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American Mosaic

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


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


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Pharsalia Plantation Celebrates 200 years

Pharsalia Plantation Celebrates 200 years


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American Mosaic

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


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American Mosaic

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


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American Mosaic

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


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American Mosaic

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


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American Mosaic

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


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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 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.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM March 21, 2014

American Mosaic

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

    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

    Audio Ellen DeGeneres Makes History at the Oscars and In China

    DeGeneres’ selfie at the Academy Awards breaks Twitter record. The Oscars' show host also fed some hungry stars at the ceremony. And she brought in a large television audience | American Mosaic

Learn with The News

  • Obama LGBT

    Audio Obama’s Weak Poll Ratings Worry Democrats

    This is a congressional election year in the United States. Some Democratic Party candidates are concerned about President Obama’s unpopularity could hurt the Democrats’ chances to keep control of the Senate. More

  • Immigration Obama

    Audio Former Agent Blames Politics for US Immigration Crisis

    A former U.S. immigration officer says actions being taken by Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border may be causing people to believe differently. The Obama administration says as many as 90,000 children might try to enter the United States illegally from Mexico this year. More

  • Kepler

    Audio NASA: Close to Discovering Life in Outer Space

    NASA scientists say they are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. That search is centered mostly on Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. But the scientists are looking for life outside the solar system. More

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri talk at the presidential palace in Cairo July 22, 2014.

    Audio Kerry: Hamas Can End Crisis with Ceasefire

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry says the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing worse by the day. But, he says Hamas can end the suffering by agreeing to an Egyptian-led ceasefire. More

  • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, shakes hands with opposition leader Sam Rainsy before a meeting at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 17, 2013.

    Audio Cambodian Rivals to Meet on Political Crisis

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 22. They hope to settle the year-long political crisis that led to violent protests and arrests. More

Featured Stories

  • Retired clinical therapist Doug Oliver discusses old times with Geneva McElroy at a senior center in Nashville, Tennessee. (M. Osborne/VOA)

    Conversations Finds Lost Memories

    Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report More

  • Heat Wave-Las Vegas

    Audio How to Survive the Heat

    Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More

  • minuteman

    Audio Nuclear Missile Site Turns Tourist Site

    The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course. More

  • Pharsalia

    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. More

  • Audio James Buchanan Wins Election of 1856

    The Democratic Party denies President Franklin Pierce the nomination and defeats two new opposition parties. More

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