This week we’re brining you some classical Polish ballads to the airwaves – cuddle up with your sweetheart (or a pillow, they don’t complain that much I’ve noticed) and listen to romantic Polish tunes.
On a completely different note, we spoke to George Byczynski from the British Poles campaign about their next initiative which is to encourage Polish people to donate blood to NHS. Follow #PolishBlood on twitter & facebook to see the feedback from the public and tune in to Poles Aloud to find out the details (a lot of Poles will donate their blood on Thu 20th August).
Image taken from: conwayhall.org.uk
And as usual, Polish for beginners and World Weird Web with some strange, bizarre or simply wacky news from around the world.
In the first part of the show we’re talking about the anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash (10-04-2010) and explain why all the Polish elite was flying over to Katyn. This tragedy initially united the Poles, but just few weeks after the mourning the opinions on Russians’ involvement and conspiracy theories divided the country till this day.
We’re going to hear from Anna, born and brought up in the UK to Polish parents and Paul, a teenager who came over to Britain after 2004, as they share their views and feelings on the Smolensk plane crash (the interviews were recorded a few days after the tragedy, in 2010).
Polish symbols and traditions – we’re adding another one to this rich and expanding list and this time it’s white stork (bocian). They’ve been known in the Polish folk culture for centuries and we’re looking at some of the myths and legends behind this Polish icon. Check out the village where there are more white storks than the locals. “One in four (storks) is Polish”, we’re looking behind the statistics to reveal sad truth about the declining number of white storks in Poland.
Women’s Day – it might be an international feast nowadays, but it has a long tradition in Poland celebrated even during the communist era. Find out what presents did the Polish women receive then and now.
Flight habits – exploring the annoying side of passengers both Polish and English.
Polish Knights in combat – an annual fight of passion driven individuals dressed up in medieval costumes. It might sounds like fun, but it looks quite serious.
Pioneer of “bob”, Captain Poland and Poles not sop keen to vote in EU elections.
Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.