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.


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.


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.


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.


Inquiry

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.


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.


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 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.

 

 


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.


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 & Ndimyake Mwakalyelye will head up the reporting team to inform about Africa, the U.S. and the world. Watch us 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.

Feature Story

A Coptic service near Washington, DC.

Video Concern Over Attacks on Middle East Christians Grows in Washington

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