radio / American Café

    Join host David Byrd as he talks to some of the fascinating people who help make life in America what it is. Whether its health, technology, entertainment, or culture we’ll meet the folks who make America unique.

    July 2016

    July 26, 2016

    American Cafe July 26, 2016 Author Gregory Maguire on After Alice

    He's known for his novel Wicked, which tells the Wizard of Oz story from the Wicked Witch of the West's perspective. The book has become a Tony-award winning musical and an international smash. Now Gregory Maguire has written a new take on Alice in Wonderland, After Alice. He spoke with VOA American Cafe host David Byrd about the book, and what literature means for all of us.

    July 19, 2016

    VOA American Cafe: Synthesizing Voices for Those Who Cannot Speak.

    Rupal Patel is the CEO and founder of VocaliD, whose software creates custom speech patterns for people unable to speak - like those with cerebral palsy, ALS, or traumatic brain injury. She spoke with VOA American Café host David Byrd.

    July 12, 2016

    American Cafe: Millennials in Leadership

    Millennials - those between the age of 18 and 34 - will be the leaders of the 21st century. Are they ready for the job? And if they aren't how do they get ready? This week's American Cafe host David Byrd talks to one author about how young people can prepare to take the reins of society in the coming decades.

    July 05, 2016

    American Cafe July 5th: Politics as Usual?

    The Republican and Democratic parties hold their presidential nominating conventions this month in Cleveland, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the presumptive nominees. But is it all said and done? VOA's Jim Malone stops by to talk about the conventions, then we'll see what the world thinks of campaign 2016.

    July 2016