Saturday, April 02, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, April 3-7

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

This week: The Mob and I

How an anti-mafia journalist names mob names on his TV station in the heart of Mafia country, and gets away with it - so far. How land once owned by the mob is now used to make wine. And an ex-Mafia princess explains her struggle to go straight.

First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC

Africa in Progress
This week: Why we must save our forests now

Every day Africa’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Scientists say that cutting trees leads to deforestation and this eventually leads to extreme weather conditions including floods and drought. Deforestation also deprives people of their livelihoods.

Four African climate change experts discuss why it is important for us to protect our trees and what would happen if we continue cut down our forest cover in Africa.

First airing: Monday 18:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
This week:

We ask whether euthanasia is a concept that could fit in India. The country’s Supreme Court has just said no to allowing it for Aruna Shanbag who’s been on life support for nearly 40 years - but the campaigners haven’t given up the right to a dignified death.

And after asking how we should die, South Asia Wired poses the question – how should we live? A group of wealthy Indians have decided that they want to give back to society – but they’re not taking the usual charitable route. They’re utilising their MBAs for a new cause…

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 7 April)

First airing: Thursday 14:00 UTC

Commonwealth Story
This week: Shades of Dreaming - by Benjamin Rogers from Australia. A little boy settles in a new country.

First airing: Tuesday 00:55 UTC

Global Perspective
This week: Shades of Dreaming - by Benjamin Rogers from Australia. A little boy settles in a new country.

First airing: Tuesday 00:55 UTC

Hear the World
In this programme exciting rhythms and festive sounds from Brazil and the island of Cuba. With Brazilian jazz musician Hermeto Pascoal, the fantastic Cuban salsa band Pupy y Los Que Son Son, led by pianist Pupy Pedroso and the Brazilian formation Siba e a Fuloresta do Samba, led by singer Siba.

First airing: Monday 00:00 UTC

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