Friday, October 15, 2010

Radio Netherlands Program Guide, Oct. 16-22

Welcome to our weekly guide to Radio Netherlands Worldwide's English Service - a list of the new programmes coming up on Radio Netherlands Worldwide this week, beginning on Saturday.

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER
*** The State We're In ***

Still waiting: When Yi Okseon was 15, she was kidnapped by the Japanese army and sent to China to become a sex slave, or "comfort woman". She tells Jonathan why, after over six decades, she still wants a full apology from the Japanese government.

A soldier's admission: Yasuji Kaneko was a soldier in the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. While stationed he China, he went to comfort stations. In a somewhat testy conversation with Jonathan, he explains why he's gone public with what he did, even though he still doesn't think he committed rape.

Fighting to make history: In 2007, Japanese historian Hirofumi Hayashi uncovered official documents confirming that the Japanese government was directly involved in forcing women across Asia into sexual slavery. But political pressures have now nearly eclipsed the strides that he and a handful of others have made in setting the public record straight in Japan.

Sexy Statistics: Jonathan interviews Swedish researcher, Dr. Hans Rosling, the head of Gapminder.org. Rosling shows movers and shakers around the globe his "fact-based" view of the world and challenges them to "make their mindset match his dataset". One of his surprising findings: that linking human rights to economic development is a dead-end. He tells Jonathan why.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
14.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
18.00 East and central Africa 15535, Southern Africa 6020
20.00 East and central Africa 11970, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
10.00 Africa and Asia
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Network Europe Week ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe. If you missed any editions of Network Europe satisfy your needs with this digest of the programme's top stories.`

This week:
· Re-opening old wounds - the inquest into London's 7/7 bombings begins;
· The empire strikes back - despite mass protests in Paris, the Government's set to push through pension reforms; Bigger than the EU - the Belgian business man beating Europe to big gas deals
And in our weekly web trends: the gay mile-high club, sort of.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
19.30 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
17.00 Europe
22.00 Asia and North America

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER
*** Radio Books ***

'A Brief History of Deceit' by Herman Koch

Amsterdam author Herman Koch has enjoyed a spot on the Dutch best-seller list all summer with his latest novel 'Het Diner' (The Dinner). His popular appeal finds an excellent illustration in his contribution for Radio Books. The author/narrator explores early life lessons regarding truth and lies in both serious and whimsical fashion. But a surprising revelation at the end leaves us wondering what is true and what lies in the imagination of the writer.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
18.30 East and central Africa 15535, Southern Africa 6020
19.30 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
04.30 Africa, Asia and North America
10.30 Africa and Asia
12.30 North America
14.40 Europe

*** Network Europe Extra ***

Arts and Culture brought to you each Sunday from Europe's widest partnership of international broadcasters.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
1530 South Asia 11835, 15745

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER
*** Classic Dox ***`

"Song of a Troubled Heart" (originally broadcast August 2006)

After a series of tragedies, Gustav Mahler created his most personal work. In August of 1910, the seriously depressed composer travelled to Holland to meet with Dr Sigmund Freud. A Finalist at festivals in New York and Croatia, this feature was produced by David Swatling.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.30 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.30 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
10.30 Africa and Asia
12.00 North America

*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
17.00 Europe

*** European Jazz Stage/World Music ***

The Jazz series will take a rest, and world music is taking over the stage. This week the first edition of Hear the World, hosted by Dheera Sujan.

*** Live! at the Concertgebouw ***

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Valery Gergiev, in music by Mozart, a rare Prokofiev treat: the Chant Symphonique, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Hosted by Hans Haffmans and Cynthia Wilson.

*** The State We're In - Midweek Edition ***

Still waiting: When Yi Okseon was 15, she was kidnapped by the Japanese army and sent to China to become a sex slave, or "comfort woman". She tells Jonathan why, after over six decades, she still wants a full apology from the Japanese government.

A soldier's admission: Yasuji Kaneko was a soldier in the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. While stationed he China, he went to comfort stations. In a somewhat testy conversation with Jonathan, he explains why he's gone public with what he did, even though he still doesn't think he committed rape.

Fighting to make history: In 2007, Japanese historian Hirofumi Hayashi uncovered official documents confirming that the Japanese government was directly involved in forcing women across Asia into sexual slavery. But political pressures have now nearly eclipsed the strides that he and a handful of others have made in setting the public record straight in Japan.

*** Africa in Progress ***

Modern and innovative architecture in Africa

One of the ways in which Africa's post-colonial leaders tried to shape the new national identities was by constructing new buildings. Their sources of inspiration were often colonial, but they also managed to innovate. In this edition, we look at modern African architecture, in a round-table discussion with a Ghanaian architect and a Dutch architect who has just written one of the few books on Modern African architecture.

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER
*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Commonwealth Story ***

We're starting on a new series this week, featuring the winners of the 2010 Commonwealth Stories competition. The first story is 'Retirement', by Schachi Kaul from India. A daughter's view of her father's retirement.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065

Broadcast times on WRN
10.00 Africa and Asia
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Live! at the Concertgebouw ***

Celebrating the career of Ricardo Chailly as its conductor, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is heard in music by Webern, Berg, Beethoven and Stravinsky. Hosted by Hans Haffmans and Cynthia Wilson.

*** Classic Dox ***

"The Music House" (originally broadcast April 2004)

Music is the life-blood of the Baka Pygmies. The Euro-Afro band 'Baka Beyond' make music inspired by visits to the Baka. Producer Eka Morgan travels to the rainforest of Cameroon to meet the Baka and members of the band while they build a music house together.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER
*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Reloaded ***

Weekly highlights presented by Mindy Ran

*** Classic Dox ***

"Powwow at Porcupine" (originally broadcast February 2005)

At the Pine Ridge reservation in Porcupine, South Dakota, the Oglala Lakota Sioux gather for a joyous celebration. At a traditional powwow, the drums they play are the heartbeat of a people proud of their heritage. Producer Martha Hawley joined the festivities.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER
*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Earth Beat - South Asia edition ***

A short version of RNW's environmental programme Earth Beat produced for broadcast in partnership with All India Radio.

*** South Asia Wired ***

Afghan analyst Martine van Bijlert talks to Dheera Sujan about her insiders view of the complicated and multi-layered relationship Afghanistan has with the international community.

*** Classic Dox ***

"Musica Humana" (originally broadcast July 2005)

Doctors and musicians in Denmark have created a specially composed 'sound environment' to use in hospitals to help patients relax and recover better. Produced by Anne Blair Gould, the program won a Silver Medal at the New York Festivals.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER
*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Bridges with Africa ***

We're giving the microphone to Diaspora groups in Europe and are linking up with stations in Africa. The show goes beyond the clich├ęs of starving children and war-ridden countries and seeks to bring you genuine voices from a vibrant continent.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
14.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
18.00 East and central Africa 15535, Southern Africa 6020
20.00 East and central Africa 11970, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN (UTC):
04.30 Africa, Asia and North America
17.00 Europe
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Earth Beat ***

Can you stay green while staying fashionable? Marnie visits Strawberry Earth, a sustainable lifestyle fair, to see if eco-chic still means self-made hemp clothing. Plus, just what is going into cosmetics? Find out in Earth Beat, for all your beauty requirements. Vogue eat your heart out.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.30 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065

*** Classic Dox ***

"Ode to Health and Ignorance" (originally broadcast September 2006)

Producer Chris Chambers looks at his and other people's experiences with Chronic Lyme Disease to give an impression of what it's like to not only fight a serious illness but also the doubts and scepticism of doctors. The program won a Bronze Medal at the New York Festivals.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
(R Netherlands)