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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!


Icelandic Culture: Sustainable Nutrition in Iceland (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 a country known for its sustainability and functionality. They utilize their natural resources in a number of ways—from geothermal heating to nutrition. When it comes to their personal health, Icelanders eat a lot less fruit and vegetables than Americans, as the cold climate prevents these foods from growing locally. Instead, Iceland imports fruits and most of their vegetables.

Laufey Steingrímsdóttir, a nutrition professor at the University of Iceland who has a strong focus in food history and culture, explained how the lack of fruit has influenced the typical Icelandic diet.

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Stream The Iceland Airwaves Preview Show

Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland arrive in Reykjavík for Iceland Airwaves on Wed. Nov. 5! Follow their journey here. Check out their preview show, which aired on WCRX 88.1 FM below.

The Covering International Festivals: Iceland class is gearing up for the flight to Reykjavík, Iceland! We took over the WCRX 88.1 FM airwaves on Monday, October 27th for a few hours playing music from the bands we will be covering, the stories we have produced and some previews to the pieces that we’ll be working on while we’re over there. No worries if you missed it; catch up on everything you need to know right here. Click “continue reading” below to hear the show.

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