Friday, January 13, 2012

Radio Netherlands Program Guide, Jan. 13-19

The State We're In
This week: The call of duty

After almost seven decades, a former Dutch resistance fighter admits she assassinated the wrong man. A Canadian woman tries to help the poor and finds her idealism challenged. An out lesbian photographer tries to create beauty amongst the violence she and other gay women face in South Africa. And an ex-Mafia princess explains her struggle to go straight.

First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC

Earth BeatMarnie Chesterton and her team look at the footprint we’re leaving on our planet.

This week:

It may be cold outside, but we’re warming to winter, meeting people who like to feel the chill. From a husky dog breeder to a long distance skater, to the man who helps improve the lives of people who live in winter cities.

First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC

South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.

This week:

Manika Jha, a 23-year-old Nepalese journalist, is threatened in her own country because she isn’t afraid to write about the oppression of Nepalese women in the Tharai region. She was in the Netherlands and South Asia Wired spoke to her.

(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 19 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:

Somalis living in the Netherlands protest over Dutch plans to ban the mild narcotic, khat.
Revered for defeating apartheid, but is South Africa’s liberation movement any good at government? We have a special report on the ANC, 100 years old this month.
The Ethiopian Krar Collective revisit the ancient music of their native homeland.

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: Understanding the beat of Freetown

Europe has been fascinated with Africa for centuries. This is reflected in recent work of a young academic who wanted to know how people experience music in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. To conduct his research, he didn’t visit libraries. Instead he went to bars and discos and music shops and asked how certain beats move and inspire Freetonians.

For this original perspective the German-Polish anthropologist won the yearly Africa thesis award presented by the Africa Studies Centre in Leiden in the Netherlands.

First airing: Monday 19:00 UTC

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

This week: Education for life - by Anna Lewis (UK). A young woman is determined to transform herself.

First airing: Tuesday 01:50 UTC

Global Perspectivve
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 escape?

Canada is a nation of immigrants. Its self-image as a safe haven for refugees is a point of national pride. But there is always a gatekeeper, a bureaucrat in an immigration office who says you can - or can’t - come in. And that’s where broadcaster Natasha Fatah begins the story of Eduardo Lopez in her documentary Escape from Honduras, from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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:

Fusion is jazz's second nature. Mixing styles and ideas has been part of jazz culture right from the start, a century ago.

Join host Benjamin Herman for three groups that mash up jazz with other influences: Galliano, Rubalcaba, Bona & Penn; the Toon Roos Group featuring Peter Erskine; and Roy Hargrove's RH Factor.

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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