Thursday, May 24, 2012

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, May 25-31

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

This week: Remembrance

A Belgian artist from a family of Nazi collaborators talks about their epic journey on the run from the Allies. A Somali journalist remembers his arrest, imprisonment and the campaign that freed him. And a Dutchman suddenly recalls that he would’ve been sent to a concentration camp, had it not been for an extraordinary act of honesty.

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: Ice

This week’s show is ice, ice baby and features bucket-loads of the stuff. We meet the ice obsessives, people for whom ice is their job, their way of life, their art. Making music with it, sculpting it or just immersing your body in it: ice is too cool for school.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

How sand is creating politically relevant art in the Maldives. And we talk to Human Rights Watch about cast-based discrimination in India.

(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:

The Dutch government is accused of sending refugees back to countries where they face death
We visit the school that’s training Africa’s next generation of leaders in the art of good government
Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings traditional Zulu music to a new generation

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 sex no fish

Offering sex is often the only way for women traders to buy fish along many of Africa's shores. Auma, a 21 year old single mother, has sex with fishermen in order to get the best catch of the day, a practice known in the local language as 'jaboya'. In this edition we find out what effect it is having in the communities along the shores of Lake Victoria.

Guests: Dr. Gilcrest Lokoel , Jennifer Kere, Alice Nyimbae, Auma

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

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

Somewhere, by Jude Dibia from Nigeria - A child's tale of poverty and loss.

Read by Maynard Eziashi

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 we can’t be gay, Muslim, and successful?

Elkader is a small town in the center of the American Midwest. It’s not where you’d expect to find a gay couple starting an Algerian restaurant. But this town in Iowa was named after a 19th century Algerian jihadist. WAMU radio takes us to Elkader to see how the residents have found their way through the Islamophobia debate.

First airing: Monday 17:30 UTC

Hear the World
Hear the World is replaced this week by European Jazz Stage, an exploration of European jazz music, with performances from the continent’s hottest clubs, concert halls and festivals, including the spectacular North Sea Jazz Festival.

This week: A jazz vacation

We’ll touch down in northern Holland for Dr. Lonnie smith and the Concertgebouw Jazz Orchestra; then to Amsterdam for bassman Christian McBride and his Inside Straight; and finally to the famous Milky Way for the Ploctones – a “four-headed monster” that is Holland’s most successful band of the moment.

Taking you into a new, five-week season with RNW Music’s jazz programme is your host, 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.

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