Topic 1 ‘CODA’ Aims to Make Movie-Going More Available to Deaf Community
Going to the movies is not always a fun experience for people who cannot hear. Film showings in theaters with captions -- the written words the actors are saying -- are limited.
Topic 2 Harry and Meghan Appear on Time ‘100 Most Influential’ List
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were pictured on the cover of Time magazine's yearly 100 most influential people in the world issue.
Topic 3 Japanese Artist Makes Life-like Cardboard Sculptures
Monami Ohno uses a little tool to put very small pieces of hard paper, or cardboard, on the legs of her sculpture.
Topic 4 Writer Says Bisexual Superman Is Not a Gimmick
Superman is taking part in National Coming Out Day.
Topic 5 Childhood Obesity in US Increased During Pandemic
A new study found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a large increase in obesity in American children and teenagers.
Topic 6 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Journalists Ressa and Muratov
Reporters Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Topic 7 More People Learning Korean after ‘Squid Game’ TV Show
A company offering online language-learning services says more people are learning Korean after the launch of a popular Korean TV show on Netflix.
Topic 8 Two Congos Ask UNESCO to Honor Rumba
La Septante is an open-air place for music in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Topic 9 Finnish Researchers Grow Coffee in a Lab
Finnish researchers say they have produced coffee in a laboratory that smells and tastes very similar to the real thing.
Topic 10 Afghan Girls Waiting for Schools to Re-open under Taliban
In Afghanistan, boys 12 and older have been back in school for more than two weeks. The new Taliban government says it is working on making it possible for girls to do the same.
Topic 11 Robots Do It All at Japanese Car Factory
There are very few human workers at a new Nissan car factory outside of Tokyo. Most of the work is done by robots.
Topic 12 US Health Agency Pushes for Less Salt in Food
The Food and Drug Administration asked food companies to use less salt in more than 150 items as a way to make Americans healthier.
Topic 13 Broadway Returns with New Investors, Big Plans
Broadway, the collection of major theaters in the United States, has seen the longest shutdown in its history.
Topic 14 Dutch Museum Has Art Show for People with Vision Issues
The Utrecht Central Museum in The Netherlands offered an unusual art exhibit this month.
Topic 15 81-Year-Old Skateboarder Learns New Tricks
Yoshio Kinoshita of Japan is not letting his age stop him from learning new tricks on a skateboard.
Topic 16 Brazilian Painter Brings Attention to Threatened Amazon Rainforest
Brazilian artist Mundano has used the remains of burned trees from the Amazon rainforest to create a huge painting in Sao Paulo.
Topic 17 Google Finds Out What Americans Are Dressing Up as on Halloween
Here is a question for our listeners: What do witches, rabbits and dinosaurs have in common?
Topic 18 Indian Designer Finds Sustainable Way to High Fashion
An Indian designer is repurposing unused pieces of cloth that factories throw out.
Topic 19 Eden Center Is the Heart of Vietnamese Culture in Washington
A bright red, green and yellow arch rises over the entrance to the Eden Center marketplace.
Topic 20 F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s Last Apartheid President, Dies
F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid president who oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died.