This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about RFI English correspondent Victor Moturi. There’s “On This Day”, the bonus question and the “Listeners Corner”, Ollia Horton’s “Happy Moment”, and “Music from Erwan”. All that, and the new quiz question, too, so click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On 29 October, I asked you a question about a journalism prize received by one of our correspondents for his report on Laura Angela Bagnetto’s podcast Africa Calling. The Open Forum on Agriculture Biotechnology 2022 awarded second prize to Victor Moturi for his story on genetically modified cotton in Kenya.
My question to you was: where will Victor Moturi go for the next round in the competition?
The answer is: Nigeria. Although originally it was Mozambique. Depending on when you read the article – which we updated when the event venue was changed - you could have correctly answered Mozambique, or later on, Nigeria. No idea why they changed the country, but anyway, that’s that. I accepted both answers.
Victor Moturi’s report is competing with 16 other reports from across the continent at the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa. Go, Victor! We’re all rooting for you!
In addition to the quiz question, there was the bonus question: “What was the bravest thing you did as a child?” – a question suggested by Karuna Kanta Pal from West Bengal, India.
The winners are: RFI Listeners Club member Radhakrishna Pillai from Kerala State, India, who is also this week’s bonus question winner. The other winners are Saleem Akhtar Chadhar, the president of the RFI Seven Stars Radio Listeners Club in District Chiniot, Pakistan; Raihan Ali, who’s a member of the Nilshagor RFI Fan Club in Nilphamari, Bangladesh, and two RFI English listeners: Bushra Nawaz from Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, and Milliam Murigi from Nairobi, Kenya.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: “Aquellos Ojos Verdes” by Adolfo Utrera and Nilo Menéndez, played by Bolivar “Pollo” Ortiz; Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847, from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by András Schiff; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; “The Cakewalk” from Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy, performed by the composer; “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and “Chango”, a traditional Cuban Santaria chant performed by the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, with Felipe Alfonso and Lazaro Ros.
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This week’s question ... you must listen to the show to participate. After you’ve listened to the show, re-read our article “France reboots coal-fired power plant to boost winter electricity supplies” to help you with the answer.
You have until 9 January 2023 to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the 14 January podcast. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.
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