BBC World Service on 89.5-1 & 89.5-3 http://kwgs.org en Listen to the World: No Shortwave Radio Required http://kwgs.org/post/listen-world-no-shortwave-radio-required <p>There was a time when many of us in radio would <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_listening">spend evenings</a> turning knobs on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_radio">shortwave receivers</a>&nbsp;filled with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_tube">glowing tubes</a>, staining over the static to hear exotic music and news broadcast in foreign languages. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:48:11 +0000 Frank Christel 24097 at http://kwgs.org Listen to the World: No Shortwave Radio Required America Decides - Special U.S. Election Coverage From the BBC http://kwgs.org/post/america-decides-special-us-election-coverage-bbc <p><em>Listen Live in HD on World Radio 89.5-3: Tuesday 6:00 pm - midnight&nbsp;</em></p><p>Today Americans go to the polls for an historic vote: will it be a second term for Barack Obama or a first term for Mitt Romney? Join the BBC's Bridget Kendall and James Naughtie live from Washington D.C., and their team of correspondents and experts from across the United States for America Decides – US Election 2012. As the polls close, join us for live coverage of the results.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:17:20 +0000 Frank Christel 29085 at http://kwgs.org America Decides - Special U.S. Election Coverage From the BBC Are We The People to Blame? Do We Get the Banks We Deserve? http://kwgs.org/post/are-we-people-blame-do-we-get-banks-we-deserve <p>In an unprecedented collaboration, the BBC World Service and American Public Media's <em>Marketplace</em> put financial institutions and consumers under the microscope. Join the BBC World Service's Business Daily's Justin Rowlatt and <em>Marketplace's</em> Kai Ryssdal as they come together from both sides of the Atlantic for a thoughtful, probing discussion on the true nature of our banks and the role of consumers in creating a healthy financial system on the eve of the Presidential election.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:52:58 +0000 Frank Christel 26192 at http://kwgs.org Are We The People to Blame? Do We Get the Banks We Deserve? 2012 London Paralympics on World Radio 89.5-3 http://kwgs.org/post/2012-london-paralympics-world-radio-895-3 <p><strong>Paralympics London Opening Ceremony<br>Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 2-6 pm on World Radio 89.5-3</strong></p><p>In a special edition of Newshour,&nbsp;Razia Iqbal brings you coverage from the Paralympic Games opening ceremony in London. In addition to covering the major news stories of the day, Razia will be joined by athletes, coaches and commentators to discuss the issues surrounding the games and asking how the Paralympics movement has raised awareness of those living with disabilities.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:00:16 +0000 Frank Christel 24808 at http://kwgs.org 2012 London Paralympics on World Radio 89.5-3 French Election Special This Sunday on Newshour http://kwgs.org/post/french-election-special-sunday-newshour <p>The French electorate goes to the polls to decide who will be their next president with the economy and national security high on the agenda. The election comes just a few weeks after the shooting in Toulouse shook France. Will the electorate see the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as a viable alternative to Nicolas Sarkozy? Or will it be the Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande who benefits?</p><p><em>Hear this special program on World Radio 89.5-3 this Sunday, April 22, at 1:00 pm. <a href="http://kwgs.org/hd-radio">Learn more</a> about HD Radio.</em></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:22:30 +0000 Frank Christel 17064 at http://kwgs.org French Election Special This Sunday on Newshour From The BBC: The Strange World of the People's Mujadedin http://kwgs.org/post/bbc-strange-world-peoples-mujadedin <p><em>Airs of KWGS 89.5-1 and 89.5-3, Saturday at 6am; 89.5-3 Saturday at 11am</em></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:01:53 +0000 Editor 16259 at http://kwgs.org From The BBC: The Strange World of the People's Mujadedin BBC Your World: Torture by Music http://kwgs.org/post/bbc-your-world-torture-music <p>British citizen, Ruhal Ahmed, spent two years in Guantanamo Bay. After his release he returned home to Tipton in the West Midlands without ever being charged with a crime by the British or US governments. During his incarceration Ruhal was repeatedly tortured by his captors. The technique he feared most was being tortured with music. We chart Ruhal&rsquo;s progress as he attempts to silence torture by music.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:50:26 +0000 Frank Christel 14962 at http://kwgs.org BBC Assignment: Syria, One Year On http://kwgs.org/post/bbc-assignment-syria-one-year <p>The uprising against the government of President Assad in Syria is a year old this week and the news bulletins have been dominated by the rising number of casualties and a slide towards civil war. But in this week&#39;s Assignment Owen Bennett Jones brings you the human stories behind the headlines, of friends and families divided, couples on opposite sides of the divide whose relationship has almost reached breaking point, and personal accounts of key moments in the conflict.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 01:48:48 +0000 Frank Christel 14961 at http://kwgs.org Fukushima Special - the scientific legacy http://kwgs.org/post/fukushima-special-scientific-legacy <p><i><em><strong>On Public Radio 89.5-1 &amp; World Radio 89.5-3</strong>:&nbsp;</em><em>Saturday 3/10 at 5:00 am</em></i><br /><i><strong><em>On&nbsp;</em></strong><em><strong>World Radio 89.5-3</strong>: Monday&nbsp;</em><em>3/12 &amp; 3/19 at 5:30 &amp; 10:30 pm; Tuesday 3/13 &amp; 3/20 at 6:50 &amp; 11:50 am</em></i></p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:09:00 +0000 Frank Christel 14285 at http://kwgs.org Fukushima Special - the scientific legacy