Friday, July 15, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, July 15-21

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

This week: The power of stories

Featuring a brain researcher, a UN Rapporteur on Torture, a portrait photographer for the New Yorker and the Egyptian blogger, “Sandmonkey”.

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: Naked

Earth Beat strips it all off to see if you experience the world around you differently, when naked. We speak to a naked hiker, a naked dancer, a naked anthropologist and find out why they do what they do. All in the best possible taste, of course.

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:

Trouble in the desert. Is Al Qaeda really a threat in the Sahara?
Where should former Chadian president Hisène Habré face justice?
Furious Afro-fusion from Holland.

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: Fela Kuti is alive and kicking

A musical about the Nigerian music legend and political activist Fela Kuti is conquering the world, from Lagos to New York and Amsterdam. In this report, Fela’s sons Femi and Seun, themselves well known musicians, reflect on his life and times. The creators of the musical talk about his legacy. All agree that Fela’s message for the emancipation of Africa is still relevant today, not only for Nigeria, but for the entire continent.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

While India likes to portray itself as a modern world power, some backward practices live on. Many people (especially men) still prefer baby sons over baby girls and some will do anything to prevent girls from being born. Some couples have the sex of their unborn baby determined and as soon as they discover it’s a girl, they opt for sex selective abortion.

It’s been illegal since 1994, but in all these years, only one woman – who wished to keep her baby girls – has been brave enough to take her husband to court. She tells her story on this week’s programme.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 21 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:

Ninth Life - by Alison Grove, UK. Too late for love?

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.

This week:

José 'Puerto Plata' Cobles, a singer and guitarist with half a century of experience from Puerto Rico, brought out his debut album at a ripe old age. His concert was recorded at the Nijmegen Music Meeting in 2010. In Africa Unsigned, Meiway and his band play Lhaso dance music. Brazilian diva Paula Lima from Sao Paulo combines samba and bossa nova with funk and soul.

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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English service to 30 October 2011 targeted to Africa and Asia
All times UTC

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