Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show with short stories by famous American authors. Adaptations are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. Download free texts, MP3s and PDFs.
10:45 PM - 11:00 PM April 12, 2014
10:45 PM - 11:00 PM April 05, 2014
Few words can “hold a candle” to “hold” as expressions take on new meanings using the word. “Hold on,” and we will tell you all about it | Words and Their Stories More
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to China this week was an example of efforts by the two sides to expand military ties. But the trip also demonstrated some of their sharp differences. | In The News More
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. More
Energy costs rise in Ukraine. Also, U.N. says world must deal with climate change now | As It Is. More
The Amistad case brought attention once again to the issue of slavery in the United States. At the time, slavery was legal and an important part of the country’s economy. But the U.S. - and several European countries - had banned the international slave trade | The Making of a Nation Program No.52 More
Kenya wants nuclear power by 2025. Also, food shortage severe in Mali | As It Is More
Attack in Nigeria Kills More Than 70. Also, Christians observe Holy Week | As It Is More
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