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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 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 environment and science.


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.


Learning English Broadcast

Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

Coming Up 12:30 AM - 1:00 AM Thursday 9 Jul

Learn with The News

  • Audio Iran Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline

    World leaders announced Tuesday they would not meet the July 7 deadline for an Iran nuclear agreement. Greece announced it has made "improvements" in its financial plan in hopes of collecting more bailout money. South Carolina passed a bill to remove the Civil War-era Confederate flag. More

  • Audio Obama Meets with Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief

    The President spoke with Nguyen Phu Trong about issues including trade and human rights 20 years after relations between the U.S. and Vietnam were normalized. Both men said they knew their countries had a difficult history, but stressed common interests. More

  • Audio Women's World Cup Sets Records, Except Money

    The Women’s World Cup final match between the U.S. and Japan set all kinds of records over the weekend. It was the most-watched soccer match ever, men’s or women’s, in United States history. Carli Lloyd scored the fast three goals in World Cup history. One record the game did not set? Money. More

  • Audio Tibetan, Chinese Football Teams Make History

    A group of Chinese and exiled Tibetans played at a women’s soccer event in Germany. It was the first recorded meeting between Chinese and Tibetan athletes since the 1959 Lhasa rebellion against Chinese rule. It was also the first-ever trip by a Tibetan women’s sports team to another country. More

  • Video Study: Chicago 'Immigration' Rate Dropping

    Few legal immigrants have moved to the country’s third-largest city in the past ten years. A technology company says it is having difficulty recruiting skilled workers. Cold and windy Chicago isn’t growing as fast as other large American cities, in part because it is not as attractive to immigrants. More

Featured Stories

  • Children in Germany hike the woods.

    Audio Growing Minds Need Greener Spaces

    It is not a secret that spending time outdoors is good for our health. But does being in and around nature help children learn? That is the question researchers around the world want to answer. Two recent studies seem to show a connection between more green spaces and better test scores. More

  • Audio Average Americans Gave Away Billions in 2014

    Last year, Americans again showed they are generous people. A majority of Americans, two-thirds, gave money to charity in 2014. And they gave away more money than ever before. They gave away an estimated total of $358 billion. It is a seven percent increase from 2013. More

  • Three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (rear to front) AF-2, AF-3 and AF-4. A new system to prevent pilots from suffering loss of consciousness is being developed for the aircraft.

    Video New Device May Help Jet Pilots

    While flying high above Earth’s surface, jet fighter pilots may suffer loss of eyesight for brief periods. Some pilots may even lose consciousness. These experiences, commonly called blackouts, can lead to tragic results. An Israeli company may have developed a device that could save pilots’ lives. More

  • Audio The Changing Face of America

    The faces of Americans in the United States are changing rapidly. In a few decades, the minority population will become the majority, as the white population decreases in the U.S. Those are the findings of a new report by the Census Bureau. More

  • People-Lewis Black

    Video Summer 2015 Brings Movies for Toddlers to Teens

    A girl's emotions star in 'Inside Out,' an animation from Pixar. 'Minions' is the story of the little yellow creatures from the 'Despicable Me' series. Don't like cartoon movies? Try "Paper Towns' based on a John Green book or 'Ricki and the Flash' starring Meryl Streep and daughter Maggie Gummer. More

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