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Laurence the Music Librarian, a "lady in the know"

Laurence the Music Librarian, a
 
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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear music chosen by RFI music librarian Laurence Pecron. Listener letters, great music, and the quiz too – 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.

This week’s quiz question is once again about Egypt. Hosni Mubarak has been ousted, and the military has set up a caretaker government. Who is now the acting Chief of State of Egypt, until elections can be held in six months?

You have until 11 April to send in your answers, the answer and the winners will be announced on the 17 April 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.

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:

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
 

  • A Jamaican listener's essay marks the final Sound Kitchen

    A Jamaican listener's essay marks the final Sound Kitchen

    Well, as they say, all good things must come to an end, and we’re at the end of The Sound Kitchen programmes. In this final broadcast, you’ll hear a “This …

  • An Indian listener's belief and women's day music

    An Indian listener's belief and women's day music

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear a “This I Believe” essay from listener Prithwiraj Purkayastha. There’s music to celebrate International …

  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Rio

    Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Rio

    This week let’s celebrate Mardi Gras! You’ll hear about the festivities in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro … past and present… with all the great …

  • Celebrations in Tahrir Square

    Celebrations in Tahrir Square

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear from RFI English service journalist Daniel Finnan about what he witnessed on his recent trip to Egypt, plus a poem from …

  • Hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day

    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 … …

  • My proudest achievement: Waking up – at school

    My proudest achievement: Waking up – at school

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear from listener Pamela Sowers – she’ll share with you her proudest achievement. There’s great music, …

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