Friday, March 30, 2012

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, March 30-April 5

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

This week: Taking the reins

William Browder on the outrageous theft of his investment fund by Russian authorities and the virtual assassination of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky. A woman suffering from cancer discovers she has no health insurance and takes to lying to get what she needs. And a Kuwaiti man, repulsed by western stereotypes and Muslim fanatics, makes superheroes based on Allah’s attributes. He tells Jonathan how it became a spectacular success that made him enemies.

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: Fighting talk

It’s all about war. From restoring the Iraqi Marshlands after Saddam to why creating compost on an army base in Iraq can be a bit of a bummer. Plus, visiting the front line, nearly 100 years later.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

In India's Maoist corridor, violence is committed on a daily basis - much of it sanctioned by the state. Our reporter visits a place where journalists are not welcome, to talk to the families of people who died in police custody.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 5 April)

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.

This week:

We have an exclusive interview with José Luis Moreno Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, on the massacre in Duékoué (Ivory Coast) one year ago this week. At least 800 people were killed, shortly after the town fell to troops loyal to President Alassane Ouattara.
Our West Africa correspondent Bram Posthumus travelled to Duékoué and made a report on the state of the town one year after the killings.
We have music from Guinea’s music legend Ba Cissoko. He speaks to us about the role of musicians in politics and about his favourite neighbourhood in the capital Conakry.
The majority of the vegetables used for consumption in Ghana’s capital Accra are grown right next to the city’s drainage. Many of these vegetables which are supposed to be healthy are also washed with this contaminated water. But people have found ways to make their vegs healthy.

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: A socialist drive-in cinema in Tanzania

Was it a capitalist, or was it a socialist venture? In any case, it was a lot of fun. In the 1960s, Tanzania opened its own open air, drive-in cinema. The country was experimenting with socialism, so this cinema in Dar es Salaam can be seen, perhaps, as the first socialist drive-in on the planet.

With historian Laura Fair we look at this unusual project in the context of the immense popularity of cinema in Africa in the 1960s, and Tanzania’s push for development after independence.

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, South Africa. The hell and horror of illegal mining.

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 fish?

Around one billion people in the world rely on fish as their primary source of protein, but fishermen in many parts of the world are having greater restrictions put on their fishing because of concerns about the level of fish stocks and the marine environment. The BBC World Service introduces us to Fred Normandale, one of the few remaining fishermen in the small town of Scarborough in the North East of England.

First airing: Monday 17:30 UTC

Hear the World
The current series of European Jazz Stage has come to an end. But don’t despair, there’s plenty of good music to come. We’ve started a new series of Hear the World, hosted by Dheera Sujan.

This week:

A veteran of Ghanaian music, 75-year-old singer-guitarist Ibo Taylor appears with his young band Bonze Concoma.
Amsterdam’s popular Afrogroove formation Mdungu mixes traditional West African music with Western funk, jazz and rock.
In this week’s Dutch Delights spot it’s the New Cool Collective. This band feels at home everywhere and incorporates a wide range of styles, including Cuban and African.
And to end the show, there’s the Havana Cultura project by British DJ Giles Petersen and Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca.

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.

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Radio Netherlands Worldwide English Service
Effective from: 25 March 2012 - 28 October 2012

All times UTC

English targeted to Africa and Asia
0959-1000 15110as
1000-1057 15110as
1359-1400 9800as
1400-1457 9800as
1859-1900 7425af 11615af 15495af
1900-2000 7425af 11615af 15495af
2000-2057 7425af 11615af 15495af
(R Netherlands/Jaisakthivel/ADXC Tirunelveli, India / via
Leo van der Woude) Reformatted by Gayle Van Horn, Frequency Manager-Monitoring Times.