Thursday, May 26, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, May 27-June 2

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

This week: Image Busting

Aa Kuwaiti man is repulsed by western stereotypes and Muslim fanatics, so he made a comic book series based on Allah’s attributes. He tells Jonathan how it’s become a spectacular success, and made him enemies. A Cambodian singer explains how performing old rock ‘n roll songs helps keep her culture alive. And an African American photographer talks about challenging racial assumptions through his retrospective on “white people”.

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:

We go all arborophile, or tree hugger, as we celebrate the joys of tree. What we use them for, how to climb them, how to chuck them out of an aeroplane… In-tree-gued? Tune in to Earth Beat for more bad puns and all things tree.

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:

As troops from North Sudan take over the oil-rich region of Abiyei, we ask: Is Sudan on the brink of civil war?
Despite Alassane Ouattara's victory, thousands of refugees continue to flee Ivory Coast.
Music by Zita Zwoon

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: Is education a good investment in Africa?

It is often said that a good education is a good investment. Are we receiving good quality education on the continent? How does public education compare to private education?

In this edition, we hear from those involved in the education sector in four African countries and find out whether it is only about books and pens, or something more.

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:

We look back on Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday on May 24, which was celebrated the world over. One of the least likely places for a celebration was India’s north eastern city of Shillong, where a 64-year-old fan has organised a Dylan fest every year since the early 1970s. This year’s edition was obviously very special.

And a report from The Hague where hundreds of Tamils from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and France gathered to demand arrest warrants for Sri Lanka's President Fonseka, his ministers and army generals, following the end of the Tamil war in 2009.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 2 June)

First airing: Thursday 14:00 UTC

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

Thi week:

Dinner for Three - by Shola Olowu-Asante from Nigeria. A desperate quest.

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: Who Says I Can’t have sex?

Broadcaster John Blades from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has a significant disability and he’ll be your guide on a journey through the uncharted waters of sexuality and the disabled. Just a warning: the programme contains material of an adult nature.

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:

Hear the World brings you music on a global scale. Tune in for Prattyush Banerjee, Boi Akih Group and Kiran Ahluwalia. And this week's new act from Africa is Sammukat.

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.

Available 24 hours a day via our sister web station

Radio Netherlands English Service to 30 October 2011

All times UTC

0959-1000 12065as 15110as

1000-1057 12065as 15110as

1359-1400 11835as

1400-1457 9800as 11835as

1759-1800 6020af 15495af

1800-1857 6020af 15495af

1859-1900 7425af 11610af

1900-1957 7425af 11615af 15495af

2000-2057 7425af 11615af
(R Netherlands)