Cabinet reshuffle, Austrian elections, Astrid Lindgren award, no tobacco?

29 min

Analysis of PM Löfven's cabinet reshuffle, lessons Sweden may learn from the Austrian presidential elections, meet novelist Meg Rosoff, and smokers sound off on the idea to widen the smoking ban.

Should the Prime Minister have shaken things up more when he announced how he would reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday? Hear why political scientist Marja Lemne, researcher at Stockholm University, believes so.

In Sweden, some see it as a warning signal that a far-right candidate in Austria almost won the race to become head of state there. For example, the former foreign minister, Carl Bildt, tweeted that there were lessons to be learned. We talk to Niklas Ekdal, a Swedish journalist who used to serve as political editor of the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, about what these lessons might be.

With World No Tobacco Day coming up on May 31st, smokers get a little fired up, especially about the idea to widen the ban on smoking to include outdoor cafes.

And meet author Meg Rosoff, who's written several young adult novels, including one about a pregnant teenager who gave birth to a baby moose. Rosoff won this year's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature, which she will receive at a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on May 30th.

Producer / presenter: Brett Ascarelli.

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