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Prime Minister Göran Persson at Almedalen
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Radio Sweden Monday

The annual political week known as Almedalen kicks off. Our reporter Azariah Kiros is there with the latest from Visby and an interview with Prime Minister Göran Persson.

The Swedish government is highly critical of Israeli actions in Gaza, with the Prime Minister calling the raids to free a kidnapped Israeli soldier ”indefensible.”

Then in ”Spectrum of the Arts,” Bill Schiller visits Stockholm’s unique multi-cultural Dance Museum paying tribute to a world-famous Swedish opera star, and to a prestigious Stockholm gallery to find out more about Swedish feminist art.

Closing Music: Miriam Makeba ”Pata Pata”

Swedish politicians are gathered on the Baltic island of Gotland for the annual political brainstorming known as Almedalen. It’s not only politicians though; but business leaders and countless governmental and non-governmental organizations are also there promoting their causes. Over to Azariah Kiros in Visby.

As you heard in that report, the Swedish government is highly critical of Israeli actions in Gaza. Mark Cummins has more:

In today’s edition of ”Spectrum” Bill Schiller visits Stockholms unique multi-cultural Dance Museum paying tribute to a world-famous Swedish opera star, and to a prestigeous Stockholm gallery to find out more about Swedish feminist art:

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