The Swedish Radio (SR) Pronunciation unit has expert linguists available to help journalists to pronounce over 16,000 words. It also deals with complaints from listeners, ranging from mispronounced capital cities to anger over regional accents. Radio Sweden speaks to SR linguist Lena Cousins.
- Friday Guest.
- Growing market.
Robert Stan used to work as a baker but now makes a living sculpting life size figures of actors, movie characters and monsters.
- Former Green Party MEP speaks to Radio Sweden.
Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs, Carl Schlyter of the Green Party, tells Radio Sweden about his life as a politician, and why he chose to become one in the first place. Talking to us from Almedalen, he claims one of the biggest revelations in his life came to him during his time as a student in Brazil.
- Criticises SVT sketch for using gook-humour.
Lisa Sjöblom, graphic designer and illustrator, co-authored an opinion piece in reaction to Swedish Television airing a sketch from 1995. In the sketch, two Koreans adopt a Swedish boy, and fulfill many offensive stereotypes about Asians. We spoke to Lisa about her opinions on the sketch.
- Going back to school.
The author labelled “Sweden’s queen of crime fiction” has decided to stop writing crime novels and says she might train as a nuclear scientist instead.
- Swedish movie star.
This summer marks 100 years since the birth of Swedish film star Ingrid Bergman and there is one place in America that has been swamped with calls from those wanting to mark the centenary celebrations.
- Conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Harding is one of the world's top conductors and describes the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, which he has run for the past eight years, as "incredibly hard-working and talented".
- Århus model.
It has produced more foreign fighters per capita than anywhere else in the world, but Denmark is still ahead of Sweden when it comes to countering violent extremism on home soil, according to terror expert Magnus Ranstorp.
- Friday Guest:Guldbagge award show.
Transgender actress Saga Becker made headlines all over the world when she won the best actress award at the Swedish equivalent of the Oscars.
- Friday Guest.
Radio Sweden's Friday Guest is Abdellah Taia, one of Morocco's best-known authors, who's in town for the Stockholm International Poetry Festival. Here he talks about growing up as an effiminate boy in a country where homosexuality is outlawed, how he killed his real self to survive and how his debut film has fulfilled a lifelong ambition.
- Audience of hundreds of thousands.
One of the most successful podcasters in Sweden is Kristoffer Triumf, the man behind "Värvet", who has now made the leap into the English language.
- Started out in a rockabilly band with their dad.
Swedish sisters from Stockholm are in vogue in the music world right now. First Aid Kit have been getting rave reviews, and now a trio of sisters, Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson, otherwise known as Baskery, have earned a record contract with Warner Bros.
- Friday Guest.
It began as a place where youngsters could play basketball, skateboard and listen to music. It's grown to become the world's largest youth centre, helping people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.
- "Turist" director Ruben Östlund.
Radio Sweden's Friday Guest is a director who has been making films for a decade and whose latest feature has been getting rave reviews since it came out here last week.
- Politics and partying.
Stockholm's Pride festival is well underway, with stores and buses all waving the rainbow flag in support of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.