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Middle East Monitor

The entire Middle East is shifting dramatically right before our eyes - calls for democratization, accountability in government, broadened civil, social and human rights. Each weekday, Middle East Monitor packs on-the-ground reporting, insightful analysis and audience participation in a dynamic 30-minute program. Leveraging Facebook, Twitter, crowdsourcing and seasoned journalists, we help you spot political and social trends as they emerge. Make sure you join our Facebook community below to help strengthen our mission – creating news that listens.

Africa News Tonight

Africa News Tonight is a lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. News feature stories look at science and technology, environmental issues, humanitarian topics, the African diaspora, business, arts and culture. Music and the popular sports segment, Sonny Side of Sports, round out the show.

American Café

Join us at the American Café. Every weekend, host Ira Mellman introduces you to stories from and about the United States of America - whether it's a topic making headlines, a discussion of new trends, or just sharing a slice of life.

Crossroads Asia

Crossroads Asia offers unique stories and perspectives -- with in-depth interviews, and analysis. For news and information about what matters most to Asian listeners, join Host Sarah Williams weeknights for a complete wrap-up of the latest news from China, South Korea, Japan and other important locations in this key region of the world.

Daybreak Africa

Each morning, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews, reports from VOA correspondents, sports news as well as listener comments.

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, public policy, or academia discuss and debate a critical issue in the news, bringing depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.


Join host Akwei Thompson for Inquiry, a light-hearted, laughter-filled show that takes a look at everyday life - everything from where to find the best street food, to African comedy and storytelling, to the impact of cell phones on modern life.

International Edition

International Edition gives you 30 minutes of in-depth world news reported by VOA’s worldwide corps of correspondents - on the events people are talking about. Updated 10 times a day.

Issues in the News

Join us each week as prominent Washington D.C. correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.

Nightline Africa

Join our host and correspondents from Washington and across Africa as they bring you in-depth interviews, news reports, analysis and features on this 60-minute news magazine show.


NOW!  is a multi-media conversation between you and program hosts David Byrd, Lin Yang and Eunjung Cho.  It’s all about new insights on life, work, relationships and everything in between.  NOW! will introduce you to some of the most fascinating people in the United States….not only the newsmakers, but people who are offering different ideas about those things that are most important in your life, and your world.   More important, NOW! brings YOU into the conversation.  Your insights, even your creations are welcome through social media, email or phone.  So join in.  Make a connection.  Do it…NOW!

Press Conference USA

Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture. Carol and other panelists interview bestselling authors, analysts, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues.

Reporters' Roundtable

On Reporters' Roundtable join host and journalist Douglas Mpuga, along with a lively panel of journalists, who analyze the week’s major developments in Africa.



Science World

Join host Rick Pantaleo to examine global issues in science, technology, health, agriculture, and the environment on Science World.

Sonny Side of Sports

VOA's Sonny Young brings you the latest sports news and trends as well as questions and comments from sports fans around Africa and the world.

Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

Join veteran journalist Shaka Ssali on Straight Talk Africa every Wednesday as he and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.

South Sudan In Focus

South Sudan in Focus is a 30-minute weekday English-language broadcast/internet program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region.

Up Front

On this fresh, fast-paced show, co-hosts Jackson Mvunganyi, in the U.S., and Nadia Samie, in Africa, talk to teens and young adults about Politics,trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives [30 minutes].Check out the Upfront blog at

Feature Story

People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.

VOA Exclusive: Teen Stowaway's Father Says Allah Protected Son

Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi tells VOA's Somali service he was stunned to learn his son had made the risky trip to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing jetliner More