For 40 years, millions of people worldwide listened to VOA's Jazz Hour with Willis Conover. During the Cold War, Conover's programs created a connection to the United States for millions of people living behind the Iron Curtain. Earlier this past week, Voice of America hosted The Frankie Addison Quintet to mark Jazz Appreciation Month and VOA's part in keeping the free form music genre alive. Enjoy the music.
Once they acclimate to their new environment, overcoming language, social and cultural barriers, refugees in the U.S. often thrive. Some translate their experiences into assets that are valuable to their new community, as did Parvin and Yadollah Jamalreza. VOA's June Soh visited their popular tailoring shop in Charlottesville, Virginia.