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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Published onsdag 13 december 2006 kl 12.23
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After years of waiting, space fever is keeping Swedes over the moon....the country’s first-ever astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, has succesfully carried out his first space-walk.

Micro-financing is the focus of this month’s Business Brief as Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus visits Stockholm.

Closing Music: Patrik Isaksson, ”Du får göra som du vill”

On Tuesday night Sweden’s first astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, took part in a six hour space walk outside the International Space Station. He and his crewmate Robert Curbeam added a new piece to the metal backbone of the station, clearing the way for a critical power rewiring later this week. Back on Earth, Swedes are enjoying every minute of Fuglesang’s space odyssey. But for a long time it looked as if Sweden’s space man would never get his chance. Gaby Katz brings us this report:

A new report indicates that sex education in Europe is not as accepted as one might think, and religious groups have been influential in many countries. Dave Russell has more:

In this month’s edition of Business Brief we take a look at Micro-Financing......a concept’s that’s come very much into the spotlight since Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen bank received the Nobel Peace Prize. The inventor of micro-credits is now visiting Stockholm, following the award ceremony in Oslo on Sunday:

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