Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
VOAVideo: Oprah Winfrey Bids Farewell to Millions of Fans
U.S. television star Oprah Winfrey, one of the nation's most powerful and wealthiest entertainers, is ending her run as a top-rated TV talk show host after 25 years on the air. The final episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show airs on May 25
Saturday, May 21, 2011
VOAVideo: In Haitian Town, Artists Honor Dead With Rubble Art
In Haiti, the southern town of Jacmel, one of the country's creative centers, is all about art. Last year's earthquake changed the way Jacmel's artists view their craft. As Ross Velton reports, the quake inspired them to tell stories, but not in the usual way.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
VOAVideo: Virginia Factory Turns Out Tulips by the Millions
Spring means watching flowers bloom and one amazing place to watch this happen can be found near Stevensburg, Virginia, just 113 kilometers (70 miles) outside of Washington. At Fresh Tulips USA, they pick 4.5 million of these buds every week, making it one of the largest greenhouses in the world.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
VOAVideo: Students Design Futuristic Hi-Tech Clothes
The garments we'll wear in the future will be different than our clothes today. Not just different colors, styles or fabrics. Future fashion will be smart. Our clothes may be able to reduce our stress levels or change color based on our mood.
Several examples of advanced textile technology were showcased by students at MICA - the Maryland Institute College of Arts - recently.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Also, two mountain climbers from Nepal are leading a team that hopes to remove much of the trash on Mount Everest SCIENCE IN THE NEWS (download mp3)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
VOAVideo: Journey to Planet Earth
In 1992, more than 100 heads of state met for what was then an unprecedented global event on the environment. The International Earth Summit was the start of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. For a pair of filmmakers, it also marked the beginning of a very successful environmental TV series on public television after they produced the opening film for the summit.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
VOAVideo: Understanding How Tornadoes Work
On average, 800 tornadoes are reported in the United States each year SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
Red Cross: Video: Update from Missisippi and Alabama
Since March 31, there have been approximately 871 tornado reports in 26 states. These are eyewitness accounts and have not been confirmed by the National Weather Service. Emergency Management officials are reporting 354 fatalities and 2,679 injuries across seven states in April. Please donate to the American Red Cross--thanks!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
VOAVideo: Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize
Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey. Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has gone to researcher May Berenbaum, who is studying solutions to the bee crisis. Mike O'Sullivan spoke with her in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
VOAVideo: African farmers find going green is fruitful
At a time when forests around the world are falling to make room for crops to feed more and more people, the opposite is happening in parts of Africa's Sahel. Farmers in this semi-arid region below the Sahara desert are growing more trees than they did three decades ago - and they're producing more crops and eating better because of it. And this transformation is taking place without much involvement from the usual international development agencies.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
VOA Special English: Community Gardens Grow Green Space in New York City
Music from Allison Krauss and a question about the Patowmac Canal near Washington AMERICAN MOSAIC (downlad mp3)