Thursday, April 05, 2012

Radio Netherlands Weekly Program Preview, April 6-12

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

This week: It ain’t over

A 101-year-old man on leaving his infant daughter on a neighbour’s doorstep during the Warsaw Uprising. And how an Ethiopian migrant worker escaped her brutal employer in Lebanon.

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:

Things that are going places. From rubber duckies sailing the ocean seas for a couple of decades, to the world’s most gruelling marathon and the first man to walk around the world, we’ll take you places you’ve never been.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

SOuth Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

When East Pakistan became Bangladesh in 1971 a minority community called the Biharis were stranded as stateless refugees in camps on the outside of Dhaka. Thirty years on they still hope to return to Pakistan one day.

(There'll be a new edition of the program on Thursday 12 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:

Could northern Mali become the 57th country in Africa?
As the African Union beefs up the quests for Joseph Kony, we hear from Jacob Acaye – the Ugandan boy featured on the KONY2012 campaign.
Music from a Rwandan up-and-coming star, marking the 18th anniversary of the country’s massacre.

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: Is China good for Africa?

In this edition we take stock of our relationship with the red dragon. One thing is sure: China is in Africa to stay, and it’s up to all to shape this relationship in a way that is beneficial to everybody.

Our guest is a leading expert who looks at facts and tries to dismiss myths about China’s engagement in Africa.

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:

Swallow dive - by Melissa Madore, Canada. A moving story of loneliness and death.

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.

This week: 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

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:

Guitarist Yamando Costa from Brazil is hailed as one of the world’s best guitarists.
French 10-man band Babylon Circus plays energetic and fast music, in an adventurous mix of ska, French chansons, punk and Balkan music.
Dutch Delight of the week is Giga Vôo, with Portuguese singer Magda Mendes.
Pablo Ziegler, an Argentinian nuevo tango pianist, and the Metropole Orchestra bring up the rear of the show in a dazzling mix of tango, jazz and classical music.

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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