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Sidsel Overgaard

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Congenial Arctic Council Displeased By Russia's Move Into Crimea

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The situation in Ukraine has lead to speculation about how and whether the conflict might trickle into other parts of Eastern Europe. What could global tensions mean for diplomacy in the far North?

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Artists Bring Back The Human Zoo To Teach A Lesson In History

Sunday, May 04, 2014

In 1914, 80 African men, women and children were brought to Oslo for the sole purpose of being gazed upon in a thatched hut village for five months by Norwegian natives.

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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ABBA's Cheesy Start Was More Than Its 'Waterloo'

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Forty years after ABBA strode into the world on platform boots, we consider why this Eurovision winner made it big across the pond.

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Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where 1 percent of the cars are electric. Most Norwegians are supportive, but it's taken large financial incentives to reach this level.

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'Frozen' Success Gives Norway A Potential Tourism Boost

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The box-office hit Frozen is nominated for two Oscars: best animated feature and best original song. Since the movie was released, visits to Norway's tourism site have more than tripled.

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Denmark-Based Lego Releases 2013 Results

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sales increased by 11 percent. The announcement does not include revenue tied to the chart-topping movie. The Lego Movie was released this month.

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Oslo May Be Mad For Winter Games — But Not So Much For Hosting Them

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Norway's in love with winter sports, so you might think Oslo is thrilled to be among the contenders to host the 2022 Olympics. But as Sidsel Overgaard reports, not everyone's enthusiastic about it.

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New Nordic Food Gods Loosen Up On Strictly Local Cuisine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The New Nordic chefs have helped make the flavors of Scandinavia — from reindeer to foraged fungi — among the most revered in the food world. But lately they've started talking about evolving their cooking beyond local ingredients.

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When Is Cinnamon Spice Not So Nice? The Great Danish Debate

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Cinnamon swirls are beloved in Denmark, but recent testing by the Danish government found many of these rolls had more of the spice than allowed by European health guidelines. Now bakers may have to change their time-tested recipes. Too much cinnamon? Yes, there is such a thing.

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On The Edge of Ground Zero

Friday, May 17, 2002

New Yorkers who live and work around the site of the former World Trade Center have developed close relationships with the 16-acre plot of land, which is nearing a critical turning point. WNYC's Sidsel Overgaard recently spent time talking with people on the edges of ground zero and produced this ...

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Debate Over Shut-down of Indian Point Intensifies

Friday, March 29, 2002

Since September 11th the long running debate over whether to shut down Westchester's Indian Point nuclear power plant has intensified. While closing the plant could be a long and difficult process, area residents, officials, and activists have begun grappling with the one issue over which they have some immediate control: ...

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PS 89 Debates Move Back To WTC Site

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

PS 89, just blocks north of ground zero, has been closed since the September 11th attacks forced students and teachers to evacuate. Since then, the school has moved twice. Now, the Board of Education and some parents say its time for PS 89 to go home, and February 4th has ...

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Patriotism and the Armed Forces

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

It’s a bad air day in lower Manhattan-- the kind of day you don’t want to breathe any more deeply than you have to. But that’s not stopping Charles Medina and Americo Echeveria from going running along the East River.

(RUNNING SOUND) Charles and Americo are preparing for Marine Corps boot ...

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State Aid to City

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

WNYC's Sidsel Overgaard reports the Governor is asking for 54 billion dollars.

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Tourism

Wednesday, October 03, 2001

Delta Airlines, for one, says it'll give away 10,000 free trips to New York City.

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    Saving Jamaica Bay

    Thursday, August 09, 2001

    The island marshes in Jamaica Bay are disappearing at an alarming rate... at least 40 acres a year. A local group of amateur conservationists - they’re called Ecowatchers - have spent years trying to persuade authorities to study the loss. The bay's wetlands are a critical stopover point for thousands ...

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