The Swedish indie pop duo, Flora Cash, is new in the pop/rock world but has been gaining popularity with a hit song on the charts and a newly-released record. It also has been gaining a following, especially among Albanian-American fans because one of its members, Shresa Lleshaj, is of Albanian descent. The duo recently performed in Baltimore, and VOA's Ardita Dunellari was there.
For the first time in a century all 50 states will get to witness at least a partial eclipse. VOA's Ardita Dunellari visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington to learn what preparations are underway for viewing this spectacular display of nature.
September 11 brings vivid memories of the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon for Bruce Powers. The George Washington University professor was a Pentagon defense analyst at the time, and was on the job that fateful day. He tells VOA's Ardita Dunellari what he experienced and the ways he has found to give meaning to the event and honor colleagues who perished.
It's not precisely clear why a 16th-century German cartographer chose to honor the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci by naming a land mass after him instead of Christopher Columbus, who historically gets the credit for America's discovery. VOA's Ardita Dunellari reports Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map has been called America's birth certificate as the first geographic document to apply the moniker.