Inside Sweden

Radio Sweden finds out how Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, thinks his first 100 days in office have gone, and hear more about his unusual love, of cleaning.

We speak to Sweden’s first astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, as he pops into Broadcasting House on a fleeting visit to Stockholm.

And do Jews really love money, Roma trailers and Sami their reindeer meat? We get to the truth behind some racial stereotypes here in Sweden.

Closing Music: Orup, ”Stockholm”

The first Swede in space, Christer Fuglesang, returned home this week, to massive public acclaim. His schedule has included meetings with the king and queen and the government, and visits to Stockholm city hall and his former school and university. He’s also meeting the public in a special ceremony at Stockholm’s central railroad station. In the midst of all that, he found time to talk to Radio Sweden’s Tom MacAlinden:

The center-right government led by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has been in power for just over 100 days. Our reporter Azariah Kiros met Fredrik Reinfedlt after the weekly prime minister’s question time - a new element in Swedish parliamentary history - and asked him how he felt after almost an hour of grilling: