Friday, October 07, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, Oct. 7 - 13

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

This week: Making it right

A woman who’s helped make the joyful reunion of former child soldiers and their families possible. A university professor recalls nearly becoming the teacher he hated, and a woman from Honduras who risked everything to save her husband from government brutality.

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:

Saying goodbye… to a home, to an island, to a species. Stories about taking your leave under tough conditions.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

We hear about the boat clinics that service some of the most remote communities in India – the river islanders who live on the thousands of islands along the Brahmaputra river in the far north east.

And in Nepal, one Dutchman worries that the country’s most experienced people are leaving for a better future. Stemming the brain drain is no easy matter in a country that has few job prospects and bad governance, but Rene Veldt tells Nepalis that they’re not going to find life treating them any better outside.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 13 October 2011)

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:

We talk to RNW reporter Koert Lindyer, who got stuck in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. He saw from up close how a dirty war is being fought between the Sudanese government and the SPLA/N.

China’s influence in Africa. According to some, a new form of neo-colonialism. However, the African Development Bank thinks differently.

East Congo, an area torn apart by conflicts. However, little by little more tourists find their way to Africa’s thickest rain forest and discover the beauties East Congo has to offer.

In our music slot: Funky Afro-Caribbean sound meets desert blues. A concert of Surinamese band Fra Fra Sound and Moroccan multi talent Majid Bekkas.

What can be the answer to the Horn of Africa’s food crisis? Reporter Cintia Taylor finds out whether meat produced in laboratories could be the answer!

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: Africa deserves healthy mothers - Millennium Development Goal number 5

In Africa, the goal to reduce the number of maternal deaths by 75 percent by 2015 is unlikely to be reached. A woman in sub-Saharan Africa has a one in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. In a developing country, the risk is one in 4,000.

Although economic growth is picking up on the African continent, maternal mortality has actually increased in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Kenyan women’s rights activist Caroline Tati, this is because governments give a higher priority to other sectors, and because health expenditures do not reach the poorer women who need maternal health care the most.

"Not one single mother should die while giving life," says our guest Caroline Tati.

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: From Dark - by Karen Jennings from South Africa. The hell and horror of illegal mining.

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 serve?

Armed forces in many countries have 'don't ask, don't tell' policies when it comes to sexual orientation, but not New Zealand. Radio New Zealand’s Mike Gourley introduces us to Lieutenant-Commander Kevin Sanderson - a gay naval officer in the New Zealand Navy - tells his story.

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:

Mokoomba is a band from Zimbabwe with an energetic mix of Afro-pop and traditional rhythms.

Two masters of the Arab lute, the oud: Karmel Ferjani & Ahmed El Kalai, with Arab-Andalusian music and Tunisian folk melodies.

Carel Kraayenhof is the Netherlands' foremost bandoneon player and a master of the Argentinian tango.

Cuban pianist Ramon Valle and his Trio ring out the show. Ramon has developed his own sound, following in the footsteps of Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, though never hiding his Cuban roots.

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
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Radio Netherlands - multilingual broadcast schedule
Effective to 29 October 2011

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