Friday, March 04, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, March 4-10

'Small is beautiful' - I've been trying to convince myself of that all my life. But in this week's Earth Beat it's not about my height (or lack of it...). Find out about the small things that can make our footprint (even) smaller.

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

This week: Who am I?

One American writer knew exactly who she was, but didn’t know who was using her name and her image to promote a porn site that thousands were flocking to. A single mother of four in South Africa discovers photography to recreate herself. And a philosopher-theologian speculates that robots could maybe do have souls.

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: Small is beautiful

Not just things like seeds, bugs and macro photography, but footprints as well. We take a look at the small things and small solutions that make a difference to our ever-changing world.

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:

Revolutionary Africa? While uprisings linger on in North Africa, what can be done to bring peace and stability?
A bunch of hot air - we tell you about the Malawi farting ban that never came into force.

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: Africa is lined with silver!

Tom Dietz says that our continent is lined with silver. Our economies are booming, our population is young, and lives longer.

Prof. Dietz is the director of the Africa Studies Centre which is attached to Leiden University in the Netherlands. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious centers for the study of Africa in the world, where many African scholars are being trained. With him we find out what makes the continent so fascinating for the rest of the world.

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:

Burma is generally a pretty unfunny place and its rulers have no sense of humour especially when it comes to themselves - but this week, South Asia Wired features the comedians who risk prison to bring satirical commentary to their people.

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

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:

A whiff of Bleach by Suelin Low Chew Tung (Grenada). Loneliness and despair in the dry season.

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.

Programme presenting live highlights from Dutch world music podia.

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

Radio Netherlands English service

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)