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Morocco’s history of tolerance

Morocco’s history of tolerance
 
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This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about Egypt’s presidential poll. There’s news from Morocco, some great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday at 6:15, 7:15, 14:45 and 16:45 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews and great music, so be sure and tune in every Saturday.

For our DX enthusiast friends: Our shortwave frequency is 11830 kHz on the 25m band, from 06.00 to 07.00 UT every day. We’ve had reception reports from Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, the UK and the US, and although the frequency is “aimed” (or however that works) towards the African continent, give it a try. You never know … and be sure and send us your reception reports. Maybe we can get more time, which would be wonderful.

You can also hear our programs on WRMI (http://www.wrmi.net/) and WRN (http://www.wrn.org/listeners/). These broadcasters diffuse our programs out of the goodness of their hearts, but unless you tell us how you heard us we have no way of knowing … so do write and tell us how you listen to us.

If you have an internet radio and would like to add RFI English to your pre-set buttons, send an e-mail to english.service@rfi.fr and we will get the link to you.

We want you to call us! We have a phone number you can call to leave us a message, so we can hear your voice! Just call, give your name, your country, and a short message - something like “I love RFI”, because of course you do – and we can put you on-the-air! The number to call is: + 33 1 84 22 95 82.

RFI Clubs: Be sure to always include Audrey Iattoni (audrey.iattoni@rfi.fr) from our Listener Relations department on all your RFI Club correspondence. Remember to copy me (thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr) when you write her so that I stay in the loop too.

We’ve made a Facebook page just for you, the RFI English Clubs. It is a closed group, so when you apply to join, be sure you include the name of your RFI Club and your membership number. Everyone can look at it, but only members of the group can post on it. If you haven’t yet asked to join the group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/583819955292977/ and fill out the questionnaire !!!!! (if you do not answer the questions, I click “decline”).

Are you interested in forming an official RFI Club, or transforming your existing club into an official RFI Club?  Here’s how: http://en.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-how-form-official-rfi-listeners-club

This week’s quiz: On 31March, I asked you a question about the Egyptian presidential poll which was held 26 – 28 March. There were only two candidates on the ballot, and you were to write in with the names of those two candidates.

The answer is: The incumbent president, Abdelfattah al-Sisi, and Moussa Mustafa Moussa, for the El-Ghad Party. Abdelfattah al-Sisi won.

The winners are:Nurjahan Begum from the RFI Amour Fan Club in Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Jinabo Fointama, the president of the Hope Yang RFI Club in Njinikom, Cameroon; Sagrika Sharma, president of the RFI Listeners Club in Jharkhand, India; Christian Owusu Botchwey from Kumasi, Ghana and Rumen Pankov from Sofia, Bulgaria.  

Congratulations winners!

Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Hassan Chalf: “Lahssab Talata We-Talatin”; Rimsky-Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and French Latino: “Je viens de la-bas”

Do you have a musical request? Send it to thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr

This week’s question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 2 July to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 7 July program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

Send your answers to:

english.service@rfi.fr

or

Susan Owensby

RFI – The Sound Kitchen

80, rue Camille Desmoulins

92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

France

or

By text … You can also send your quiz answers to The Sound Kitchen mobile phone. Dial your country’s international access code, or “ + ”, then  33 6 31 12 96 82. Don’t forget to include your mailing address in your text – and if you have one,your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

To find out how you can win a special Sound Kitchen prize, click here:

 http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-sound-kitchen-essay-contests

To find out how you can become a member of the RFI Listeners Club, or to form your own official RFI Club, click here:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-how-form-official-rfi-listeners-club

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    All about Pakistan's Gulalai Ismail

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    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Mesopotamia. There’s listener (and cat!) news, a tribute to that naughty girl Salome, and …

  • RFI’s very own songbird

    RFI’s very own songbird

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about RFI’s very own singer/songwriter, Chrystelle Nammour. There’s “On This Day”, listener news, …

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    India offers the world’s largest democratic exercise

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    Where France stands after the European Parliament elections

    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the European Parliament elections. There’s “On This Day”, listener letters, great music - …

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