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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Surprisingly Normal Upbringing of Norway's Mass Murderer

Monday, April 20, 2015

Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad discusses the massacre that upended Norway, and the trial that helped put the country back together. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Autism Research, Understanding Norway's Mass Murderer

Monday, April 20, 2015

The future of autism research. The women of Shakespeare’s plays. A Family Guy writer/producer discusses his new novel. The massacre that upended Norway.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Nordic Track to Paradise?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Norway, Denmark, and Sweden have a rep for being great places to live, but do they deserve the hype? Hear the debate, plus an ABBA-free, listener-curated Nordic music playlist!

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Spinning on Air

The Sensational Voice of Scandinavian Singer Susanna

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hushed but full of emotion, Norwegian singer, composer, and pianist Susanna performs in the WNYC Studio with Helge Sten, electric guitar, and Fredrik Wallumrød, drums and vocals.

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New Sounds

From the North

Saturday, November 01, 2014

For this New Sounds, head to the north with music from Scandinavian composers, and works from Iceland.

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PRI's The World

A chess legend fails in his bid to become the sport's official king

Monday, August 11, 2014

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the current president of chess governing body FIDE, beat former world chess champion and Russian dissident Garry Kasparov to win another four-year term. The election turned bitter as the two men sparred over their political ties.

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On The Media

I Want My Slow TV!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Who needs “Duck Dynasty” or “Real Housewives” when you can watch a log burn for eight hours? A Norwegian network is taking reality TV to the next level by airing really calming stuff for long periods of time, like five continuous days of a ferry ride. 

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New Sounds

New Music from Norway

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Listen to some updated folksong arrangements, arrangements of medieval songs, and music that looks to other world traditions, all from Norway.  The updated folk comes to us from a collection of ballads, hymns, lullabies, sung by Trio Medieval, and we'll also hear Norwegian medieval song by Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnas.

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New Sounds

From the North

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

For this New Sounds, head to the north with music from Scandinavian composers, and works from Iceland.  Listen to music by Swedish nyckelharpa innovator Johan Hedin from the record “Angel Archipelago," together with an all-star cast of Scandinavian music luminaries like multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, accordionist Maria Kalaniemi, electronics man Frode Fjellheim, and horn player Jonas Knutsson.

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On The Media

I want my slow TV!

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation has been creating some of the world's slowest TV - shows like a 7 hour train ride or 18 hours of salmon fishing. Norwegian audiences are loving it. Brooke speaks with Rune Moklebust of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation about why he thinks so-called "boring TV" is actually quite exciting.

Nina Rota - Il Casanova di Federico Fellini 

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Transportation Nation

Who Likes Electric Cars? Rich, Educated, Middle-Aged Men, That's Who

Saturday, May 11, 2013

WNYC

A study from Norway sheds a little light on what kind of person is buying electric cars, and how they drive. 

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New Sounds

New Music from Norway

Monday, March 18, 2013

Listen to some updated folksong arrangements, arrangements of medieval songs, and music that looks to other world traditions, all from Norway.  The updated folk comes to us from a collection of ballads, hymns, lullabies, sung by Trio Medieval, and we'll also hear Norwegian medieval song by Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnas.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Karl Ove Knausgaard on My Struggle

Friday, September 21, 2012

Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard discusses his book My Struggle. Almost ten years have passed since Karl O. Knausgaard's father drank himself to death, and Knausgaard probes into his past, dissecting struggles—great and small—with great candor and vitality.

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The Takeaway

Norwegian Extremist Andres Breivik Declared Sane, Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison

Friday, August 24, 2012

Last year Brevik killed 77 people and wounded hundreds when he bombed buildings in Norway's capital Oslo and then fired on a summer youth camp on Utoya island. This morning, a court in Norway sentenced Anders Breivik to 21 years in prison.

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New Sounds

From the North

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

For this New Sounds, despite the approaching summer solstice, we linger on in the north with music from Scandinavian composers, and works from Iceland.  Listen to music by Swedish nyckelharpa innovator Johan Hedin from the record “Angel Archipelago," together with an all-star cast of Scandinavian music luminaries like multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, accordionist Maria Kalaniemi, electronics man Frode Fjellheim, and horn player Jonas Knutsson. 

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The Takeaway

Breivik Trial Day 2: "I would have done it again"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On the second day of his trial, the man accused of killing 77 people in bomb and gun attacks in Norway last July has defended his actions in a statement to a court in Oslo. BBC reporter Lars Bevanger joins us from outside the courthouse that is holding the trial of Anders Behring Breivik.

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The Takeaway

Anders Breivik Trial Begins in Norway

Monday, April 16, 2012

"I don't recognize Norwegian courts because you get your mandate from the Norwegian political parties who support multiculturalism." Those were the first words that accused mass killer Anders Breivik directed to the court in Oslo where his mass shooting trial began today. Breivik admitted to killing 77 people on July 22nd, but is pleading not guilty. Lawyer Alexander Levi joins us from Oslo.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Razika

Monday, March 12, 2012

Norway's Razika brings its sweet indie-pop to Glasslands Gallery on Monday night. Download its catchy ska tune "Nytt Pa Nytt."

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Soundcheck

Sondre Lerche: In Studio

Friday, March 09, 2012

Sondre Lerche returns to Soundcheck with his most recent album – which is also called “Sondre Lerche.” We’ll find out more about the album, which the Norwegian singer and songwriter wrote in New York, when he joins us in studio. Plus, he plays live.

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New Sounds

New Music from Norway

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Listen to some updated folksong arrangements, arrangements of medieval songs, and music that looks to other world traditions, all from Norway.  The updated folk comes to us from a collection of ballads, hymns, lullabies, sung by Trio Medieval, and we'll also hear Norwegian medieval song by Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnas.

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