Thursday, December 02, 2010

Radio Netherlands Program Preview Dec 4-10

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 coming week, beginning on Saturday.

*** The State We're In ***

"Spilling Secrets"

The lone survivor: On December 9, 1947, Dutch soldiers on Java, Indonesia walked into villages and massacred the men. Siah Bin Sakam was supposed to be one of the executed, but the bullet hit his hand. He kept still under a corpse for half an hour. Now, over 60 years later, he's seeking compensation from the Dutch government. And he wants them to determine the worth of the lives they took.

Holland's black page: Former Dutch soldiers who served in Indonesia back in the late 1940s reflect on what they saw and what they did and in some cases were forced to do.

What the night watchman saw: Christoph Meili was doing his rounds at a Swiss bank back in 1997 when he noticed something by the paper shredder. They were documents that implicated the bank in taking money from the accounts of Holocaust victims. So he did what he thought was the right thing: he blew the whistle. The result: the banks had to pay compensation to the descendants' families. And Christoph lost his job, his wife, and eventually returned to Switzerland where he faced public criticism. Yet he'd do it all again.

Erasing David: David Bond lives in the UK -- one of the most intrusive surveillance states in the world. He put himself under surveillance and tried to make himself disappear. His chilling journey forced him to contemplate the meaning of privacy - and the loss of it.

*** Earth Beat ***
Marnie Chesterton and her team look at the footprint we're leaving on our planet

"Not In My Backyard"

From cocaine labs in the wilderness of Colombia to what living next to a windfarm is really like, we take a look at what happens when someone decides to build something in your backyard.

*** Africa in Progress ***

Disability, once a curse from the gods

In the past, disabled or deformed children were often believed to be a curse from the gods. Nowadays, disabilities are explained by genetics, biological flaws, and side effects of certain medicines. In this programme, we look at how an Orthopaedic Training Centre in Ghana treats children with birth defects, diabetes patients who need amputations, and victims of road accidents from the entire region.

Guests: Staff and patients at Orthopaedic Training Centre in Nsawam, Ghana

*** 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.

On the next Network Europe Week:
* Close, but no cigar: The EU's Irish bailout fails to calm investors' nerves;
* Wiki-mess: who benefits from the release of secret information?
* Licence to kill Israelis... could Turkey's James Bond harm international relations?
* And all that art - Picasso's retired electrician could find himself in for a shock...

*** Network Europe Extra ***

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

On the next Network Europe Extra:
* What a mess: No, not your closet. The name of Warsaw's newest club. Literally.
* Have camera, will travel: we meet photographer-explorer Leïla Ghandi
* And Palace Politics: Slovenia's castles up for sale

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

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

A performance by the Zimbabwean singer Chiwoniso and her band Culture Vibe. Chiwoniso accompanies her songs with the thumb piano. Her music is a mixture of traditional and modern influences, a wonderful combination of rhythms and melodies from the Zimbabwean Shona culture with soul, reggae and blues elements.

Singer Atongo Zimba from Ghana accompanies himself on the molo, a two-stinged calebash banjo. His voice is raw and bluesy and the music is a swinging fusion of traditional Ghanaian music with Afrobeat, jazz and funk.

Hosted by Dheera Sujan.

*** Live! at the Concertgebouw ***

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Hans Vonk. This week's soloist is Michael Pletnev on piano. The music includes works by Escher, Grieg and Holst.
The programme is hosted by Hans Haffmans.

Twentieth-century music figures largely in this concert by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Marcus Stenz. The music is by Serly, Bartók, Ketting and Kodály.
Your host is Hans Haffmans.

*** Bridges with Africa***

Lively discussion and thought-provoking reports about and from the African continent

In Bridges with Africa this week, it's sex, the city, and high level meetings. Fresh out of the Euro African summit, what does the new Dutch foreign aid minister have to say about Africa? We talk sex on World AIDS Day. And we take you on a whirlwind tour of African cities.

*** Commonwealth Story ***

Dinner for Three, by Shola Olowu-Asante from Nigeria.
A desperate quest. Read by Nadine Marshall.
(Radio netherlands via Ashleigh Elson)

Radio Netherlands - B10 English schedule

Effective: 31 October 2010 - 27 March 2011
broadcast daily unless otherwise indicated
target areas: af (Africa) am (Americas) as (Asia) ca (Central America) eu (Europe) na (North America)pa (Pacific)
sa (South America) va (various areas)

All times UTC

1000-1057 9720as 12065as
1400-1500 12080as 15595va
1500-1557 15595as
1800-1857 6020af 11655af
1900-1957 7425af 9895af 11615af 11655af
2000-2057 5935af 7425af 11655af
(R Netherlands/Leo van der Wounde)