Friday, June 03, 2011

Radio Netherlands Worldwide Program Guide

Programming for June 3 - 9, 2011


Exploring taboo subjects - we like doing that on RNW. But we're not the only ones. Join this week's Africa in Progress to hear how an African multimedia initiative is breaking sexual taboos and helping young people take responsibility for their sexual health.

Enjoy our programmes!

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

This week: Be a Man

Men grappling with what it means to be a man, including the story of the father of a murdered teenager who counselled his son’s friends from seeking revenge. The son of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl talks about getting out from his father’s shadow. And a man who found making the coffin for his distant father an odd gesture of love.

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: Things that are going places

From rubber duckies sailing the ocean seas for a couple of decades, to the world’s most gruelling marathon and the first man to walk around the world, we’ll take you places you’ve never been.

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.

Bridges with Africa is RNW's radio programme linking Africans in Africa and Africans in the diaspora. Every week we bring you interviews, feature stories and African music. From culture and business to scandals and sports. You'll hear what makes Africans tick.

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 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:

Nepal has been without a proper constitution for three years and it looks like it's going to take a little longer than expected. Last week, Nepal's parliament delayed the deadline once more with another three months. But what does it mean for the Nepalese that they are without a constitution?

Also on the programma, the story of Christy Raj from India. She was born a female, but she wishes to identify herself as a man. While transgenders in India traditionally have a designated place in society, for people like Christy, life can be very difficult.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 9 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: Framing the nation - by Sylvia Schlettwein (Namibia). Where to hang an old family painting?

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 escape?

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, from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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:

Rich in sounds from Africa, with Manou Gallo and Lucas van Merwijk’s Music Machine, Renaud Garcia-Fons and Still Black Still Proud with a tribute to US soul star, James Brown. This week's Africa Unsigned artist is Xuman.

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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