Friday, August 12, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, August 12-18

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

This week: Souvenirs of war

A British bomb disposal officer talks about nearly losing his life and his government’s refusal to recognise his PTSD. An American journalist investigates an attempt by the Dutch government to return the preserved head of a tribal chief back to his descendants in Ghana. And we meet a Dutch woman who has adopted the grave, and maybe the soul, of an American soldier who she has never met.

First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC

Marnie Chesterton and her team look at the footprint we’re leaving on our planet.

This week: Death

We go six feet under to examine what happens when our time has come. From greener ways to go, to capturing the aftermath of city killings, we explore the landscape of death.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week: Hole in the wall

Children in India’s deprived areas can learn how to use a computer through a hole in the wall – literally.

In the late 1990s, an Indian computer scientist placed a computer in one of Delhi’s slums for children who had never seen a computer before. The machine was placed in a small room which could only be entered through a hole in the wall – hence the name of the project.

Currently, hundreds of “hole in the wall” projects are now operating in India and other countries, to enable poor children to work and study using a PC.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 18 August)

First airing: Thursday 14:00 UTC

Bridges With Africa
We're giving the microphone to Diaspora groups in Europe and are linking up with stations in Africa.

This week:

...Crisis? What crisis?
How dangerous is Eritrea?
Spotlight on two African footballers playing in Holland.
Our second Summer Music Special. This week it's the story of Ugandan singer-songwriter Geoffrey Oryema.

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: Forced prostitution in Europe - How African girls can avoid it

Leila’s story is that of thousands of young African women who dream of a better life and end up being forced into prostitution in Europe. This phenomenon is often described as 'modern slavery'.

In this edition, she and Joyce tell us about their shattered dreams. Leila has advice for young women in similar situations.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

Commonwealth Story

A selection of winning stories chosen from the large number of entries for the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.

This week:

This place is not for sale - by Stephen Ralph (Trinidad & Tobago). The mystery of an old fisherman's house.

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:

Listen to the world’s musical heartbeat on RNW. Hear the World is a world music series where you get to sit in the front row at exciting Dutch world music venues.

First airing: Monday 00:00 UTC

Classical concerts from the Royal Concertgebouw as well as studio recordings of Dutch performers, presented by Hans Haffmans.

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