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Science, technology, innovation, design, lifestyle, expat life, culture, entertainment, ... from the Eindhoven TopTech region. Radio interviews and podcasts created by the team of volunteers of Radio4Brainport.org.: Jean-Paul Linnartz, Karishma Vij, Supriya Vij, Stephen Harianto, Julie Allen, Limi Kalapurachal, Peter Simons, Erika van der Merwe and others.
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Timeless Indian Tales translated by Chaitali Sengupta in print internationally
Timeless Indian Tales translated by Chaitali Sengupta in print internationally
Timeless Tales in Translation is Chaitali’s third work in translation. It is a collection of 12 notable Indian short stories written my famous, award winning, Indian authors. The stories bring out a meticulous picture of India in the colonial times. These contain some of the most groundbreaking, progressive, and thought-provoking writing in Indian Literature from 1855 to 1955, considered as an important period in the literary history of the subcontinent. Chaitali writes and translates fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. A reviewer and journalist, her first collection of prose poems Cross Stitched Words received the Honorable Mention award at the New England Book Festival 2021.  Her books are there in our Eindhoven Library, and also catalogued in the US libraries.
09:49
December 01, 2022
Dr Miriam Frosi (CDA, Eindhoven): challenges that internationals face
Dr Miriam Frosi (CDA, Eindhoven): challenges that internationals face
Housing is one of the main issues for internationals. City counselor Mirian  Frosi about the priorities for the CDA in Eindhoven and about how experiences in coming to Eindhoven.  A short interview recorded by Supriya Vij at the launch of Howdo 31, November 2022 
04:13
November 28, 2022
Coming from Ukraine, and celebrating Christmas in Eindhoven: Lev Azarkh
Coming from Ukraine, and celebrating Christmas in Eindhoven: Lev Azarkh
Starting a PhD in February 2022 meant for our radio guest Lev Azarkh that he got out of Ukraine just before the Russian troop approached in on his home town Kyiv. Now that winter is kicking in and Putin's forces relentlessly bomb the citiy infrastructures, we chat with him about December in Eindhoven and back home. What does Christmas mean for him, how is celebrated in his home country?     
12:11
November 27, 2022
Working from home increases need for physiotherapy, therapist Anke Eliëns says
Working from home increases need for physiotherapy, therapist Anke Eliëns says
As a physiotherapist at Praktijk Welschap in Meerhoven-Eindhoven, Anke Eliëns saw more people coming to her practice for help in COVID times. Apparently working from home is not always best for your posture and your fitness. A massage or even medication may not cure the problem in the long run, creating awareness and changing personal habits and behavior are key to a full recovery.     But Anke is also interested to learn more about internationals. More and more people of Indian descent visit our physiotherapist praktijk Welschap. To provide the best possible treatment for people of Indian descent visiting a Dutch physiotherapy practice, she likes to perform a study. Studying for a Masters degree in Manual therapy at the Hogeschool Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN), she wants to identify the expectations about physiotherapy by people of Indian descent.
18:09
November 22, 2022
Cleaner air in Eindhoven is a joint responsability, Jean Paul Close says
Cleaner air in Eindhoven is a joint responsability, Jean Paul Close says
Particulate matter (fijnstof) is a key factor that deteriorates the air quality and in Eindhoven air quality can be improved. Transportation, large industries emit PM. Also agriculture contributes, as Brabant breeds more pigs than it has human inhabitants. Yet, citizens cannot only fingerpoint to companies, to farmers, to logistics. Meanwhile the energy crisis is not helping to reduce emissions from houses. Some households start to burn wood rather than to use gas for heating. So in fact, these are forces in opposite direction than towards green heating via renewable energy. Jean Paul Close promotes a transistion towards a sustainocracy. Clean air os part of that ambition.  Interview by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio 4 Brainport, 2022
10:38
November 16, 2022
LiFi, where do we stand in 2022? Prof. Harald Haas about Optical Wireless Communications.
LiFi, where do we stand in 2022? Prof. Harald Haas about Optical Wireless Communications.
At the Optical Wireless Communications Conference 2022, Prof. Harald Haas gave a keynote speech on the role of LiFi in 6G . We look back and looks forward into the challanges and the promises of using light to communicate wirelessly.  Faster and more secure access to the internet by avoiding the congested radio waves.  Lifi can unlock terabit per second connectivity, but is "speed" the only performance indicator?  How will the technology  develop now that the first generations of systems are already in the market. How does LiFi for consumer mass markets differ essentially from shooting laser beams to satellites.  Professor Harald Haas, then Professor of Mobile Communications at the University of Edinburgh but now with the University Strathclyde Glasgow, coined the term "Li-Fi" at his 2011 TED Global Talk where he introduced the idea of "wireless data from every light". The interview is conducted by Jean-Paul Linnartz, not only reporter for Radio 4 Brainport but also TPC Chairman of the OWCC 2022 in the MikroCenterum in Veldhoven, Professor in Wireless and Signal Processing Communications at TU Eindhoven himself and Research Fellow with Signify. 
14:48
November 13, 2022
Chineke! bringing diversity (back !?) to classical music.
Chineke! bringing diversity (back !?) to classical music.
Talking about classical music, you may think of it as an icon of Western European culture dominated by white male composers. For a long time, Chi-chi Nwanoka found herself as the only black player in the orchestra. But in her journey of promoting diversity and inclusion, she also found out that there are great classical composers of color or that Dvorak had listened to native Americans and to the music of slaves in the Southern states. Can we even say that classical music sounds more authentic with black musicians?    In 2015, double-bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku founded Chineke! Orchestra supporting young mucians. The orchestra made its debut in the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms in 2017 and has been successful eversince in the large venues thoughout England and beyond, including the Rotterdam Doelen and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Before their performance in Eindhoven in November 2022, Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewed her for Radio 4 Brainport.  Photo credit Jay Lawrence
26:24
November 08, 2022
How to design good interaction with a lighting system? Prof. Berry Eggen
How to design good interaction with a lighting system? Prof. Berry Eggen
A light system that always controls the light such that it takes away your desire to interact is not the best lighting system. Good interaction paradigms do search for active participation and engage you.  Jean-Paul Linnartz explores what makes an interactive lighting system work well. Prof Berry Eggen of Eindhoven University of Technology is our guest. "User preferences do not exist", at least not in the way that some researchers believed that there were stable, invariant preferred light settings.    Trying to understand the human by AI is giving a new dimension to interaction concepts but still the interaction by itself with key. The lights may ask you a question or explore new settings that you have never thought of yourself.    
16:28
November 07, 2022
DDW 2022: Designing a Just Digital Society by Pakhuis de Zwijger
DDW 2022: Designing a Just Digital Society by Pakhuis de Zwijger
Inequality and exclusion are not limited to our built environment, but also seep into our digital world. In this session, host Dymphie Braun of Pakhuis de Zwijger explores different forms of in- and exclusion in the digital space. How can we harness the power of technology to create more just societies? Galit Ariel is a TechnoFuturist, author, and creative who explores the wild and imaginative side of immersive technologies. Lisa Talia Moretti is an award-winning Digital Sociologist and Tech Ethics Activist. Astrid Linder is Professor & Research Director of Traffic Safety at VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. Here she is responsible for the development of the research area crash safety and biomechanics. Eve Logunova-Parker is a visionary and an innovation-focused professional from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2021, Eve was recognized as one of the AI leaders to follow and one of Top 10 powerhouse female ecosystem builders of Amsterdam’s tech domain. Oumaima Hajri is a researcher and lectures at the Hogeschool Rotterdam and her work focuses on the intersection of AI, ethics and society.  In 2021, Pakhuis de Zwijger launched the programme Designing Cities for All, with the support of the Creative Industry Fund NL. This extensive two-year programme focuses on the role of designers in shaping and creating cities for, by and with everyone. Inspired by this programme, Pakhuis de Zwijger and the TU Eindhoven decided to team up. During the renowned Dutch Design Week 2022, they hosted a series of events based on the subject of designing for all.  This is a recording of the event made for Radio 4 Brainport. The first hour was broadcast live. 
01:36:58
October 31, 2022
Drivers of Change at Dutch Design Week: A first impression from Ketelhuisplein at Strijp S
Drivers of Change at Dutch Design Week: A first impression from Ketelhuisplein at Strijp S
Lucas Asselbergs, coordinator of the TU Eindhoven exhibit gives a first impression from the Drivers of Change event  
02:35
October 22, 2022
Drivers of Change at DDW22: Solar Team Eindhoven started innovation on cars powered directly from the sun
Drivers of Change at DDW22: Solar Team Eindhoven started innovation on cars powered directly from the sun
At Dutch Design Week 2022 Bob van Ginkel explains how student teams create breakthroughs in automotive innovation. It started as a feature for the Solar Challenge in Australia: to use the solar panels not only to drive the car but also as a charging station. It is one of the examples of Drivers of Change that TU Eindhoven shows at DDW. A report by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio4Brainport.org
03:54
October 22, 2022
Students from Hogeschool Zuyd organize "Peace and Europe" in Parktheater, Eindhoven
Students from Hogeschool Zuyd organize "Peace and Europe" in Parktheater, Eindhoven
Unfortunately the daily news nowadays consists of war reports in Europe. Is peace possible? Peace, the European promise? Students from Hogeschool Zuyd think "yes" and organize an event on November 9 called Peace and Europe. An event where we from different Europeans cultures share our common values and show eachother our complementary differences.  These differences are expressed by you, as a participant by bringing food from your country to the Park Theater in Eindhoven and share it with the international participants. Radio4Brainport talked with two organizing students, Pauline Doyonard and Johan vd Ploeg, about this event in the Park Theater. Good for children too.
01:55
October 16, 2022
Learning and working with a view on Europe: Jacques Giesbertz
Learning and working with a view on Europe: Jacques Giesbertz
The European Union plays an important role and impacts the Brainport region. It influences our work and how we learn and what we can do with our earned degrees within the EU. On a regional level, we talk a lot about the main problem in Brainport, that we need more engineers and high-tech specialists. More education to get more engineers working, so to say. The conference Learning and Working on November 15 in the Park Theater in Eindhoven will dive into this. Peter Simons, Radio4Brainport, interviewed Jacques Giesbertz (Europe Direct) the organizer of this event. He gives some insight what you can expect.
05:49
October 16, 2022
Visit to the European Parliament, hosted by Jacques Giesbertz
Visit to the European Parliament, hosted by Jacques Giesbertz
In these times of high inflation, high energy costs and a war ongoing the European Union has a pivotal role taking drastic steps keeping Europe aligned. How do they do that?  Do you understand how Europe is managed in Brussels? Join Jacques Giesbertz (Europe Direct Eindhoven) on a trip to Brussels and visit the European Parliament and a few more institutions. Prepare your questions for this trip on November 10, it will be an interactive event with European Parliament members. Listen to Jacques Giesbertz (Europe Direct) being interviewed by Peter Simons Radio 4 Brainport.
04:48
October 16, 2022
Drivers of Change: TU Eindhoven at Dutch Design Week 2022
Drivers of Change: TU Eindhoven at Dutch Design Week 2022
Technology is Driver of Change to tackle the grand challenges that the world faces. At Dutch Design Week 2022, TU Eindhoven focusses on technology that makes the world more sustainable, for instance in transportation, or by improving healthcare. At Drivers of Change you imagine yourself in the world of tomorrow and you see how fast it is approaching.  In this radio podcast, Lucas Asselbergs gives a preview on what can be seen at the TU exhibit at Strijp S. Host Jean-Paul Linnartz. Archive photo from live broadcast of Radio 4 Brainport at DoC 2019.
13:16
October 05, 2022
Lara Hofstra: TUe diversity week is not only for minorities, it is about finding your authentic self
Lara Hofstra: TUe diversity week is not only for minorities, it is about finding your authentic self
At Eindhoven University of Technology, Student Diversity Officer Lara Hofstra emphasizes that the diversity week is for all students and for all staff. Feeling at home starts with allowing yourself to be authentic. Early in the academic year, the diversity week is full of events. But most importantly, it is about creating a culture of trust in which listening respectfully is key.       
25:49
September 30, 2022
Christian de Heij walks from Eindhoven to India: but most important is the inner journey
Christian de Heij walks from Eindhoven to India: but most important is the inner journey
Walking from Eindhoven to India, it will be quite an adventure but Christian de Heij  is not so worried about the outer journey. It is all about the inner journey. Learning about himself.  A radio podcast by Ralu Nistor-Lustermans for Radio 4 Brainport  
16:41
September 28, 2022
Eindhoven was liberated on Sept 18, 1944, but the end of war was still far away
Eindhoven was liberated on Sept 18, 1944, but the end of war was still far away
Stephen Harianto takes us back to 1944. How did the liberators experience the time around September 18, 1944? Historic facts out in the context of the humans who were fighting for freedom in the Netherlands. Letters from soldiers at the frontlines to their loved ones.    Join us through the voice and the spirit of the soldiers that liberated Eindhoven and other cities during Market Garden operation. Follow the day to day development and their stories as well as how the Dutch welcomed and helped the allies to liberate them from Nazi occupation. This podcast series was made for Radio 4 Brainport. 
16:21
September 16, 2022
With 70,000 vacancies to be filled, TU Eindhoven needs to grow twice as big: Prof. Baaijens opens academic year 2022
With 70,000 vacancies to be filled, TU Eindhoven needs to grow twice as big: Prof. Baaijens opens academic year 2022
At the opening of the academic year 2022, ASML CEO Peter Wennink even challenged the university and the Dutch government to let TU/e grow by a factor of four. But Rector Prof Frank Baaijens targets a growth by a factor two. For Radio 4 Brainport, Prof Jean-Paul Linnartz had a chance to chat with the rector about the challenges ahead. Photo: Bart van Overbeeke
05:39
September 05, 2022
The creation of a design eco system: Prof. Berry Eggen at the roots of Dutch Design Week
The creation of a design eco system: Prof. Berry Eggen at the roots of Dutch Design Week
What made Eindhoven a hotspot for Design? We may go back to Louis Kalff, but in the 90s, design of electronic systems underwent a revolution. Thanks to multiple initiatives, and thanks to the Brainport culture to work together, forces were joined to create a strong eco system that is world famous. It is not only renowned for its events and innovative ideas, but the (often patented) concepts found their way into may products, internationally.   And from the past, we fast forward to the future. Wat does AI mean for human interaction with technology? TU Eindhoven Professor Berry Eggen takes us on a journey through the creation of a design ecosystem and wjhat is now famous as Dutch Design Week. A Radio 4 Brainport interview by Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz, September 2022. 
33:28
September 02, 2022
Finding your own natural voice at Toastmasters: Light Town Speakers Eindhoven
Finding your own natural voice at Toastmasters: Light Town Speakers Eindhoven
At Radio 4 Brainport we had a great opportunity to learn from experienced speakers. What are the "secrets" of giving a great speach. In fact you can learn to be authentic in a fun way by interacting which people who share that passion to become a great speaker.  Our guests are  - VPPR (vice president of public relations) of Lighttown speakers Toastmaster club, as well as the owner the sf Selfmastery coaching company: Irina Iashvili, PhD.  - Toastmasters' CC & CL: Competent Communicator and Competent Leader, but also the CEO of ONION EDUCATION, Peter J.M. Simons, and  - board advisor, coach and a seasoned internal auditor Ralu Elena Nistor-Lustermans, MSc, CIA, CISA Podcast host is Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz
47:42
September 02, 2022
The joy of seeing 2 million+ flowers in one big parade: Bloemencorso Valkenswaard
The joy of seeing 2 million+ flowers in one big parade: Bloemencorso Valkenswaard
For many internationals, the Netherlans is all about wndmills, clogs and .... flowers. But in Valkenswaard, just south of Eindhoven you can experience what it means to see more than 2 million flowers in one big parade. Radio 4 Brainport interviewed Robin Wijnen of the organisation of Bloemencorso Valkenswaard.   In Valkenswaard, the tradition of a flower parade stems stems from the liberation on September 17, 1944. After years of parades with decorated bicycles and wagons, the first flower parade moved through the streets of Valkenswaard on 17 September 1953. In those early years the cars were still 'uniform and almost symmetrical in construction'. Today, Bloemencorso Valkenswaard is an exciting spectacle of dahlias, technology, drama and music. The organisation calls it even a moving open-air theatre. Over the years, the wagons became larger and more complex. In 1963, more than 150,000 dahlias were processed throughout the parade. With the same number of flowers on one car, we now speak of a small car: the total procession today counts almost 3 million flowers. Valkenswaard also explores the new construction technology and adds moving parts, plus theater and (live) music.
11:51
August 21, 2022
What does freedom mean to you?
What does freedom mean to you?
The meaning of freedom is different for every human being. Freedom creates and embraces diversity. To celebrate India's Independence Day, we spoke to the youth of today and young children about freedom. Let's listen to Kiara, Nevaan,  Anushka and Divya about their take on Freedom. Photo taken at HTC during a Tea talk live program. 
04:57
August 13, 2022
Tour de France 2022 was also a victory for scientific research
Tour de France 2022 was also a victory for scientific research
In July 2022, cyclist Jonas Vingegaard won the Tour de France. It was a team success of Jumbo-Visma, building upon insights from Professor Bert Blocken, the team’s permanent advisor on aerodynamics since 2017. All main riders in the team have been in the wind tunnel with him to optimize their aerodynamics with the goal of gaining time.  Radio for Brainport's Jean-Paul Linnartz also had an opportunity to visit the TU Eindhoven windtunnel, not with his bicycle, but with a radio microphone. In this interview, he chats with Bert Blocken about the combination of scientific research and the direct impact on sports. On air on Radio 4 Brainport in 2019, still hot in 2022.
08:15
July 26, 2022
The Kingstonian a living room not only for internationals in Eindhoven
The Kingstonian a living room not only for internationals in Eindhoven
Sander Geerings and his Jamaician wife started "the Kingstonian" at the Vestdijk. On one hand they fill in the legacy of the dearly missed "hub", but on the other hand the Kingstonian should also become the place where international meet the locals.   Relax. Connect. Reset, an interview by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio 4 Brainport 
03:55
July 14, 2022
Max Riegel (Nokia): having multiple standards for LiFi may be a good thing
Max Riegel (Nokia): having multiple standards for LiFi may be a good thing
Communication via Light, Li-Fi, can resolve the congestion of the radio spectrum. The EU Horizon 2020 project ELIoT works towards widespread deployment in the market. Standards are an important prerequisite for such mass deployment. As Light Communications can serve a wide variety of applications, a single standard is not sufficient to allow for high-performance cost-optimized solutions for all cases. Current light communication standards already fulfill many of the requirements covered through the 5th generation mobile communication system (5G).  It can be leveraged with current 3GPP specifications to provide 5G services over light communication. However, further standardization is required to fully leverage the capabilities of light communications for use cases and requirements that are currently outside of the possibilities of wireless interfaces. Our guest is Max Riegel, Nokia Standards – Senior Standards Specialist at Nokia. Host: Jean-Paul Linnartz
10:39
July 06, 2022
LiFi from an IC maker's perspective: Marcos Martinez of Maxlinear
LiFi from an IC maker's perspective: Marcos Martinez of Maxlinear
As the EU ELIoT project is nearing completion, Jean-Paul Linnartz asks Marcos Martinez, Director of Standards Engineering at MaxLinear about the learnings and prospects for a next generation of ICs that support wireless communication via light.     
12:06
June 28, 2022
Wild Eindhoven: Nuno Curado shows that the High Tech Campus is the habitat of wild life
Wild Eindhoven: Nuno Curado shows that the High Tech Campus is the habitat of wild life
A mini safari on the smartest square kilometer? Nuno Curado of Wild Eindhoven takes employees and visitors on a wild break. This time of year eggs have hatched. parents still feed the young bird that now leran to fly. Meanwhile falcons search for prey, .. An intervew by Chaitali Sengupta of eindhovennews.com and Jean-Paul Linnartz on Radio 4 Brainport during the HTC open day June 11, 2022 
13:28
June 12, 2022
Poems for Peace: a Peace Talent Contest in Eindhoven.
Poems for Peace: a Peace Talent Contest in Eindhoven.
On May 8, Sunday you can walk into the Parktheater in Eindhoven. It is the Kick Off of the Peace Talent Contest. How creative are you in making something that promotes Peace? A Poem, a surprise box for kids, a statue, whatever peace of art. Exact time and more can be found on stapjesnaarvrede.nl. Listen to the interview by Peter Simons with Kees Minderhout. Photo Yaw Kuma Ansu-Kyeremeh
02:16
May 03, 2022
A one stop shop to start your journey in The Netherlands
A one stop shop to start your journey in The Netherlands
Our guest is Kris De Prins, managing director of Holland Expat Center South, short ‘the expat center’. Kris, together with his colleagues, runs the one stop shop for internationals coming to the region: they help the internationals with their formalities (municipal registration and residence permit), inform them on topics such as taxes, housing, healthcare, and they help them integrate in our society.  The expat center helps approx. 600-700 internationals (working at 70-80 different employers) each month with their formalities and it organizes several events (webinars, workshops) the year around for internationals but also their employers. It is the place to start your journey in The Netherlands. Let’s find out in more detail what they are all about!’ Podcast and interview by Julie Allen for Radio 4 Brainport
35:08
April 04, 2022
Fearless Female Hero Dr Kiran Bedi: Go for a Responsible, Fulfilling Life
Fearless Female Hero Dr Kiran Bedi: Go for a Responsible, Fulfilling Life
"3W's are undoubtedly changing this world: Weather Web Women". Dr. Kiran Bedi This International Women's Day 2022, Tea-talk celebrates the contribution of women with Dr. Kiran Bedi, Hon'ble Former Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, the first woman to join Indian Police Services, Civilian Police Advisor at United nations, a powerful advocate for women whose accomplishments are an inspiration to women everywhere. Let's learn more about her recently published book Fearless Governance, her humanitarian work at one of the most notorious prisons, her fearless attitude, battling issues like corruption, financial prudence, cultivating leadership skills, education movements of underserved children, and much more. Radio 4 Brainports special anniversary edition with Dr. Kiran Bedi only on Tea-Talk!
01:00:16
March 03, 2022
Carnaval in the Smartest City
Carnaval in the Smartest City
Internationals coming to Eindhoven often are taken by surprise during Carnaval. Crazy days in the soutern part of the Netherlands. The city suddenly is so different from being a hotspot in technology and innovation. At Radio 4 Brainport, we invited Limi (from Austria) and Peter (from the deep south of the country) to dive into the roots of Carnaval.
26:51
February 21, 2022
Municipal Elections 2022 in Eindhoven: Miriam Frosi and Chaitali Sengupta (CDA)
Municipal Elections 2022 in Eindhoven: Miriam Frosi and Chaitali Sengupta (CDA)
Your chance to make a difference: Many internationals can vote for the  city counsil. As an expat, do you wonder whether you can vote or not? How does the city council work, how can you choose your local politician? We have two special guests on Tea-Talk- Madam Councilor Miriam Frosi, Innovation manager at the Ministry of Infrastructure, and Chaitali Ray Sengupta -  a renowned Author, Journalist, Language Teacher, and also the first-time candidate.  Listen to Tea-Talk with Karishma and Supriya on Radio 4 Brainport.
50:59
February 13, 2022
Eindhoven Elections 2022: Groen Links goes for a greener, more social, liveable city (part 2)
Eindhoven Elections 2022: Groen Links goes for a greener, more social, liveable city (part 2)
If you get a "stempas" in the mail, make sure that you do not thow it away. It is your official invitation to vote for the city counsil. Radio 4 Brainport hosted Eva de Bruijn and Jess Oberlin to discuss how international can also have their say in how the city of Eindhoven develops. They share their experience in actively participating in local politics. And of course they pitch what Groen Links stands for, not only at a national level but specifically what is means for Eindhoven. In a program hosted by Jean-Paul Linnartz, Eva and Jess debate affordable housing and affordable designer studios, social welfare for everyone, an a responsible green city.
08:29
February 04, 2022
Eindhoven Elections 2022. Groen Links makes a plea for a green, more social, liveable city
Eindhoven Elections 2022. Groen Links makes a plea for a green, more social, liveable city
If you get a "stempas" in the mail, make sure that you do not throw it away. It is your official invitation to vote for the city counsil. Radio 4 Brainport hosted Eva de Bruijn and Jess Oberlin to discuss how international can also have their say in how the city of Eindhoven develops. They share their experience in actively participating in local politics. And of course they pitch what Groen Links stands for, not only at a national level but specifically what is means for Eindhoven, but that will be covered more in Part 2. In a program hosted by Jean-Paul Linnartz, Eva and Jess debate affordable housing and affordable designer studios, social welfare for everyone, an a responsible green city.
23:08
February 04, 2022
Happy Chinese New Year, Tiger 2022, Part 2
Happy Chinese New Year, Tiger 2022, Part 2
A year of the Tiger is approaching. Every year we ask our Chinese internationals how they celebrate the spring festival.  How do you celebrate the Chinese New Year in Eindhoven? How do you make your dumplings? Are you also wearing something red? Jean-Paul Linnartz hosted Xiaochen Liu and Garbo Wen at Radio 4  Brainport, the Eindhoven expat station on DAB+ and 747 AM
17:37
January 27, 2022
Ventilation matters: Prof Bert Blocken about the spreading of COVID
Ventilation matters: Prof Bert Blocken about the spreading of COVID
After our first-in-the-Netherlands media report on the risks that COVID seems to spread via aerosols, Radio 4 Brainport had another chance to speak to Prof. Bert Blocken. Time for an update. Two years after our interview in March 2020, we know much more about how COVID spreads, but it has taken far too long before virologists and even the WHO took aerosols seriously. By now, the aerosol route is generally accepted as a serious risk. We now know that viruses cannot hop from one aerosol to another, but can travel far via directly exhaled aerosols when people cough, sneeze or just sing. There remains discussion about whether delayed infections can occur via air conditioning ducts that keep circulating the same air for prolonged periods. But it is clear that properly controlled air flow and air cleaning can avoid many infections that would occur in poorly ventilated rooms. Scientific research addressed two stages: the airflow engineering research on the reduction of the risk of circulating infected aerosols and the medical virologists research question of to what extent small amounts of aerosols can still infect people. Bert Blocken was heavily disappointed by how media, politicians but even scientists from other disciplinesmisinterpreted properly conducted engineering research. In particular, the engineering community has developed theories that are later used as common knowledge and common sense. One would not have to hypothesis-test the fundamental laws of physics. Nonetheless, there seems a lot of unjustified criticism to properly conducted research work. More seriously, he missed the acknowledgements from decision makers and even from scientists that certain things were not known at an early stage of the pandemic. It took the World Health Organization 16 monthsto take the aerosol risks seriously. Reducing the risk of infection heavily depends on ventilation. A wide-spread misperception is that the best ventilation is natural ventilation. Well-designed buildings have mechanical ventilation that can effectively reduce infection risks. Indeed, controlled airflows are the most efficient, and are a proven technology in residential and other buildings worldwide. In addition, air cleaning is a proven technology as well, used in professional environments such as surgery rooms and clean rooms. In addition, UV disinfection can wipe out viruses in upper air areas in the room. In the interview with Radio 4 Brainport, Prof Blocken dives into details of how these systems can reduce viral load. In fact, at a series of schools in Belgium and the Netherlands, air cleaners are being installed in a new project. But not all air cleaners are effective. Bert Blocken does not see it as a professor’s role to recommend specific products, but he sees an urgent need for the public to know what systems are effective and which are poorly performing. He recommends and urges governments and the EU to swiftly come with certification of aircleaning products. These and more insightful stories, ..  directly from the real Bert Blocken. Also, we hear about his personal journey of being a subject of debate, and even being impersonated on social media. The interview was conducted via Teams. Archive Photo from 2019, when we chatted about cycling and wind tunnel research.
46:42
January 26, 2022
Happy Year of the Tiger; Chinese New Year 2022 (Part 1)
Happy Year of the Tiger; Chinese New Year 2022 (Part 1)
The Chinese New Year is approaching: A year of the Tiger. Every year we ask our Chinese internationals how they celebrate the spring festival.  How do you celebrate CNY in Eindhoven? What decorations and couplets do you post? Do you recoginize that tigers are competitive and ambitious people, but also generous?  Jean-Paul Linnartz hosted Xiaochen Liu and Garbo Wen at Radio 4  Brainport, the Eindhoven expat station on DAB+ and 747 AM
23:46
January 25, 2022
Growing up in times of COVID: how is Eindhoven educating?
Growing up in times of COVID: how is Eindhoven educating?
For the generation of children, years of education and social contact have been affected by corona at critical periods in their development. Let's talk about lingering effects of unfinished learning, parents facing dilemmas to risk Covid infections or risk normal childhood. International families are in a different position than native Dutch families when it comes to facilitating the development of their children. While the region maintained a strong economy, COVID does affect the interactions that are so typical of our Brainport eco-system and may affect sourcing international talent. Paradigm shifts come along maybe once in a generation. The COVID-19 pandemic has created multiple paradigms shifts the likes of which have never before seen. How will we, the region, and us individually come out of it? Joining us is a panel of honorable guests: Alderman Stijn Steenbakkers, Councilor Miriam Frosi, and Education Director Geert Simons who professionally see the impact. Yet, Radio 4 Brainport, also invites parents and students, Beena E Arunraj, Karishma Vij, and Anushka. As an interim director of Eindhoven News, Beena hears the voice of many internationals.
56:33
December 07, 2021
Irene Anggreeni: high-pressure jobs, dance, expat wellbeing, ...
Irene Anggreeni: high-pressure jobs, dance, expat wellbeing, ...
Mental wellness is often taken for granted and neglected, especially when you live in such a high-tech region. Meanwhile, the seriousness of it should not be underestimated. The source of stress and depression can come from anywhere, including your work, family and environment. Coming from her own experience, Irene Anggreeni once worked in a high-pressure profession and suffered from depression. She survived and would like to help others with her experience and expertise. She is now a certified dance therapist and mental wellness coach and founder at Expat Wellbeing. Stephen Harianto hosted this interview on Radio 4 Brainport. November 23, 2021.
50:01
November 30, 2021
Jeroen Veldkamp inspires internationals in the field of coffee
Jeroen Veldkamp inspires internationals in the field of coffee
Does coffee make you social? Are you curious about the difference between Ristretto and Lungo? Let’s know more about the third most consumed beverage in the world, branding, product positioning from Jeroen Veldkamp, two-time winner of Dutch Barista Championship, who has used years of experience in the hospitality industry and business to inspire others in the field of coffee. It is Coffee O’clock this Friday at 8 pm at “Tea-Talk with K&S.”
54:51
November 28, 2021
Internationalizing Eindhoven: Miriam Frosi
Internationalizing Eindhoven: Miriam Frosi
Eindhoven has a rapidly growing economy, and our city is becoming more and more international. But are we ready for this change? Joining us is a distinguished guest Dr. Miriam Frosi, Madam councilor CDA who combines her economics and politics background with her passion for social causes to work on revolutionary ideas to tackle humanity’s most significant challenges. She strongly believes in empowering others and giving “voice to the voiceless,” resonating in her actions & support for others. An engaging conversation with Miriam Frosi about the internationalization of the city, creating bridges between locals and internationals, labor exploitation, women empowerment, and much more, only on Tea-talk with Karishma and Supriya on Radio 4 Brainport. 
44:24
November 28, 2021
GLOW 2021 at TU Eindhoven, live at Radio 4 Brainport
GLOW 2021 at TU Eindhoven, live at Radio 4 Brainport
GLOW@TU/e was live on Radio 4 Brainport. Lotte Sap Noortje van Velzen, Elke den Ouden are guests in a live radio program, presented by Jean-Paul Linnartz. Noortje visits installations on the university campus. She interviews Milou Weerts of Hypar Collective and Tom Kafoe at the Cycle of Light and of course her Team Ignite.  Lotte’s podcasts are daily on-air at 7:30 PM, but today she gives a live update on visitor reactions. Elke reflects on the track record of light installations from ILI and on the enthusiastic participation of many students.
55:53
November 09, 2021
Glow 2021 Preview: TU Eindhoven Ignites the dance
Glow 2021 Preview: TU Eindhoven Ignites the dance
A light beams that comes to meet you and then invites you to dance. To some extent it is an extension of Philips Ross' Gibson installation on the Stadhuisplein, but this time, Team Ignite goes much further. The light beam is really interactive and predictive it anticipates your moves and at the same time leads you into a dance. Is it the rotation of the light? Is it the light-footed motion of the swirling beam? What intrigued our reporter Jean-Paul Linnartz most is that there is in fact a fundamental mathematical concept behind it, one that is notoriously hard to explain to students. It is known as a Kalman filter. Boring or hard to grasp in math classes, but at GLOW it is taken a little “out of control” with a setting that are suddenly is inviting to dance. Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewed Tim de Jong during a review of the installation.
03:40
October 25, 2021
GLOW 2021 Preview: Hypar Collective grows from chaos into structured light patterns
GLOW 2021 Preview: Hypar Collective grows from chaos into structured light patterns
Growth: It starts with chaos. When get closer you see structure building up. In fact, the installation interactively responds to what visistors do and grows its patterns. We interviewed Thijs de Koning of Hypar Collective during their try-out at the TU/e campus.      
05:01
October 25, 2021
Heroes like you at Dutch Design Week
Heroes like you at Dutch Design Week
On its 65th anniversary, Eindhoven University of Technology participates at multiple locations of Dutch Design Week. Lucas Asselbergs is curator of the TU/e presence and coordinates Heroes Like You and Drivers of Change. Besides exhibitions, TU/e also hosts performances, workshops, music and more.   An interview by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio 4 Brainport         
03:29
October 18, 2021
Coming from California to Eindhoven: Olivia van den Broek
Coming from California to Eindhoven: Olivia van den Broek
An exciting and energetic story about how she found her way in the Eindhoven Brainport region. Olivia van den Broek is a driving force behind the Expat Center South. She way Karihma and Supriya's guest in Tea Talk on radio 4 Brainport. 
21:24
October 02, 2021
Gareth Thomas: CEO selling math solutions
Gareth Thomas: CEO selling math solutions
""To qualify as a dad, you have to had the experience of starting your own venture yourself"" The experience of what it takes to launch a start up, first hand. Gareth Thomas, CEO and co-founder of VersionBay is our guest. He lives with his family in the region, he is actively engaged in the Fe+Male Tech Heros and the BAIKE - Brainport Kids AI Education and he is podcaster with a weekly program in Radio 4 Brainport, the expat station. What drives Gerath? How does he run his venture? 
55:31
September 28, 2021
Light Festival in Eindhoven: Philip Ross looks forward to an interactive GLOW 2021
Light Festival in Eindhoven: Philip Ross looks forward to an interactive GLOW 2021
Pre-Corona GLOW attracted 750,000 visitors. Philips Ross is one of the leading designers of installations. Particularly, of installations that are interactive and that engage visitors. Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 Brainport had the opportunity to look forward to the 2021 edition.      
04:17
September 25, 2021
Exposed to World War II as a 17 year old boy in Eindhoven
Exposed to World War II as a 17 year old boy in Eindhoven
Henk Kuiten recollects the stories of his father Marinus Kuiten (1923) who was detained in the Scheveningen gevangenis during World War II, and escaped from forced labor in Germany. Shortly after the liberation of Eindhoven, he joined the Brits in Operation Market Garden and ended up in the battles of the Ardennes Offensive. What shaped him personally, what made him decide to take the risks of escaping from forced labor, to wander through occupied territory, to hide in Eindhoven, and to join the fighting army voluntarily?    Jean-Paul Linnartz hosted Henk Kuiten at Radio 4 Brainport
50:05
September 14, 2021
September 18, 1944: Eindhoven is liberated from the WW2 occupation
September 18, 1944: Eindhoven is liberated from the WW2 occupation
Nick Kelso takes us back not only to the day of the liberation of Eindhoven but also the battles before and after September 18th and to the bombing the day after. The hunger winter, operation market garden, ... Jullie Allen interviewed historian and World War II expert Nick Kelso.  Her Radio 4 Brainport interview is now also available as a podcast.     
24:00
September 12, 2021
Music, Racing and getting an EE Bachelor: Arda Karuca enjoys all three at TU Eindhoven
Music, Racing and getting an EE Bachelor: Arda Karuca enjoys all three at TU Eindhoven
We dive into the world of an international student at TU Eindhoven
04:26
August 16, 2021
Arda Karuca: Inmotion's racing car helps to develop faster electrical charging
Arda Karuca: Inmotion's racing car helps to develop faster electrical charging
What ever happened after Inmotion showed just a mock-up at DDW? Well, they revealed ""the real thing"" in August 2021:  a prototype of their all electrical racing car. Developing technology for very fast electric charging is their dream, besides winning a Le Mans 24 hours race. We interview one of the students on the team. What does it take to be an international student here? Our guest is TU Eindhoven Bachelor student Arda Karuca.   Meanwhile, program host Jean-Paul Linnartz found this photo on archive, while preparing for a previous interview at Dutch Design Week.
19:10
August 16, 2021
Nuno Curado, wildlife ecologist, takes wild Eindhoven as habitat
Nuno Curado, wildlife ecologist, takes wild Eindhoven as habitat
Even a crowded city like Eindhoven is full of wild life. Nuno Curado has been working with wildlife and people, in different organizations and in hos own businesses. He became increasingly captivated by the wildlife that lives in our cities. How do wild animals and plants live in urban areas? How do we, humans, benefit from it? How can we make our cities better for people and nature?
08:54
August 05, 2021
Bridging the Dutch and the Indonesian Youth with INYS
Bridging the Dutch and the Indonesian Youth with INYS
Radio 4 Brainport broadcast a highlight on the relationship and long history between the Dutch and the Indonesians! The INYS (Indonesia Nederland Youth Society) strives to connect the two (young) groups, whether it be professionals or students, not only in Eindhoven but in all of the Netherlands. What is so special about the relationship between the two countries? What does a strong relationship bring for both countries and its youth? What does INYS do to help achieve the mission? Maybe organizations like INYS also can inspire other internationals to create a similar initiative? INYS representative: Kevin de Wacht - Chair Lotte Troost - PR Officer Lala Fitriani - PR Officer
43:20
August 04, 2021
Expat talk: Parag Gupta's experience with buying a car; with getting health care
Expat talk: Parag Gupta's experience with buying a car; with getting health care
Ever wondered what you have to go through to buy a car in The Netherlands? What are the pros and cons of different car ownership models? How do you arrange a driver's license? Moreover, what happens when you get sick in this country? Where do you have to go to and what are the steps before you get treated? What's covered in the insurance and what's not? How good is the Dutch healthcare system? Parag Gupta will be sharing his experience with us and he's certainly not a stranger to Radio 4 Brainport. He's an American expat who's been enjoying life in The Netherlands so far. He did a piece on celebrating Christmas in NL last December.
48:03
July 23, 2021
Culture Shocks in Tea Talk: India - Canada - Eindhoven - India
Culture Shocks in Tea Talk: India - Canada - Eindhoven - India
The discussion about moving to a new country, expat life, new role, and responsibilities, has been a regular highlight on our Tea-Talk show. However, this Friday we will talk about an enthusiastic and charming couple Asha Dhawan and Pawan Dhawan, who lived in  three different continents for 44 years and are now settled back in India, to their native country. Asha Dhawan is the founder and President of the Indo Dutch Association, and promoting Indian culture has been her driving force behind the formation of this organization. She pursued a 30-year long career in the logistics and mobility industry in Canada and The Netherlands. Pawan Dhawan, an electrical engineer by background, worked for 27 years in Philips and retired as Senior Director of Procurement at Philips Nederland. He was the founding director of the "Kala Bharti" foundation and is passionate about social work, especially education for all. How do they feel after going back to their own country? Was it an easy decision?
41:49
July 02, 2021
Trailers, trucks, passenger cars and even a fancy Royal beach car: the DAF roots of Brainport automotive track record
Trailers, trucks, passenger cars and even a fancy Royal beach car: the DAF roots of Brainport automotive track record
We meet Geert Vermeer, chairman of the DAF Museum. An intriguing history of making automobiles, starting 1928 already. And a special highlight in 2021 was the DAF Kini, specially designed for the Dutch Royal family, and driven by the Dutch King on his tour to Eindhoven. What is the success behind a company that is now a world leading truck maker?
52:53
July 01, 2021
The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, part 2
The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, part 2
 In 2020, even the animal rescue shelters did not have any cats or dogs anymore that were still searching for a new owner. Do you have a cat or a dog? Maybe you always already enjoyed having a pet to entertain the house, not just now. Are you looking for someone to take care of it during vacation time? Join our conversation on Tuesday. Meow-Talk on DAB+, and 747 and 828 AM, Part 2 During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have decided to buy/adopt pets in response to social isolation and 'free time' because of remote work, leading to unprecedented rise in pet ownership, long waiting list and high pet price. However, now that everything is starting to get back to normal, there is rising concern with the animal welfare. Let's enjoy the discussion, co-hosted by Stephen Harianto and Joanne Lo, with our guests Apoorva Aravind, Prathyusha Adiraju, and Thomas John.
17:57
June 25, 2021
The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, Part 1
The Covid-pets on Radio 4 Brainport, Part 1
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have decided to buy/adopt pets in response to social isolation and 'free time' because of remote work, leading to unprecedented rise in pet ownership, long waiting list and high pet price. However, now that everything is starting to get back to normal, there is rising concern with the animal welfare. Let's enjoy the discussion, co-hosted by Stephen Harianto and Joanne Lo, with our guests Apoorva Aravind, Prathyusha Adiraju, and Thomas John. Radio 4 Brainport, the expat station for international community in Eindhoven
31:29
June 25, 2021
The history of Philips with Sergio Derks, part 1. The hotspot where it all started.
The history of Philips with Sergio Derks, part 1. The hotspot where it all started.
Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport.
02:51
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 7. Going digital, long before we got computers
The history of Philips Part 7. Going digital, long before we got computers
A silence on CD is really a silence. The CD offered unprecedented dynamics and changed the music industry. Digital music came in the 80s.    Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
03:30
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 6. The first radio sets and the creation of a corporate identity
The history of Philips Part 6. The first radio sets and the creation of a corporate identity
Making light bulbs, making good vacuum, laid the foundation for a huge business in radio tubes and in radio sets. But the 30s were also the decade that Louis Kalff created a corporate identity by standardzing the well known starts and waves Philips Logo.  Design and technology go hand in hand. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
08:20
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 5. Innovation means advancing technology and reaching a new market
The history of Philips Part 5. Innovation means advancing technology and reaching a new market
What do 2021 and 1891 have in common: an older brother leads the technology while the younger brother turns it into business. And Breda, not Eindhoven, almost became THE city of light.   Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
05:09
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 4. Producing lamps in the first factory, preparing to scale up.
The history of Philips Part 4. Producing lamps in the first factory, preparing to scale up.
The first factory, where the production of lamps was brought to perfection, laying the foundation for Xray and radio tubes later on. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport
03:34
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 3. Enlighting Potato Eaters, creating a hotspot for innovation
The history of Philips Part 3. Enlighting Potato Eaters, creating a hotspot for innovation
What must it have meant in a society characterized by Vincent van Gogh so well in the “Potato Eaters” painting in 1885? In 1891, Philips brought electric light can changed the dynamics of the region for good. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives. With Sergio Derks, Jean-Paul Linnartz visits the Philips Museum in Eindhoven for Radio 4 Brainport 
09:59
June 17, 2021
The history of Philips Part 2. The early years of inventions and societal impact
The history of Philips Part 2. The early years of inventions and societal impact
Philips started not only to make light bulbs, but also became a company of innovations and reforms. "Getting paid while sick" meant a change in entreprenerial attitude. Just a five minute walk from Eindhoven Central Railway Station, the Philips Museum emerges you in the history of the company that shaped the Brainport region. Right at the spot where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891, you see how Philips is constantly reinventing itself and playing an pivotal role in societal changes with innovative technology. First with electric light, later with radio, television and the arrival of the digital age. And right now, Philips is at the forefront of major upheavals in healthcare. Always with the aim of improving people's lives.
05:39
June 17, 2021
Tea Talk: Journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 2)
Tea Talk: Journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 2)
" Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" - George Bernard Shaw Do you think it’s time to work on yourself and find a new person who might have been hidden under responsibilities and pretensions? This Friday, let’s understand from our guest, Divya Shah on how she worked on herself and embarked on a journey of self-discovery. Divya is a free-lance Journalist with more than 12 years of experience. She worked as a senior Correspondent with India’s leading English News Channel, CNN IBN. In her 5 years of stint with the channel, she was bestowed with two international awards. In the last 7 years of self-employment, she has been writing concepts, scripts and making corporate films for giants like Tata, Oil and Petroleum Ministry, Uttarakhand Government, and various NGOs like PSI, Earthworm, etc. Divya believes in giving back to society, so during the lockdown, she initiated an online community radio called the “Radio Diva”# to reach out to more and more people and help them with their mental health. Let’s listen to this voracious reader who will tell us how to stay happy, motivated, and live life full throttle Tune in, Tea-Talk, on June 11, Friday @ 20:00, Radio4brainport.org
23:13
June 13, 2021
Tea Talk: Award-winning journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 1)
Tea Talk: Award-winning journalist Divya Shah on a journey of self-discovery (Part 1)
Do you think it’s time to work on yourself and find a new person who might have been hidden under responsibilities and pretensions? This Friday, let’s understand from our guest, Divya Shah on how she worked on herself and embarked on a journey of self-discovery. Divya is a free-lance Journalist with more than 12 years of experience. She worked as a senior Correspondent with India’s leading English News Channel, CNN IBN. In her 5 years of stint with the channel, she was bestowed with two international awards. In the last 7 years of self-employment, she has been writing concepts, scripts and making corporate films for giants like Tata, Oil and Petroleum Ministry, Uttarakhand Government, and various NGOs like PSI, Earthworm, etc. Divya believes in giving back to society, so during the lockdown, she initiated an online community radio called the “Radio Diva”# to reach out to more and more people and help them with their mental health. Let’s listen to this voracious reader who will tell us how to stay happy, motivated, and live life full throttle Tune in, Tea-Talk, on June 11, Friday @ 20:00, Radio4brainport.org
23:36
June 12, 2021
Tea Talk: Kavitha Varathan shares her journey, her motivation to launch Expat Spouses Initiative
Tea Talk: Kavitha Varathan shares her journey, her motivation to launch Expat Spouses Initiative
Moving to a new country for a career can be adventurous and an exciting new chapter, but at the same time, as an accompanying spouse, it can be daunting, uncertain, and putting yourself second. New job, new place, new country, a different culture, and the constant struggles, Kavitha Varathan has seen it all. Kavitha is the founder and CEO of Expat Spouses Initiative, which she set up as a grass-roots response to support accompanying spouses and partners of international knowledge workers rebuild their careers in the Netherlands. Kavitha has a lot to share with us, her journey, her experiences, the motivation to step out of her comfort zone, and set up this organization to help the expat spouses. Do you already feel curious and motivated? Tea-Talk with Karishma & Supriya on Friday, June 4, @20.00 only on Radio4brainport.
49:07
June 04, 2021
Heidi Los in Tea Talk: Design your own Future
Heidi Los in Tea Talk: Design your own Future
Choosing a career path? Settling abroad? Finding the right kind of work? Do you find yourselves lost in these questions and need support, guidance to help you work in the right direction? We have a learned guest on our Tea-Talk show, Heidi Los, Career Coach and Cultural Trainer, and founder of DESIGN YOUR OWN FUTURE. Heidi Los has coached numerous Expat Partners, over the past years, with great enthusiasm and success. She provides career coaching, training, and group workshops. She is widely appreciated for her eagerness to help you find the relevant answers to the questions you have been juggling for quite some time. Karry and Supriya Vij for Radio 4 Brainport on May 21, international tea day 2021
42:28
May 23, 2021
The secrets to a healthy and vibrant body by self-care
The secrets to a healthy and vibrant body by self-care
Healing Mind, Body, And spirit: In today's fast-paced and goal-oriented world, stress is inevitable. This week let's deep dive into exploring the secrets to a healthy and vibrant body by choosing self-care. To know more about improving your spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional health, Our Tea-talk with Karishma & Supriya on Friday, May 14  on http://Radio4brainport.org. Learn about the art of living, breathing techniques, kundalini yoga, and physiotherapy from our learned guests Poonam Nair & Kine Berg.
42:52
May 15, 2021
2021 Ramadan in Eindhoven
2021 Ramadan in Eindhoven
Every year, Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and giving back to community. Eid al-Fitr, meanwhile, marks the end of Ramadan and it is the most important holiday for the religion. We discussed the meaning of Ramadan and what it means to practice Islam during the Holy Month. Moreover, we also touched upon how Eid is celebrated with friends and families, also during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
38:21
May 06, 2021
Chaitali Sengupta Cross-stitches Words into impressive Prose Poems
Chaitali Sengupta Cross-stitches Words into impressive Prose Poems
Thought-through and felt-through impressive poems in times that we are flooded by an overload of superficial blurbs on social media?......  Well, we noticed a great interest in Chaitali Sengupta's writings. A journalist by profession, a financial analyst, a translator, a language teacher, and also a writer, she has many feathers in her cap. Chaitali was on air with Radio 4 Brainport to tell us what she's been up to lately and how her journey has led her to write her first book, Cross-Stitched Words. A program by Karishma Vij, Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz
45:50
April 29, 2021
Holi Festival of Colors is not exclusive to India, Spring Greetings from Eindhoven
Holi Festival of Colors is not exclusive to India, Spring Greetings from Eindhoven
Blue is song, Yellow is music, Green is dance, Red is beauty , White is peace and Pink is for joy “. With this colourful quote, your host and dost, Karishma and Limi welcome you all to our Holi special show only on Radio4brainport.org. Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated annually around the month of March and in combination of spring festival. It is celebrated in almost all of India and by all Hindus around the world. Holi is New Year’s Celebration according to the Hindu Calendar. This festival marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. Before we introduce you to our tonight’s guests , we would like to tell you all the significance of the celebration. Holi is New Year’s Celebration according to the Hindu Calendar. It is especially important for the farmers. In India it is around this time of the year , farmers celebrate their good harvest. Holi celebrations begin the night before, when bonfires are lit to cleanse the air of evil spirits , and to celebrate to the death of the evil demon "Holika" after whom the festival is named. Last but not the least this festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness, and of knowledge over ignorance. Karishma Vij and Limi Kalapurachal welcome our guests: Prachi Aggarwal – founder of PraRoop Events and Holi Fusion festival and Roshni Suresh - President of the Indian student’s association.   In this podcast, we removed music from radio show. The Full show is at : https://www.mixcloud.com/paul-van-eint/holi-festival-of-colors-is-not-exclusive-to-india-spring-greetings-from-eindhoven/  
37:17
April 29, 2021
The Sound of the City of Lights: Capturing the Eindhoven Vibe in a Song
The Sound of the City of Lights: Capturing the Eindhoven Vibe in a Song
Internationals enjoy making music together, already for many years. In COVID times that may not be easy but nonetheless we see an active organisation that brings together internationals: Music with Strangers. With The Sound of Eindhoven, "This is Eindhoven" challenges musicians and producers to create an anthem or soundtrack as an ode to the city. On Radio 4 Brainport, we contacted internationals who you live here and have a strong connection with the city and who joined the competition. Enrique Cruz created an Eindhoven Anthem, that is a tribute to the city that appreciates in so many aspects. Alex Furnica and Mohsen Mehrafrouz have chosen "The City of Light" as a title, to reflect the multi-cultural society, the many nationalities.
38:12
April 29, 2021
On the Autism Spectrum in High Tech Brainport
On the Autism Spectrum in High Tech Brainport
On April 2, we celebrate the World Autism Awareness Day. But there are many spectrums of autism. While Brainport Eindhoven is the smartest city, with the largest number of patents per inhabitant, it is also a city with relatively many people that are "on the spectrum". That seems more that sheer coincidence: There may well be a correlation between prevalence of autism and "systemizers: who have an urge to understand how systems work. And that thrives well in cities with many centers of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? On April 27, 2021, we had three wonderful guests to help us guide through the colorful and bright side of autism. First, Dr. Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, who received widespread recognition and many honors in his career. He is an invited speaker at the UN for World Autism Awareness Day back in 2013. Our second guest, Teddy Lytle, an Associate Artistic Director of Spectrum Theatre Company, a Neurodiverse Theatre Company in US. Our third guest is a very enthusiastic mum Tally Nothey from London, who calls herself as Accidental Hero and is working on a lot of Autism Awareness activities in UK. This podcast is a recording of a program on Radio4Brainport.org, hosted by Karishma Vij and Jean-Paul Linnartz. Chaitali Sengupta summarizes the impact of autism in a dedicated poem. 
01:17:44
April 28, 2021
King Willem Alexander visiting the HighTech region in a 1966 DAF open beach car on a day full of innovation.
King Willem Alexander visiting the HighTech region in a 1966 DAF open beach car on a day full of innovation.
With Thijs van Son, we look forward to the celebration of King's Day 2021. A day full of innovative online events. A highlight will be the automobile parade, ranging from historic DAF cars to the record winning Stella to the innovative solar-powered Lightyear. King Willem Alexander himself will drive a reworked Daffodil designed by Michelotti and with 750 cc air-cooled engine with Variomatic CVT transmission. A car that was in the possession of the Royal Family for a long time and used in Italy, but is now with the DAF Museum.  
17:33
April 14, 2021
To the historic roots of Europe: visiting Aachen, Maastricht, Liege with Hilbert de Wal.
To the historic roots of Europe: visiting Aachen, Maastricht, Liege with Hilbert de Wal.
With longer daylight, we look forward to a warmer and beautiful summer when we (hopefully) can once again go on a city trip. Our guest today is Hilbert de Wal, city guide and cultural expert with via-cultura.nl. The common theme today are the historic places that commemorate Carolus Magnus or Charles the Great or Charlemagne, the 'founder' of Europe. The springs and the Dom in Aachen, the unspoilt industrial heritage of Liege, fortifications and cathedrals in Maastricht. Why was Aachen in the early medieval far more important as a city than Maastricht or Liege with their strategic location on the river? What was Charlemagne's greatest innovation? He is seen as the inventor of education.     
50:52
April 13, 2021
Global micro-electronic chip shortages. Does it impact companies in Brainport? TU/e Prof. Peter Baltus
Global micro-electronic chip shortages. Does it impact companies in Brainport? TU/e Prof. Peter Baltus
A global shortage of microelectronic ICs, .. what does it mean for you and for the region? Our guest is an expert in making IC: Prof. Peter Baltus. With all these uncertainties, we like to hear how IC's are made, why we need foundries, what can we do here in the Eindhoven region, and what can we not do?  A global shortage of semiconductor chips is raising fear for disruptions to the supply of electronic chips.  The shortage has been causing delays in everything from cars and televisions to video game consoles and smartphones. Just to name a few: Apple's production of iPhone 12 was disrupted due to chip shortage. Samsung is considering to delay the introduction of the next Galaxy Note in 2021. Despite the slow demand for new cars during the pandemic, car manufacturers nonetheless still cannot keep up with the production due to chip shortages. NXP, a Dutch semiconductor company in this region, also suffered from production problems in Texas due to severe winter weather, but may also see problems arise with their foundry factory in Taiwan. Moreover, all the technology that is currently being implemented: 5G, AI, autonomous cars and all the data storage/processing demand, also becomes seriously at risk.  In order to meet the demand, TSMC is ramping up their facilities with multiple orders of ASML lithography machines in their $100 billion investment plan to outmatch Intel’s recent $20 billion expansion plans. Other chip manufacturers also followed suit. In the short term, that US president Biden intervened with an executive order to ensure US access to electronic chips. Military sources also warned about a potential Chinese intervention in Taiwan. In fact, a large portion of chips are made in Taiwan by TSMC, but the Taiwanese IC manufacturer may not be accessible for a Chinese companies like Huawei, under pressure from the US. With the US safeguarding production on US foundries, Taiwan being squeezed between China and US interest, where does Europe get its chips? All of this developments will not only affect the prices of your next smartphone, tablet or TV set, but also highly impact semiconductor companies in the Brainport region such as ASML and NXP. For us and the listeners, enough reasons to invite an expert in how to make an integrated Circuit: Prof. Peter Baltus.
49:28
April 07, 2021
Female Tech Heroes Podcast Episode 3: Margot Nijkamp, Open Innovation Academy
Female Tech Heroes Podcast Episode 3: Margot Nijkamp, Open Innovation Academy
Margot Nijkamp is MD of the Open Innovation Academy and works with the human factor in open innovation. She believes that open innovation is only possible in a culture that has so-called feminine aspects. Margot will be running a workshop at Female Tech Heroes, entitled “Be your own career hero”, during which she will share practical tools for creating successful mindsets. Radio4Brainport visited Margot to find out what it means to be a Power Girl – and how this relates to the human factor in innovation.
14:16
March 07, 2021
Female Tech Heroes Podcast Series: Episode 2 | Tessie Hartjes, Lightyear
Female Tech Heroes Podcast Series: Episode 2 | Tessie Hartjes, Lightyear
Life in a rapidly growing tech startup is not for the faint-hearted. Especially if your timelines are decades into the future. This is the daily reality for Tessie Hartjes, who is Chief of Sales and Marketing at Lightyear. Tessie will be one of the many inspirational speakers at the launch of Female Tech Heroes, a new networking platform dedicated to women working in technology. Female Tech Heroes kicks off at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven on 21 May 2019.
13:07
March 07, 2021
Why High Tech Campus is taking the lead in connecting women in the tech industry; Female Tech Heroes Podcast #1
Why High Tech Campus is taking the lead in connecting women in the tech industry; Female Tech Heroes Podcast #1
Female Tech Heroes is a new initiative in the Brainport region, designed to make more women enthusiastic about technology. In the first episode of the podcast series for Female Tech Heroes, Erika van der Merwe of Radio4Brainport.org speaks to Ingelou Stol, Communications Manager at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, about why the High Tech Campus is taking the lead in connecting women in the tech industry. “When we talk to companies in the region, we hear that they are all looking for female talent – and that it is a struggle to find women in such a male-dominated world. With research showing that diverse teams – diverse in background, gender, experience, etc. – deliver the best successes and innovations, it all comes down to encouraging diversity. In our view, creating this event and this network builds towards such diversity”. Female Tech Heroes “will be more than an event: It will be the start of a network for women in the tech industry”. This year’s programme reflects the resolve to ensure that meaningful connections are forged. “This time there are more ways for women to interact, and more room for networking. Amazing women will tell their stories – women in high positions, researchers, engineers – all talking about their creations and how they work in the world of tomorrow”, Stol says. Female Tech Heroes launches on 21 May 2019, at the High Tech Campus. The jam-packed one-day programme includes eight speakers, one panel discussion, 14 workshops and plenty of networking opportunity.
10:39
March 07, 2021
Neelie Kroes: 'I strongly believe in the female involvement in tech': Female Tech Heroes Podcast #5
Neelie Kroes: 'I strongly believe in the female involvement in tech': Female Tech Heroes Podcast #5
Female Tech Heroes is a new initiative, created with the aim of inspiring women to explore the world of technology. Former European Commissioner, Neelie Kroes, was the face of the launch of this new network – a fitting role for a woman who has devoted decades to forging the way for women in business, politics and technology. Erika van der Merwe, on behalf of Radio4Brainport.org, spoke to Neelie at the launch of Female Tech Heroes in 2019, at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.
11:35
March 07, 2021
Anique Soetermeer: "A great team can't be copied", Female Tech Heroes Podcast #4
Anique Soetermeer: "A great team can't be copied", Female Tech Heroes Podcast #4
Anique Soetermeer believes that teamwork is the key to success in innovation and in doing business. Based on her experience as co-founder of the start-up accelerator HighTechXL, she is also of the view that diversity within the team increases team performance – provided that the diversity is nurtured and managed well. In the fourth podcast in the series for Female Tech Heroes, Radio4Brainport spoke to Anique about the power of diversity. “The team is everything, because a good business model can be copied and IP can be worked around. But a great team can’t just be copied,” Anique says. She refers to a plethora of research on the key elements in creating a high-performance team, and cites vital characteristics such as having a common purpose, and establishing trust amongst members of the team. “There is an important characteristic for team success – diversity – which I think is a special one.” Research suggests that more diverse teams outperform more homogenous teams in a number of ways, but that there is a caveat: A non-performing homogenous team will outperform a heterogeneous team. “So, it is quite a risk to build a diverse team, but it is worth the risk, because in the end it will give you so much more.”
19:00
March 07, 2021
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 3
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 3
How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets behind making a good dumpling? In this podcast series, Jean-Paul Linnartz and Stephen Harianato invite Shuxia Tao, Jing Li, and Xi Yang.  Every year, hundreds of millions of Chinese around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, and that includes the Chinese community in our Brainport region. This year's Chinese New Year will fall on February 12, 2021. This will mark the transition from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox. What does Chinese New Year mean to every Chinese individuals and family? How did the tradition start? Last year's CNY was celebrated very quietly due to the corona virus. How will it change this year? What are they expecting from the year of the Ox?
07:17
February 07, 2021
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 2
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 2
How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets behind making a good dumpling? In this podcast series, Jean-Paul Linnartz and Stephen Harianato invite Shuxia Tao, Jing Li, and Xi Yang.  Every year, hundreds of millions of Chinese around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, and that includes the Chinese community in our Brainport region. This year's Chinese New Year will fall on February 12, 2021. This will mark the transition from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox. What does Chinese New Year mean to every Chinese individuals and family? How did the tradition start? Last year's CNY was celebrated very quietly due to the corona virus. How will it change this year? What are they expecting from the year of the Ox
19:25
February 07, 2021
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 1
Happy Chinese New Year, in the Eindhoven region: Part 1
How does the Chinese community celebrate the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar? How important are the Zodiac animals? What are the secrets behind making a good dumpling? In this podcast series, Jean-Paul Linnartz and Stephen Harianato invite Shuxia Tao, Jing Li, and Xi Yang.  Every year, hundreds of millions of Chinese around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, and that includes the Chinese community in our Brainport region. This year's Chinese New Year will fall on February 12, 2021. This will mark the transition from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox. What does Chinese New Year mean to every Chinese individuals and family? How did the tradition start? Last year's CNY was celebrated very quietly due to the corona virus. How will it change this year? What are they expecting from the year of the Ox
18:35
February 07, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 4: a time line towards giving birth
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 4: a time line towards giving birth
Episode 4 in our podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven.
10:54
January 30, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 2: Sharing experiences and expectations
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 2: Sharing experiences and expectations
Continuing our podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven, we learned that sharing experiences with other internationals, not only from your own country is very useful to form your opinion about your personal delivery plan. What are the other differences compared to other countries? What is special about the Dutch system?   Jean-Paul Linnartz invited Janneke to the microphone of Radio 4 Brainport.
15:47
January 30, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery in Eindhoven, Part 3
Pregnancy and Child Delivery in Eindhoven, Part 3
Podcast chat with midwife Janneke Oudenaarden of Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven. Jean-Paul Linnartz invited Janneke to the microphone of Radio 4 Brainport.
08:48
January 30, 2021
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 1: we meet the Midwife in Eindhoven
Pregnancy and Child Delivery, Part 1: we meet the Midwife in Eindhoven
Why is it that the Dutch prefer to give birth at home rather than in a Hospital? what are the other differences compared to other countries? One such difference is the role of the midwife. We chat with Janneke Oudenaarden from Midwifery Practice Eindhoven and Kinderrijk Meerhoven. Janneke sees many internationals during delivery time and during, but often already before, pregnancy.   A podcast hosted by Jean-Paul Linnartz, of Radio 4 Brainport, 2021.
13:13
January 30, 2021
Finding a house in Eindhoven, part 3: Adding value to a property
Finding a house in Eindhoven, part 3: Adding value to a property
To buy or to rent a house is a decision that many internationals make when they come to Eindhoven. Roy Schreurs of Expat Mortgages explains the process of how to find a house and how to finance it. In this episode: The role of the mortgage expert and that of the real estate agent (de makelaar). A Podcast 4 Brainport hosted by Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz
10:40
January 30, 2021
Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 2: Financial Aspects
Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 2: Financial Aspects
To buy or to rent a house is a decision that many internationals make when they come to Eindhoven. Roy Schreurs of Expat Mortgages explains the process of how to find a house and how to finance it. In this episode: The role of the mortgage expert and that of the real estate agent (de makelaar). A Podcast 4 Brainport hosted by Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz
12:55
January 30, 2021
Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 1: How to value real estate?
Finding a house in Eindhoven, Part 1: How to value real estate?
To buy or to rent a house is a decision that many internationals make when they come to Eindhoven. Roy Schreurs of Expat Mortgages explains the process of how to find a house and how to finance it. In this episode: The role of the mortgage expert and that of the real estate agent (de makelaar). A Podcast 4 Brainport hosted by Stephen Harianto and Jean-Paul Linnartz    
16:43
January 30, 2021
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Eindhoven
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Eindhoven
How does the Chinese community celebrate the Chinese New Year? Jean-Paul Linnartz asked Xiangyu Wang about the traditions and the meaning of the festival.    
04:42
January 30, 2021
Locked down for Christmas as internationals in Eindhoven
Locked down for Christmas as internationals in Eindhoven
Christmas 2020 is like no other year before. But for the expats, internationals, expats and their spouses it even means staying in a foreign country in lockdown. Christmas is being celebrated differently across the world, but mindfulness and intimacy is what is common in almost all cultures. What do the internationals in Eindhoven organize during the holiday season? How do they cope with missing their family? And how do internationals perceive the Dutch governmental approach to managing to COVID outbreak?   In this podcast, Jean-Paul Linnartz meets Chaitali Sangupta, a volunteer journalist and translator at EindhovenNews.com and Stephen Harianto of Radio4Brainport.org
35:12
December 22, 2020
2020 Holiday movie "Heij Eindje" cheers up Eindhoven
2020 Holiday movie "Heij Eindje" cheers up Eindhoven
In the week in December 2020 in which a national lockdown was announced, Eindhoven presents a new Christmas movie. 'Hey Eindje' is a short feel-good movie as a present and heartening for all Eindhoven residents, Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 Brainport hosts Edwin Blok-van Enck of Eindhoven365  The movie is an initiative of city marketing organisation Eindhoven365 and is, after 'Een Kei Fijne Film' and 'Een Kei Fijne Film: Hotel Eindhoven', the third Christmas movie in a row.  With this movie, Eindhoven365 hopes to offer a bright light to all Eindhoven residents and to the makers in our city. A movie with a positive outlook towards the new year. Something we can put to good use in these dark days. 
06:51
December 18, 2020
Christmas 2020 in Eindhoven (1) Parag Gupta
Christmas 2020 in Eindhoven (1) Parag Gupta
Back to basics: that's the theme for this year's Christmas. With a culture of huge celebrations, shoppings and holidays around Christmas, it's hard to imagine Christmas without those things. Our guest this time, Parag Gupta, goes to great extend explaining what Christmas means for him as an American that just moved to Eindhoven less than a year ago and his plans for Christmas. A podcast hosted by Stephen Harianto for Radio 4 Brainport.
16:21
December 18, 2020
Lighting up the Spirit in Corona Winter Time
Lighting up the Spirit in Corona Winter Time
Working from typical home office may induce a substantial shift in your biological clock. It may feel like a jet-lag that builds up during the week. In this Podcast 4 Brainport, Julie Allen invites Jan Denneman, founder of the Good Light group and TU/e light expert Chara Papatsimpa to debate what can be done to avoid running into a winter depression.
34:33
December 03, 2020
Distancing tools that connect table guests: Hendrik Coetzee
Distancing tools that connect table guests: Hendrik Coetzee
How to safely enjoy diner in Corona times? Hendrik Coetzee from Hendrik Works and Hannerie Visser from Studio-H designed "socialising tools" . The tools act as conversation starters that help to maintain the physical distance without losing the social aspect of meeting up.  The project Mini-Meets was presented at the World Design Embassies. In this podcast, Jean-Paul Linnartz meets Hendrik Coetzee.  
05:52
November 28, 2020
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Is social distancing of 1.5 meter adequate to avoid Corona infections? According to an alarming MIT paper, the corona virus may be carried by much smaller particles the heavy droplet assumed thus far. The 1.5 meter norm appears to have been based om models for tuberrculose, but COVID behaves differently.  At Radio 4 Brainport we ask an expert in air flows, Professor Bert Blocken, about whether air flows pose an unprecedented risk in the spraed of the Virus. Photo: 2019 archive photo of Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewing Bert Blocken. This interview on Radio 4 Brainport was recorded in March 2020, and one of the first to address the risk of aerosols. 
11:59
November 26, 2020
Diversity enriches student life in Eindhoven
Diversity enriches student life in Eindhoven
Over 200 nationalities consider the Brainport region as their home, place to study and to work. The area has unquestionably become a melting pot and diversity is certainly not an alien concept, but something that we hold dear to our heart. What is diversity to you? How can we benefit from diversity or even contribute to it? Especially, in this COVID-19 crisis, inclusion and diversity matter more than ever. In this week's podcast, Limi Kalapurackal takes us into discussing this matter with Lara Hofstra (Student Diversity Officer) and Nishad Guha (2nd year TU/e Bachelors student), together with our correspondents Jean-Paul Linnartz, Julie Allen and Stephen Harianto.
36:53
November 26, 2020
Does Black Friday really make you happy?
Does Black Friday really make you happy?
Our radio 4 Brainport Podcast hosting Stephen Harianto, columnist Limi Kalpurachal and Julie Allen about a US tradition that may or may not become popular in Eindhoven as well.     
06:33
November 20, 2020
400 km of ancient Roman road marks western European history: Via Belgica
400 km of ancient Roman road marks western European history: Via Belgica
Our reporter Leon Balmaekers interviews Gilbert Soeters of Via Belgica about the key role that this critical infrastructure had on the development of our region.  A unique opportunity to get in contact with Roman history beyond the usual city visits.    Photo : Inge Stevens
03:30
November 13, 2020
Basse Stittgen : How do like you eggs? Like bakelite, perhaps?
Basse Stittgen : How do like you eggs? Like bakelite, perhaps?
Annually, an average of 6,4 billion hens lay 1,1 trillion eggs. Simultaneously one third of all food per year is lost or wasted which includes eggs that have short shelf life and whose fragile shell is not the most suitable protection against processing and transport. In the project ‘how do you like your eggs’ the content becomes container, an egg cup is produced from discarded eggs. In fact, damaged and b-stock egg whites and shells are thermoformed into bio-plastic cups with zero additives.  Jean-Paul Linnartz had a chat with Designer Basse Stittgen for World Design Embassies and Radio 4 Brainport. Eindhoven
12:23
November 03, 2020
Living in a house built out of clay may well feel more comfortable than one out of concrete
Living in a house built out of clay may well feel more comfortable than one out of concrete
BC Materials transforms pure earth of construction sites to local building materials such as clay plasters, compressed earth blocks and rammed earth for walls and floors. These products are circular, carbon neutral, healthy and possess minimal grey energy. Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewed Anton Maertens about the project Exploded View at Dutch Design Week 2020. 
07:45
November 01, 2020
Designer Joost van Wijmen maakt ongemakkelijke onderwerpen bespreekbaar.
Designer Joost van Wijmen maakt ongemakkelijke onderwerpen bespreekbaar.
Ons veranderende lichaam is een gevoelig onderwerp. De samenleving waarin we leven heeft een hoge mate van maakbaarheid en met behulp van allerlei filters profileren we ons op social media als mooi, jong en vrolijk. Tijdens de corona pandemie ondervinden we allemaal dagelijks het gevolg van onze lichamelijke kwetsbaarheid. In het maatschappelijke debat hangt de zorg voor het veranderende lichaam samen met de steeds hogere kosten die gepaard gaan met veroudering of ziekte. Social designer Joost van Wijmen onderzoekt hoe het lichaam verandert. Door het lichaam verzamelen we ervaring en kennis over deze veranderingen, het toont onze flexibiliteit en veerkracht evenals onze kwetsbaarheid of koppigheid. In zijn doorlopende project ENCOUNTER staat centraal hoe de mens deze veranderingen ervaart. Aanvullend werkt Joost met het zorgdomein om te kijken hoe deze ervaringen een plek krijgen. Jean-Paul Linnartz ging in gesprek met Joost van Wijmen, voor DDW 2020, in the Embassy of Health over Encounter 8.
18:40
October 28, 2020
Yann LeCun, Facebook, about the algorithms that determine what we see on Social Media
Yann LeCun, Facebook, about the algorithms that determine what we see on Social Media
Facebook increasingly influences how we view the world. We see the opinions of our friends responding to news that may or may not be fake. But which messages we see first and which messages remain hidden is all controlled by algorithms. Algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence. And these algorithms are the work of a large research team led by Professor Yann LeCun. LeCun, thereby is one of the leading technologists behind one of the largest companies in the world. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg recognized that his ideas could really boost Facebook, when LeCun was building a formidable reputation in the academic world with his convolutional neural networks, and when already almost all handwritten checks are processed by his algorithms, but when the link between social media and AI was still unexplored. Meanwhile, social media controlled by AI are influencing our lives every day. Philips, Signify and the TU/e awarded Yann LeCun the prestigious Holst Memorial Medial 2018. Radio4Brainport’s Jean-Paul Linnartz spoke to him on his visit to Eindhoven.
17:34
October 22, 2020
Magic Tea, the ultimate awareness experience by high tech in de background
Magic Tea, the ultimate awareness experience by high tech in de background
Artist, designer and researcher Danielle Roberts creates tools to enhance awareness. Tools to boost mental wellness supported by the latests Internet of Things IoT technology, also borrowing from traditional Japanse tea rituals. She participates in the World Design Embassies with her Magic Tea. An interview by Jean-Paul Linnartz. 
06:40
October 21, 2020
Rethinking Plastics: Shahar Livne and her Lithoplast
Rethinking Plastics: Shahar Livne and her Lithoplast
Shahar Livne mines plastic waste to create sculptural objects. How will future generation look upon plastics waste after it mingles with other materials? A podcast interview for the World Design Embassies by Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 Brainport. 
08:52
October 14, 2020
Rethinking Plastics: innovative facemasks by Iris Bekkers
Rethinking Plastics: innovative facemasks by Iris Bekkers
Triggered by the theme "Rethinking Plastics" of the World Design Embassies of the Dutch Design Week 2020, Iris Bekkers created a face mask that can be adapted to the infection risk, that can filter potentially contaminated air with active coal, and that can be recycled with new business model. A podcast by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio4Brainport.org  
04:28
October 14, 2020
Andy "Coco" Baroja joins Board International Student Assoc COSMOS
Andy "Coco" Baroja joins Board International Student Assoc COSMOS
A skype interview with the new Treasurer of the COSMOS, the TU Eindhoven international student association.  How do international students cope with Corona and the restrictions? What offers COSMOS? How about the common room? Interesting story about how a housing agency forced students to go in quarantine and forcing them to buy room service ... to hear that reading literature can be more fun that passing time on social media. .. to see that Brexit also causes a rise in inflow of EU students. Hosted by Limi Kalapurachal for Radio4Brainport.org. 
21:49
October 12, 2020
How Victor J. Papanek changed our ideas about Design
How Victor J. Papanek changed our ideas about Design
With this landmark textbook book “Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Design”, Victor J. Papanek changed our view on design. Can design make a difference? That is not a question up for debate, but necessity. We asked Prof. Alison J. Clarke why the book by Papanek is a must read for any design student. Leon Balmaekers on Radio4Brainport.org, Eindhoven 
05:52
September 30, 2020
Wirelessly connected without hick-ups and latency: use light
Wirelessly connected without hick-ups and latency: use light
Wireless access to the Internet is booming, but that also leads to severe congestion of the airwaves. In fact, most complaints about poor WiFI have little to do with poor coverage but rather are caused if too many people use WiFi at the same time. The EU Horizon 2020 ELIoT project is an Innovation Action to use light to communicate. These signals do not go through the wall and that turns out to be a major advantage: you are not affected by interference from others. It gives latency-free connections. Peter Simons of Radio4Brainport.org interviews the ELIoT project leader Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz.
13:01
September 27, 2020
The lights help you to find your way in a supermarket
The lights help you to find your way in a supermarket
Finding your way immediately even if you visit a museum, a shopping mall, a hospital  or an airport for the first time. Invisible codes embedded into the light can be picked up by any smartphone, and apps can provide a wealth of location based information. Onno Janssen of Signify explains how this new technology can enhance logistics in warehouses or guide autonoumous robots.
14:37
September 27, 2020
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Is social distancing of 1.5 meter adequate to avoid Corona infections? According to an alarming MIT paper, the corona virus may be carried by much smaller particles than the heavy droplet assumed thus far. The 1.5 meter norm appears to have been based om models for tuberculose, but COVID behaves differently.  At Radio 4 Brainport we ask an expert in air flows, Professor Bert Blocken, about whether air flows pose an unprecedented risk in the spraed of the Virus. Photo: 2019 archive photo of Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewing Bert Blocken. This interview on Radio 4 Brainport was recorded in March 2020, and one of the first to address the risk of aerosols. 
11:59
September 27, 2020
AI in Motion: autonomous driving via 5G
AI in Motion: autonomous driving via 5G
AI in Motion, a start-up at the Eindhoven TU/e campus, is making a virtual digital track to support autonomous vehicles. That makes it possible to introduce AI-driven shuttle busses in the near future. AIIM succesfully tested 5G communication to remotely control the vehicle. Jean-Paul Linnartz interviews Gijs Dubbelman for Radio4Brainport.org
18:45
September 26, 2020