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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

  • Audio Wealth, Poverty Are Issues in Hong Kong Protests

    The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are mainly about the right to vote without interference from China’s central government. But there are at least two other less talked-about issues. One is concern about the rising cost of living in Hong Kong. Another is the gap between rich and poor. More

  • Texas Voter ID

    Audio US Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law

    The United States Supreme Court says the southwestern state of Texas can keep in place a new voting law. The law says voters must show identification documents before they are permitted to mark ballots. A lower court had ruled that the law could keep minorities from voting. More

  • President Barack Obama hugs Dallas nurse Nina Pham as her mother Diane looks on, Oval Office, Washington, Oct. 24, 2014.

    Audio In US, Fear of Ebola Spreads Faster than Virus

    For Americans, Ebola started out as a disease in a far-away continent. But it changed when a Liberian man died in Dallas. US officials said tests show that a New York doctor has the Ebola virus. The doctor recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea working for Doctors Without Borders. More

  • Brazil Elections

    Audio Who Will Be Brazil's Next President?

    Brazilians will choose a president Sunday. Two candidates will be on the ballot -- Dilma Rousseff and Senator Aecio Neves. President Rousseff won the most votes in the first round of voting earlier this month. But she did not win a majority of votes, so a runoff election is required. More

  • Audio Gunman Identified in Canadian Capital

    Also, UN human rights officials have called on China to guarantee open elections in Hong Kong. And, an attack in southwest Pakistan kills 11 people. WHO advises against Ebola travel bans. | In the News 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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