When Anna Grace Hottinger, from Shoreview, Minnesota, heard her sister was evacuated due to the California wildfires, she knew she had to do something to fight against climate change. She joined Minnesota Can't Wait, a climate advocacy group.
Ramy Essam wrote a song in 2011 that became the anthem of the Tahrir Square protests. But fast-forward eight years and Essam is living in exile in Sweden making music protesting some of the very same things about the Egyptian government.
As the Arctic warms, it’s opening up a whole new economic frontier, with big opportunities for tourism, shipping and resource development, including oil and gas. But that also brings a whole new array of risks for the region and the world.
Swedes voted on Sunday in an election dominated by fears over asylum seekers and welfare, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal values.
For our Geo Quiz today we were looking for a city in Sweden that is home to car-maker Volvo. The answer is Gothenburg. Singer-songwriter Maia Hirasawa has written a song about the city on her new CD. She speaks to anchor Marco Werman about it.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Anders Borg, Sweden's Finance Minister, about his government's decision to limit pay for managers working at state-owned companies. No more big bonuses for executives -- now they'll get a fixed wage.
Four Swedish men who ran the hugely-successful file-sharing website "The-Pirate-Bay" have been convicted of copyright infringement by a court in Stockholm. They were sentenced to a year in prison. But a lot of Swedes support The Pirate Bay, including Rickard Valksvinge. He heads a political party calling for piracy law reform. It's called the Pirate Party. He speaks with Anchor Marco Werman.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a town on the west coast of Sweden that's holding it's annual oyster-schucking competition. The answer is Grebbestad. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Per Olaffssen, an expert oyster shucker, to find out how the competition works.
You hear all kinds of musical fusion these days. But here's one you'd never expect. It's music by a quartet called the Stockholm Lisboa Project. Liana fronts the group and they perform Portuguese Fado with Swedish polska.