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The Fight for California’s Fresh Water: America’s Water Crisis (Part 3/3)

EMERSON ROSENTHAL: The most important thing to know about fresh water in California is that there just isn’t enough. The second thing you quickly find out is that the state’s no stranger to full-on water wars. Basically, whoever controls the water in California controls the future. Currently the dominant player in the state’s big agriculture is Paramount Farms, which is…

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Takanakuy: Fistfighting in the Andes

Takanakuy: Fistfighting in the Andes

[INTRO PLAYING] [CHEERING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] THOMAS MORTON: Hi. It’s Thomas. We’re in the Peruvian Andes. It’s the day before Christmas. All these guys are about to go beat the shit out of each other. It’s called Takanakuy. [CHEERING AND MUSIC IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] THOMAS MORTON: Takanakuy is a giant mass brawl that happens every year at Christmastime in the…

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Pro Wrestling in Hong Kong: 10 Years in the Making

Welcome to the Hong Kong Wrestling Federation. If you grew up on a diet of American wrestling like the WWE, you will be familiar with the characters, costumes, and theatrics associated with the show. Hong Kong’s own wrestling federation has been around for 10 years. This is the story of how a few die-hard fans built the league, taking it…

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