Author Archives: Erika June Smith

About Erika June Smith

Hey all! My name is Erika Smith, and I enjoy art exhibits and feminism. I'm studying television writing/producing at Columbia College Chicago, and I have an internship with The Whitney Reynolds Show on PBS. Do you need a birthday cake that you'll never forget? I'm also a level one Wilton cake decorator, and I've been known to create cakes that vaguely resemble Van Gogh paintings. Top that, Buddy Valastro.

Iceland Cultural Story: Whale-Watching and Whaling (LISTEN)

We covered Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and other cultural stories over the fall semester. Read about our adventures via our Iceland Airwaves 2016 page and tune into WCRX-FM for our final Radio Documentary on January 14th at 10 a.m. CT (livestream here) and … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog (11/6): My Friend, The Dog

Of all of the things I have seen in Iceland, there has been nothing more beautiful than this dog. This dog and I met for only a brief moment, but that moment was long enough to last a lifetime. He … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Live Review (11/5): Krakk and Spaghetti, Alexander Jarl, and Silvana Imam

Krakk & Spaghetti formed a year ago after joining a competition to write Iceland’s worst song. After coming in second place, they decided they couldn’t be that bad so maybe they should start a rap group for real. Ever since then, … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Live Review (11/4): Petur Ben, Of Monsters and Men, and Emmsje Gauti

The folk rock guitarist Pétur Ben took the stage tonight at NASA with a cool elegance that matched his hard-hitting music. The MVP for the night was his drummer who never missed a beat. That being said, no one in his ensemble … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2016 Live Review (11/3): Eirikur Orn Norddahl, RuGl, and Baloji

Iceland Airwaves isn’t just musical artists. Tonight the experimental poet Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl took the stage at Harpa Kaldalón. He read two works from a collection of poems he plans to release next year. He called the first “A Poem About … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2016 Live Review (11/2): Kott Gra Pje, GKR, and Sturla Atlas

  RECORDER UPDATE: My once lost audio recorder has been located and returned to my loving arms. I contacted my interviewees Professors Ólafur Harðarson and Gissurarson who told me to go to the student service office in the Gimli building at … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog Day Two (11/1): AMBER ALERT. Lost Recorder & Other News

AMBER ALERT: Lost Olympus audio recorder. LAST SEEN: The red couches on the first floor of the Oddi Building at the University of Iceland.

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