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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the UNHCR. There’s “On This Day”, some musings about Greece, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!


Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday, at 6:15, 6:45, 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.

Fabulous news! We have a shortwave frequency again! It’s 13725 kHz on the 22m band, and you can hear us between 6.00 and 7.00 UT every day. We’ve had reception reports from Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, 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.

 This week’s quiz: 20 June was World Refugee Day, and the day we opened our second RFI Listeners Club in a refugee camp - the CEPROJED RFI Club, with Issa Byamungu as the president. The camp, for Burundian refugees, is in Nyarugusu, Tanzania (the first club is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for people from the Central African Republic). I asked you on 20 June a question about The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

You were to write in with the date the UNHCR was founded, as well as the names and nationalities of the first Commissioner and the present Commissioner.

The answers are: The UNHCR was originally established in 1950, with Dutch politician and diplomat Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart as its Commissioner. The current Commissioner, who has been serving since 2005, is António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres. Oliveira Guterres is Portuguese; he’s a former politician, prime minister, and the former President of the Socialist International.

The UNHCR is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has won two Nobel Peace Prizes, one in 1954, and again in 1981.

The winners this week are: Mrs Farida Yasmin, from Kaptai, Bangladesh - a member of the Kaptai RFI Fan Club, which won the 2014 -2015 Most Active RFI Club award; Marcos Brito Romero, from Holguin, Cuba – a member of the RFI Club Cuba; Riaz Ahmad Khan from Sheikhupura, Pakistan; Tumahole Wilson Tumahole from Maseru, Lesotho, and Mr Ujwal Babu from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate! You have until 14 September to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 19 September 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:
Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
80, rue Camille Desmoulins
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux


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 an RFI Radio, wireless computer mouse, or Mp3 player, click here:

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





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