Friday, May 20, 2011

Radio Netherlands Weekly Program Preview

May 27 - June 3, 2011

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

This week: Call me an optimist!

An Australian man recounts how he’s saved 160 people from committing suicide by offering them a cup of tea.
Carol Hrdlicka explains why, 35 years after her husband’s plane was downed in Vietnam, she’s still looking for him.
A young widow eventually gets the one thing she wanted when her Air Force husband crashed: his wedding ring.
An Indonesian man who survived the extermination of his village by Dutch colonial forces explains why he still wants compensation from the Dutch government, 70 years on.
And producer Anik See wants to return a wallet she found, no matter how fate tries to stop her.

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: All about war

From an eco-warrior prepared to go all the way to keep the planet clean and green, to why creating compost on an army base in Iraq can be a bit of a bummer. Plus, restoring the Iraqi Marshlands after Saddam, and visiting the front line, nearly 100 years later. Fighting talk from the front line.

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:

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo seeks the arrest of Gaddafi, his son and head of intelligence. But should the ICC be trying the case of should it be left to the African Union?
Paying tribute to Olympic medal-winning marathon runner Samuel Wanjiru.
Just as people thought Ivory Coast's difficulties were over, the country faces growing refugee problems.
Music by Blick Bassy.

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.

Africa in Progress (AIP) is produced by Radio Netherlands Africa, in partnership with local radio stations in Africa.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

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

This week:

A report on the dance of the Devadasis, an Indian dance and art form that’s almost forgotten. But it’s being kept alive by an Amsterdam dance teacher.

And for any years, West Bengal in India remained the only place in the world that was ruled by a democratically elected communist party. The Marxist Communist Party came to power in 1977 and stayed in power ever since – until last week, that is, when the communists were defeated by the opposition Trinamool Congress party. We have a report from West Bengal on what this shift in power means for the state and its people.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 26 May)

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:

Grandma makes meatballs - by Iona Massey (Australia). An international food fest.

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 squat?

Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s Dheera Sujan visits Sanne, Tom and Bo – three Dutch squatters. She hears their struggle to build – and keep – their home amid the new anti-squat laws in the Netherlands.

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.

RNW Classical
lassical 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

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 15495af

2000-2057 7425af 11610af
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