Sweden

Arts, Culture & Media

Stockholm Syndrome

The post-ABBA generation of Swedish pop stars is taking over international airwaves and iPods. Studio 360's Leital Molad connects the dots with singer-songwriter Jose Gonz-lez and band members of the Shout Out Louds and Peter Bjorn and John.

Prosecuting prostitution abroad

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Melissa Farley, director of the non-profit group "Prostitution Research and Education," about the prostitution scandal that led New York Governor Elliot Spitzer to resign -- and about prostitution laws around the world.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the names of 3 countries who were among the first to pass laws making voting mandatory. The three countries we had in mind are Belgium, Argentina and Australia.

Environment

Swedish body heat

The body heat from the hundreds of thousands of commuters who use Stockholm's Central Station will be harnessed to heat a nearby office building. Deutsche Welle Radio's Aarni Kuoopamaki reports.

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

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