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As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


American Mosaic

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


In the News

In the News explains one of the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


The Making of a Nation

The Making of a Nation explains the history of the United States, and each week tells how the country and its people have developed.


Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


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.


Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.

Learn with The News

  • France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (C) attends the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq, at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris September 15, 2014. French President called on Monday for a global response to counter Islamic State militants du

    Audio 30 Nations Pledge to Fight Islamic State Group

    Delegates from about 30 countries, as well as UN, EU and Arab League meet in Paris and agree to lend support. Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea. The Philippines may permit the United States to base some of its navy forces on the island. | In the News More

  • Labour party MP Jim Murphy addresses a crowd during his "100 streets in 100 days" tour to promote the case for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 2, 2014.

    Audio Scotland's Independence Vote Is Too Close to Call

    The upcoming vote on independence could end the 300-year union of Scotland and Britain. However, two major banks say they will move their headquarters if the vote is "Yes." More

  • Muslim children gather at a water pump outside the mosque at PK12 in Bangui, Central African Republic, April 10, 2014.

    Audio UNICEF: Violence Against Children Is Widespread

    The UN agency says about 95,000 young people were murdered in 2012, and 120 million girls have experienced sexual violence. It also says the great majority of victims live in poor and middle-income countries. More

  • Workers dump waste from pit latrines from the Korogocho slum of Nairobi, Kenya into the water.

    Audio In Kenya, Cities and Towns Are Growing Quickly

    Few places for people new to Nairobi or those seeking better living conditions; the government works to make builders construct better houses. | As It Is More

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    Audio Video Highlights Domestic Abuse Issue

    Twenty-five percent of American women will experience domestic violence, that is, physical abuse by a partner. Most cases are never reported to police. But recently such violence was captured on video tape. More

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