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Frame by Frame: Iceland Airwaves 2014 Photos; Radio Documentary Airs 2/21and 2/23

The Covering International Festivals: Iceland class has finally completed our radio documentary.  Tune in to 88.1FM on Saturday February 21st at 10 a.m. and Monday February 23rd at 6 p.m.  Until then, check out some of our favorite moments from the trip.

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Iceland Airwaves Day Six (11/10)

Spending a week in Iceland has taught me a lot about the country and culture. I’ve learned that it’s acceptable to be indecisive about meal choices and no one will question you for standing in a hot dog line at 2 a.m. with a slice a pizza from around the corner. I’ve learned that if you stand close enough to the coast and weigh less than 200 pounds, you will be blown over. I’ve learned that eating a puffin is disgusting but whales are a delicacy. I’ve learned that just because a band doesn’t have commercial success or millions of roaring fans doesn’t mean their music doesn’t have the most genuinely crafted sound.

But I think the most important thing I learned is that forcing ten college students to collaborate on a radio documentary while sleep deprived and in a constant state of hungry is, oddly enough, the best experience one could ever ask for.

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Icelandic Culture: Contemporary Art Activism (Listen)

We’ve had a great time covering Iceland Airwaves and discovering and reporting on Icelandic culture. Here’s an Icelandic cultural interview culled from our time there. Be sure to stay tuned for our final radio documentary, which will air on WCRX-FM 88.1. Visit our Iceland Airwaves blog to read/hear more from our time in Iceland.

Iceland is known for its thriving and growing art scene. Lately the country’s contemporary art scene, has been communicating social issues, more efficiently than verbal communication.

Eirún Sigurðardóttir, one of three artists who make up The Icelandic Love Corporation, says that art is a way to express ideas and start conversations on a variety of political issues and social topics.

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