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27
MAR

Smithsonian Museums Meet Visitors’ Needs Online

Museums across the U.S. have closed to the public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But that hasn’t stopped the guardians of some of the greatest art collections in the country from sharing their national treasures with people around the world. VOA’s Julie Taboh spoke with the director of one of the Smithsonian Institution’s most popular museums about the many ways they’re reaching their audience.
25
MAR

Pandemic Likely to Damage US, China Film Industries

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down movie theaters and caused movie releases to be postponed in the U.S. and China, the two largest film markets in the world. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has details on how the pandemic is affecting moviegoers and movie producers in both countries.
24
MAR

2020 Summer Olympics Officially Moved to 2021

The global coronavirus outbreak keeps many of us at home and away from the things we enjoy. Sporting leagues around the world have postponed or canceled live competitions, and on Tuesday, the biggest event of them all, the summer Olympics, announced the Tokyo Games will be postponed to 2021. VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports.
 
21
MAR

Portland’s Musician Shakes up the Guitar Industry 

At 28, musician Fabi Reyna is the founder and editor-in-chief of She Shreds magazine, a publication dedicated to women guitarists and bassists. She also continues to perform in concerts around the world. Karina Bafradzhian met with the inspiring young woman and filed this report narrated by Anna Rice.
16
MAR

Artist Uses Sculptures to Examine Racial Violence

A retired African American educator is using his new career as an artist to educate younger generations about racial divisions that led to some of the darkest chapters in American history. The work of the sculptor is now on exhibit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where VOA's Chris Simkins caught up with the artist.
15
MAR

Cartoonist Reflects On Diversity Through Art

In the almost 100 years The New Yorker magazine has existed, it's published thousands of cartoons. Yet never in its history had a black female cartoonist published for the magazine – that is, until Liz Montague came on board. For VOA, Karina Bafradzhian spoke with Montague and has more in this report.
14
MAR

Indigenous Languages Showcased at Mother Tongue Film Festival

Every year, the Mother Tongue Film Festival, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, showcases films about indigenous cultures that celebrate cultural and linguistic diversity. Most of these films have been made in indigenous languages from all over the world. VOA’s Penelope Poulou spoke with curators and filmmakers on how these ancient languages are still an integral part of aboriginal cultures today.
08
MAR

For 200 Years Women Fought for Their Rights in the US

It’s been 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote in the United States. To commemorate the centennial, the New York Historical Society has launched a special exhibit called Women March. It explores women’s collective action before and after the suffrage victory all the way into the 21st century. VOA’s Penelope Poulou visited the exhibit and spoke with the curators.
 
08
MAR

For 200 Years Women Fought for Their Rights in the US

It’s been 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote in the United States. To commemorate the centennial, the New York Historical Society has launched a special exhibit called Women March. It explores women’s collective action before and after the suffrage victory all the way into the 21st century. VOA’s Penelope Poulou visited the exhibit and spoke with the curators.
 

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