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American Mosaic

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


9:35 PM - 9:40 PM October 27, 2014

Home of Last Comanche Chief Close to Ruins


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 24, 2014

American Mosaic

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


5:51 PM - 5:56 PM October 23, 2014

Oscar de la Renta Dressed First Ladies and Movie Stars


6:38 PM - 6:41 PM October 21, 2014

San Francisco Radio Stations Won't Play Lorde's "Royals"


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 17, 2014

American Mosaic

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


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

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 10, 2014

American Mosaic

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


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

California Artist Helps Homeless Get Out of the Cold


4:32 PM - 4:37 PM October 09, 2014


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM October 03, 2014

American Mosaic

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


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

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga 'Cheek to Cheek'


6:28 PM - 6:32 PM September 30, 2014

Lorde Releases First Single for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack


4:41 PM - 4:45 PM September 28, 2014


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 26, 2014

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

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


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

Street Artists Add Color to Washington, DC Buildings


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 12, 2014

American Mosaic

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


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

    Video Home of Last Comanche Chief Close to Ruins

    One of the most interesting people in U.S. history is Quanah Parker, the last chief of the country’s Comanche Indian tribe. Quanah Parker was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Quanah Parker was a fierce fighter. But that ended one day in 1875.

    Audio Oscar de la Renta Dressed First Ladies and Movie Stars

    Clothing designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in the American state of Connecticut. He was 82 years old. His wife said he died of problems related to cancer. Mr. de la Renta dressed American movie stars and first ladies such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton.

    Audio San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

    The California baseball team, San Francisco Giants, is playing the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 Major League Baseball championship, the World Series. Two radio stations in San Francisco banned the hit song "Royals." In return, another station in Kansas City chose to play the song once every hour.

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

    Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English. I’m Caty Weaver. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for induction this year. The 15 choices cover more than 50 years in music. They are Britons, Germans and Americans from across the United States.

    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

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    Video Questions for NASA after Rocket Explosion

    An unmanned privately-owned rocket bringing supplies to the International Space Station exploded seconds after launch Tuesday night. The accident did not cause any injuries on the ground. However, it has raised questions about efforts by the US space agency NASA to use private companies. More

  • FILE - Zambia's new interim president is Guy Scott.

    Audio Guy Scott Named Interim Leader in Zambia

    Guy Scott is Africa’s first white president since F.W. de Klerk governed South Africa from 1989 to 1994. Chinese former army General has admitted to taking huge bribes. U.S airlines do not know where a passenger began his or her travels for Ebola screening. Free Syrian Army helped Kurds in Kobani. More

  • Vietnam China Sea Disputes

    Audio Vietnam, China Look for Solution to Sea Dispute

    China and Vietnam have agreed to find a solution to a territorial conflict in the South China Sea. The two countries have sought to improve relations since the territorial dispute worsened last May. That was when China deployed oil drilling equipment to waters claimed by each side. More

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    Video US Political Parties Hope to Gain Latinos' Vote

    United States citizens of Latin American ancestry could influence the U.S. elections on November 4th. Americans will vote for members of the House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, and state and local positions around the country. In California, Latinos are an important vote for Democrats. More

  • Kidnapped by Islamic State

    Video Youth Kidnapped by Islamic State Tells His Story

    Last June, Islamic State militants kidnapped more than 150 students from the city of Kobani in northern Syria. Many of those kidnapped were ethnic Kurds. The militants released most of the students several months later. But about 20 students remain in captivity. One of those freed is Azad. More

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    Video Home of Last Comanche Chief Close to Ruins

    One of the most interesting people in U.S. history is Quanah Parker, the last chief of the country’s Comanche Indian tribe. Quanah Parker was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Quanah Parker was a fierce fighter. But that ended one day in 1875. More

  • FILE - A veterinarian at the nonprofit Bali Animal Welfare Association gives a rabies shot to a puppy in Kebon Kaja village, Bangli Regency in Bali, Indonesia.

    Audio Mass Vaccination of Dogs Can Eliminate Rabies

    About 70,000 people worldwide die every year of rabies. Rabies is a viral infection that people get mainly through dog bites. Scientists say vaccinating dogs can effectively get rid of rabies outbreaks in dog populations. And this will have a domino effect, fewer humans with rabies. More

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    Photogallery Small Organisms in Deep Sea Rocks Eat Methane

    The gas methane has been linked to rising temperatures on Earth. But methane does not stay in the atmosphere as long as another “greenhouse gas” -- carbon dioxide. Scientists say both gases trap heat from the sun. They prevent heat from escaping into outer space. More

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio meets children at the Brooklyn Chinese American Association Early Childhood Education Center. (AP Photo/Newsday, Linda Rosier, Pool)

    Audio Chinese Americans: Discrimination Still a Problem, but Improving

    Despite their American citizenship, some immigrants to the United States report they still are treated like foreigners. However, members of the Chinese American community say attitudes are starting to change. Helen Zia said, “Whenever US-China relations get chilly, Chinese Americans get pneumonia." More

  • Audio Oscar de la Renta Dressed First Ladies and Movie Stars

    Clothing designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in the American state of Connecticut. He was 82 years old. His wife said he died of problems related to cancer. Mr. de la Renta dressed American movie stars and first ladies such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton. More

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