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Iceland 2014 Documentary [LISTEN]

The Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland class wrapped up, and that means our documentary about Icelandic culture is now available for YOUR listening pleasure. Check it out right here, right now for stories about Icelandic sports, how climate change is affecting Iceland, the LGBT community, gender equality, and the whaling controversy. Want more behind-the-scenes action? Check out our main blog for links to all our work, including a trailer, photos, blooper reel, links to our interviews and show reviews, and more. Thanks to Iceland Airwaves and Columbia College Chicago’s Radio Department for a spectacular trip!


Iceland Airwaves Culture Interview: Keeping The Icelandic Language alive

Iceland Airwaves 2013 radio documentary special will air Monday, February 24 from 9 to 11 p.m. Tune in to WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago or listen to the livestream. Here’s another story from the Iceland Airwaves 2013 class.

Iceland has a long history of staunch linguistic purism. Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, a linguistics professor at the University of Iceland, talks about efforts to preserve the Icelandic language and the threat of English based technology.