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

Earth Beat

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.

This week:

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.

This week:

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

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

This week:

Judgement day - by Farah Ghuznavi (Bangladesh). A sci-fi story of a marriage.

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 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.

This week:

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

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 via our sister web station

Radio Netherlands English service

All times UTC

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 van der Woude, R Netherlands. Reformatted
from BCL post by GVH 10/26/11)
Photo/Enjoying Christmas Markets in Holland