Thursday, December 22, 2011
Radio Netherlands Program Preview, Dec 23-29
The State We're In
Jonathan Groubert and his team look at current events from an unexpected perspective.
This week: Don’t shoot the messenger
A man frustrated in his search for spiritual answers decides to become a guru. His message: don’t fall for fake gurus, become your own. And a man in Afghanistan believes poetry not only gives us wisdom and beauty, but hope – and he should know. He turned to poetry when his son got kidnapped. And an African American who lives in Holland wonders if the Dutch holiday tradition of Zwarte Piet is not only zany good fun, but also deeply racist.
First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC
Marnie Chesterton and her team look at the footprint we’re leaving on our planet.
This week: Green cheer
It’s the season to be jolly. And we see who’s doing it sustainably. From Christmas trees you can rent, to making everything from scratch and reindeer in New Delhi.
First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC
South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.
Reality Tour’s slum tour of Dharavi and Abhijeet Banerjee's book Poor Economics both aim to change people's stereotypes of slum life.
(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 29 December)
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.
Bridges with Africa is RNW's radio programme linking Africans in Africa and Africans in the diaspora. Every week we bring you interviews, feature stories and African music. From culture and business to scandals and sports. You'll hear what makes Africans tick.
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: Spoken Word - performing art and life skill
Spoken word is becoming hot among young Africans. Our guest in this edition, Blaq Pearl, is an upcoming artist from the townships around Capetown in South Africa. She explains what Spoken Word is, and how it’s emerging as a life skill for urban youths on the continent and elsewhere.
First airing: Monday 19:00 UTC
A selection of winning stories chosen from the large number of entries for the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
Judgement day - by Farah Ghuznavi (Bangladesh). A sci-fi story of a marriage.
First airing: Tuesday 01:50 UTC
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 reject tradition?
Lesego Mangwanyane of SAFM radio in Johannesburg explores the role of sangomas, traditional healers in contemporary South African life, and wonders anxiously if she herself is destined to be one.
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.
We hear from Toots Thielemans, Maria Marcesini and the great CTI All Star Band. They're artists from three nations, all of whom have had a great influence in popularising jazz.
First airing: Monday 01:00 UTC
Classical concerts from the Royal Concertgebouw as well as studio recordings of Dutch performers, presented by Hans Haffmans.
Available 24 hours a day via our sister web station RNWclassical.com
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(original Excel via Leo van der Woude, R Netherlands. Reformatted
from BCL post by GVH 10/26/11)
Photo/Enjoying Christmas Markets in Holland