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The non-sense of life

The non-sense of life
 
Aldo Benedetti

This week on the Club 9516 / The Sound Kitchen, a “This I Believe” listener essay from French existentialist Gilles Corman. There’s great music, listener letters, and the quiz … don’t miss it!

 

Hello everyone!
 
We are reflecting on changes to our programming here at RFI English, and we want to hear from you! Write us and let us know what you like about our programmes, what you don’t like, what you would like to hear more of, less of, when you listen, how you listen … all your thoughts are welcome … and very important to us.
 
The quiz question this week is about Côte d’Ivoire: Ivorians just went to the polls to elect their president. On Thursday 2 December, the country’s Electoral Commission declared a winner … who?

 

 

You have until 10 January to send in your answer; the winners will be announced on the 16 January programme.
 
My dear listeners, I’m planning ahead, and already thinking about the New Year’s programme - so it’s time for you to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, and get them into me – with your phone number! We’ll make a jolly show with all your good intentions ….
 
I’m still looking for you to crowd into the kitchen and cook with me … I want you to write and tell me about people in your community who are doing good things, for a regular feature on the Club 9516/Sound Kitchen about “ordinary” heroes – the people in your community who are trying to make the world a better place.
 
And I am still looking for your letters about the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you, or that you’ve seen … or, your favourite guilty pleasure – mine’s chocolate - or your favourite day-off thing to do. Share your proudest achievement with us all – and send in your musical requests and dedications, too.
 
And then the all-important recipes and proverbs: get ‘em in! As I’ve been telling you, we’re going to put together a Sound Kitchen listener cookbook, filled with your recipes - and your proverbs, too. We won’t put the book together for awhile, so there’s still time to be included. If you contribute, you will be the first to receive a Sound Kitchen Cookbook. Later, we can use it as a prize for the quiz.
 
So, to your pens! Include a phone number, if you can. I’d like to call you and put you on-the-air – and send you an RFI CD. If you go on-the-air, you get a CD of music chosen by the RFI musical team - so don’t be shy!
 
Send your thoughts to me at:
thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr
or, of course, via “real” mail to:
Susan Owensby
Club 9516 / The Sound Kitchen
B.P. 9516
75016 Paris, FRANCE
I look forward to hearing from you.
Susan

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If you have trouble figuring it out, look to the right of our homepage for the “About Us” tab. There are a series of arrows, click on those until you get to “How to Listen to RFI in English”.
 
Click on that. Look for “For help with podcasting, click here”, click, and you’ll see how to subscribe to the Club 9516/Sound Kitchen podcasts.
 
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