Radio Sweden Monday
The incidents of parents smacking their children is on the increase in Sweden despite the practice being outlawed for over a quarter of a century.
There’s a Swedish call for a ”greener” reconstruction of Tsunami hit areas.
It’s all change in the name game.
Then Bill Schiller discusses the work of Nobel literature prize winner Harold Pinter in today’s Spectrum of the arts.
Closing Music: Kent ”Winter Rest”
Now, did you know that parents can’t smack their children in Sweden. It’s illegal and has been for over a quarter of a century. But now it seems that some parents here are taking matters back into their own hands again. Gaby Katz reports:
Although one year has passed since the Tsunami devastated costal communities in 12 countries around the Indian Ocean - the world is still struggling to live up to the generous promises of aid made directly after the disaster. One concern is making sure that when new homes, workplaces and communities are rebuilt - environmental concerns aren’t relegated a backseat. Johan Rockström is executive director of the Stockholm Environmental institute:
Here’s another fact for you...Sweden leads the world in changing names. Now as Mark Cummins reports, switching from a Petrusson to Russell, or Johan to Jakob, has never been easier:
In today’s Spectrum of the arts. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller discusses the work of Nobel literature prize laureate, British dramatist Harold Pinter with his Swedish and British publishers: