Friday, April 08, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, April 8-14

The State We're In

Jonathan Groubert and his team look at current events from an unexpected perspective.

This week: Seeking justice

William Browder on the outrageous theft of his investment fund by Russian authorities and their virtual assassination of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky. A man who fled Egypt for the US now feels it’s safe to restart life back in Cairo. And an office bully gets his comeuppance through a crafty use of the vice-president’s chair and decaf coffee.

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: The burning issue of solar energy

We crank up the heat and turn our faces to the sun. From the burning issue of solar energy, to the heated debate around its role in our future. Why some like it hot – and others really don’t.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

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

This week:

Alleged masterminds of Kenya's post-election violence appear before the International Criminal Court.
Nigeria's film star royalty prepare to cast their votes in the country's elections.
We feature the new album by Kenyan singer, Suzanna Owiyo.

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: Why we must save our forests now

Every day Africa’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Scientists say that cutting trees leads to deforestation and this eventually leads to extreme weather conditions including floods and drought. Deforestation also deprives people of their livelihoods.

In this edition, four African climate change experts discuss why it is important for us to protect our trees and what would happen if we continue cut down our forest cover in Africa.

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: Women taking the steering wheel – literally

Many women in New Delhi face the possibility of being robbed (or worse) by male taxi drivers when taking a cab, especially after dark. But now there’s Sakha, a taxi company run by women for women.

There’s also a story on Sampat Devi Pal, who is regarded as a self-styled superhero for women's rights and who's coming to the rescue of women in rural India.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 14 April)

First airing: Thursday 14:00 UTC

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

This week: Retirement - by Schachi Kaul from India. A daughter's view of her father's retirement.

First airing: Tuesday 00:55 UTC

Global Perspective
Who says I can’t… is the motto of this year’s collaboration of international broadcasters, offering stories of defiance and perseverance.

This week: Escape from Honduras

Canada is a nation of immigrants. Its self-image as a safe haven for refugees is a point of national pride. But there is always a gatekeeper, a bureaucrat in an immigration office who says you can - or can’t - come in. And that’s where broadcaster Natasha Fatah begins the story of Eduardo Lopez in her documentary Escape from Honduras.

First airing: Monday 17:30 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:

Jazz and world music with an Israeli identity, by saxophonist and former Israeli Gilad Atzmon and from bassist/pianist Avishai Cohen, who emigrated to Israel. In addition, pleasant warm rumba sounds by singer/guitarist Papa Noël from the Central African country Congo.

First airing: Monday 00:00 UTC

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

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Effective: 27 March - 30 October 2011

All times UTC
target areas: af (africa) as (Asia)

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1000-1057 12065as 15110as

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1800-1857 6020af 15495af

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