Sweden

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

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.

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Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman profiles musician Theresa Andersson. She's originally from Sweden, but the singer has made New Orleans her home...and an inspiration for her sound.

Global Politics

Swedish piracy-- the file-sharing kind

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.

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Theresa Andersson

She built her sound in New Orleans and recorded her record, Hummingbird, Go! in her kitchen there, but she was born and raised in rural Sweden. Andersson is DIY to the extreme, looping guitar, drums, fiddle, vocals, and vinyl record samples. She tells Kurt how she does it and performs live in the studio.

Global Politics

Sweden bans executive bonuses

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.

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Global Hit

American folk singer Pete Seeger is being honored in Sweden today as part of Music Freedom Day. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Seeger's grandson, Tao Rodriquez-Seeger, a musician in his own right.

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Global Hit

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.

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