of thousands of people were washed out of their homes, and […]

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The villagers don?t own rice paddies or farmland, but they earn good money making souvenirs for sale at nearby tourists sites, such as the famed Angkor Wat. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo RFA’s official site: http://rfa.org Follow RFA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia corporation, bringing […]

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https://democracynow.org – Our Children?s Trust has filed a landmark lawsuit on behalf of 21 young people all under the age of 21. The lawsuit alleges the federal government has failed to take necessary action to curtail fossil fuel emissions. We speak with world-renowned climatologist Dr. James Hansen. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour […]

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