Radio Sweden Thursday

The Government launches its own National Suicide Prevention Programme.

Sweden’s Triple Jump champion is forced to miss next month’s World Athletics Championship.

We’ll find out about a special exhibition that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Astrid: Princess of Sweden and Queen of the Belgians.

And Christine Demsteader goes for a song in this month’s edition of Street Talk.

Closing Music: Jeanette Lindström ”Always”

Rise in Suicides Causes Concerns

A recent upswing in the number of Suicides in Sweden is causing concern. So much so, that the government has launched a new national initiative. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller has more:

Olsson Pulls Out of World Athletics Championship

Sweden’s record breaking Triple Jump Champion Christian Olsson has pulled out of next month’s World Athletics Championship in Helsinki. Olsson’s been plagued by injuries this year. Mark Cummins reports:

New Exhibition Celebrates Queen Astrid

A special exhibition is currently on display at Stockholm’s Royal Palace looking at the life and times of Astrid: Princess of Sweden and Queen of the Belgians. Radio Sweden’s Juan Navas filed this report.

Street Talk Heads to Skansen

Radio Sweden’s Christine Demsteader goes for a song in this month’s edition of Street Talk.