Friday, May 18, 2012

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, May 18-24

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

This week: One More Time

A rags-to-riches entrepreneur in Mogadishu gets kidnapped by Al Shabbab, and makes his escape... and his fortune. A man from Peru goes back home after 40 years to confront the man who tortured him. A man in Uganda recounts near-misses with militias and government troops, while an American writer recalls the truth and myth around a family story. And finally: a repeat of our interview with Don Ritchie, who sadly passed away this week in Sydney, Australia after helping stop over 100 people from ending their lives.

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: The Gift

We explain why not to look a gift horse in the mouth (especially when there’s free energy at stake) and meet the people turning every bit of green space in their town – ditches, roundabouts, abandoned parking lots – into glorious edible gardens where the fruit and vegetables are free for the taking.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

South Asia Wired features stories from the region, the Diaspora, and events here in Europe of interest to people from South Asia.

(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.

This week:

As the clock ticks - A massive airlift gets underway to transport thousands of refugees out of Sudan
Uganda’s prostitutes take the lead in the country’s battle against HIV/AIDS
Step back in time: 1940’s East African music is cool again

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: No respect: generation gap in Africa

Do young Africans believe in the wisdom of the old? Should they? How do the older generations view today's youth? As we hear in this lively debate between young and old, there is clearly a generation gap in Africa. We ask if - and how - it can be bridged.

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: Framing the Nation - by Sylvia Schlettwein, Namibia. Where to hang an old family painting?

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 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
Hear the World is a world music series where you get to sit in the front row at exciting Dutch world music venues. Hosted by Dheera Sujan.

This week:

Roberto Correa and Siba bring rare rural sounds from Brazil, rather than the usual samba and bossa nova
Osa Imahane - a group from the Malian Sahara - play and sing about love and war
This week’s Dutch World Music Delight is throat singer Mark van Tongeren, interpreting the overtone singing traditions of Mongolia
Les Espoirs de Coanti - a band from Guinea - playing mainly on traditional instruments

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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