Listen to RFI News
Expand Player
 
Listen Download Podcast
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 05/24 13h00 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 05/23 13h00 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 05/22 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/05 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/04 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/03 13h00 GMT
To take full advantage of multimedia content, you must have the Flash plugin installed in your browser. To connect, you need to enable cookies in your browser settings. For an optimal navigation, the RFI site is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8 and above, Firefox 10 and +, Safari 3+, Chrome 17 and + etc.
Latest news

The 25 March Sound Kitchen quiz

The 25 March Sound Kitchen quiz
 

Put on your thinking caps … it’s time for the quiz. You’ll hear great music and listener’s letters, too … don’t miss it!

Hello everyone!

You’ve surely noticed by now we’ve been experimenting with the Sound Kitchen recipes … on Saturdays, at 5:16 universal time, tune in to hear if you are amongst the week’s winners. The winners names are here on our website, too. Look for Short Features / Sound Kitchen Winners.

Tune in on Sundays, at 4:22, 5:52 and 7:22 universal time, for the quiz question ... and whatever else is cooking up in the Sound Kitchen.

I have wonderful news! “The Sound Kitchen Listener’s Cookbook” will finally become a reality. First it will be put on-line, and then we’ll get to work on a printed version. The web team has asked for photos of your prepared dishes, as well as of you. So if you sent in a recipe, get back into your kitchen and get cooking … but before you “tuck in” to your fabulous dish, take a minute to take a picture or two of the final product. And of yourself, too!

The projected date for the on-line version of the cookbook is May. Yippee!

This week’s question is about the North American black bear, the Ursus Americanus. I just read a fascinating article about the black bears ability to heal during hibernation. For the past 25 years, a group of U-S scientists have been tracking 1000 black bears – using radio collars - to learn about their health and behavior. The scientists note when a bear is wounded, by gunshots or arrows from hunters, or from bites by other bears or predators – and were surprised to discover that the bear’s wounds, even if infected and inflamed, healed during their long winter nap. There was minimal scarring, the damaged skin re-grew, and many of the bears even grew hair from newly formed hair follicles, at the site of their injuries!

One of the researchers said he thinks there are implications for human medical research … maybe to help in developing treatments for slow-healing skin wounds in malnourished, hypothermic, diabetic and elderly patients.

So, I want you to send in any little bit of information you have on bears … how long do they hibernate? What is their expected life span? How long is the gestation period for a Mama Bear? You can even send in bear trivia … how did the Teddy Bear come to be named Teddy? Which native people pray to bears? I’d love to have original bear stories, or anecdotes. How about a bear joke? The field is open …have fun!

Send me your answer by 30 April; the answer and the winners will be announced on the 5 May programme. Be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and be sure and tell me if you are a Mr. or a Mrs. or a Ms. or a Miss – I don’t want to get it wrong!

Send your answers to:

english.service@rfi.fr

or

Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
BP 9516
75016 Paris
France

or

By SMS … Now you can send your quiz answers via your cell phone !!!!

Dial your country’s international access code, and then:
33 6 31 12 96 82. Be sure and include your mailing address in your text.

And remember, it’s not just the quiz which wins you a prize. If your essay goes on the air, you’ll find a package in the mail from the Sound Kitchen. Write in about your community heroes – the people in your community who are quietly working to make the world a better place, in whatever way they can. I am still looking for your “This I Believe” essays, too. Tell us about the principles that guide your life … what you have found to be true from your very own personal experience. Or send in your most memorable moment, and/or your proudest achievement.

Write in with your Radio Club’s activities, your mini book reviews, your musical requests, your secret “guilty” pleasure (mine’s chocolate!), your tricks for remembering things, your favourite quotations and proverbs, descriptions of the local festivals you participate in, or just your general all-around thoughts to:

thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr

Include a phone number, if you can. I’d like to call you and put you on-the-air… and of course, I’ll send you a thank-you present for participating.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

All the best,

Susan
 


Related

  • The Sound Kitchen

    The 19 February Sound Kitchen winners

    Learn more

  • The Sound Kitchen

    The 18 March Sound Kitchen quiz

    Learn more

  • The Sound Kitchen

    The 12 February Sound Kitchen winners

    Learn more

  • The Sound Kitchen

    The 11 March Sound Kitchen quiz

    Learn more

  • Ethiopians at the finish line

    Ethiopians at the finish line

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Paris Marathon. There’s “On This Day”, a letter from Mahesh Jain, music by request from …

  • The “killer” weed that kills pain

    The “killer” weed that kills pain

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about medical marijuana. There’s “On This Day”, an essay by Anjana Parvin, music by request from …

  • The all-woman spacewalk that almost was

    The all-woman spacewalk that almost was

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the women astronauts. There’s listener news, music by request from Samuel Francis, and of …

  • India’s wins at the Special Olympics

    India’s wins at the Special Olympics

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the medals won by India at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. There’s the Sound Kitchen mailbag, …

  • The Maori chant

    The Maori chant

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the traditional chant of the Maoris of New Zealand. There’s a “This I Believe” essay from …

  • Educating Nigerians about dementia

    Educating Nigerians about dementia

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Anne-Marie Bissada’s Spotlight on Africa podcast. There’s your letters from The Sound Kitchen …

  • The tiny dinosaurs who grew

    The tiny dinosaurs who grew

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the size of the Tyrannosaurus Rex’s ancestors. There’s “On This Day”, music by request from …

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. ...
  5. next >
  6. last >
Features
 
Sorry but the period of time connection to the operation is exceeded.