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American Mosaic

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American Mosaic

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11:48 PM - 11:57 PM October 10, 2014

Sting, War and Lou Reed Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees


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American Mosaic

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8:53 PM - 8:58 PM October 09, 2014

California Artist Helps Homeless Get Out of the Cold


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American Mosaic

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8:43 PM - 8:46 PM October 02, 2014

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga 'Cheek to Cheek'


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Lorde Releases First Single for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack


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American Mosaic

American Mosaic is our weekly program about music, pop culture and life in the United States.


12:07 AM - 12:14 AM September 26, 2014

New Hits from Artists Godsmack, Ryans Adams and Tove Lo


7:24 PM - 7:27 PM September 23, 2014

U2’s iTunes Album Giveaway Unwelcomed By Many


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 19, 2014

American Mosaic

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8:31 PM - 8:36 PM September 18, 2014

Street Artists Add Color to Washington, DC Buildings


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American Mosaic

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8:47 PM - 8:54 PM September 12, 2014


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At 13, Youngest Designer Ever in NY Fashion Week


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American Mosaic

American Mosaic is our weekly program about music, pop culture and life in the United States.


6:58 PM - 7:04 PM September 05, 2014

American Art in Unusual Spaces for Nationwide Campaign


10:27 PM - 10:32 PM September 04, 2014

Security and Privacy Debated After Photo Hack

    Video Sting, War, Lou Reed for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officials nominated Green Day, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, The Spinners and The Smiths.

    Video Artist Creates Homes for the Homeless

    An artist in Oakland, California is using his skills to help the homeless. Greg Kloehn builds very small shelters that make life on the streets a little more comfortable. The structures offer the homeless some safety and protection from bad weather. | American Mosaic

    Video Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga 'Cheek to Cheek'

    Bennett becomes the oldest artist alive to enter Billboard's Top Two Hundred Albums chart at number one. The album is Lady Gaga's second number one in last than a year | American Mosaic

    Audio Lorde Releases Single for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

    The 17-year-old New Zealander is curating the soundtrack. The album is to be released a few days before 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' opens November 21st. | American mosaic

    Video Frightful Future Presented in Film 'The Maze Runner'

    The movie is based on the 'young adult' book of the same name. The film made $32 million on its opening weekend. | American Mosaic

    Video New Hits from Godsmack, Ryan Adams, Tove Lo

    VOA Learning English fans in Vietnam and Ukraine asked for an update on the current state of American rock music | American Mosaic

    Audio Apple, U2 Album Giveaway Backfires

    Irish band U2’s recent online project with technology company Apple caused a storm of online controversy. The project gave free digital copies of U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” to all Apple iTunes members. But, a considerable number of members saw it as a violation.

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  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures to the crowd during a street parade following his inauguration in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibraham)

    Audio Hope, Expectation for New Indonesian Leader

    Joko Widodo is a former businessman and governor of Jakarta. He has no ties to the political establishment. There are huge expectations for the new president in the world’s third-largest democracy. More

  • Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, celebrated by Pope Francis, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican,  Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

    Audio Catholic Bishops Reject Plan to 'Welcome' Gays

    Conservatives had criticized an early document from the two-week-long meeting of bishops in Rome. That document sought to limit criticism of people who have same-sex relationships. The final document approved by the bishops disappoints liberals but pleases conservatives. | As It Is More

  • A man works on a cassava farm in Nigeria.

    Audio Climate Change Could Destroy Farms in Africa

    About 70 percent of those who live in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa are small-scale farmers. They produce about 80 percent of the food needed to feed the people of Africa. And they need a lot of help dealing with the effects of climate change. | As It Is More

  • Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, left, walks with former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 20, 2014.

    Audio Indonesians Welcome New President

    Also, Turkey and US help Kurdish forces fight Islamic State, and finally some good news on the fight against Ebola. | In the News More

  • African Cheetahs

    Audio Is the Cheetah Fast Enough to Survive?

    In 1900, about 100,000 cheetahs lived in the world. Today there are only 10,000 of the animals. It appears that the cheetah is vulnerable to attacks by other animals because of its physiology. More

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    Audio Dealing with Distractions and Overreactions

    More and more children are diagnosed with ADHD, a condition that makes it hard to focus. | HEALTH REPORT More

  • Millions of years of history, which can be found on the ocean floor, are collected and analyzed at the Core Repository in New York.

    Video Scientists Create New Maps of Ocean Floor

    Until recently, scientists had mapped only about 20 percent of the sea floor. But our knowledge of the deep seas is changing because of information from satellites. Scientists have produced a new map that provides a detailed picture of the oceans. More

  • General George McClellan created a strong Union force, but he worried he did not have enough men to defeat the Confederacy.

    Audio McClellan Approaches Richmond ... And Waits

    The North and South clashed in a series of battles called the Seven Days Campaign. The struggle saved the Confederacy but came at a terrible price. But victory came at a terrible price. Twenty thousand Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded. More

  • Solar Storm

    Audio How to Weather a Solar Storm

    The sun’s energy creates light and heat. It also produces charged electrical particles and magnetic fields. The sun can keep the earth nice and warm and helps our crops to grow. But a sudden burst of that solar energy can cause a power outage. More

  • Video Sting, War, Lou Reed for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officials nominated Green Day, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, The Spinners and The Smiths. More

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