Friday, June 01, 2012

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, June 1-7

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 turns his wartime memories into paintings. A Sudanese journalist believes that telling stories about past conflict is a lifeline. And a Somalian archaeologist unearths truths about her country and her own family.

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: Out of Nowhere

We uncover the unexpected, from the man who discovered an island that appeared in the middle of nowhere, to bike lanes that sprang up out of the blue. Stories about some delightful surprises.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
This week:

We visit the world famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, which is staging its Globe To Globe Festival this month – all 37 plays by the bard performed in 37 different languages. These include performances by South Asian theatre groups such as Arpana from Mumbai and Theatre Wallay from Lahore.

South Asia Wired met the players and directors of both companies to talk about Shakespeare, his works and how they still resonate with South Asian audiences in 2012.

(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:

Desperation among Africa’s youth as unemployment reaches epic proportions. Can anyone diffuse this ticking time bomb?
We hear from the concert pianist who’s bringing peace and tranquility to Sierra Leone’s crowded prisons
And we speak to the girl from Kwa Zulu Natal riding high in Africa’s music charts - Toya Delazy.

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: Do we still need to tell stories?

Storytellers have been connecting generations for thousands of years. Do they still deserve a voice in our digital age? With internet and mobile phones and more and more people living in cities, we seem to have less and less time to tell - and to listen to stories.

But some young people say we should keep traditional storytelling alive. In this edition, you can listen to the stories of John Musila. In Uganda he can be heard around the campfire, but also on the radio.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

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

This week:

Thembi's Bicycle, by Rachel Tucker (South Africa). A grandmother's gambling dreams. Read by Jack Klaff

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 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

European Jazz Stage
Performances from the continent’s hottest clubs, concert halls and festivals, including the spectacular North Sea Jazz Festival. The show is hosted by Benjamin Herman.

This week:

Dee Dee Bridgewater kicks it off with an all-star band at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Then, from Slovenia, promising young talents of the European Jazz Orchestra, and Michael Moore's "Fragile" Quartet onstage in Amsterdam.

The show is hosted by 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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All times UTC

0959-1000 15110as
1000-1057 15110as
1359-1400 9800as
1400-1457 9800as
1800-1900 7425af 11615af 15495af 17605af
1900-2000 7425af 11615af 15495af 17605af
2000-2057 7425af 11615af 15495af 17605af
(R Netherlands/Jaisakthivel/ADXC Tirunelveli, India / via
Leo van der Woude) Reformatted by Gayle Van Horn, Frequency Manager-Monitoring Times.