Dancing Through Injuries With No Insurance

A look into the tough world of dance in NYC – How most dancers manage to make ends meet and deal with constant injuries in a profession that has little money and support to offer. Most dancers in NYC between 21 and 35 need to work an average of 5 jobs. Only 3,6 percent of part time dancers have insurance. And even among the ones considered full-time dancers, the rate of professionals with insurance is only 56 percent. I’m delving into what has changed in the past decades concerning their rights and medical assistance; and to what extent dance medicine has evolved as well.

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The UN Human Rights Council Struggles to Preserve its Legitimacy

Every year, the UN General Assembly holds an election to choose the next nations to occupy a three-year seat at the Human Rights Council. Although it is a secret ballot, the results of the latest election were not without a good dose of controversy. China, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Russia were re-elected for a second term despite of their tainted human rights record, and the the restrictions of freedoms under their current governments. This outcome has many worrying about a setback in the organization.

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Fears over freedoms in Russia post-Olympics

HOST INTRO: The 2014 Winter Olympics is certainly making its way to the history books as a controversial parade of expensive logistical fiascos. With the Games coming to an end on Sunday, recent arrests over peaceful protests have made people concerned about the future of human rights in Russia. Rachel Vianna reports on the crackdown […]

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