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 is our weekly program about music, pop culture and life in the United States.
In the News explains one of the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.
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 is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.
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 each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.
Thomas Jefferson was the first to use this word to describe Count de Buffon's books on natural history. Efforts to belittle the word "belittle" did not stop people from using the word. | Words and Their Stories More
Almost 270 people, mostly high school students, are still missing after the South Korean ferry disaster. But hopes of finding more survivors are decreasing. | In the News More
Why Vietnam Turned Down Future Games. Also, Shakespeare without words | As It Is More
President William Henry Harrison dies in 1841, one month into his term, becoming the first American president to die in office. He is succeeded by his vice president John Tyler | The Making of a Nation - Program No. 53 More
Agent Orange removal will continue in Vietnam. Also, NASA looks for dust on the moon | As It Is More
New York mayor offers to build trust as spying ends. Also, media freedom on trial in Thailand | As It Is. More
It began to rain. And…it rained. And it rained some more. Nearly 50 centimeters of rain destroyed the tomato crop in 1992. Blake Whisenant was not a happy farmer. So he invented a new way to grow crops. He invented the earthbox. | Science in the News More
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