Friday, February 04, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Guide, Feb. 4-10

Here in the Netherlands we are quite used to people joking about serious topics. But what about other countries? Can you get away with making fun of something as serious as the burqa in a country like Pakistan? Join South Asia Wired to find out.
Enjoy our programmes!

The State We're In
Jonathan Groubert and his team look at current events from an unexpected perspective.

This week: Neighbourhood watch

From Cairo, to Juarez, to Poland and Zimbabwe: people who’ve had enough will do whatever it takes to change things for the better, even if it means risking their lives.

First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC

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

This week: Sensing our environment

From using smell in both architecture and art to influence behavior and emotion, to customising soundscapes, we examine how smell and sound affect the way we do things.

First airing: Friday 02:00 UTC

Bridges With Africa
We're giving the microphone to Diaspora groups in Europe and are linking up with stations in Africa.

This week:

An uprising is taking place in North Africa, but could it impact the rest of the continent?
We take a private tour with the nightmare of a Somali group in Rome.
From war veterans to music stars - we feature the Rwandan group The Good Ones on this week's music slot.

First airing: Friday 00:00 UTC

Africa in Progress
Inspiring round-table discussions with guest speakers and in-depth interviews give listeners food for thought.

This week: Did Africa benefit from the 2010 World Cup?

The 2010 World Cup, hosted by an African country for the first time, is widely seen as a major achievement. But what did it bring to South Africa and to the rest of the continent? And who profited the most? A few months after the event, it’s time for a cautious preliminary assessment, with three football watchers.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Programme in which South Asians get to talk to each other, hosted by Dheera Sujan.

This week: What’s so funny about a burqa?

Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon has recorded a parody video called “Burqa woman”, in which he explains his love for a mysterious veiled woman. “My love for you grows / Everytime I see your toes”. But can you get away with making fun of a burqa in a country like Pakistan? Saad tells all about it in this week’s programme.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 10 February)

First airing: Thursday 15:14 UTC

Commonwealth Story
A selection of winning stories chosen from the large number of entries for the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.

This week:

Education for Life - by Anna Lewis from the UK. A young woman is determined to transform herself.

First airing: Tuesday 00:55 UTC

Hear the World
Listen to the world’s musical heartbeat on RNW. A brand new world music series hosted by Dheera Sujan.

Three concerts from three music greats and their bands at the 2009 North Sea Jazz festival: bassist Étienne Mbappé from Cameroon, French accordionist Richard Galliano and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes.

First airing: Monday 03:00 UTC

RNW Classical
Classical concerts from the Royal Concertgebouw as well as studio recordings of Dutch performers, presented by Hans Haffmans.

A relay of part of the music programming of our sister web station

First airing: Monday 01:00 UTC
(R Netherlands)

Radio Netherlands - B10 English schedule
effective to: 27 March 2011

All times UTC

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