Friday, December 30, 2011

Radio Netherlands Program Guide, Dec. 30-Jan 5

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

This week: Producers' picks for 2011

Belinda, Diana & Mignon pick their favourite stories of the year, featuring Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey; a man pretending to be his dead-lover's son at a funeral; the creator of amazing 'Strandbeesten' (or Beach Beasts); and a man who chases down the Ponzi schemer who cheated him.

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:

Our producers pick their favourite pieces from 2011. From spending summers looking for fire, to a man who sees in black and white and hears in colour, the toughest footrace in the world and someone who’s part man, part goose, we revisit what we liked best about Earth Beat.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

We look back on a few stories that have made the headlines in the South Asian region in the past twelve months: Anna Hazare's fast against corruption, Osama Bin Laden's death and India's historic win over Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup Cricket final.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 5 January)

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:

Christians in Nigeria prepare to defend themselves against Islamist group Boko Haram.
Terrorist attacks on the world’s biggest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, threatens the work of humanitarian aid agencies.
We take a look back at some of the African musicians who put their stamp on 2011.

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: Law and disorder in Nigeria

Religion plays a central role in the life of most Africans. In Nigeria, this is reflected in the legal system. The 250 ethnic groups in Nigeria have their traditions recognised under customary law in civil cases, while Muslims have been given the choice of being tried under Sharia law.

In this edition we try to untangle the complexities of Nigeria’s legal system. We hear from supporters and detractors of Sharia Law, and how customary law deals with witchcraft.

First airing: Monday 19:00 UTC

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

This week: Vantage point - by Sandrina Abeywardene (Sri Lanka). Kindness and violence on the streets of Colombo.

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 squat?

Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s Dheera Sujan visits Sanne, Tom and Bo – three Dutch squatters. She hears their struggle to build – and keep – their home amid the new anti-squat laws in the Netherlands.

First airing: Monday 17:30 UTC

European Jazz Stage
Unique jazz performances from the continent’s hottest clubs, concert halls and festivals, including the spectacular North Sea Jazz Festival.

This week:

In the middle of the Dutch winter we take you back to summer 2009 and the North Sea Jazz Festival. With jams by McCoy Tyner, the young Dutch singer Wouter Hamel, bass player Scott Colley, and the winner of the 2005 Thelonious Monk Award, guitarist Lage Lund.

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.

Available 24 hours a day

Radio Netherlands streaming audio:

English service

All times UTC

Effective to: 25 March 2012

1000-1057 12065as
1400-1457 12080as
1800-1900 11655af
1900-1957 11655af
1900-1959 11615af
1900-2000 7425af
2000-2057 7425af 11615af
(original Excel via Leo va de Woude, R Netherlands. Also posted at BCL,
reformatted by GVH/MT)