Topic 1 What Baby Names Say about the United States
What is in a name? For many people, a name can provide important information about the person and the times we live in.
Topic 2 DC’s Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom
Washington, D.C.’s, cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.
Topic 3 Saudi Arabia Permits Women to Travel Without Male Approval
Saudi Arabia says it will soon permit all citizens age 21 and older – including women – to travel by choice and independently.
Topic 4 Today Is ‘Juneteenth’ in the United States
Today is Juneteenth in the United States – a holiday that is over 150 years old, but is still unknown to many people.
Topic 5 The History of American Breakfast
Since the earliest days of the United States, Americans began their days by eating whatever was most easily available.
Topic 6 Two Musicians Play Across Cultures
A two-person musical group performs almost every day in the Washington, D.C. area.
Topic 7 What an American Home Looks Like
American homes are a lot like America. They are a mix of designs from many countries, all combined together.
Topic 8 Indian State an Example of Successful Plastic Ban
In India, a nationwide ban on single-use plastic products went into effect this week.
Topic 9 Artist Spreads Mongolian Culture Using Masks
Gankhuyag Natsag, also known as Ganna, spends his time spreading Mongolian culture around the world.
Topic 10 Vernal Equinox: The Arrival of Spring
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. At exactly 21:58 UTC, the sun will be exactly above the Earth’s equator.
Topic 11 The Worth of A Girl: Child Marriage Around the World
Somaya was 13 years old and a seventh grade student in Herat, Afghanistan, when her father sold her into marriage.
Topic 12 One in Four People at Risk of Lacking Water
One in four people around the world is at risk of facing dangerous water shortages, an American research organization warned Tuesday.
Topic 13 Why Americans Don’t Wear White after Labor Day
This Monday is Labor Day in the United States – a holiday linked to workers’ rights and wearing white.
Topic 14 Asians Celebrate Lunar New Year Around the World
The traditional dragon and lion dances greeted several hundred Asian-Americans over the weekend at Fair Oaks Shopping Center in northern Virginia.
Topic 15 Faces of Immigrants Show Strength, Bravery
Faces of immigrants in paintings by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer directly in the eye.
Topic 16 Slave Heritage Tourism on Rise in Ghana
A large sign on the way to the Ghanaian city of Assin Manso shows an image of two African slaves.
Topic 17 North Korea to Develop Homegrown Beauty Market
North Korea is asking its young, middle-class women to give up international cosmetics and use products made in their own country.
Topic 18 Tradition of Masked Dancers Lives On in Cambodia
Cambodia’s centuries-old tradition of masked dance was almost completely lost during the genocidal rule of the Khmer Rouge.
Topic 19 Kenya’s Only Ice Hockey Team
Kenya’s first and only ice hockey team is helping to increase interest in the sport for a new generation of players.
Topic 20 Teen Vaping on the Rise in US, Canada
A new study says more American and Canadian teenagers are vaping than ever before.