The State We're In
Jonathan Groubert and his team look at current events from an unexpected perspective.
Anthony Shaffer was an American spy whose last mission was in Afghanistan. The military didn’t want him to go public with his story of institutional bloat and incompetence, but he did, in a heavily censored book. Abdul Zaeef was one of the founders of the Taliban. He was imprisoned in Guantanamo for four years, yet still believes in its cause. Anthony Shaffer returns to tell us how he interrogates prisoners, without resorting to torture.
First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC
Marnie Chesterton and her team look at the footprint we’re leaving on our planet.
Small is beautiful
Not just things like seeds, bugs and macrophotography, but footprints as well. We take a look at the small things and small solutions that make a difference to our ever-changing world.
First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC
South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.
She was just 12 years old when she started working at a Bangladeshi garment factory. Over the next 20 years, as Kalpana Aktar became more involved in fighting for workers rights, she found herself being blacklisted and even arrested and accused of terrorism. But she refuses to be cowed and continues to fight for change in Bangladesh’s garment industry – hear Kalpana’s story.
(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 22 September)
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.
Uproar in the Dutch museum community about the sale of the World Arts Museum Rotterdam’s entire Africa collection. Mad music from Monrovia, Liberia. La France Afrique, bribery and corruption in French African politics.
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.
The purpose of African design
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming an architect, listen to this encounter with Joe Osae-Addo, an architect and designer who’s lived in many parts of the world. His idea about what architects should do is simple: they should meet the needs of the people who use the spaces they create.
Addo himself built a beautiful, breezy home in his native Ghana, using local timber, local bamboo and local adobe mud blocks. Because, he says, importing housing solutions will never work.
First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC
A selection of winning stories chosen from the large number of entries for the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
The Beast that Came from the Sea - by Lani Young (Samoa). A natural disaster and a mother's tragic loss.
First airing: Tuesday 00:55 UTC
Who says I can’t… is the motto of this year’s collaboration of international broadcasters, offering stories of defiance and perseverance.
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.
Ebo Taylor is a veteran of Ghanaian music. The singer-guitarist plays a mixture of highlife and Afrobeat, accompanied by his band.
Mdungu is an international Afro-groove formation from Amsterdam. They mix traditional African music styles with Western jazz, funk and rock.
The Dutch band New Cool Collective needs no introduction. Led by saxophonist Benjamin Herman, the band plays a mixture of dance, Latin and salsa.
The Havana Cultura project. A funky cooperation between British DJ and Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, playing the latest Cuban dance music.
First airing: Monday 00:00 UTC
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.com
Streaming audio: www.radionetherlands.nl/
Radio Netherlands - multilingual broadcast schedule
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