Iceland Airwaves 2015 Radio Documentary Preview: Feminism in Iceland

Tune in NEXT WEEKEND to hear our Iceland Airwaves 2015 final radio documentary,  which airs at noon CT on Saturday, January 9th and during our encore presentation on Sunday, January 10th at 7 p.m. CT on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, check out a teaser from one of the cultural stories the students culled at Airwaves and produced below for the final radio documentary. Check out previews, reviews and more on our Iceland Airwaves 2015 home page.

While I was in Iceland I was working on my final radio piece which will be played in the documentary. The piece focuses on Icelandic feminism, a movement that has been going on for so long and been so successful that it has made Iceland the best place to be a woman, according to the Global Gender Gap Index.

Interviewees include Brynhildur Bjarnhéðinsdóttir executive manager of the women’s rights alliance, Berglind Stefansdottir founder of the Reconesse database an online database that shares stories of successful women and Au∂ur Styrkarsdottir the director of the women’s history archives in Iceland.

Below listen to a preview of the piece in which Berglind Steffansdottir explains why the internet has been so helpful in furthering the movement.

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