Friday, June 17, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, June 17-23

Summertime in the Netherlands is something I always look forward to: nice and warm weather, spending time outdoors, holidays, simply relaxing... But to some these higher temperatures mean a lot of hard work. Join this week's Earth Beat for more.
Enjoy our programmes!

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

This week: Unmasked!

A Belgian comedy troupe pranks the country’s biggest telecommunications company with the reputation for the worst customer service. A Nicaraguan woman plays a witch on local radio to name and shame men into treating their wives properly. And a “human lie detector” explains how he uncovers the truth from people trying to hide it.

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: Summertime

And the living is easy. Or is it? From mobile pool parties and turning your backyard garden into a farm to scanning the horizon for forest fires, we take a look at a great deal of hard work that revolves around warmer weather.

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:

Extra judicial killings and torture on the rise in Burundi.
Lesbians demand tough punishment for perpetrators of 'corrective rape'.
Fela - the musical opens in Amsterdam to critical acclaim. Why is it such a success.

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: Straight talk about love matters

Africa in Progress often explores taboo subjects: topics that people are not keen to discuss openly; one of them is sexuality. In recent editions, we heard from young people talking about what they need to know about sexuality, and we discussed the role of parents and the role of educators.

In this edition, we hear about an African multimedia initiative that is breaking sexual taboos and helping young people take responsibility for their sexual health.

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:

The desire to become a parent is universal, but in India, it is an imperative that leads to extraordinary decisions. Affordable technology and a lack of enforced regulations means that ever older people are able to fulfill a lifelong wish for an heir.

People like Rajo Devi, who after 58 years of marriage and at the age of 70, gave birth to her first child and has no regrets. Aletta Andre went to Haryana to talk to the grandparent-aged parents and the doctors who could make their dreams come true.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 23 June)

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:

Thembi's Bicycle - by Rachel Tucker from South Africa. A grandmother's rambling dreams.

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 we can’t be gay, Muslim, and successful?

Elkader is a small town in the center of the American Midwest. It’s not where you’d expect to find a gay couple starting an Algerian restaurant. But this town in Iowa was named after a 19th century Algerian jihadist. WAMU radio takes us to Elkader to see how the residents have found their way through the Islamophobia debate.

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:

Featuring South African trumpet player Hugh Masekela and his band. Singer, flautist and DJ Mercan Dede, born in Turkey, appears with his band Secret Tribe. This week's Africa Unsigned act is Moona. The last group, Les Triaboliques, is a string trio from Britain exploring the possibilities of guitar, ukelele, banjo and whatever string instrument you can think of.

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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