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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 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 - 11:00 PM July 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 July 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 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.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM June 30, 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 23, 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 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.

    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

  • An African student (C) practices moves as other Shaolin martial arts students look on during the inauguration ceremony of a martial arts training program for African students, at the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province, China, Sept. 25, 2013.

    Audio More Africans Seek Education in China

    Tens of thousands of Africans are studying in China. The country provides students with financial assistance for education to develop skills that Africa needs most. And the system makes friends in Africa for the Chinese. More

  • 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 the 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

Featured Stories

  • Audio Artist Turns Plastic Bags Into Art

    Making art with found materials is not a new idea. An artist near Washington, D.C. just had her recycled art on exhibit at the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center in Maryland. She uses a material found in every American home. Plastic bags. More

  • Many Southerners approved the decision. But northern abolitionists spoke strongly against it.

    Audio Dred Scott Ruling Opens the Whole Country to Slavery

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress had no power to ban slavery in the new territories. The 1857 decision involved a man named Dred Scott. More

  • Medical Marijuana Kids

    Audio Marijuana Helps Children with Epilepsy

    People who support legalization of marijuana say some kinds of the plant offer extraordinary help for human health. For example, one kind of medical marijuana is reported to ease effects of epilepsy, a disease of the nervous system. More

  • Polar Bears Arctic 2006

    Audio From Birds to Bears, Animals Face Danger Around the World

    Hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia are in danger. Poachers killed a famous elephants in Kenya. And scientists are working to save polar bears population in Alaska and the Bering Sea. More

  • 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 More

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