Friday, February 18, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, Feb. 19-24

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

This week: Let It Go

Imagine the biggest loss you could ever face, loved ones killed, your life savings stolen. Now imagine forgiving those who hurt you so badly. That’s what today’s guests have in common in this surprising, uplifting episode.

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: Fantastic plastic

The things you can make out of plastic. Houses. Blood. An island. And, of course, Tupperware. Plus, making a biodegradable plastic from plants. Doing good, for a change, with plastic.

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:

Will Rwanda feel the pinch as the Dutch prepare to axe financial aid?
Kenya takes home first prize in ice carving.
How a jazzy voice from Ethiopia is conquering the United States.

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: For the love of chimps - an encounter with Jane Goodall

Until Jane Goodall decided to settle in Africa and devote her life to chimpanzees, we did not know much about them. She spent years with chimps and discovered that they have unique personalities and that they too can use tools. Meet the woman who introduced chimpanzees to the world and who is now working hard at protecting them and the habitats they share with humans.

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:

In the waters divided by Indian and Pakistani waters, local fishermen are being arrested and jailed for years because their boats slipped over an invisible border that does not appear on any map. But still they continue to set sail in their rickety wooden boats, never knowing if they’ll come home that day. Why?

And in the global battle against polio, Pakistan is still debating whether to make polio vaccinations compulsory – the fundamentalists say no.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 24 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:

The Nearly Departed Soul - by Rosemarie Johnson Clarke (Bahamas). An irrepressible great grandmother.

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.

This week:

Oswin Chin Behili (Curacao), Mamr Kassey (Niger) and Djelimady Blues Project (Mali) feature in this programme with music from the Caribbean and Africa.

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

All times UTC

1000-1057 9720as 12065as (Asia)
1400-1500 12080as 15595va (various 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)