The walking library
This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll be treated to an “Ordinary Hero” essay from listener Rajib Kumar Mondal of Natore, Bangladesh. There’s the answer to the question about the new president of the French political party Les Républicans, some great music, and of course - the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
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Here's the text of this week's "Ordinary Hero" essay by listener Rajib Kumar Mandal of Natore, Bangladesh.
This week’s quiz: On 16December, I asked you about a story on the RFI English website about France’sonce-dominant conservative party, Les Républicans. They took a rather awful beating in the last French presidential election, and are trying to make a come-back … on 10December, they elected a new party president, who they are hoping will do just that. I asked you to send in the name of the new president of the French political party Les Républicans.
The answer is:Laurent Wauquiez. He is 42-years old, and as RFI reported, is a hard-hitting critic of centrist president Emmanuel Macron. Wauquiez says Macron is out of touch with rural France, is weak on security, and is too much in favor of closer European integration. It seems the idea of Les Républicans is to take the party farther to the right, and capture some of the far-right National Front voters. It seems.
The winners are: Biswanath Mandal, president of the RFI World Radio Club in Murshidabad, India; Solomon Fessahazion from Asmara, Eritrea; Rokeya Khatun of the Karatoa RFI Radio Listeners Club in Sirajgonj, Bangladesh; Usha Hazarika from the United RFI Listeners Club in Golaghat, India and RFI Listeners Club member Jean-Maurice Devault from Montreal, Canada.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Rimsky - Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee”; Meghan Trainor: “All About That Bass”, performed by singer and bass player Kate Davis.
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