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.

Coming Up Monday May 25, 2015

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.

Coming Up Sunday May 24, 2015

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.

Coming Up Monday May 25, 2015

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.

Coming Up Monday May 25, 2015

Country Hits USA

Join us for Country Hits USA to hear the songs topping the country music charts, plus the best in roots, bluegrass, rockabilly and more.


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.

Coming Up Monday May 25, 2015

VOA Global

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

Coming Up Thursday May 28, 2015

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.

Coming Up Friday May 29, 2015

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.

Coming Up Tuesday May 26, 2015

International Edition

International Edition delivers insight into world news through eye-witnesses, correspondent reports and analysis from experts and news makers.  We also keep you in touch with social media, science and entertainment trends.
 
 
 

Coming Up Sunday May 24, 2015

Issues in the News

Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world.

Coming Up Friday May 29, 2015

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.

Coming Up Monday May 25, 2015

VOA1 - The Hits

VOA1 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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Coming Up Monday May 25, 2015

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.

Coming Up Sunday May 24, 2015

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.

Coming Up Sunday May 24, 2015

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.

Coming Up Friday May 29, 2015

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.

 

 

Coming Up Thursday May 28, 2015

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.

Coming Up Monday May 25, 2015

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.

Coming Up Sunday May 24, 2015

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

Coming Up Wednesday May 27, 2015

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.

Coming Up Sunday May 24, 2015

HashtagVOA

Everybody’s talking on HashtagVOA.


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.

Featured Videos

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Turkey's Main Opposition Party Hopes for Election Breakthroughi
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May 22, 2015 10:23 AM
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party has sought an image change ahead of the June 7 general election. The move comes after suffering successive defeats at the hands of the Islamist-rooted AK Party, which has portrayed it as hostile to religion. Dorian Jones reports from the western city of Izmir.
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Video Turkey's Main Opposition Party Hopes for Election Breakthrough

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party has sought an image change ahead of the June 7 general election. The move comes after suffering successive defeats at the hands of the Islamist-rooted AK Party, which has portrayed it as hostile to religion. Dorian Jones reports from the western city of Izmir.
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Video Europe Follows US Lead in Tackling ‘Conflict Minerals’

Metals mined from conflict zones in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo are often sold by warlords to buy weapons. This week European lawmakers voted to force manufacturers to prove that their supply chains are not inadvertently fueling conflicts and human rights abuses. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Class Tackles Questions of Race, Discrimination

Unrest in some U.S. cities is more than just a trending news item at Ladue Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, it’s a focus of a multicultural studies class engaging students in wide-ranging discussions about racial tensions and police aggression.
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Video Mind-Controlled Prosthetics Are Getting Closer

Scientists and engineers are making substantial advances towards the ultimate goal in prosthetics – creation of limbs that can be controlled by the wearer’s mind. Thanks to sophisticated sensors capable of picking up the brain’s signals, an amputee in Iceland is literally bringing us one step closer to that goal. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Afghan Economy Sinks As Foreign Troops Depart

As international troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, and many foreign aid groups follow, Afghans are grappling with how the exodus will affect the country's fragile economy. Ayesha Tanzeem reports from the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Video Poverty, Ignorance Force Underage Girls Into Marriage

The recent marriage of a 17-year old Chechen girl to a local police chief who was 30 years older and already had a wife caused an outcry in Russia and beyond. The bride was reportedly forced to marry and her parents were intimidated into giving their consent. The union spotlighted yet again the plight of many underage girls in developing countries. Zlatica Hoke reports poverty, ignorance and fear are behind the practice, especially in Asia and Africa.
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Video South Korea Marks Gwangju Uprising Anniversary

South Korea this week marked the 35th anniversary of a protest that turned deadly. The Gwangju Uprising is credited with starting the country’s democratic revolution after it was violently quelled by South Korea’s former military rulers. But as Jason Strother reports, some observers worry that democracy has recently been eroded.
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Video California’s Water System Not Created To Handle Current Drought

The drought in California is moving into its fourth year. While the state's governor is mandating a reduction in urban water use, most of the water used in California is for agriculture. But both city dwellers and farmers are feeling the impact of the drought. Some experts say the state’s water system was not created to handle long periods of drought. Elizabeth Lee reports from Ventura County, an agricultural region just northwest of Los Angeles.
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Video How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

An international team of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of the woolly mammoth. Led by the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, the work opens the door to recreate the huge herbivore, which last roamed the Earth 4,000 years ago. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble considers the science of de-extinction and its place on the planet
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Video Blind Boy Defines His Life with Music

Cole Moran was born blind. He also has cognitive delays and other birth defects. He has to learn everything by ear. Nevertheless, the 12-year-old has had an insatiable love for music since he was born. VOA’s June Soh introduces us to the young phenomenal harmonica player.

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