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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about Greece’s finance ministers and the RFI English reporter. There’s club news, some 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, China, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, 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: In July, Greece was the hot topic in European news, as we all watched and wondered if they would stay with us in the Eurozone. During the difficult negotiations, the finance minister resigned – on 6 July - and a new finance minister was named. That was my question to you: on 11 July, I asked you to send in the names of the first finance minister – the man who held the office as soon as the Syriza party was voted in – and his replacement. In addition, you were to give the name of the RFI English journalist who was on the ground in Greece to report on it all for you.

The answer is: Former finance minister : Yanis Varoufakis.
His replacement : Euclid Tsakalotos.
The RFI English Ace Journalist : Our very own Flying Dutchman, Jan van der Made.

The winners this week are: Okeke Uchechukwu and Alexander Ekanem, both from Calabar, Nigeria; Perviaz Shabbir from Sahiwal, Pakistan; Shahriar Rahman Sojib from Sirajganj, Bangladesh, and RFI Listeners Club Member Dr Siddhartha Sarkar, from Murshidabad, in West Bengal, India.

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 5 October to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 10 October 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.



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