Iceland 2017 Documentary Video (WATCH)

Catch one of the encore presentations for our Iceland Airwaves 2017 final radio documentary, December 24th and December 31st at 5 p.m. on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, listen to the cultural stories produced during our trip in Iceland, check out our daily blogs,  live reviews from the 2017 Iceland Airwaves Music festival and hear our preview interviews we produced before we arrived. 

Watch as we arrived in Iceland and explored the city of Reykjavík with a special meeting with the tourism center, Visit Reykjavik. We ventured into the countryside to see the The Golden Circle and relaxed at the Secret Lagoon. We often ate hot dogs at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. Each night we saw and reviewed performances, some of the bands you can see in the clip below are Mahalia, Cyber, Paunkholm, FM Belfast and Valdimar. Enjoy!

 

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Tune In For Our Final Documentary Encore Presentations 12/24 and 12/31 at 5pm on WCRX 88.1 FM!

Trying out some fermented shark at the local flea market!

Missed out on our final documentary special? Don’t worry, you can hear it all again with encore performances on December 24th and December 31st at 5pm on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, listen to the cultural stories produced during our trip in Iceland, check out our daily blogs,  live reviews from the 2017 Iceland Airwaves Music festival and hear our preview interviews we produced before we arrived. 

Hear Icelandic cultural stories from Zayda CavazosPaige Evans, Nick PalaszMary Connor CoxAriel Parrella-Aureli  and me, Kaitlin Logan. Listen to exciting interviews with Icelandic scientists such as deCODE’s Kári Stefánsson, hear our artist reviews and songs from Icelandic musicians including Reykjavíkurdætur, Roforofo, Cell7, Jón Jónnson, FM Belfast, and much more. We’ve had an amazing time writing, recording, and attempting to speak Icelandic, and we know you won’t want to miss our hour-long special!

The above photo was taken at the Kolaportid Flea Market, where we sampled fermented shark. Siggi Gardarsson, owner of the Depla food stall, gave us a taste and gave us some insight into how it’s made. You can hear all about this and more in our final documentary. It will also be posted on our class’ website after its last airing. Hear a promo for our radio documentary below.

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Iceland Airwaves 2017 Radio Documentary Bloopers

Group dinner at Chicago Kalbi Korean Restaurant to close out the exotic experience of a semester!

 

Missed out on our final documentary special? Don’t worry, you can hear it all again with encore performances on December 24th and December 31st at 5pm on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, listen to the cultural stories produced during our trip in Iceland, check out our daily blogs,  live reviews from the 2017 Iceland Airwaves Music festival and hear our preview interviews we produced before we arrived. 

Listen to these hilarious bloopers from our various radio projects over the course of this semester. Hear Kaitlin Logan and Mary Connor Cox ‘s goofy character voice slips and booming laughs as hosts of the documentary, Paige Evans fumbling with her music bed, Zayda Cavazos and her singing glaciers and Spanish swears, Nick Palasz trying to record his reflections a little too loudly and me, Ariel Parrella-Aureli, making a subconscious Harry Potter reference and suffering through being sick while in Iceland from my during piece. You can her how close we became through these bloopers. I hope they make you laugh with us and thanks for sticking around!

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Iceland Cultural Story: The Poetry Brothel [LISTEN]

Missed out on our final documentary special? Don’t worry, you can hear it all again with encore performances on December 24th and December 31st at 5pm on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, listen to one of the cultural stories produced during our Iceland trip below, check out our daily blogs,  live reviews from the 2017 Iceland Airwaves Music festival and hear our preview interviews we produced before we arrived. 

The Poetry Brothel began in New York nearly 10 years ago, attracting a different sort of poetic crowd with 1920s burlesque wear, live music, tarot readings and its main attraction in one-on-one intimate poetry readings. Reykjavík opened up its first Poetry Brothel, called Rauða skáldahúsið, and it had a different reaction with its connections with the word prostitution. 

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Tune In to WCRX-FM For Our Iceland Airwaves 2017 Final Radio Documentary THIS WEEKEND!

Official Tourist Information Centre, Visit Reykjavik

Tune in for our Iceland Airwaves 2017 final documentary this Sunday, December 17th at 5 p.m. with encore presentations on Sunday, December 24th and Sunday, December 31st at 5 p.m. on WCRX 88.1 FM (it will also be available via live stream).

Join us: Zayda CavazosPaige Evans, Nick PalaszKaitlin LoganMary Connor Cox, and Ariel Parrella-Aureli for stories covering Icelandic culture and all the amazing artists we saw who performed at Airwaves, including music from Pinegrove, FM Belfast, Billy Bragg, and Moses Hightower.

Listen to our promo below, which Ariel wrote and produced, and check out our class’ website for all of our previews, reviews and stories. If you miss the broadcast, the final documentary will also be posted on the site after it airs.

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 Stay tuned for our Iceland Airwaves 2017 final radio documentary, which will air on December 17 at 5 p.m., with encore presentations on December 24th and December 31st at 5 p.m. on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, listen to … Continue reading

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Iceland Cultural Story: World’s First Drone Delivery Service [Listen]

Stay tuned for our Iceland Airwaves 2017 final radio documentary, which will air on December 17th at 5 p.m., with encore presentations on December 24th and December 31st at 5 p.m. on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, listen to one of the cultural stories produced during our trip in Iceland below and check out our daily blogs,  live reviews from the 2017 Iceland Airwaves Music festival, and hear our preview interviews we produced before we arrived. 

In today’s world, food delivery services have become a part of people’s everyday lives. Since the beginning of food delivery in the early 20th century, this industry has evolved into something that people cannot live without. According to a 2016 Ask Your Target Market survey on food statistics, 6% of U.S. consumers will order food for take-out or delivery on any day. Whether consumers are using food delivery apps like GrubHub and UberEats or calling restaurants directly, the delivery of food has turned into a quick and easy option.

But it doesn’t stop there. Forget traffic jams and waiting 45 minutes to an hour for your food, Iceland is not only completing deliveries almost instantly, but they are completing deliveries almost 100 percent technologically and in the air. The companies, AHA and Flytrex are stepping up in the food and consumer goods industry with the newest delivery service.

Hear CEO and Founder of AHA.is, Maron Kristófersson, and VP Product and Co-Founder of Flytrex, Amit Regev, discuss what went into making drone delivery happen in Iceland.

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