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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 July 25, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 18, 2014

American Mosaic

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


7:47 PM - 7:54 PM July 16, 2014

Pharsalia Plantation Celebrates 200 years

Pharsalia Plantation Celebrates 200 years


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

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 04, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 27, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 20, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 13, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 06, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 30, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 23, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 16, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:41 PM - 10:46 PM May 15, 2014

American Teenagers Making a Difference


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 09, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 02, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM April 25, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM April 18, 2014

American Mosaic

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


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

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM April 04, 2014

American Mosaic

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


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM March 28, 2014

American Mosaic

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

    Audio Ice Cream Sweetens Visits to Maryland Farms

    Maryland’s so-called 'Ice Cream Trail' is 460 kilometers long. The state's agriculture secretary says itl brings valuable attention to the state’s dairy farms | American Mosaic

    Audio Pharsalia Plantation Celebrates 200th Anniversary

    That’s old time American music to celebrate an anniversary -- for a house. Pharsalia Plantation is on a beautiful mountain country road in Virginia. You can understand why Thomas Massie decided to build the house there in 1814.

    Audio School Helps Dogs with Fear of Flying

    Service dogs almost never leave the side of the people they care for. You see them on buses, trains and other public transportation. But loud, crowded, bumpy airplane flights require special preparation. Now, a dog school in Hollywood provides it | American Mosaic

    Audio Celebrating America in Song

    Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with family gatherings, parades, speeches and fireworks. They also celebrate with patriotic music | American Mosaic

    Audio New Ferris Wheel Lights Up Washington, DC

    The wheel stands 55 meters above the Potomac River. It is one of the few observation Ferris wheels in the world that is right on the water | American Mosaic

    Audio A New Look at Andy Warhol's Lost Computer Art

    Few people remember the artist's experimentation with a computer called the Amiga. Engineers recently recovered Warhol’s Amiga art and their effort was filmed for a new documentary | American Mosaic

    Audio Critic Rates the Songs of Springsteen in New Book

    Writer Jim Beviglia says Bruce Springsteen's childhood in a New Jersey working class family was a major influence on his music. The critic rates "Born in the USA" and "Brilliant Disguise" among the artist's best songs | American Mosaic

    Audio Immigrant Hopes to Renew Chinese Art of Paper Cutting

    The Chinese art of paper cutting has a long history. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has recognized the art, called Jianzhi, on its Intangible Cultural Heritage List. But, Jianzhi is at risk of disappearing.

    Audio Columbine Shooting Inspires New York Play

    "The Library" explores the emotions and media activity that follow a deadly school shooting. The play was inspired by the real life shooting attack at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 | American Mosaic

    Audio A Love of Books Born of Writing Them

    An elementary school teacher in Arlington, Virginia, has his students write five or six books throughout the school year. A parent says she believes writing books teaches children to love books | American Mosaic

    Audio American Teenagers Making a Difference

    Some young people live extraordinary lives in order to help others. Jake Andraka, Winter Vinecki and Mary-Pat Hector are three such young people. Separately, they fight disease and gun violence | American Mosaic

    Audio International Students Learn Filmmaking in Hollywood

    Many filmmakers go to Hollywood, the movie capital of the world, in hopes of breaking into the entertainment industry. Local universities are also appealing to students who hope to become producers or directors | American Mosaic

    Audio Play for Millenials? Board Games

    Toy industry experts say some people in the United States are turning off their electronic devices to play with classic toys like board games. This is especially true among the so-called millennial generation | American Mosaic

    Audio Basket Maker Teaches Women in Africa

    Jackie Abrams makes beautiful baskets. They were recently on display at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington. But the artist says sharing her basket making skills to help empower women in Africa is equally important to her | American Mosaic

    Audio American Art Works Return to Nation's Capital

    More than 200 art works by some of America’s best artists have returned home to a museum in Washington, D.C. The paintings had been traveling to shows around the world for the last four years. Now they are on exhibit at the Phillips Collection again.

    Audio Lorde, Imagine Dragons Lead Billboard Awards Nominations

    Lorde and Imagine Dragons each captured 12 nominations. The Billboard Music Awards will be presented May 18th at a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, today we tell about a NASA program to interest students in math and science | American Mosaic

    Audio Smithsonian Exhibit Shapes Human Evolution

    Artist/scientist John Gurche brings ancient hominids to life for visitors to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. The work combines artistic skill and scientific understanding. And we learn about the bravery of ordinary civilians | American Mosaic

    Audio America Loves Blue Jeans

    Some people like them old, soft and torn up. Others like them fresh and new looking. But most Americans own some blue jeans, whatever the style. The beloved pants have even been honored in songs. We play some of those blue jean songs. | American Mosaic

    Audio Life of Bruce Lee Takes the Stage in 'Kung Fu'

    Playwright David Henry Hwang explores Asian American identity and prejudice in 'Kung Fu.' The play centers on Bruce Lee's young adulthood as a dance teacher in Seattle, Washington. Then, we play music from Bruce Springsteen's latest album, 'High Hopes.' | American Mosaic

    Audio Craft Brewery Meets Changing Tastes

    People have enjoyed beer for thousands of years. The United States is home to major beer makers as well as some popular small brewing companies. Also today, new music from Dierks Bentley | American Mosaic

Learn with The News

  • Rappers Vo Viet Phuong, 25, and Nguyen Trong Duc, 27, record the latest edition of Rap News Plus at Vietnam News Agency's television studio in central Hanoi, Vietnam, July 2014. (Marianne Brown)

    Audio Vietnam Uses Rap Music to Report News

    The Vietnamese media industry is changing as it faces growing competition from the Internet. One website has come up with a way to reach out to young people. It uses rap music to report the news. More

  • This photo provided by the US Centers for Disease Control shows an Ebola virus. U.S. health officials are watching the Ebola outbreak in Africa. They say there is little risk that the deadly germ will spread to the United States. (AP Photo/CDC)

    Audio Liberia Closes Most Borders to Contain Ebola

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said her country is closing most of its borders. The government has also banned public gatherings and demonstrations in an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. More

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about new sanctions placed on Russia in Washington.

    Audio US, Europe Pressure Russia Over Ukraine

    President Barack Obama says the new actions are meant to increase pressure on those responsible for what he called Russia’s “illegal actions” in Ukraine. The measures are directed against Russia’s energy, arms and banking industries. More

  • Technician work at a uranium processing center in Isfahan, Iran.  The UN Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has converted its enriched uranium into a less dangerous form.

    Audio UN Agency: Iran Converts Enriched Uranium

    Uranium now in a less-dangerous form that is more difficult to use for nuclear weapons; US to release billions in Iranian property More

  • Ebola American Doctor

    Audio US Medical Workers in Liberia Infected with Ebola

    An aid group reported this week that Ebola has infected a second American medical worker in Liberia. The American-based group, Samaritan’s Purse, has medical experts working in the country. More

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