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Climate change in Tanzania

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This week on The Sound Kitchen, RFI English service journalist Laura Angela Bagnetto joins Susan in the kitchen to tell you about her recent trip to Tanzania, where she talked to the country’s farmers about climate change. You’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 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, 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, Denmark, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Sierra Leone, 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.

Club News: We have five new official RFI English Listeners Clubs! Welcome to
the Radio France International Online Visitors Club in Sahiwal, Pakistan, Amir Jameel, president; the RFI Web Visitors Club in Mailsi, Pakistan, Abid Hussain Sajid, president; the Golden DX Club in Murshidibad, India, Siddhartha Sarkar, president; the RFI Listeners Club in Jamshedpur, India, S B Sharma, president, and the Nilshagor RFI Fan Club in Nilphamari, Bangladesh, Shahanaj Parvin Sathi, president.

To find out how you can create an RFI Club or transform your existing listening club into an RFI Club, go to the link at the bottom of this page.

This week’s quiz: On 10 October, I asked you about one of the Nobel Prizes which had just been awarded – the prize for chemistry. I asked you to send in the names of the three scientists who shared the award, and why they were awarded the prize.

The answer is: Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich, and the bi-national Turkish - American, Aziz Sancar. The three scientists were awarded the prize for their “mechanistic studies of DNA repair". They have mapped and explained how the cell repairs its DNA and safeguards genetic information. Their findings can lead to new treatments for cancer.

The winners this week are: Two RFI Listeners Club members: Gregory Lagat from Nairobi, Kenya, and Atish Bhattacharya from West Bengal, India; Mrs. Bithi Khaton, a member of the Lolona Listeners Club in Naogaon, Bangladesh; Ebrima Bah from Banjul, The Gambia, and Mrs Asifa Riaz from Sheikhupura, Pakistan.

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 14 December to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 19 December 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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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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