Our Broadcast Programs

African Beat

African Beat showcases the latest and the greatest of contemporary African music and conversation. From Benga to Juju, Hip Life to Bongo Flava, Bubu to Soukous and more, host David Vandy has his finger on the pulse of the hottest African music and related issues today.


African Music Mix

On African Music Mix from N’dombolo to Benga to African Hip Hop, you’ll find the best mix of pan-African music by artists from East, West, North, South, and Central Africa, as well as the islands, drawing from VOA’s archive of over 15,000 African songs.


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.


Border Crossings

VOA’s live worldwide international music request show with host Larry London.


China Focus

Every week, Sarah Williams and Jim Stevenson share the things they have found of interest in China – things that have piqued their curiosity, troubled their senses, caused them to laugh, or made them wonder with awe.


Classic Rock

On Wednesday, host Ed Kowalski and producer Margot Braswell provide listeners with chronologies of rock music's greatest artists.


Country Hits USA

On Country Hits USA Host Mary Morningstar wraps up the week's offerings of the top Country music hits that debuted on Billboard's "Hot Country Singles" chart.


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.


Encounter

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.


Health Chat

Health Chat is a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa.  The show puts listeners directly in touch with guest medical professionals.  It includes a weekly feature spot, health news and comments from listeners on health issues.  The program is hosted by veteran health reporter Linord Moudou.


Independence West

Independence West is an international entertainment, pop culture, sports and current events show.


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

Moderator Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council and Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, Hilary Krieger, Deputy White House Editor for POLITICO, and Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to National Journal discuss how the US is handling the growing number of Ebola cases, Turkey’s role in fighting the ISIS militants, Iran nuclear talks, and the US politics.


Jazz America

Each weekend on Jazz America host Russ Davis brings you the best in jazz, present and past. Each week Russ interviews a musician and features music from their latest recordings.


Let's Talk

Let's Talk is an interactive discussion program about lifestyle issues. The show’s host Sunday Shomari examines everything from African cuisine to cellphones, from online dating to arranged marriages, and more. Sunday collects audience questions and comments via social media, and speaks with a variety of guests on the programs who share their experiences and opinions.


VOA Music Mix

VOA Music Mix is the Voice of America’s 24/7 English language music network. Hear the freshest cuts from chart-toppers Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Pink, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and more.

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Music Time in Africa

Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews, cultural information, and of course, great music -- including rare recordings from the Leo Sarkisian Library of African Music.


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!

Now! is a multi-media conversation between you and program hosts David Byrd, Lin Yang, Aisha Khalid and Manilene Ek. It’s all about new insights on life, work, relationships and everything in between. Now! introduces 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. 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.

 

 


Roots & Branches

Join host Katherine Cole for an hour of  the best of rootsy rock, Country, bluegrass, 'newgrass,' and folk music, with some blues and a few singer-songwriters thrown in to complete the mix.


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.


Soul Lounge

Hosted by The Lady DJ, Shawna Renee, Soul Lounge brings you music, interviews and performances from some of the best Neo-Soul &  conscious Hip-Hop artists in the world.  You’ll also hear Classic Soul from legendary musicians who have inspired a the new generation of groundbreaking artists.  Listen for your favorites from Erykah Badu, Omar, Lauryn Hill and D’angelo, The Roots, Sade and Marvin Gaye, plus music from up and coming artists to watch.


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.


Sports Buzz

Sports Buzz is a lively podcast hosted by VOA’s Mike Richman.  Tune in to learn more about the most captivating developments on the international sports scene, as well as to hear opinions from a broad range of coaches, athletes, journalists and other sports figures.


Top 20 Countdown

Every Thursday, host Ray McDonald surveys the Top 20 pop singles and albums in the U.S. as ranked by Billboard magazine.


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 www.upfrontafrica.com


VOA Newscasts

Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

On the Line

Smart talk about issues and ideas that matter.


Africa 54

Vincent Makori heads up the reporting team to inform you about Africa, the U.S. and the world. Watch the show Monday-Friday @ 1630 UTC/GMT. Visit VOAnews.com and visit us on Facebook.


Straight Talk Africa

Shaka Ssali hosts this call-in program that examines topics of special interest to Africans.


On Assignment

"On Assignment" is a weekly behind-the-scenes look at the VOA reporters and producers reporting the news from around the world.


The Correspondents

The Correspondents is VOA’s weekly discussion of the world’s top stories, as seen through the eyes of our dedicated reporters in the US and around the globe.  Hosted by Mil Arcega, our panel of journalists goes beyond the headlines to give listeners and viewer real context and understanding of what’s driving the story.


Beyond Category

The great Duke Ellington described the best music as being "beyond category." "Beyond Category with Eric Felten" brings the best of jazz, blues, swing, and more.


The Hamilton Live

Through the door and down the stairs, VOA's "The Hamilton Live" brings the audience along to a state-of-the-art music club, hidden just blocks from the White House in Washington, D.C.


Border Crossings

VOA’s live worldwide international music show with host Larry London.


Soul Lounge

“Every great song is born in the soul of the artist” - Shawna Renee
 
Music lover and cultural critic, Shawna Renee, introduces you to some of her favorite Soul, R&B and Hip Hop artists.  The Soul Lounge features in-depth conversations and intimate performances with the musicians and brave enough to dig deep beneath the surface of the music to uncover the inspiration, behind the art and culture of SOUL.

Feature Story

Turkish Kurds warm themselves around an open fire as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 21, 2014.

Photogallery Syrian Kurds Push Back on Turkish Plan

Ankara plan is to allow Peshmerga forces from northern Iraq to transit Turkish territory to enter besieged Syrian border town of Kobani to help in its defense More

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