American Café - Voice of America
Join host David Byrd as he talks to some of the fascinating people who help make life in America what it is. Whether its health, technology, entertainment, or culture we'll meet the folks who make America unique.
For the Tech of It: American Café March 12, 2019 - March 12, 2019
(12/03/2019 @ 17:57)
This week we hear about how technology is being used to solve cold crime cases. Then we'll meet the developers of a new baton that helps blind musicians know what a conductor wants.
Where Are You From? American Café March 6, 2019 - March 06, 2019
(06/03/2019 @ 17:15)
Who am I? Where do I come from? Those questions are at the center of this week's show. Hear about an art exhibit that highlights African and African American heritage. Then we meet a photographer whose images documented life in Manhattan's Chinatown for nearly 40 years.
Navigating the New Economy: American Café February 26, 2019 - February 26, 2019
(26/02/2019 @ 19:21)
Recent news has been full of companies like Sears and Payless closing stores and laying off workers. The time when a person could work for one company for life is rapidly vanishing. This week we talk with author and consultant Cheryl Cran about preparing for the new economy, where freelance will be the model.
Oscars 2019: American Café February 19, 2019 - February 19, 2019
(19/02/2019 @ 17:42)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its annual "Oscars" this week. We sit down with VOA entertainment reporter Penelope Poulou to get her predictions of who will take home the coveted statuettes.
Foreign Films and Female Filmmakers: American Café February 12, 2019 - February 12, 2019
(12/02/2019 @ 17:32)
This week, Penelope Poulou tells us about the five films nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Then we meet a female Muslim film director looking to make her mark in Tinsel Town.
Grand Romance: Singer Vincent Niclo American Café February 6, 2019 - February 06, 2019
(06/02/2019 @ 20:03)
French tenor Vincent Niclo has had platinum record sales in his home country but is making his first tour of the United States. Niclo is touring with soprano superstar and former UNESCO artist for Peace Sarah Brightman in support of her "Hymn" CD. Niclo sat down with VOA American Café when the tour stopped in Washington.
Not What U Think: American Café January 29, 2019 - January 29, 2019
(29/01/2019 @ 18:00)
This week, we meet a Maryland photographer who uses her art to help women battling breast cancer. Then we travel to New York to meet a policeman who uses his DJ skills to reach his community.
Overwhelming Joy: American Café January 22, 2019 - January 22, 2019
(22/01/2019 @ 19:50)
This week, we talk with Valorie Kondos Field, the UCLA gymnastics coach who helped lead Katelyn Ohashi to her electrifying floor routine that has gone viral online.
Music and Healing: American Café January 15, 2019 - January 15, 2019
(15/01/2019 @ 21:16)
This week we feature two stories of music and healing. Dr. Kenny Davin Fine tells us how music can be a powerful aid to healing. Then we meet Brandon Mendenhall, who overcame childhood cerebral palsy to become the founder and guitarist of The Mendenhall Experiment.
New Year, New You: American Café January 10, 2019 - January 10, 2019
(10/01/2019 @ 18:11)
This time of year is often when people make changes - a new job, eat better, manage our money. But what if it's time for an internal house cleaning? How do you get rid of toxic relationships? What do you do when relationships end? This week, we talk with two authors with insight on a new year and a new you.
Surviving the Holidays: American Café December 18, 2018 - December 18, 2018
(18/12/2018 @ 19:48)
This time of year is called 'the most wonderful time' by some. But it can also be painful. How do you survive getting together with family members you might not like? And what if you're alone? We talk to three experts about navigating holiday stresses on this week's American Café
Hope and Healing: American Café December 11, 2018 - December 11, 2018
(11/12/2018 @ 17:37)
This week we visit the One House art project which highlights the diversity of American society and the many stories of people who come here. Then we'll visit a special clinic that is helping musicians stay in playing form.
Something in the Water: American Café December 4, 2018 - December 04, 2018
(04/12/2018 @ 17:29)
This week, we visit the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, where water plays a big role in how the bourbon tastes. Then Steve Baragona takes us to Baltimore, Maryland, where scientists are purifying water using algae.
American Icons: American Café November 27, 2018 - November 27, 2018
(27/11/2018 @ 19:32)
For generations, the Statue of Liberty has greeted people coming to the United States through New York Harbor. This week, we visit the site of a new museum dedicated to Lady Liberty. Then we travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, the birthplace of jazz for some foot-stomping good times at Preservation Hall.
Forgive and Forget? Not Quite: American Café November 20, 2018 - November 20, 2018
(20/11/2018 @ 19:13)
This week the holiday season gets into full swing in the United States. But often the hoped for joy of the season is poisoned by anger, bitterness, or resentment. This week, host David Byrd chats with rabbi/cantor Judy Greenfeld from Nachshon Minyan in Encino, California, about how forgiveness can help free us from the bad things that bind us.
Mindfulness and Gratitude: Author Julie Potiker American Café November 13, 2018 - November 13, 2018
(13/11/2018 @ 20:10)
You might have heard of mindfulness or being present. But how do you do that? What role does gratitude play in having a happy, stress-free life? This week, we chat with Julie Potiker, the author of "Life Falls Apart, but You Don't have to: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos."
2018 Elections: now What? American Café November 7, 2018 - November 07, 2018
(07/11/2018 @ 18:03)
What do the 2018 midterm election results mean for Donald Trump's presidency? How will having the Democrats in control of the House of Representatives affect his plans? What does it mean for the country? VOA Chief Political Correspondent Jim Malone stops by to answer those and other questions on this week's show.
Our Animal Friends: American Café October 30, 2018 - October 30, 2018
(30/10/2018 @ 17:33)
This week we look at how animals are helping people live better and longer lives. Kevin Enochs tells us how dogs are being used to fight the spread of Malaria. Faith Lapidus takes us to a Mississippi farm where the descendants of the first horses in the Americas are thriving. Mil Arcega tells us about how Yaks are making a new home in Colorado.
Life Voyages: American Café October 23, 2018 - October 23, 2018
(23/10/2018 @ 23:08)
This week we travel along as some teen girls build their confidence through a voyage on board a sailing ship. Then we'll visit one of the remotest observatories in the United States to see how it helps monitor climate change. And just in time for Halloween, we visit a pumpkin patch in Maryland.
Reflections and Transformations: American Café October 16, 2018 - October 16, 2018
(16/10/2018 @ 18:55)
This week, we meet some folks who are working with ex-cons to start over in life. We also hear about a high-tech mirror that can give you a 3-D readout on your smart phone. And some of the recycling trucks in Washington, DC are doubling as works of art.
Dernière mise à jour : 17/03/2019 @ 10:03