Death Toll Rises as Fighting Continues in Northeast Syria
Civilian casualties have reached over 200 deaths and 1000 injures in northeast Syria as fighting continues despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire between Turkey and U.S.-allied Kurds. VOA's Zana Omar reports.  
Renewal, Rebirth and Puppies!
VOA Connect Episode 94 – We get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at a Native Ute tribal tradition, the Bear Dance. We also visit a butterfly sanctuary and a high tech aquarium.
Bear Dance Ceremony
Could you dance for four straight days?  At the Utes’ Indian reservation in Utah, tribe members do just that during the Bear Dance, one of the oldest recorded dances in North American history.  Learn about the spiritual message of the dance and the present day life on the reservation.   Reporter/Camera:  Arturo Martinez
Nature and Technology
Ultrahaptics technology uses ultrasound to create three dimensional shapes that can be felt by hand.  The Aquarium of the Pacific uses this technology in one of their exhibits called Pacific Vision. The interactive, multi-sensory exhibit enables visitors to feel like they are in the ocean, and encourage them to think about and act on climate change.   Reporter/Camera: Elizabeth Lee, Adapted by: Philip Alexiou
Breeding Healthy Dogs
We visit Lori Froderman, a longtime breeder of Golden Retrievers in Pasadena, Maryland.  She talks about her methods for breeding healthy dogs and what prospective pet owners should look for in a puppy.   Reporter: Claire Wacziarg, Carley Wilson, Camera:  Philip Alexiou, Adapted by: Martin Secrest
Butterfly Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly conservatory in the United States. In Scottsdale, Arizona, more than 70 species of butterflies are living inside 10,000 square feet of tropical paradise in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Executive Producer: Marsha James, Camera: Kaveh Rezaei
Dolores Scarlett Cortez hopes to eventually use her talents in printmaking and photography as an art therapist to help members of her indigenous community, Santa Fe, N.M., Oct. 9, 2019. Julie Taboh/VOA
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, on a quiet, 56-hectare (140-acre) campus, about 500 students are immersed in contemporary Native American arts and culture
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