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.
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.
Extraordinary Visions: American Café October 9, 2018 - October 09, 2018
(09/10/2018 @ 19:00)
This week, we meet Concetta Antico, a woman who has a special kind of vision that allows her to see colors other humans can't. And we'll also hear from Grammy and Tony award-winning singer Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Bridging Gaps Through Art: American Café October 2, 2018 - October 02, 2018
(02/10/2018 @ 16:31)
This week we meet two groups of people using art to bridge gaps. In Leesburg, Virginia we visit Clay and Metal, where two artists are helping to build community. Then we travel to Chicago to a special art space on Sedgwick Street, where art is helping bridge the economic gaps between those who live on the east side and those who live on the west side of this thoroughfare.
Tech Week American Café September 25, 2018 - September 25, 2018
(25/09/2018 @ 19:18)
This week, we hear about a European Space Agency mission to the sun with some down-to-earth goals. Then Deborah Block tells us about new technology that helps the disabled.
History of Standup: American Café September 19, 2018 - September 19, 2018
(19/09/2018 @ 18:23)
This week we talk with comedian, professor, and podcast host Wayne Federman about his new show The History of Standup. Wayne's podcast traces the history of the art form from its earliest times to modern day standup specials.
Are You Alive? American Café September 11, 2018 - September 11, 2018
(11/09/2018 @ 18:50)
What does it mean to be truly alive? Are there things you do that make you feel the most alive? Can anyone do them? This week, we meet the host and narrator of a new documentary series The Search for Aliveness. They're asking people all over the world to tell them waht makes them truly alive.
Making It: American Café September 4, 2018 - September 04, 2018
(04/09/2018 @ 18:50)
This week we visit a co-living facility in Brooklyn where people are redefining the American dream of home ownership. Then Elizabeth Lee introduces us to interns at the Academy Gold program in Los Angeles, where people from underserved communities are learning the film business.
Walk of America: American Café August 28, 2018 - August 28, 2018
(28/08/2018 @ 17:57)
This week we introduce you to some members of the Walk of America team. They are combat veterans walking more than 1,600 kilometers across the United States to raise awareness - and money - to help veterans in the UK and the USA.
Surviving Sexual Abuse: American Café August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
(21/08/2018 @ 18:50)
This week we look at surviving sexual abuse. From the recent grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, to the Larry Nassar case with USA Gymnastics, to Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement, sexual abuse and recovery has been in the news. We'll hear from marriage and family therapist Steven Ing about some of the reasons - and solutions - for sexual abuse.
Helping the Homeless: American Café August 14, 2018 - August 14, 2018
(14/08/2018 @ 18:50)
There are more than 550-thousand homeless people in the United States. This week, VOA's Julie Taboh visits a non-profit outside Washington, DC that is transforming the lives of homeless people.
The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: American Café August 7, 2018 - August 07, 2018
(07/08/2018 @ 18:50)
When Laura Fahrenthold's husband - award winning Bloomberg financial journalist James Mark Pittman - died suddenly in 1998, the usual rituals didn't help. But Laura found a unique way to deal with her grief - it involves a 1993 RV, a stray dog, and several trips across North America. Laura tells her story in a new book, The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story on this week's American Café.
U.S. Doctor Shortage? American Café July 31, 2018 - July 31, 2018
(31/07/2018 @ 18:50)
A recent study projected that by 2030, there could be a shortage of more than 121,000 doctors in the U.S. Many of those missing physicians would be primary care doctors. Is there a doctor shortage? If so, what can be done about it? We talk to a pair of experts in the medical field about the issue on this week's show.
Black Theater in America American Café July 24, 2018 - July 24, 2018
(24/07/2018 @ 18:43)
Lin Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton electrified Broadway. It is known as much for its diverse casting as for its music, dance, and hip-hop interpretation of history. But is it the exception? what is the state of black theater in America. We talk with Ekundayo bandele, the founder and executive director of Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee, about black theater, the Hamilton effect, and arts education in communities of color.
Photographer Michael Benanav American Café July 17, 2018 - July 17, 2018
(17/07/2018 @ 18:30)
This week we meet photographer and author Michael Benanav, who has traveled the world documenting the lives of indigenous people. But for his latest book, Michael didn't just observe the nomadic migration of the Van Gujjar people of northern India - he became part of it.
Tech Week: American Café July 11, 2018 - July 11, 2018
(11/07/2018 @ 16:33)
This week we visit kids making their own guitars, we meet a robot who helps seniors at home, and we learn about a company making ink out of the exhaust of diesel engines.
Picture Memories: American Café July 3, 2018 - July 03, 2018
(03/07/2018 @ 19:02)
When Sherri Henderson, the mother of a young man with Down Syndrome who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's couldn't find materials to help her son understand the disease, she wrote her own. That became Picture Memories: Understanding Dementia. Sherri talks with VOA's American Café about her son, her book, and her outlook for the future.
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