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Norwegian Mass Murderer Anders Breivik Declared Insane

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Andres Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian man who killed 77 people and injured 151 others in July, was declared insane by state psychiatrists in Oslo on Tuesday. After planting a car bomb near government buildings in Oslo that killed eight people on July 22, Breivik drove to a political youth camp on Utoeya island and gunned down 69 people, many of whom were teens. In an online manifesto that was found later, Breivik claimed to be defending Europe from an Islamic invasion enabled by Norway's Labour Party and the European Union. Alexander Levi, a lawyer in Oslo, discusses the likelihood of Breivik facing a prison sentence after being declared insane.

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New Sounds

World Music from Norway

Saturday, October 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll be treated to "Nordic introspection, Andalusian mysticism and Arabic hues" (-Dan Ouellette, Billboard.com), courtesy of Norwegian pianist and composer Jon Balke.  With Moroccan Amina Alaoui on vocals, Kheir-Eddine M'Kachiche from Algeria on violin, further accompanied by a couple of jazz musicians and a string ensemble, the music reaches back to the Baroque, but sounds well-traveled and trans-cultural.

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The Takeaway

Did Anti-Muslim Extremists in the US Influence Anders Breivik?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian charged with carrying out a mass killing last week in his home country, told his lawyer he was saving Norway from Muslim domination. Breivik is an anti-Muslim extremist, and it has become clear that he was heavily influenced by American bloggers, who share his fears about the threat of Muslim immigrants on Western culture.

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Do US Counter-Terrorism Efforts Focus Too Much On Muslims?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

When the bombing and shooting first broke out in Norway last Friday, no one knew the source of the attacks, but a small group of anti-Islamic bloggers in the U.S. were quick to blame Muslim extremists. In the end, a manifesto that Anders Behring Breivik — the man accused of carrying out the killing spree — posted online confirmed that he was not Muslim, but the opposite: an anti-Muslim extremist.

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Norway Suspect Wanted to Wear Outfit, Deliver Public Message in Court

Monday, July 25, 2011

Today's arraignment of Anders Behring Breivik, the already-confessed suspect in terror attacks that left nearly 100 people dead across Norway on Friday, was closed to the press. So too will be Breivik's trial, a judge has ruled, preventing the Christian fundamentalist and apparent right-wing extremist who wanted to "defend Europe" from Muslim immigration and liberal governmental policies from wearing an outfit reportedly bearing a crusader's cross. 

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The Takeaway

Norway Attacks Spotlight Europe’s Extremists

Monday, July 25, 2011

As Europe struggles with issues of integration and assimilation, Norway’s attacks have exposed the danger of the continent's right-wing extremists. The suspect’s tirades against multiculturalism and Islam come at a time when governments across the continent work to ease immigration and cultural differences. The country must now face the prospect of more violence.

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Your Take: The Challenges of Multiculturalism in The U.S. and Abroad

Monday, July 25, 2011

In the wake of twin terror attacks in Norway — apparently carried out by one Christian fundamentalist man who targeted liberal policies on immigration and Muslims — we've been asking you: What are the challenges of increasing multiculturalism in the U.S., and how do those challenges impact your life? Today we listen to and read your responses, as well as hear audio from one of the survivors of the attacks. 

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Norway, Debt Limit, Murdoch

Monday, July 25, 2011

The methodical killing of over 90 people by a gunman in Norway over the weekend has gripped the world with horror. The accused, Anders Behring Breivik, is currently in police custody, and has said he acted alone. Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large of The International Herald Tribune, the international edition of The New York Times, believes this tragic event has made Europe aware of a different kind of threat that they never knew was out there - extremist right-wing groups.

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The Takeaway

After Oslo Attack, Challenges of Multiculturalism Brought to Light

Monday, July 25, 2011

The country of Norway observed a period of silence this morning for the victims of the attacks that took place on Friday. Anders Behring Breivik, an apparent right-wing extremist and Christian fundamentalist, is being held after apparently targeting Norway's government institutions for their liberal policies toward immigration. The combined death toll from the bombing in Oslo and shooting on the island of Utoya now stands at 93, with 97 injured. 

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Top of the Hour: Norway Grieves After Attack, Morning Headlines

Monday, July 25, 2011

The country of Norway grieves after the attack on a government building and a camp for young, aspiring government workers. The suspect's right-wing extremism and anti-immigrant sentiments come under scrutiny. That and this morning's headlines. 

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Operavore

Planet Opera: Nordic Opera Houses

Saturday, April 02, 2011

"If the new operatic Valhalla is in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark) or its Nordic cousin, Finland, I would have even more motivation to go," writes Fred Plotkin on WQX-Aria.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

WNYC WWII broadcasts at the National Library of Norway

Friday, March 18, 2011

WNYC aids in the struggle against the Nazi occupation of Norway.
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New Sounds

World Music from Norway

Thursday, October 28, 2010

For this New Sounds, we'll be treated to "Nordic introspection, Andalusian mysticism and Arabic hues" (-Dan Ouellette, Billboard.com), courtesy of Norwegian pianist and composer Jon Balke.  With Moroccan Amina Alaoui on vocals, Kheir-Eddine M'Kachiche from Algeria on violin, further accompanied by a couple of jazz musicians and a string ensemble, the music reaches back to the Baroque, but sounds well-traveled and trans-cultural. 

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The Takeaway

Liu Xiaobo Wins Nobel Peace Prize While Serving 11 Year Sentence in China

Friday, October 08, 2010

Described as a chain-smoking, impassioned literary critic and political essayist, he has spent his adult life advocating for democratic reform in China. Today, he becomes the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize. And as of now, it is unclear how he will receive that news in his prison cell.

Liu Xiaobo is the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent political reform movement. The 54-year-old is months into an 11 year prison sentence for "inciting the subversion of state power."

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Soundcheck

Musiconomics

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Why John Schaefer wants to move to Scandinavia.  Now. 

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WQXR News

Norway Arrests 3 Men on Terrorism Charges

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Those arrested are suspected of planning terrorist attacks, and having ties to al-Qaeda.

 

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WQXR News

Obama Accepts Nobel

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The president picked up his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway today.

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