Friday, February 10, 2012

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, Feb. 10-16

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

Valentine’s Special

How a Palestinian Romeo crept through illegal tunnels to be with his Juliet in Gaza. Why an American sociologist thinks that monogamy virtually guarantees cheating. What happened when a woman in Toronto answered an ad for female escorts. And how a man annoyed a woman so much on a flight... she married him.

First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC

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

Valentine’s Special

We go all gooey on the inside, for people with a passion for what they do. There was the man who panned for gold to make a very special ring, the tea drinker who turned her love of a nice cuppa into a career, and a woman mapping where we make out. Pucker up, cos this show’s a labour of LOVE.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week on South Asia Wired, we feature a harrowing story on modern day witch hunting in Chhattisgarh as three women recount how they were beaten, stripped and electrocuted after they were accused of being witches. And we hear from the people who are trying to combat this medieval practice by introducing modern ideas of science and law.

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

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.

More than 20,000 flee Mali as Tuareg rebels step up their offensive against the government
The Rwandan taxi cyclist going for Olympic gold
And the new album from Congo’s hottest R N B group, Makoma

Africa in Progress
Inspiring round-table discussions with guest speakers and in-depth interviews give listeners food for thought.

First airing: Monday 19:00 UTC

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

Sister Rose, by Lydia Vonyler (Grenada).Lessons in lying.Commonwealth Short Stories Competition 2010. Read by Dona Croll.

First airing: Tuesday 01:50 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.

Who says I can’t die… or live?

Bun Chai, who is paralysed from the neck down, made a public appeal to the Hong Kong government for the right to end his life… and in the process found a way to live. We hear Bun Chai’s story from Radio Television Hong Kong.

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.

From the Mississippi Hall at the 2010 North Sea Jazz Festival, it's a line-up of unknown, but promising artists.

16-year-old Canadian jazz phenomenon Nicky Yanofsky, the incredible Royal Conservatory Big Band packed with young talent, and Maite Hontelé, a young woman from Holland who's blowing her 'trompeta del son' across the port of Rotterdam.

Your host is Benjamin Herman.

First airing: Monday 01:00 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

Streaming audio:

English Service to 25 March 2012

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1400-1457 12080as
1800-1900 11655af
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1900-1959 11615af
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(original Excel via Leo van der Woude, R Netherlands. Reformatted
from BCL post by GVH)
(photo/Commercial Appeal)