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.

    June 2016

    June 28, 2016

    American Cafe June 28 Veterans Summit Everest

    Combat wounded veteran Chad Jukes and his USX teammates recently summited Mount Everest to raise awareness about PTSD and soldier suicide. Chad and USX co-founder Todd Burnett spoke with VOA American Cafe host David Byrd.


    June 21, 2016

    Prince, Pain, and Fentanyl

    This week on American Cafe, we look at Prince's death from a fentanyl overdose. We'll also talk to a medical expert about the opioid use epidemic in the United States. Be sure to tune in at 0000 Hours UTC Wednesday!


    June 14, 2016

    American Cafe June 14 Guns in America

    This week on American Cafe, we look at guns in America. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, we'll explore whether mass shootings are becoming more common in the United States. We'll also meet a man who underwent a deep change of heart after the 2013 Navy Yard shootings in Washington, DC.


    June 07, 2016

    American Cafe June 7, 2016 Fly Down to Rio

    This week, American Cafe introduces you to four US Olympians: sailors Annie Haeger and Brianna Provancha and gymnasts Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas. All four hope to bring home gold from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

    June 2016