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Laura Angela Bagnetto in Chad

Laura Angela Bagnetto in Chad
 
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This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about Ethiopia’s new prime minister. RFI English reporter Laura Angela Bagnetto introduces you to a member of the Club RFI Abéché in Chad, there’s news from your fellow listeners … 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.

Fabulous News! We now have an RFI English newsletter! On the very top of our homepage, there’s a little tab that says “Newsletters”. Click on it and fill out the form, and every day you’ll receive the latest from the RFI English website!

We look forward to seeing all your names on our brand-new subscriber’s list. And congratulations to our web team for making it happen! Way to go David, Tony and Isabelle!

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.

Welcome to our new RFI Listeners Club members. There’s long-time listener John James Bassey from Cross River State, Nigeria; Francis Sundima Tucker from The Gambia and David A. B. Konneh from Monrovia, Liberia.

So glad you have joined us!

You too can be a member of the RFI Listeners Club – just write me at english.service@rfi.fr and tell me you want to join, and I’ll send you a membership number. It’s that easy. When you win a Sound Kitchen quiz as an RFI Listeners Club member, you recieve a premium prize.

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 7 April I asked you a question about Ethiopia’s new prime minister, who had been sworn into service on 2 April. You were to send in his name.

The answer is: 42-year-old Abiy Ahmed Ali. Prime Minister Ali is Ethiopia's third Prime Minister since the ruling party - the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front party -  came to power 27 years ago, and he is the first prime minister from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromos.

The winners are: Elvis Ndi Tamfuh from Bamenda, Cameroon; Kabir Ladan from Katsina State, Nigeria; Tapsi Bain from Chhattisgarh, India; David Thoronka from Banjul, The Gambia and Brefo Yaw Bretwum from Nsawam, Ghana.  

Congratulations winners!

Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Isaac Albeniz: “Asturias” from the Suite Espanola, performed by Andres Segovia; Rimsky-Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and “Le temps de l’amour” by Jacques Dutronc,  Jean Lucien Morisse and Charles Andre Salvet Muchel, sung by Françoise Hardy.

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 9 July to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 14 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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