Jonathan Groubert and his team look at current events from an unexpected perspective.
This week: Freedom’s road
The first Western media interview of Imad Ghalioun, the Syrian politician who defected recently, a Wikileaks pioneer and politician from Iceland who helped make public the 'collateral murder' video, and a former East German cyclist who defected just before he went to the Olympics.
First airing: Saturday 02:00 UTC
Marnie Chesterton and her team look at the footprint we’re leaving on our planet.
A show full of fun and games. From forest kindergartens and forsaking a childhood in the woods for the concrete of the suburbs, to generating power on a merry-go-round. Ooh, and how to play a pig. Fooling around for the sake of our planet, and why it’s important to play.
First airing: Friday 03:00 UTC
South Asia Wired
Stories from South Asia.
We hear about the opening media landscape in Burma during an unprecedented time of reform and why Dutch photographer Frans Welman fell in love with the Nagas, who live in the rarely visited region of Nagaland in India’s northeast.
(There'll be a new edition of the programme on Thursday 2 February)
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.
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has ruled that there is enough evidence to put four of Kenya’s leading politicians on trial for crimes against humanity. But should the ICC be meddling in Africa’s affairs? We report from Kenya and The Hague.
How to get around town the 'green' way – the skateboarding craze hitting Nairobi’s streets.
High-tech music from the desert - with Mali’s Super Onze.
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: How to save 29,000 lives
Figures released by the World Health Organisation in January 2012 show that Africa is the most dangerous place in the world to get pregnant. And ending a pregnancy is highly dangerous too. In Africa, 29,000 women die every year as a result of unsafe abortions.
This is a public health emergency and the issue of unsafe abortions was high on the agenda at the World Conference on Family Planning, held last year in the Seneglese capital Dakar.
During that conference, we spoke with three medical doctors who have had first-hand experience with the consequences of unsafe abortions and are determined to improve reproductive health for women.
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.
This week: The nearly departed soul - by Rosemarie Johnson Clarke (Bahamas). An irrepressible great grandmother.
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 we can’t be gay, Muslim, and successful?
Elkader is a small town in the center of the American Midwest. It’s not where you’d expect to find a gay couple starting an Algerian restaurant. But this town in Iowa was named after a 19th-century Algerian jihadist. WAMU radio takes us to Elkader to see how the residents have found their way through the Islamophobia debate.
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.
A triple Dutch edition this week, featuring three ensembles from the rich jazz scene of the Netherlands.
Pianist Peter Beets and his New York quartet take on Frédéric Chopin. Saxophonist Ben van Gelder brings his scrapple from the Big Apple, and saxophonist Ad Colen leads his quartet to new heights in Dutch 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
Streaming 24 hour audio: www.radionetherlands.nl/
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(original Excel via Leo van der Woude, R Netherlands. Reformatted from BCL post by GVH)