Thursday, July 07, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Guide, July 8-14

While here at RNW we're worrying about the future of our organisation, the future of our jobs, this week's Africa in Progress asks: Can the right to food help fight hunger? - That certainly puts our 'problems' into perspective...
Enjoy our programmes!

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

This week: Behind enemy lines

We talk to an ex-FBI agent and a journalist from Ghana who’ve gone undercover to expose wrongdoings. And a South African journalist believes that her ancestors may be calling her to become a sangoma, or traditional healer. But it’s a calling she’d rather not heed.

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: The rights and wrongs of environmental activism

Why one man’s green mission may make others see red. And how nothing is black and white when it comes to saving the planet.

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: Special edition on South Sudan

Yes, it's the birth of a new nation - South Sudan becomes Africa's 55th international recognised country.

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: Can the right to food help fight hunger?

The right to food is now recognised as a basic right in the Kenyan constitution. Does that mean that you can go up to your government and demand food, when in Kenya only, more than two million people need food assistance according to the World Food Programme?

In this edition of Africa in Progress we discuss food insecurity in Africa with Professor Ruth Oniang’o. She was the first female professor in food and nutrition in sub-Sahara Africa. A former member of parliament, she has fought to eradicate hunger in Kenya as well as in the whole of Africa.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

A report from India’s Kerala state, where a small town hospice is offering palliative care to disabled people. A team of dedicated doctors, nurses and volunteers work inside and outside the hospice to improve the lives of many people.

We also present a report from Gujarat state, where a pressing environmental problem has been turned into an award-winning sustainable energy project.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 14 July)

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:

Vantage Point - by Sandrina Abeywardene, Sri Lanka. Kindness and violence on the streets of Colombo.

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 reject tradition?

Lesego Mangwanyane of SAFM radio in Johannesburg explores the role of sangomas, traditional healers in contemporary South African life, and wonders anxiously if she herself is destined to be one.

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:

With singer Kaïssa from Cameroon, the eight-man Dutch band Mirror Conspiracy featuring Eric Truffaz mixing rock, dance and jazz; Casuarina from Rio de Janeiro makes vocal samba music; and originating from Zimbabwe is this week's Unsigned Act, African Destiny.

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 RNWclassical
(R Netherlands)

Streaming audio available from Radio Nethrlands

Radio Netherlands English service to 29 October 2011
All times UTC
Target areas to Africa and Asia

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)