Icelandic Culture PREVIEW: Geothermal Energy

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves! Tune in to WCRX and WCRXFM.com TOMORROW, beginning at 2 p.m., for a rebroadcast of our Iceland Airwaves preview. Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more, beginning Nov. 5.  Follow their journey here. Check out a preview story below.

Geothermal energy is a clean energy source that is used predominately in Iceland. In fact approximately 90 percent of the household’s have their electricity and heat powered by geothermal energy. I spoke with Gísli Gíslson a professor at the University of Iceland and he explains the benefits of using this clean energy source in every day life. Take a listen to my full piece on geothermal energy and don’t forget to tune into our full Iceland preview on WCRX 88.1 and WCRXFM.com on October 27th from 7-9 pm.

Iceland Airwaves Preview: Just Another Snake Cult Interview (Listen)

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves! Tune in to WCRX and WCRXFM.com TOMORROW, beginning at 2 p.m., for a rebroadcast of our Iceland Airwaves preview. Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more, beginning Nov. 5.  Follow their journey here. Check out a preview story below.

Just Another Snake Cult have produced and recorded the entirety of their music in band leader Þórir Bogason’s (known to his fans as Thor) apartment. This lo-fi, psychedelic-pop music is a must-see at Iceland Airwaves. Listen to Thor talk about the creative process, and be sure to catch Just Another Snake Cult at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Novermber 8th on the Harpa Kaldalón stage at Iceland Airwaves 2014.

Iceland Airwaves Preview: The Icelandic Language (Listen)

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves! Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more, beginning Nov. 5.  Follow their journey here. Check out a preview story below.

The Icelandic language at a glance to anyone who doesn’t know it, is strange and intimidating. But to Icelanders it’s a thing of poetry and beauty, it’s a national pride. Listen as Thorhaller Eythorsson and Torfi Tulinius, professors of linguistics at the University of Iceland, discuss the languages long history, and how over the last 800 years it’s resisted outside influences and remained purely Icelandic.

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