Hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day
This week on The Sound Kitchen, a “hearts and flowers” Valentine’s show, with loving listener musical dedications. All that, and the quiz too … don’t miss it!
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.
This week’s quiz question is about two scandals affecting two highly placed French government officials. One accepted a lift in a private plane owned by a crony of ousted Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, and the other just admitted that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak paid for his family holiday on the Nile over New Year’s.
Send in the names of these two politicians, and the positions they hold in the French government.
You have until 4 April to send in your answers, the answer and the winners will be read on the 10 April 10 programme.
Get on into this kitchen and cook with me! I’m especially looking for your essays on the theme “This I Believe”. This new main dish on The Sound Kitchen is inspired by the great American radio journalist, Edward Murrow. Every evening on Murrow’s radio show in the 1950’s, a listener would read an essay about his own personal motivation in life. Your essay should stress your personal beliefs – the principals that guide your life. And of course, there’s a special prize in store for those who participate.
Get on into this kitchen and cook with me! I’m especially looking for your essays on the theme “This I Believe”. This new main dish on The Sound Kitchen is inspired by the great American radio journalist, Edward Murrow. Every evening on Murrow’s radio show in the 1950s, a listener would read an essay about his own personal motivation in life. Your essay should stress your personal beliefs – the principles that guide your life. And of course, there’s a special prize in store for those who participate.
I still want you to write and tell me about people in your community who are doing good things … the “ordinary” people in your community who are doing “extra-ordinary” things, and trying to make the world a better place. Hearing about a person just like you and me who works just a little bit harder for others, and thinks a little less about himself, is encouraging for us all!
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.
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:
or, of course, via “real” mail to:
Club 9516 / The Sound Kitchen
75016 Paris, FRANCE
I look forward to hearing from you.
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