Jonathan Groubert and his team look at current events from an unexpected perspective.
This week: Tough guys
A “snatchback” detective who returns children to their parents in other countries. A mountaineer who was left for dead on Mt. Everest, but lived to tell the tale. Ex-pro hockey “enforcer” Georges Laraque who’s now a Green Party vegan. And a man named Bill whose sex drive was the bane of his existence ... until he castrated himself.
First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC
Marnie Chesterton and her team look at the footprint we’re leaving on our planet.
This week: Wild things
This week we go really wild. From bees in search of pastures new, to plastic-eating albatrosses and a visit to the world's very first sustainable sea farm. It’s seaweed for all and more.
First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC
South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.
We feature two filmmakers with one obsession – Afghanistan. While British photographer and filmmaker Seamus Murphy focussed on the conflict in the country and how it affected the Afghani people, German director Kai Sehr chose to tell the story of Afghani kids learning how to skate. They share their experiences of being behind the camera and capturing the lives of people in a war-ravaged country.
(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 1 December)
First airing: Thursday 10:00 UTC
Bridges With Africa
We're giving the microphone to Diaspora groups in Europe and are linking up with stations in Africa.
Aid and the path to corruption: Ugandans debate Dutch moves to cut international funding. Surprisingly, many Ugandans believe that aid is more trouble than it’s worth.
Passing the buck: The blame game that’s destroying the Niger Delta. We have a special report on the environmental disaster in Nigeria that no one wants to put right. Helene Michaud reports on the impasse between oil giant Shell and the villagers whose lives have been blighted by oil pollution.
Sister Act, the musical. We interview the Cape Verde singer who’s taking Vienna by storm with rave reviews from Austria’s theatre critics.
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: Breaking taboos with radio drama
Soap operas are extremely popular in Africa. In general, they either entertain, educate, or do both! In this edition, we examine the thinking behind successful radio dramas. Musekeweya, a long running radio drama in Rwanda, is successful because it tackles controversial issues head on.
First airing: Monday 19:00 UTC
A selection of winning stories chosen from the large number of entries for the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
Framing the nation - by Sylvia Schlettwein (Namibia). Where to hang an old family painting?
First airing: Tuesday 01:50 UTC
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 escape?
Canada is a nation of immigrants. Its self-image as a safe haven for refugees is a point of national pride. But there is always a gatekeeper, a bureaucrat in an immigration office who says you can - or can’t - come in. And that’s where broadcaster Natasha Fatah begins the story of Eduardo Lopez in her documentary Escape from Honduras, from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
First airing: Monday 17:30 UTC
European Jazz Stage
Unique jazz performances from the continent’s hottest clubs, concert halls and festivals, including the spectacular North Sea Jazz Festival.
The current series of Hear the World has come to an end. We are pleased to announce the return of the European Jazz Stage. Your host will be Dutch saxophonist and band leader Benjamin Herman. The music in this first edition is from 3 continents.
From the US, where jazz was born, the Roy Hargrove Big Band is opening the show. Italian singer Roberta Gambarini is joining the band for a little European flavour.
German pianist Franz von Chossy is representing Europe. Trained as a classical pianist he studied jazz piano in New York. The other members of his trio are bassist Clemens van der Veen and drummer Paul Witgen.
From Africa, it's Cameroonian bassist Etienne Mbappee. This master of rhythms has created a music style all his own, incorporating a wide range of influences from African music, jazz, funk, and rock to classical music.
First airing: Monday 01:00 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
Radio Nethrlands streaming audio: www.radionetherlands.nl/
Radio Netherlands Multilingual B11 Schedule
Effective: 30 October 2011 - 25 March 2012
All times UTC
0600-0627 6165am 9865pa
0600-0657 5955va (af/eu) 9830va (af/eu) 9895eu
0700-0757 5955eu 6120eu
0700-0800 9895va (af/eu)
0800-0857 mtwhf 11935af
0800-0900 5955eu 9895eu
0800-0900 Sat/Sun 11935af
0900-1000 mtwhf 6035eu 6120va (af/eu)
0900-1000 Sat/Sun 9895va (af/eu)
0930-0957 Sat/Sun 6020sa
0930-1000 mtwhf 6020sa
1000-1100 mtwhf 6035eu
1000-1100 Sat/Sun 9895va (af/eu)
1200-1227 9795as 12065as
1300-1327 12065as 12080va (as/pa) 15255as
1600-1657 9750va (as/eu)
1600-1700 5955va (as/eu) 9895va (as/eu)
1630-1657 11615af 11655af
1700-1757 5955va (as/eu) 9895va (as/eu)
2100-2127 9500af 13700af 17605sa
2200-2227 6040va (af/eu) 15315sa 15540sa
2000-2057 7425af 11615af
1100-1200 9795as 15515as 15565as
1200-1227 6165sa 9810ca
(original Excel via Leo va de Woude, R Netherlands. Also posted at BCL,
reformatted by GVH/MT)