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This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 07, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 26, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 19, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 12, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM May 05, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 10:59 PM April 21, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM April 14, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM April 07, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 10:59 PM March 31, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM March 24, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM March 17, 2014

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.


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

This Is America

This Is America looks at a major issue in American life and society each week, and explores popular places across the United States.

    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.

    Audio Songs About Summer

    Most Americans say their favorite season of the year is summer | This Is America

    Audio A Century Later, Statue of Liberty Still Attracts Millions

    A gift from the people of France, and a beacon of hope to arriving immigrants, “Lady Liberty” stands up to time, heavy use and fierce weather | This is America

    Audio A Visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon

    Washington lived at Mount Vernon for more than 40 years. The big wooden house is 24 kilometers south of Washington, DC -- the city named in his honor. | This is America

    Audio Southern Friendliness Meets History in Charleston

    All about Charleston, a beautiful city with an interesting story | This is America

    Audio Tombstone, Arizona: "The Town Too Tough To Die"

    The town of Tombstone, Arizona welcomes thousands of visitors each year. They come from all over the world to experience a colorful part of the wild American West. Saddle up, come along, and practice your American English, as we visit "The Town Too Tough to Die" | This Is America

    Audio Washington Monument Honors America’s First President

    It could have turned out to be a statue of Washington on his horse, but instead, it rises above the Washington panorama, and provides great views of the Nation's Capital. Come along with us on a visit to the Washington Monument - and practice your American English as you read and listen | This Is Am

    Audio Memorial Day Honors Soldiers Who Died for America

    Memorial Day honors all of those who have died in America's wars. But the holiday began as a way to remember soldiers killed in the Civil War.

    Audio Get Your Kicks on Route 66

    Join Steve Ember and Barbara Klein for a drive on the historic "Mother Road" from Chicago to Los Angeles. Many interesting stops along the way, some history, and, of course, the chance to practice your American English | This Is America

    Audio Play Ball! Baseball is America’s National Pastime

    A look at baseball’s influence on music and poetry in the United States. Sing along (we'll give you the words) - and practice your American English - as we head for the ball park | This Is America

    Audio 'Windy City' Offers Loop, Lakefront, Lots of Things to Enjoy

    Today we visit the large and lively city of Chicago, Illinois. The “Windy City” is home to almost three million people, and has some of America's most distinctive architecture, an extensive elevated train system, many parks, and a beautiful lakefront | This is America

    Audio Vermont is Small in Size, Big in Beauty

    The New England state of Vermont is known for its fertile farmland, Green Mountains, and Revolutionary history, to say nothing of ice cream and teddy bears. Come along with us, and practice your English, as we visit the "Green Mountain State" | This is America

    Audio Americans Choose Their Favorite Poems

    April is National Poetry Month in the United States. Come along with us as we sample poetry by Robert Frost, Rita Dove, Langston Hughes, Edna Saint Vincent Millay and other beloved American poets | This Is America

    Audio Blues, Country and Soul Mix in Memphis

    We learn about a city in the Southern US that helped give the world many kinds of American music, including Blues, Country, Rock, and Soul. Come along as we visit Memphis, Tennessee | This Is America

    Audio Songs of Spring Describe Her Many Moods

    Songs about Spring express both joy and sadness. Come along as we sample the many moods of Spring, from Broadway, Hollywood, pop, country, even a cowboy tune | This Is America

    Audio Iwo Jima Photograph Inspires Marine Corps Memorial

    A famous World War II photograph inspires a dramatic sculpture across the Potomac River from Washington. We learn about the photo and visit the Iwo Jima Memorial. Also, impressions from visitors | This Is America

    Audio American Folk Music Set the Tone for Cultural and Social Changes

    One young folk singer likens the history of the art form to a tree with many branches, with Woody Guthrie at the center. Today, a program of American Folk Music through the ages, from Traditional to "Freak" | This Is America

    Audio Another World, Underground: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    One of the world's largest caves, Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains more than 100 caves below the surface of the desert filled with stalactites and stalagmites. During the summer, thousands of bats fly north from Mexico and give birth in the caverns. | This Is America

    Audio Celebrating the Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky on February 12th, 1809. He grew up in Illinois. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves in states controlled by rebel forces. He also delivered the famous Gettysburg Address. | This is America

    Audio Lower East Side Tenement Museum Recreates Life in New York for Immigrants 100 Years Ago

    We visit the apartments of the Gumpertz family, the Baldizzis, the Rogarshevsky family, the Levines and the Confinos | This is America

Learn with The News

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    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

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    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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