Friday, June 24, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview June 24-30


On Monday 27 June from 0600 to 1200 UTC there will be live coverage in Dutch from The Hague on the cutbacks RNW faces. Go to to follow this coverage.

In Europe you can also hear the broadcast on shortwave 5955 kHz, and from 0800 UTC also on 1296 and 9895 kHz.

Enjoy our programmes!

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

This week: A matter of life and death

A British scientist explains how we can be “cured” of death. A palliative caregiver explains how confronting death can make us more joyful. A clergyman conducts a funeral that nearly gets him killed and a sculptor wants his creations to outlive him.

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:

Ethnic cleansing casts an ominous shadow over South Sudan's independence.
Witchcraft casts its spell over Kenyans.
Gospel fusion from Kenya’s Neema.

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: African Time - can it be reset?
Over time many Africans have come to accept what is known as African Time, a concept which keeps those who practice it behind time; they turn up late at work, school, and business appointments. This mindset observers say, contributes to under-development on the continent.

Africans living outside the continent also share in the practice of African Time, but they adapt to local expectations. Can African Time be reset? In this edition, we ask whether African Time should be reset and how this could be done.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Programme in which South Asians get to talk to each other.

This week:

Leprosy has laid an indelible mark for generations in one village near Jaffna. But these days, its sufferers are claiming back their dignity and their rights with the help of a traditional musical theatre called Koothu.

Also in the programme we hear about how homes in Pakistan’s Hindu Kush mountains that used to be cold and filled with filthy wood smoke during the harsh winters have undergone a revolution. What’s changed? Find out on South Asia Wired.

This week, South Asia Wired is hosted by Sara Nics.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 30 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: Being Reasonable - by Sandeep Shete (India). The end of a rough journey.

First airing: Tuesday 00:55 UTC

Global Perspective
Listen to the world’s musical heartbeat on RNW. A brand new world music series hosted by Dheera Sujan.

With the Dutch tango string quartet Cuarteto Recopado, and more tango by the Argentinian Quasimodo Trio. Our Africa Unsigned act this week is Victor Kunonga. To end the show, there's dance music by Dr. Sakis and his band from Congo.

First airing: Monday 00:00 UTC

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