Are you one of this week’s lucky winners? Are you ready to try your luck on today’s quiz question? Click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!
Welcome to the “new/old” Sound Kitchen. We’ve put the programme back together: instead of two smaller programs over two days, The Sound Kitchen is now one program on one day – Saturday, at 4:52, 6:22, and 7:52 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 tune in every Saturday!
Just look at that beautiful link to the Sound Kitchen Listener’s Cookbook! It actually happened! I’m very happy about it, and I hope you enjoy looking at it – and trying out some recipes! Please feel free to send in any comments you have, and we would love it if you send in photos – both of you, and of your completed dish. Don’t hesitate to use the “zoom” tool on countries where there are a lot of forks; that will separate them so you can read the titles easier. Click on the title, and the recipe will appear.
Also, if you are interested in corresponding with other Sound Kitchen listeners, let me know. I’ll figure out a way to get you together, most likely through a special page on our website.
This week’s question was read on 7 July, which was right after the final match for the European championship in football, won by Spain. I asked you to tell me what the Spaniards call their national football team. I also asked you to send in the final score, who they played against, and where the match was held.
And the answer is … La Furia Roja – the Red Fury! That’s a great sports name, don’t you think? La Furia Roja played against Italy, in Kiev, Ukraine, and the final score was 4 to 0.
The winners this week are: Mr Henry L. Umadhay, from Antique, in the Philippines; Mrs Mukta Banu from the Shetu Radio Fan Club in Naogaon, Bangladesh; Miss Ruth Anyanzwa, from Nairobi, Kenya; Muhammad Shamim S., from Kerala State, India, and Muhammad Nasyr, from Katsina State, Nigeria.
This week’s question is about the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, which ended last Sunday, 9 September. This year’s Paralympics was the largest ever – more than 4000 athletes from 164 countries competed.
By the way, did you know that the British village of Stoke Mandeville is the “spiritual birthplace” of the Paralympic movement? The Stoke Mandeville Games were the first ever organised sporting event for disabled athletes: they were organised for disabled British Second World War veterans to coincide with the opening of the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
My question to you is: which three countries won the most medals this year, in the 14th Summer Paralympic Games?
Send in your answers by 15 October; the answer and the winners will be announced on the 20 October programme. As always, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and be sure and tell me if you are a Mr or a Mrs or a Ms or a Miss – I don’t want to get it wrong!
Send your answers to:
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
By SMS. Now you can send your quiz answers to The Sound Kitchen cell 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.
Remember, it’s not just the quiz which wins you a prize. If your essay goes on the air, you’ll find a package in the mail from the Sound Kitchen. Write in about your community heroes; the people in your community who are quietly working to make the world a better place, in whatever way they can. I am still looking for your “This I Believe” essays, too. Tell us about the principles that guide your life; what you have found to be true from your very own personal experience, or write in with your most memorable moment, and/or your proudest achievement.
Send your mini book reviews, your musical requests, your secret “guilty” pleasure (mine’s chocolate!), your tricks for remembering things, your favourite quotations and proverbs, descriptions of the local festivals you participate in, your weirdest dream, or just your general all-around thoughts to:
Include a phone number, if you can. I’d like to call you and put you on the air, and send you a thank-you gift for participating.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
All the best,