Sidsel Overgaard

Sidsel Overgaard appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


New Nordic Food Gods Loosen Up On Strictly Local Cuisine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This story begins with a lemon. It appeared not long ago on a houseboat-cum-food lab docked outside Scandinavia's temple of local food, the restaurant noma, in Copenhagen.

"Isn't that, like, the forbidden fruit?," I ask. "Are you allowed to have a lemon here?"

"I don't know why that's sitting there," ...


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

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Who doesn't love a Danish pastry?

And in Denmark, they like their pastries sprinkled with plenty of cinnamon.

But now, Denmark's bakers are being told that their time-honored recipe for the beloved kanelsnegle — or cinnamon swirl — may be unhealthy and against the law. Recent ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


State Aid to City

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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



Wednesday, October 03, 2001

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


    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 ...