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American Mosaic

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


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


7:10 PM - 7:16 PM September 11, 2014

At 13, Youngest Designer Ever in NY Fashion Week

    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

    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

Learn with The News

  • Anti-Occupy Central protesters (L) try to remove a barricade from pro-democracy protesters on a main street in Hong Kong's Mongkok shopping district October 4, 2014.

    Audio US Group Rejects Claims It Incited Hong Kong Protests

    Chinese media have been criticizing the National Endowment for Democracy. They accuse the US-based group of providing money to and advising the “Occupy” street protest movement. The group says it takes part in normal cooperation with civic groups in Hong Kong. But it says it has nothing to hide. More

  • A rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon ship lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 18, 2014.

    Audio You Don't Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Read This

    "You do not need to be a rocket scientist." Americans hear these words often. People say them in schools, offices and factories. Broadcasters on radio and television use them. How did the expression begin? No one seems to know for sure. But you can find out by reading this Words and Their Stories. More

  • Audio Control of US Senate Depends on North Carolina

    U.S. congressional elections are less than two weeks away. A small number of races will decide if the Democratic party keeps control of the U.S. Senate or if Republicans will have a majority. One of the closest Senate races is in the state of North Carolina between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis. More

  • Freed Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Van Hai (L) is greeted upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport on October  21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  The Vietnamese blogger, also known by his pen name "Dieu Cay," was handed a 12-year prison sentenc

    Audio Legality of Vietnamese Blogger’s Release Questioned

    Nguyen Van Hai arrived in the United States on Wednesday. Hai is one of Vietnam’s best known political bloggers. He has written about government corruption and the country’s territorial dispute with China. The United States was among several foreign governments to call for his release. More

  • A miner sifts through dirt for gold flakes at the Atunso Cocoase small-scale mine, Atunsu, Ghana, Oct. 16, 2014. (Chris Stein/VOA)

    Audio Gold Mining in Ghana Can Be Dangerous

    Small mining operations are a common sight in central Ghana. Here, mine workers dig deep into the earth in search of bullion. But not everyone returns alive. Earlier this year, six miners were killed when an earthen wall collapsed in Kyekyewere, a village in the Ashanti Region. More

Featured Stories

  • 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

  • Audio Iron Ships Clash at Sea

    The American Civil War was fought not only on land, but at sea. In 1862, Confederate and Union forces fought a new kind of navy battle in waters off Hampton Roads, Virginia. It was the first battle between iron ships. On the Confederate side was a ship called the Virginia. | The Making of a Nation More

  • 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. More

  • A neurovascular unit on a chip being developed by Vanderbilt University researchers. (Vanderbilt University Photo/John Wikswo)

    Video Scientists Design Chips to Act Like Human Organs

    Testing new drugs for safety and effectiveness is a costly process in the United States. It also can take a lot of time. Some scientists are now designing silicon computer chips that act like human organs. The scientists think they have found a way to make the process faster and more economical. More

  • Brain Resource Infographic

    Audio Dealing with Distractions and Overreactions

    Five million American children and teenagers have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult - if not impossible - to stay with a duty until it is complete. Katherine Ellison knows the problem well. | Health Report More

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