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English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 23/08/17

In today's program we begin with more news on the Barcelona attacks and the jihadist cell that carried them out, once an accidental explosion prevented the 12 young men from pursuing their original plan to bomb important monuments. That's followed by reports on the US-backed Kurdish-led offensive against the jihadist militants in Raqqa City in Syria. The United Nations, at the insistence of activist groups and the Syrian government, acknowledges the alarming numbers of civilian victims in...

Duration: 00:30:17

English language broadcast - Initial Reports on Barcelona Attacks - 19/08/17

The white van that plowed through the crowd on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most popular avenue, killed thirteen people and injured more than a hundred. The victims came from countries around the world. The driver of the van fled the scene. By Friday afternoon, police were beginning to put together the pieces of an investigation that pointed to the existence of a terrorist cell, the planned attacks of about 12 young jihadists. But that was only the beginning of the investigation. Meanwhile, the...

Duration: 00:31:52

English language broadcast - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga's first String Quartet - 17/08/17

Today we listen to the String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor by Spanish composer Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga as performed by La Ritirata. Arriaga, who was born in Bilbao en 1806 and died in Paris in 1826, is sometimes referred to as the Spanish Mozart. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:21

English language broadcast -Panorama - 15/08/17

Today's program includes reports on the attack in Burkina Faso, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and the more than half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen, in the midst of a war that is ravaging the country. We also report on the return home of over 600 thousand displaced Syrians and on the Hezbollah-coordinated evacuation of Syrian jihadists from Lebanon. Finally, we look at the Parliamentary elections in Argentina and Mercosur's rejection of US military intervention in...

Duration: 00:30:27

English language broadcast - Panorama: Spain - 11/08/17

Today's program includes two editorial views on important issues in Spain: the Prime Minister's appearance in court as a witness in a corruption case concerning his own party and the Catalan referendum on independence from Spain. Additionally we look at some of the foreign presses reports on events in Spain. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:19

English language broadcast - Panorama - 08/08/17

Today's program includes reports on the on-going refugee and migrant crisis in North Africa and the Mediterranean, on a possible joint Taliban-Daesh attack in Afghanistan, Turkey's expressed aim to drive the Syrian Kurds from its border, concerns among Iraqi lawmakers that the government has hired a private security contractor associated with what was formerly known as Blackwater, and the US federal appeals court reversal of the sentences handed down to four Blackwater contractors who...

Duration: 00:37:16

English language broadcast - 'Somos Naturaleza', Sonia Megías & Eva Guillamón - 04/08/17

Last month, Madrid's Teatro Real celebrated its 200th anniversary with special programming for its annual Opera Week. Without a doubt, the most exciting and original events of the week was the premiere of the Cantata "Somos Naturaleza," organized by the foundation Acción Social por la Música along with the Teatro Real's Aula Social, for children with special needs. Under the musical direction of Nuria Fernández and choreography by Marina Ayán, the performers included a choir of 120...

Duration: 00:34:29

English language broadcast - Panorama - 03/08/17

Today's Panorama focuses on Spanish news and reports on a few of the on-going corruption cases, and in particular the Prime Minister's testimony as a witness in Gurtel kickbacks for contracts scheme in which 37 defendants, among them two former Popular Party treasurers who allegedly kept a party slush fund are being tried. Also the Balearic Islands propose a bloodless, deathless bullfight, anti-tourism radicals attack a city tour bus and stage other attention-calling actions in Barcelona...

Duration: 00:31:02

English language broadcast - Panorama - 01/08/17

Today's program includes reports on the growing tensions over the Korean peninsula after Pyongyang's missile launch last Friday, and the election of the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela, which drew a record 8 million voters despite violent anti-government protests. Also, the Iraqi embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan is attacked by Daesh militants and more. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:29:38

English language broadcast - Prevention and social policy - 27/07/17

Wildfire expert and professor at Madrid's Universidad Politécnica, David Caballero joins us in the studio along with Enrique Álvaro, a student of forest engineering at that university, to speak about the nature of forest fires and their prevention. David Caballero offers some clues for a wiser and healthier future in the midst of this continuing threat. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:39

English language broadcast - Big Mama Montse - 26/07/17

Justin Coe welcomes back to our studios Catalan blueswoman Big Mama Montse, who arrives with a brand new album under her arm. Entitled "Seed of Love," the new CD includes seven original tunes by Montserrat Pratdesaba and four covers, all performed by the Big Mama Montse .Band: Big Mama, vocals & guitars; Tòfol Martínez, guitars, dobro, background vocals, claps; Isaac Coll, bass, background vocals, claps; and Andreu Moreno, drums, percussion, background vocals, claps. Big Mama comments on...

Duration: 00:32:41

English language broadcast - Spanish popular songs - 21/07/17

This selection includes many classic ballads written and composed by Antonio Quintero and Manuel Quiroga, who along with Rafael e León, elevated the colpa to a dramatic form in its own right. We hear the voices of Juainita Reina, Miguel de Molina, and Conchita Piquer, as well as earlier recordings of poet Federico García Lorca, accompanying La Argentina on piano, and later renditions by contemporary singers such as Miguel Poveda. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:54

English language broadcast - Quartetto Noûs - 20/07/17

Among its multiple activities, the Instituto Italiano in Madrid hosts chamber concerts and the Quartetto Noûs performed there. Founded in 2011, the string quartet is comprised of Tiziano Baviera on violin, Sara Dambrusoso on viola, Alberto Franchin on violin and Tommaso Tesino on cello. Violinist Alberto Franchin spoke with us about the variety of musical languages this tight quartet explores, and to illustrate that, we play excerpts from one of their cds featuring pieces by Mendelssohn...

Duration: 00:36:00

English language broadcast - Panorama - 19/07/17

Today's program takes a look at a recent report on the reduction of animal populations, signally what scientists call the "sixth mass extinction" but before that, we review some news ítems, beginning with South Korea's gesture for dialogue to North Korea. Turkey extends its state of emergency another three months, one year after the attempted coup. The UN publishes casualty figures for the continuing war in Afghanistan, while fighting in Syria finds the Turkish army pitted against the...

Duration: 00:30:56

English language broadcast - Panorama: Spain - 15/07/17

The Catalan regional president rearranges his cabinet ahead of preparations for the unilaterally declared referendum on independence, announced for October 1st. The Spanish government has said it will do whatever is necessary to stop the illegal referendum from being held; any elected official who takes part in the organization of the referendum will be taken to court. While the people of Cataluña are divided over the issue of separation from Spain, a strong majority want the referendum to...

Duration: 00:32:46

English Language broadcast - Palestine: a conversation with Charlotte Kates - 13/07/17

Last month, the United Nations and several NGO's recognized the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war which resulted in the continuing expansión of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands, with words of rebuke for Israel and its sponsor states. In turn, the US threatened reprisals against the UN. Nonetheless, social justice movements around the world alongside the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are joining forces for the liberation of Palestine, or...

Duration: 00:33:35

English language broadcast - Panorama - 12/07/17

This edition of Panorama includes reports on the Iraqi government's retaking of Mosul from Daesh or ISIS fighters, the ceasefire accorded by Russia and the US in three provinces of southern Syria, the resumption of the UN sponsored indirect peace talks for Syria in Geneva and special envoy Staffan di Mistura's warning that all "de-escalation" zones be "interim" or temporary so as to ensure Syria's territorial integrity and national sovereignty. We also report on the G20 Summit in Hamburg,...

Duration: 00:30:37

English language broadcast - Martha Graham Dance in Madrid - 08/07/17

While not the first time the dance company has performed in Madrid over the past 92 years of its existence, but it was the first time audiences could watch the Martha Graham Dance Company in the Opera House, Madrid's Teatro Real. The company's artistic director, Janet Eilber speaks with Justin Coe about the nature of modern dance and about the variety choreographies in the program. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:54

English language broadcast - Chavela - 07/07/17

American filmmakers Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi presented their documentary Chavela in Berlin before it arrived in Madrid's Cineteca, where I was able to speak with Daresha Kyi after the screening. Holding the film's center is an interview Gund recorded with Chavela Vargas in Mexico in 1991, at a critical turning point in the 71 year old singer's life and career. Based on archival photos and early recordings, as well as interviews with the people who knew Chavela, at her best and her...

Duration: 00:32:41

English language broadcast - Panorama - 04/07/17

Today's program includes reports on the on-going fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as the related diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and its allies Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, and the small wealthy Gulf State Qatar. That's followed by an ítem on Spain's response to Italy's plea for help: in the past six months Italy has received more than 83 thousand migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:34:43

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