April 25, 2015 14:27 UTC

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.

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10:41 PM - 10:46 PM April 24, 2015

Hippos: The Life Force of African Rivers


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM April 24, 2015

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


6:52 PM - 6:54 PM April 24, 2015

India Plans to Build 100 'Smart' Cities


5:31 PM - 5:39 PM April 24, 2015

Islam Fastest Growing Religion


4:46 PM - 4:54 PM April 24, 2015

Islam Fasted Growing Religion


3:28 PM - 3:33 PM April 24, 2015

US Senate Committee Approves Trade Promotion Authority Bill

US Senate Committee Approves Trade Promotion Authority Bill


10:52 PM - 10:57 PM April 23, 2015

Growing Number of Students Studying Korean in US


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM April 23, 2015

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


9:44 PM - 9:53 PM April 23, 2015

Looking to Webb Telescope Launch on Hubble’s 25th Anniversary

Looking to Webb Telescope Launch on Hubble’s 25th Anniversary


8:50 PM - 8:56 PM April 23, 2015

Young Business Owner Creates Recipe for Success


8:31 PM - 8:34 PM April 23, 2015

Facebook Has More Users than Population of China


9:22 PM - 9:25 PM April 22, 2015

English Language Day


7:04 PM - 7:08 PM April 22, 2015

Sierra Leone Dog Population Rising Because of Ebola Crisis


2:06 PM - 2:10 PM April 22, 2015

Countries Where Reporters Are Threatened, Imprisoned


1:41 PM - 1:47 PM April 22, 2015

Did An Armenian Army Officer Fight in Gallipoli Battle?


1:07 PM - 1:11 PM April 22, 2015

40th Anniversary for Mississippi River Steamboat


10:55 PM - 11:00 PM April 21, 2015

Earth Day 2015: Biking, Hiking and Planting Trees


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM April 21, 2015

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


9:44 PM - 9:49 PM April 21, 2015

Turkey's Atheists Face Threats


8:45 PM - 8:51 PM April 21, 2015

Some Experts Thinking about Flights Without Pilots

    Video More US Students Learning Korean

    More US students are learning Korean. Why the increase? Experts say one reason is the popularity of K-pop music and Korean videos. Another is the number of young Korean-Americans who want to learn about their culture and speak to older family members who do not speak English.

    Audio Sierra Leone Dog Population Rising Because of Ebola Crisis

    The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone has led to growing concern about another disease: rabies from wild dogs. Many owners fear their dogs could infect them with Ebola, so they have freed the animals. As a result, the stray dog population and number of rabies cases are increasing.

    Audio Facebook Has More Users than Population of China

    The social network Facebook reported that it now has 1.44 billion monthly active users (MAU) worldwide. That is 50 million more users than the population of China and over 188 million more than India’s population. Facebook also reported that 75 percent of its users access the site via mobile device

    Video Looking to Webb Telescope on Hubble 25th Anniversary

    The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth since 1990. Hubble has provided amazing pictures of space over the past 25 years. But as NASA officials mark the anniversary, work on the new James Webb Space Telescope continues.

    Audio India Looks to Become Arms Supplier Instead of Buyer

    India is one of the world’s biggest importers of weapons. Now, it wants to expand its weapons industry and supply them to other nations. The U.S. supports the move for economic and strategic reasons. Most industry experts do not think India will be a major player in global weapons exports soon.

    Audio Did an Armenian Army Officer Fight in Gallipoli Battle?

    Friday, Turkey marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The Ottoman Turks defeated a British-led invasion, but later lost the war. Also on Friday, Armenians around the world will mark 100 years since the killings of large numbers of Armenians by the Ottomans.

    Audio Turkey's Atheists Face Threats

    Turkey is officially a secular country. But 99 percent of the population is Muslim. The country’s atheists -- those who do not believe in God -- say they have started to feel more threatened and unsafe. They say the country’s pro-Islamist government has caused a rise in intolerance towards atheists.

    Video Countries Where Reporters Are Threatened, Imprisoned

    The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a list of the top 10 countries where reporters are the most-severely limited. Eritrea and North Korea are at the top of the list. The eight others are China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Burma and Cuba.

    Audio Earth Day 2015: Biking, Hiking, Planting Trees

    About 20 million people around the world were mobilized on the first Earth Day in 1970. This year, more than one billion people are planning to take action to protect the planet. The events will be large and small. There will be community tree plantings, coastal cleanups and many outdoor parties.

    Audio Pirate Attacks Increase in Southeast Asia

    Sea pirate attacks are increasing again, especially off the coasts of Indonesia and Vietnam. Pirate attacks had decreased in recent years. But, a new report finds sea robberies and hijackings rose 10 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2014.

    Audio African Advertising Agencies Cashing In

    Western advertising and public relations agencies are increasingly joining with African advertising companies. They are working together to attract international businesses that want to advertise products or services in Africa. Africa has been considered the last frontier for consumer markets.

    Audio US, Philippines Open Joint Military Exercises

    The training operation is bigger and more complex this year. Military officials from both countries say the exercises do not target any one country. A US general says the effort involves bringing land and sea forces together for training on amphibious landings, 'live fire' drills and other skills.

    Audio Chinese Leader Visits Pakistan for Talks on Trade, Security

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Pakistan for trade talks. The two sides hope to revive the Silk Road – the series of roads once used to connect East Asia to trading partners in the West. China has agreed to invest $46 billion in energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan.

    Audio 100-Year-Old Japanese Woman Sets Swimming Record

    As we age, we often take longer to recover from injuries. That is, for some people. After a Japanese woman suffered a knee injury, she became a competitive swimmer – at age 88! Learn some great swimming terms as well as the special term for people older than 100.

    Audio US-Japan Relationship: Strong and Getting Stronger

    Prime Minister Abe to visit US this month. US officials see Japan as an important partner in East Asia and the Western Pacific, and welcome Japan’s more active involvement in world affairs. US congressman calls Japan "our most trusted ally in the Pacific region."

    Audio Indonesia Expected to Become Asia’s Next Trillion Dollar Economy

    IHS Global Insight says Indonesia will have a larger gross domestic product than Russia by 2021. And it says Indonesia’s growing middle class will make the country the largest consumer market among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

    Audio Brazil Working to Clean Dirty Olympic Bay

    Around the world, people are excited for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The host city for the events is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is known as Cidade Maravilhosa – the Marvelous City – because of its beautiful landscapes. But one body of water in Rio, Guanabara Bay, is not so marvelous.

    Video New Movie Shows an Unseen Underwater World

    Jean-Michael Cousteau and his team used an IMAX camera to produce a 40-minute documentary about the world’s oceans. The film shows how the smallest life in the sea is important to the survival of all life on the planet. There are also thousands, maybe millions of species not yet identified.

    Video Women Seek to Join US Army Rangers

    Army expects nearly 20 women will begin the difficult training on Monday; it says they will have to meet the same standards as men to graduate from course. Opinion study of male troops finds many do not think women should be Rangers. The Army says those who graduate will be Rangers.

    Video San Francisco Artists Make Art from Trash

    One City's Trash Is Artistic Treasure for A local recycling company in San Francisco called Recology. The company created a program to give artists the opportunity to re-use unwanted objects. It shows how a little imagination can change one person’s trash into another’s art work.

Learn with The News

  • Migrants Are Dying Trying to Reach Europe

    EU leaders met this week to discuss ways to stop criminals from putting the migrants on unsafe boats. Ships carrying migrants have sunk in the Mediterranean, killing hundreds. They are fleeing conflict and hardship in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. More

  • Video More US Students Learning Korean

    More US students are learning Korean. Why the increase? Experts say one reason is the popularity of K-pop music and Korean videos. Another is the number of young Korean-Americans who want to learn about their culture and speak to older family members who do not speak English. More

  • Audio Sierra Leone Dog Population Rising Because of Ebola Crisis

    The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone has led to growing concern about another disease: rabies from wild dogs. Many owners fear their dogs could infect them with Ebola, so they have freed the animals. As a result, the stray dog population and number of rabies cases are increasing. More

  • Audio US, Italian Hostages Killed in Anti-Terrorism Operation

    European Union leaders are considering a plan to fix Europe’s migrant shipwreck crisis. Over 800 was killed in the shipwreck last weekend. Loretta Lynch confirmed as next US attorney general. She will be the first black woman to hold the position. | In the News More

  • Audio Facebook Has More Users than Population of China

    The social network Facebook reported that it now has 1.44 billion monthly active users (MAU) worldwide. That is 50 million more users than the population of China and over 188 million more than India’s population. Facebook also reported that 75 percent of its users access the site via mobile device More

Featured Stories

  • Video Monkeys Rule the Ruins in Disney Documentary

    The new Disneynature film “Monkey Kingdom” centers on a troop of tocque macaques that live in a special place in Sri Lanka. The animals live under a strict social order. New mother Maya is low on that order and struggles for survival with her newborn, Kip. Danger and drama define their existence. More

  • Video Benito Cereno by Herman Melville, Part Three

    Today we complete the story of Benito Cereno, written by Herman Melville. As we told you in earlier parts of our story, rebel slaves seized the ship San Dominick off the coast of Chile. They killed many of its officers and crew. The captain, Benito Cereno, was ordered to sail to Senegal. But... More

  • Video Looking to Webb Telescope on Hubble 25th Anniversary

    The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth since 1990. Hubble has provided amazing pictures of space over the past 25 years. But as NASA officials mark the anniversary, work on the new James Webb Space Telescope continues. More

  • Audio April 23 Is English Language Day

    Happy English Language Day! English Language Day is celebrated each year on April 23 – the date when tradition says William Shakespeare was born. Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer in the English language. His plays continue to be published, performed in theaters and movies. More

  • Fans listen to David Guetta at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTR4X3P8

    Audio One Billion Young People Risk Hearing Loss From Loud Music

    One billion teenagers and young adults around the world risk losing their hearing by listening to loud music. This is according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. agency is asking young people to turn down the volume to prevent losing their hearing. More

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