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The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our daily broadcasts seek to inform listeners about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events. News, sports and weather, presented live, are followed on weekdays by a variety of different programs on subjects ranging from art and culture to history, politics, and the latest trends. These programs can be heard again at the weekend.

The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our daily broadcasts seek to inform listeners about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events. News, sports and weather, presented live, are followed on weekdays by a variety of different programs on subjects ranging from art and culture to history, politics, and the latest trends. These programs can be heard again at the weekend.

Location:

San Estanislao, Paraguay

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The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our daily broadcasts seek to inform listeners about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events. News, sports and weather, presented live, are followed on weekdays by a variety of different programs on subjects ranging from art and culture to history, politics, and the latest trends. These programs can be heard again at the weekend.

Language:

Spanish

Contact:

Avda. Mariscal López y Bernardino Caballero San Estanislao San Pedro Paraguay +595 (43) 203-304


Episodes

English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 09/07/20

7/9/2020
Today's program focuses on Spanish news. New outbreaks of Covid19 in spots throughout the country have led local leaders to take measures to contain any possible contagion well after the national lockdown was lifted. Hotspots in the northern coast of Galicia and in Lleida, Catalonia have seen travel restrictions and confinements imposed, in the first case, for five days, and in the second for at least two weeks. The coalition government meanwhile is preparing for the EU Summit later this...

Duration:00:31:23

English Language Broadcast - Daniel García Trio - 07/07/20

7/7/2020
"Flamenco and jazz are brothers" says Spanish pianist Daniel García. With a classical training at the conservatory in Salamanca and a training in jazz at Boston's Berklee College of Music, Daniel García uses this solid foundation for the creation of the pieces included on Travesuras an album of music that incorporates flamenco as well as other of the pianist's influences, from rock to Middle Eastern music. The album's title translates as "pranks" or "mischief," and it is with this in mind...

Duration:00:38:47

English Language Broadcast - Miguel de Molina: art and transgression. La copla II - 04/07/20

7/4/2020
Today's program, dedicated to the Spanish performer Miguel de Molina, picks up where Thursday's left off: the victory of Franco's Nationalist forces in the Civil War and the installation of the dictatorship can only mean trouble for this openly homosexual supporter of the Republican side. Brutally beaten by three men associated with the falangists and the regime, Miguel de Molina finally sets sail for Argentina. It is not until 1990, in a televised interview that the performer identifies two...

Duration:00:33:55

English Language Broadcast - Miguel de Molina: art and transgression La Copla - 02/07/20

7/2/2020
As Madrid celebrates LGTBIQ Pride this week, this year of the pandemic without the customary crowds and parades, today's program is dedicated to an original and gifted Spanish artist and performer, Miguel de Molina. La Copla, Andalusia's popular song, the queen of the variety shows and theatrical productions throughout the country, concentrated the multi-talents of lyricists, composers, designers and performers. During the Second Republic, from 1931 to the end of the Civil War, Miguel de...

Duration:00:32:26

English Language Broadcast - 'Requiem' of Tomás Luis de Victoria - 30/06/20

6/30/2020
After returning to the airwaves at the beginning of the month with Francisco Guerrero's "Requiem," which we dedicated to the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, in today's program we listen to another great "Requiem" by one of Spain's most important early composers--Tomás Luis de Victoria, who lived from 1548 to 1611. This time the program is dedicated to both the victims of Covid-19 and those of another pandemic, that of racial violence and discrimination. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:32:07

English Language Broadcast - Luis González Sextet - 27/06/20

6/27/2020
Ten years ago Catalan jazz pianist Luis González paid a summertime visit to New York City that resulted in the release of an entire album of music inspired by and dedicated to The Big Apple. In today's program we listen to some of the tracks from the album by Luis González and his Sextet, tunes whose titles are borrowed from the streets, squares and parks of New York. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:24

English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 25/06/20

6/25/2020
Today's program comes on the heels of the lifting of Spain's State of Alarm over the coronavirus. People here can now travel freely within the country and many of the other restrictions have been lifted, while social distancing, mask wearing and limits on gatherings, both in homes and in theaters or museums remain policy. Today's program includes reports from Oxfam Intermón and the UN special rapporteur on poverty and social inequality in Spain, World Refugee Day and the Spanish Commission...

Duration:00:39:49

English Language Broadcast - Under Lockdown in Madrid (II) - 23/06/20

6/23/2020
In today's program we continue the conversations I had with friends and neighbors during the last week in May, when Madrid was experiencing the first easing of the restrictions on confinement. By then, we were in our eleventh week of lockdown. Recorded as video conferences on the computer, the sound quality is not the best. What we felt, thought and came to appreciate during the confinement has helped us learn what most matters to us. Cristina, the mother of Aisha and the five year old Nur...

Duration:00:30:14

English Language Broadcast - Under Lockdown in Madrid (I) - 20/06/20

6/20/2020
Today's program consists of a series of interviews carried out during the last week in May, when Madrid was still in "phase zero" of the planned lifting of restrictions on confinement as a result of the government's declaration of a State of Alarm over the COVID19 pandemic. Some of my English speaking friends agreed to talk with me about their experiences of the lockdown, then in its eleventh week. Most of the interviews were recorded from video conferences on the computer, the sound...

Duration:00:29:41

English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 18/06/20

6/18/2020
While the world watches the devastating spread of the coronavirus, the territorial and geopolitical aspirations of various world powers continue apace. Turkey and Russia, already opposing forces in Syria, have extended the contest to Libya, where each seeks a military foothold in the north African country. NATO member Turkey has already acquired from Libya questionable rights to waters off the coasts of disputed Cyprus and ancient enemy and NATO ally Greece. Israel has increased its...

Duration:00:30:02

English Language Broadcast - Guitarist Javier Vargas - 16/06/20

6/16/2020
In today's program Justin Coe talks to one of Spain's most internationally successful guitarists, bluesrocker Javier Vargas. Javier's band, the Vargas Blues Band, has just released a new album entitled "Del Sur" and featuring the talents of guest guitarist Juan Gómez "Chicuelo." Once again Javier Vargas weaves together flamenco and blues, and he talks about the album and tells us about some of the experiences that lie behind the songs. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:34:32

English Language Broadcast - Neighbors helping Neighbors: Plataforma LaCuba -13/06/20

6/12/2020
In addition to an unprecedented public health crisis, the Covid19 pandemic is producing a global economic depression. Forecasts for Spain are among the bleakest in the wealthy western world. And just as the disease itself caught public authorities by surprise, it appears they are equally unprepared to respond to the social crisis it has produced.​ Spain has a high percentage of irregular workers, those people whose livelihoods are not counted: the street vendors, musicians and performers,...

Duration:00:32:37

English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 11/06/20

6/11/2020
The murder of 46 year old George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, at the hands of pólice has sparked outrage across the United States and around the world. Today's program takes a look at some of the demonstrations against racism and xenophobia in Spain and other countries in Europe. Three thousand people marched through Madrid on Sunday shouting "no human being is illegal" and honoring the memory not only of Floyd, but of all the migrants who have drowned in the Mediterranean...

Duration:00:30:24

English Language Broadcast - A dream and a disappointment: Politics as Usual - 06/06/20

6/6/2020
Frank Smith joins me from Galicia in northwestern Spain to talk about confinement in his village and provides an analysis of current British politics and the political situation in Spain. The novel coronavirus and the measures taken to protect the public from its spread have exposed many politicians in their worst and most telling light. The Dominic Cummings scandal and Boris Johnson's vacuity - despite Frank's Dream - are cases in point, as is Spain's extreme right wing and its...

Duration:00:31:11

English Language Broadcast - A Backward Glance or COVID19 in Spain - 04/06/20

6/4/2020
After a two month hiatus, the English Language broadcast returns, a little sloggish from the lockdown, but eager to report. Looking back over the events and debates of the past four months, we are reminded how little prepared we were for the pandemic and how rapidly we adapted to the new reality its presence among us has imposed. This "we" is a generalization that includes government officials, workers, doctors, teachers here in Spain. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:33:33

English Language Broadcast - The 'Requiem' of Francisco Guerrero - 02/06/20

6/2/2020
Radio Exterior de España returns to the air with a program in which we remember the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic and listen to the Requiem of 16-century Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:32:42

English Language Broadcast - Spain braces against corona virus (Covid-19) - 14/03/20

3/14/2020
As the World Health Organization welcomes the Spanish government's comprehensive approach to fighting COVID-19, we take a look at the current situation here, from the new government measures to the decades of privatizations that have weakened the public health system in some parts of Spain, including the region of Madrid, the area of the country hardest hit by the corona virus. We also listen to music by Stormy Mondays, a folk rock band from the northern region of Asturias that has just...

Duration:00:36:45

English Language Broadcast - Panorama: Syria - 10/03/20

3/10/2020
Today's program focuses on news out of Syria and the related crisis at the Greek-Turkish border where some 10 thousand refugees are reported to be stuck in a no-man's zone. In Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, the cease-fire accorded by the Russians and Turks last week appears to be holding. Still to be coordinated by the two forces are the safe corridor north and south of the M4 highway and the joint patrol in the so-called "demilitarized zone". That área, defined in previous accords,...

Duration:00:31:36

English Language Broadcast - Elena Ley - 07/03/20

3/7/2020
"...And So On" is the title of the new album by Italian-born country singer Elena Ley. While still in her teens Elena Ley was already fronting a pop-rock band in Milan. Since those early days she has studied music in Cologne, Germany and performed in Nashville, Tennessee. She now lives in Barcelona, from where she travelled to join us in our studios in Madrid. Elena talks about her life and career and presents several of the songs from the new album, recorded mostly in Nashville where she...

Duration:00:33:26

English Language Broadcast - Assange: Extradition hearings, Spanish connection¿ - 05/03/20

3/5/2020
The extradition hearings began last week in London for the co-founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, with lawyers for the defense and prosecution presenting their cases. Assange was held in the "dock", a glass cage at the back of the court, separating him from his legal counsel. He has been imprisoned at Belmarsh jail since British police removed him from the Ecuadoran embassy in April. The treatment to which Assange has been subjected in prison and in court raises serious human rights...

Duration:00:33:28